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And considering how many officials that claimed to believe that this:

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

somehow excluded "enemy combatants", we are in international politics acting in a non-sense space where anything can mean anything, if you have the military force to back up the interpretention. So it would not have mattered if it had been formulated otherwise.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 06:07:36 PM EST
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And Machiavelli would smile.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 07:15:05 PM EST
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