Skip to comments.No quarter in dealing with terrorists (With Islamofascists)
Posted on 09/21/2006 12:32:40 AM PDT by PRePublic
No quarter in dealing with terrorists
By KARL WEINBERG COMMUNITY VOICE On the subject of how to treat terrorists once caught in our fight against Islamofascists, the mainstream media would have us believe that we are torturing the captives by using sleep deprivation, loud rock'n' roll music, female interrogators and such. Many Americans, including me, do not believe this is torture at all. Instead, we believe that much harsher treatment should be used to get information from these terrorists.
While the U.S. Supreme Court, Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham have said these terrorists are covered under Common Article three of the Geneva Conventions, I and many other Americans with any common sense are not so sure. We do not believe in what should be called an "al-Qaida Bill of Rights."
According to article three, "persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely." I contend the Geneva Conventions do not cover these terrorists. There are three points of contention in Common Article three:
· These people are not part of an armed force from a nation-state or country. They do not belong to an "army" as such. They are terrorists. They wear no uniform; conform to no laws except their jihadist, Islamofascist religion.
· They were captured "taking part in the hostilities." They are in fact spies because they blend into the civilian population. They should be treated as spies. Spies are not covered under the Geneva Conventions. These people should be interrogated to the fullest extent; if that means a form of torture, so be it. We already know how they treat their captured -- they behead them.
· These people are trying to take over the civilized world. They do not care if we are civilized to them or not. They believe in a culture of death, not life, like those of the civilized world do. They do not follow the rules of the Geneva Conventions. All one has to do is remember the pictures from Somalia when one of our Blackhawk helicopters went down and our brave soldiers were tortured, killed and dragged through the streets for all to see. Or just a couple of months ago when one of our checkpoints in Iraq was attacked and two of our soldiers were taken, tortured and dismembered. So much for our enemies going by the Geneva Conventions.
The media would have us believe these terrorists will be nice to us if only we leave their soil and stop supporting Israel. I believe they will attack us wherever there is a civilized culture. The reason is that they are not civilized, nor is their version of their Islamofascist religion. These terrorists live in the sixth century in their minds.
All civilized countries should stand up to the Islamofascists. If we don't pay attention to what they are doing, through informants in their mosques, tracking them throughout the country and listening in on their conversations, we are going to be in a world of hurt. This is not Bush's war, it's a war on all civilized peoples brought to us by the Islamofascists.
Weinberg lives in Port Orange.
Gimme a blowtorch, pliers and 3 minutes, and I'll get what you want.
Jack Bauer could do it in 90secs.
"Jack Bauer could do it in 90secs."
Pretty good reason that show's so popular, I wager.
In real life, we have guards at Gitmo who are supposed to wear gloves to handle the Koran... Confirming to the enemy that we are lower than them and that they're right.
Heck of a way to fight a war.