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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11126 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Yesterday, I was listening to Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The reason I was listening to that particular program is a whole other story. She was interviewing a lawyer who represented two detainees at Guantanamo who were released. She also interviewed council for the Bush administration. After listening to the whole show, I have a question:

What is the difference between 'Prisoner of War' and 'enemy combatant'? Using World War Two as an example, I would classify Nazi brownshirts and SS officers as enemy combatants because they were fighting against the Allies. After they were detained, they became Prisoners of War.

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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 967 times:

US Congress defines 'Enemy Combatant' as thus:

Quote:

(8) The term 'enemy combatant' has historically referred to all of the citizens of a state with which the Nation is at war, and who are members of the armed force of that enemy state. Enemy combatants in the present conflict, however, come from many nations, wear no uniforms, and use unconventional weapons. Enemy combatants in the war on terrorism are not defined by simple, readily apparent criteria, such as citizenship or military uniform. And the power to name a citizen as an 'enemy combatant' is therefore extraordinarily broad

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.1076.IH:

A Prisoner of War is someone who the requisite Geneva Convention applies to, in common terms and thus bear arms openly, have a place in the chain of command and wear a uniform.

[Edited 2006-06-23 17:17:41]

User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 953 times:

The term "enemy combatant" also allows them to be held for indefinitely without formally charging them with a crime.


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User currently offlineMrmeangenes From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Quoting EasternSon (Reply 2):
The term "enemy combatant" also allows them to be held for indefinitely without formally charging them with a crime.

The hold involved is a non-criminal hold by military authorities , but has been deliberately and repeatedly mis-represented as a matter for the criminal courts to deal with.

Those who make this mis-representation often claim the detainees are being denied "constitutional rights" they clearly do not have.



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Quoting Mrmeangenes (Reply 3):
Those who make this mis-representation often claim the detainees are being denied "constitutional rights" they clearly do not have.

Not only this, they generally have no rights under the Geneva Conventions either. If they want to be protected by the GCs then they can put on uniforms and we'll have a much easier time telling them apart from the good guys.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 905 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 4):
Not only this, they generally have no rights under the Geneva Conventions either.

None of the terrorist assholes or enemy combatants have a right to the Geneva Convention Protections anyway.

See Article 4 and then Article 5 for those definitions. They do NOT apply to terrorists or enemy combatants . . .

Quoting Mrmeangenes (Reply 3):
Those who make this mis-representation often claim the detainees are being denied "constitutional rights" they clearly do not have.

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