There's a lot of talk lately about water-boarding, torture, and whether or not Al Qaida terrorists should have the full rights of US citizens.
Now I'm not going to talk about Democratic Senators giving the okay to water-boarding, and are now screaming as if it's the equivalent of a hundred Auschwitz's. Instead I'm going to explain what rights and privileges are granted to Al Qaida terrorists by the Geneva Convention.
You see there's a very simple concept that lies at the base of the Geneva Convention.
It's called the 2 way street.
To qualify for the protections of the Geneva Convention, you must first follow the Geneva Convention yourself.
Now how many people taken prisoner by Al Qaida have been treated as legal prisoners of war?
I'd ask them, but most of them have been beheaded.
Al Qaida is not an army of a nation state.
It doesn't wear uniforms.
It hides its weapons.
It deliberately targets innocent civilians
Hides among civilians.
Several millennia of military tradition dictates that these people are not soldiers, due the rights of a POW, but mass murdering thugs who have stepped beyond the realm of civilization. When you step outside civilization and actively seek to destroy it, civilization owes you nothing.
You don't want to know what we do with terrorists in my Empire, otherwise known as THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE.
It's not like you'd be able to do it anyway.
You don't have Sarlaac pits on your planet.
Keep Watching The Skies, Because We're Watching You.