Sunday, April 22, 2012

10 rules to the "War on Terror"

Jacob Hornberger is an unremitting critic of militarism and American expansionism, but the points he makes in this post are worth thinking about, especially if you are a believer in American Exceptionalism.

Here's one that really struck me:

4. No foreign regime or foreign citizen is permitted to resist or oppose with force a U.S. invasion or occupation of their country. Anyone who resists the invasion or occupation will be taken captive but will not be treated as a standard prisoner of war. Instead, the resister, whether he wears a uniform or not, will be considered to be a terrorist, thereby being subjected to indefinite incarceration, torture, and possibly execution. The resister can also be prosecuted for terrorism before a kangaroo military tribunal. If, on the other hand, U.S. soldiers are taken captive, the captor must treat such soldiers under the principles of the Geneva Convention and must also release such soldiers immediately given that taking them captive is considered an act of terrorism. Agents of the CIA are not required to wear a uniform.

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