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Article 13
Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated. Any unlawful act or omission by the Detaining Power causing death or seriously endangering the health of a prisoner of war in its custody is prohibited, and will be regarded as a serious breach of the present Convention. In particular, no prisoner of war may be subjected to physical mutilation or to medical or scientific experiments of any kind which are not justified by the medical, dental or hospital treatment of the prisoner concerned and carried out in his interest.
Article 17
No physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion, may be inflicted on prisoners of war to secure from them information of any kind whatever. Prisoners of war who refuse to answer may not be threatened, insulted, or exposed to any unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind.

Putting a POW into a bag and beating them to death is not treating them humanely. It doesn't matter if you're an American and you're under the command of the lying sack of shit who overthrew the government of the United States.

You also don't get a do-over if you "outsource" your torture to an obliging third party.


Yeah, instead we should just cut their heads off and put the video on the internet.

Rickie Sat Aug 6 21:07:00 2005

You're not the first Evil Party sympathiser who's chirpily suggested something like that. But after a member of the Evil Party suggests dropping nuclear weapons on noncombatant cities, the sort of evil that you're promoting just sort of falls into the clutter around the sink.

What the USA should be saying is "We're the United States Of America; we don't do this kind of shit!" The sort of moral relativism your ilk support, where the United States can do any sort of brutality just because someone else has committed an act of random brutality, is the sort of apology that I'd expect from a Soviet commissar and not from someone who is pretending to support the United States.

David Parsons Sat Aug 6 21:18:34 2005

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