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Aircrew Shot Down In Libya, Legal Status  
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 9176 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6272 times:


Given that we have not declared war on Libya, are any aircrew shot down protected by the Geneva Convention.

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6093 times:

IIRC they should be,a s they are acting in accordance with a UN resolution. Sorta like in the Korean War.

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User currently offlineShmertspionem From India, joined Aug 2006, 453 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

On the other hand since there has been no actual declaration of war and NATO is playing favourites - Libya could invoke the "enemy combatant" argument

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User currently offlinePowerslide From Canada, joined Oct 2010, 595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

We are getting closer to ground troops it seems.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13605 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

I'd venture that if it's international legal cover that is the factor, any crew bailing out over Libya are in rather better than with Iraq in 2003.

Troops? I really do not see any prospect of Western troops - it's just too politically toxic, too much overstretch.
Peacekeepers from the 'brethren' of those in Libya from that region, would make sense, however history shows............

User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2448 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

The Geneva Convention does not protect a pilot against an angry Mob.

So the best thing for the pilot is to bail out in an isolated area and hope to be picked up before Mob gets em. The second best is to be picked up by friendly civilians. The third best is to be picked up by the Libyan Government. The pilot is worth more alive as a propaganda tool. Face time in front of "the Press" will protect the captured pilot more than anything the Geneva Convention can offer.


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