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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 01:01:29AM +0000, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> >> > 
> >> > [0] http://www.opiniojuris.org/posts/1169078731.shtml
> >> 
> >> ..neocon propaganda show, ignores the fact that the Taliban was the
> >> Afghan government on 9/11 2001 when W declared war and invoked NATO
> >> treaty Article 5 and by implication the full 4 Geneva Conventions under
> >> their Articles 2 and 3 in all 4 Conventions since some of the other
> >> NATO Member States (Norway, the UK etc) had fully signed, ratified or
> >> acceeded into them.
> >> 
> > Sorry, but you argument is null: [0]
> ..non-neocon source? (As in credible pre-9/11 2001 dead tree etc issue, 
> even Wikipedia pages get 0\/\/|\|3|} by neocons.)


There, you can get the dead tree versions yourself if you like.

The first was under the watch of Clinton and the second pre-9/11 Bush
adminstration, introduced by a Democrat.

> >    On September 27, 1996, the ruling members of the Afghan Government
> >    were displaced by members of the Islamic Taliban movement. The
> >    Taliban declared themselves the legitimate government of Afghanistan;
> >    however, the UN continued to recognize the government of Burhanuddin
> >    Rabbani.
> > 
> >    The Organization of the Islamic Conference left the Afghan seat
> >    vacant until the question of legitimacy could be resolved through
> >    negotiations among the warring factions.
> >  
> >    By the time of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan after the
> >    September 11 terrorist attacks only Pakistan recognized the Taliban
> >    government, though Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had in
> >    the past.
> ..which non-regonised military power was recognized as Government by W's 
> ultimatium on "Hand Over Osama Or Else!!!"?
The same one that Clinton dealt with.  The Taliban.  What difference
does it make?  They had him or knew where he was.  Recognized or not,
they were in control of mufch of the territory of Afghanistan.

> >    The Taliban occupied 95% of the territory, called the Islamic Emirate
> >    of Afghanistan. The remaining 5% belonged to the rebel forces
> >    constituting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which the United
> >    Nations had recognized as the official government in exile.
> > 
> > So, the Taliban was only the legitimate government in the sense that
> > they declared themselves to be so.  Nobody, outside of Pakistan and at
> > at some point SA and UAE, recognized them as the legitimate government.
> > So tell me again, how are insurgents lawful combatants?
> ..tell me how this theory differ on Adolf Hitler's theory on Norwegian 
> "insurgents" in Milorg.  ;o)
Um, were the Norweigan "insurgents" agents of a recognized government?
If so, then there is your answer.  This theory has nothing to do with



Roberto C. Sánchez

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