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  •  it is a twisted and distorted conception of (9+ / 0-)

    international humanitarian law that BUSCHO applied.
    As I posted above, a person is either a combatant or civilian.  "unlawful combatants" are a perverted notion of the "unprivileged belligerents".  They are civilians taking direct part in hostilities.... which means that while they may lose their protected status (ie, immunity from prosecution) and may be targeted as combatants in hostilities, that has nothing to do with detention, where they must be treated as any other civilian.

    "No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it."- Franz Kafka, "Before the Law"

    by normal family on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 03:12:10 PM PST

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