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Re: How NSA access was built into Windows



On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 13:59 -0800, Les wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 23:37 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 22:20:23 -0500,
> >   Lyvim Xaphir <knightmerc yahoo com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Phil is a United States citizen.  As such he would not have been put in
> > > Gitmo.  Club Gitmo is reserved for non-US combatants; as such they do
> > > not fall under the purview of the US Constitution.
> > 
> > Bush claims to be able to declare anyone an emeny combatant and then be
> > able have done pretty whatever he wants to you.
> > The US constitution protects the rights of noncitizens (at least it used to)
> > as well as citizens.
> > 
> The constitution does not apply to enemy combatants, nor does the
> constitution nor the Geneva convention apply to non-uniformed enemy
> combatants.  Currently the situation for these international terrorists
> is that they are not protected in anyway by any laws.  However there are
> generally accepted limits of behavior within our country and our
> military that do apply to how prisoners can be treated.  However the
> requirements for detention status, duration and or release conditions
> are currently not fully covered by any law or treaty.  This may be
> adjudicated soon, but for now that is the status, unless it has changed
> in the last year or so, according to what I was taught when I served.
> 
> Regards,
> Les H
> 
Unlawful combatants who are nationals of an enemy power do retain rights
under the Fourth Geneva Convention so that they must be "treated with
humanity and, in case of trial, shall not be deprived of the rights of
fair and regular trial".
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