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Posted: 10/29/2002 6:21:04 PM EDT
Ok I have a question for all you military historians. I have read a few magazine articles and some online text about the Geneva Convention. These articles captured my interest in the Convention. I still do not know much about it, though. What's the significance of it? What kind of things are in the Convention's articles? Is it important? I have heard from someone that Geneva has no significance in today's world. Is that true? From what I've ready I believe it is. I admit my meager knowledge of this matter, as I could be very wrong. Can you historians explain this for me?
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 7:26:51 PM EDT
Stay after class and write "Google is my friend" 100 times on the chalkboard. [url]http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22geneva+convention%22[/url]
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 8:48:59 PM EDT
[url]http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/91.htm[/url] That's the text for the 1948 version, at least as far as POWs are concerned. There are other conventions for civilians and non-combatants. Our likely opponents in war will probably not obey it. I really can't see al Qaeda or Iraq caring a whit. We're still bound by it, though.
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