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To: lexington minuteman 1775

If they adopted a red diamond as the symbol, liberals would just bitch that it shows insensitivity to the blacks who were forced to work in African diamond mines.


8 posted on 06/10/2009 12:39:56 PM PDT by Pete98 (After his defeat by the Son of God, Satan changed his name to Allah and started over.)
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To: Pete98
The ICRC adopted a new emblem in addition to the existing emblems back in 2005. It is called the "Third Protocol Emblem", nicknamed the Red Crystal.
Article 2 - Distinctive emblems

1. This Protocol recognizes an additional distinctive emblem in addition to, and for the same purposes as, the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions. The distinctive emblems shall enjoy equal status.

2. This additional distinctive emblem, composed of a red frame in the shape of a square on edge on a white ground, shall conform to the illustration in the Annex to this Protocol. This distinctive emblem is referred to in this Protocol as the "third Protocol emblem".

Source: Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), 8 December 2005

The traditional emblems are still used, and member ICRC entities are allowed to place their distinctive emblem (Red Cross, Red Crescent, etc.) in the center of the Red Crystal.
13 posted on 06/10/2009 12:56:59 PM PDT by B-Chan
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