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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mufti

Angel Boligan (Mexico)

They seek him here, they seek him there,
His clothes are loud, but never square.

It will make or break him so hes got to buy the best,

cause hes a dedicated follower of fashion

--The Kink
s, Dedicated Follower of Fashion
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The Special Forces Museum at Ft. Bragg is actually now half of a Special Operations Museum, and it is what is contained in the newest wing that concerns me.

In the Iraq and Afghanistan room there are numerous photos of SF soldiers in Afghanistan festooned with all the implements of war, except they are not wearing uniforms -- they are in civilian clothes. What gives? Do we no longer comply with the Geneva Conventions [GC]?


In World War II, the Office of Strategic Services always wore uniforms when operational in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Studies and Operations Group (MACVSOG) always wore uniforms, even when operating deep into denied areas. Why have the current SF troops abandoned this protocol?


If captured out of uniform, these troops fail to meet the bar per the GC's of being deemed a Prisoner of War. If it applies to them, it applies to us. Why is the U.S. cutting corners?


Then again, uniforms are only 25% of the equation. The GC's require a military chain of command, uniforms, open carrying of weapons and the attack of military targets. Clearly the U.S. Special Forces have a military organization and carry their weapons openly, but what about the attacking only military targets part?


Oh well, two out of four ain't bad; close enough for government work.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure I'm wrong but no uniform then you must be a spy. Goodbye GC.
jo6pac

Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 9:18:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Serving Patriot said...

Jim,

Indeed, are we not holding some of the "worst of the worst" in a tropical destination for fighting our forces while not wearing any recognized uniform???

The last time I checked, we consider these types of "fighters" unlawful enemy combatants.

Besides, Attorney General Abu G called those Geneva Conventions "quaint."

SP

Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 10:23:00 AM GMT-5  

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