Well since Osama isn't responsible for his subordinates, that means no el-Queda fighter has to be considered a POW. Thanks, Ron White -----Original Message----- From: thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of David McLean Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 4:24 PM To: thechat at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thechat] P.o.Ws - Thought this was interesting... ---------- From: quotationoftheday_request at yahoo.ca (Quote of the day editor) Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 05:55:05 -0500 To: quotationoftheday at yahoo.ca (Quote of the day mailing list) Subject: Quote of the day for January 25, 2002 Article 4 A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories, who have fallen into the power of the enemy: 1. Members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces. 2. Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, belonging to a Party to the conflict and operating in or outside their own territory, even if this territory is occupied, provided that such militias or volunteer corps, including such organized resistance movements, fulfil the following conditions: (a) That of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates; (b) That of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance; (c) That of carrying arms openly; (d) That of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war. 3. Members of regular armed forces who profess allegiance to a government or an authority not recognized by the Detaining Power. ... 6. Inhabitants of a non-occupied territory, who on the approach of the enemy spontaneously take up arms to resist the invading forces, without having had time to form themselves into regular armed units, provided they carry arms openly and respect the laws and customs of war. ... Article 5 The present Convention shall apply to the persons referred to in Article 4 from the time they fall into the power of the enemy and until their final release and repatriation. Should any doubt arise as to whether persons, having committed a belligerent act and having fallen into the hands of the enemy, belong to any of the categories enumerated in Article 4, such persons shall enjoy the protection of the present Convention until such time as their status has been determined by a competent tribunal. ... Article 7 Prisoners of war may in no circumstances renounce in part or in entirety the rights secured to them by the present Convention, and by the special agreements referred to in the foregoing Article, if such there be. - excerpts from the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/91.htm) Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk Jan. 20, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------- Send quotation submissions to quotationoftheday at yahoo.ca Send list changes or requests to quotationoftheday_request at yahoo.ca _______________________________________________ thechat mailing list - home of the Hyamstuh Hunta thechat at lists.evolt.org http://lists.evolt.org/mailman/listinfo/thechat http://lists.evolt.org/thechatarchive/ ________________ "These little buggers are BLOODY VICIOUS, so I hafta be extra careful."