Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Is the Geneva Convention relevant to terrorism?


I’ve written a lot lately (on my main and Wordpress blogs) that the distinction between civilians and military is getting blurred by enemies, who leverage asymmetry and do not follow the “Geneva Convention” as we learned it in Army Basic. Enemies, especially associated with radical Islam (ISIS and Al Qaeda, as well as those in tHe Israeli-Palestinian conflicts) view civilians as bearing personal moral responsibility for what their countries do (and this may even figure into religious notions).  The idea that military service should be voluntary is obviously contradicted.
  

I thought I would list some references about the Geneva convention and asymmetry warfare, at Middle East Forum, Foreign Policy, Juris, Quora, and Wikipedia

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