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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 02:41 PM
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Oh heck, what's 14 murders between our military and their private mercenaries. After all, the dead are just Iraqi's anyway.

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In short, yes.

Article 47 Section D through F of the Geneva Convention defines a mercenary as "Is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict; Is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and Has not been sent by a State which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces. "

Since Blackwater USA employees foreign nationals, that are not U.S. or Iraqi citizens, with some of the contractors being from nations that are not involved in the conflict in any way... that makes them mercenaries. Regardless of what their promotional literature may say.

Since their role is one of protection, training and security, they are not in violation of any conventions. But should they be used in an offensive combat role, they would be in violation.

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well said. they seem like mercenaries, act like em, dress like em, Like in the movies ..
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First it was "Whitewater," then it was "Blackwater." It's time for a new approach.......

next is dirty water.
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well said. they seem like mercenaries, act like em, dress like em, Like in the movies ..
Well, yeah.

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Poor, poor terrorists! They hide behind women and children (most willing) and then squeal like pigs when they get their nose bloodied. I have good, solid advice for anyone seeing some Diaper Head with an AK or an RPG; run like a MO FO! Black Water is being railroaded IMO.

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