Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Captain Ed makes a great point!!

Captain's Quarters proprieter Captain Ed makes a great point regarding the British hostages being held in Iran:

The Iranians cannot try the men for espionage if they captured the sailors in uniform. Article 46 of the Geneva Convention states this clearly:

2. A member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict who, on behalf of that Party and in territory controlled by an adverse Party, gathers or attempts to gather information shall not be considered as engaging in espionage if, while so acting, he is in the uniform of his armed forces.

The indictment of British sailors in uniform as spies will violate the GC. Can we expect the same level of outrage over this explicit violation as the supposed violations of the US government?

And of course, charging these Royal Navy members as spies is exactly what Iran intends to do.

So where is the outrage? Where are the protests? I mean it's not like Iran has a human rights track record that justifies giving them the benefit of the doubt on this. I mean for crying out loud they make their women pretend it's trick or treat every day of the week. Where are the feminists on this? Answer? Human rights standards and The Geneva Conventions do not apply to countries bent on the destruction of the Great Satan.

How Ironic is it that the USA is the most charitable nation in the world?