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To: The_Reader_David
You really don't know enough to discuss this subject.

Again, I remind you, the Geneva Conventions do not apply.

See if you can follow me here:

The Geneva Convention relative to the treatment of Prisoners of War specifically state that they apply to conflicts "not of an international character".

Article 3

In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions:

1. 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, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.

To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:

( a ) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;

( b ) Taking of hostages;

( c ) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment;

( d ) The passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.

And if that, like what transpires at the ICTY, proves too difficult for you to understand, the following Protocol II makes it even simpler:

Article 1.-Material field of application

1. This Protocol, which develops and supplements Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 without modifying its existing conditions of application, shall apply to all armed conflicts which are not covered by Article 1 of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) and which take place in the territory of a High Contracting Party between its armed forces and dissident armed forces or other organized armed groups which, under responsible command, exercise such control over a part of its territory as to enable them to carry out sustained and concerted military operations and to implement this Protocol.

2. This Protocol shall not apply to situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, isolated and sporadic acts of violence and other acts of a similar nature, as not being armed conflicts.

In short, you're wrong, and appear to be operating under the mistaken impression that simply because you post something, that it somehow is worthy of consideration and immune from the most basic fact-checking.

Disabuse yourself of any such notion immediately.

What transpired in the aftermath of the Serbian take-over of Srebrenica is no longer in doubt for folks with half a brain.

Get yourself half a brain.

44 posted on 05/02/2007 11:20:17 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite; The_Reader_David; Bokababe

Hoppie/Helot-—You are so seriously brainwashed that you really can’t get enough of the BS put out there by roddie and his boy toy Burns all covering up for bureacrazis at dysfunctional State.

The whole thing is a deliberate fabrication - propaganda “big lie” (to quote Goebbels - and a complete coverup of the genocide committed by the muslims there.

In fact the ranking UN officer on the scene at Srebenica has said this:

“Everybody is parroting everybody [about Srebrenica] but nobody shows hard evidence. In the Netherlands people want to prove at all costs that genocide has been committed. I don’t believe any of it. The day after the collapse of Srebrenica, July 13, I arrived in Bratunac [alleged massacre site] and stayed there for eight days. I was able to go wherever I wanted to. I was granted all possible assistance; nowhere was I stopped.”

(Captain Schouten, in Bratunac, Het Parool, 27/07/95)

Hoppie/Helot—brainless wonder that you there any hope for you? Or are you condemned to believe big monopolistic media lies for the rest of your life like a schoolboy...

45 posted on 05/04/2007 8:38:35 PM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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