When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons, “unlawful enemy combatants” are a thing of the past. That term has been retired and replaced by “unprivileged enemy belligerents” in a new revision of Joint Publication 3-13 on Detainee Operations, dated November 13, 2014.
Among other changes, the revised Publication adopts Article 75 of the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions which provide minimum standards for humane treatment of detained persons. It also presents expanded discussion of biometric capabilities that are applicable to detainees.
The previous edition of Joint Publication 3-13, published in 2008, is available here for comparison.
Update to this story.
Via Riverfront Times:
The site of Michael Brown’s killing has become particularly dangerous for media members in the last 24 hours. A crew of four freelance journalists was robbed at gunpoint this evening around 8 p.m. as they tried to film a segment at the Canfield Drive memorial.
Emily Molli, a freelancer filing for Chinese network Xinhua News Agency, said she was standing behind the camera while her colleague Marcus DiPaola was filming. She said she saw a large group of young men wearing masks and carrying guns walk towards them.
“They got closer and then I heard them say, ‘Turn the camera off, turn the camera off,” Molli told Daily RFT. “They came sort of at us and tried to grab the camera.”
The crew packed up and began walking to their car, but Molli and DiPaola said the men followed them, yelling. The reporters managed to make it inside their Prius before the group caught up and began smashing the windows.
“One guy pulled [the car door] back open, got a gun out of his backpack and pointed it at my head. He tells me to get out of the car and give me the keys,” said Molli. “That’s what I did.”
“Fifteen to twenty males followed us with guns and hammers out,” confirmed DiPaola. “Every single one of them had masks on.” […]
DiPaola and Molli said a large video camera, their car keys and their wallets were taken.
Stupid white kids…
Via Daily Caller:
The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society.
“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland.
Americans should not favor other Americans over foreigners, Obama demanded. “Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently… that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration,” he said in the face of many polls showing rising opposition to his immigration agenda.
Islamic State Offers To Send Its Fighters To Ferguson If Protestors Convert To Islam And Swear Allegiance to Al-Baghdadi…
As always, the Islamic State and libs are on the same side.
Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters began spreading a picture addressed to Ferguson protestors, stating that they will “shed blood” and send “soldiers that don’t sleep” to those who accept Islam and pledge allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The libs supporting the protesters unavailable for comment.
Self-parody from race-baiter Bennie Thompson.
A Democratic congressman says opposition to President Obama’s extending temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants is a result of the president’s race.
“The president, by executive order, which everybody agrees — who has a real brain — that presidents since George Washington have had executive authority privilege to do certain things,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi on On Joe Madison’s radio program The Joe Madison Show last Friday.
“He’s not doing anything that the Bushes, the Reagans, the Clintons, and other presidents all the way back to Eisenhower, as it addressed immigration. So but again, this is just a reaction in Bennie Thompson’s words to a person of color being in the White House.”
He’ so gentle that he committed a strong-arm robbery just before he was killed.
GAYLE KING, CBS: You know, the officer has spoken now for the first time and he’s giving his version, and I’d like to know your reaction. He said your son threw the first punch, your son did not have his arms up. That your son was approaching him and that he was in fear of his life. Leslie, what do you say to what Officer Wilson is saying today?
LESLIE MCSPADDEN, MICHAEL BROWN’S MOTHER: I don’t believe a word of it. I knew my son far too well to, he would never do anything like that. He would never provoke anyone to do anything to him and he wouldn’t do anything to anybody. I don’t believe a word of it.
Alternate headline: Rich liberal elitist defends poor blacks looting and burning down their neighborhood.
When a police officer shoots a young, unarmed black man in the streets, then does not face indictment, anger in the community is inevitable. It’s what we do with that anger that counts. In such a case, is rioting so wrong?
Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society. Unfortunately, we do not live in a universal utopia where people have the basic human rights they deserve simply for existing, and until we get there, the legitimate frustration, sorrow and pain of the marginalized voices will boil over, spilling out into our streets. As “normal” citizens watch the events of Ferguson unfurl on their television screens and Twitter feeds, there is a lot of head shaking, finger pointing, and privileged explanation going on. We wish to seclude the incident and the people involved. To separate it from our history as a nation, to dehumanize the change agents because of their bad and sometimes violent decisions—because if we can separate the underlying racial tensions that clearly exist in our country from the looting and rioting of select individuals, we can continue to ignore the problem. […]
Instead of tearing down other human beings who are acting upon decades of pent-up anger at a system decidedly against them, a system that has told them they are less than human for years, we ought to be reaching out to help them regain the humanity they lost, not when a few set fire to the buildings in Ferguson, but when they were born the wrong color in the post-racial America.
No surprise this is coming from moonbat-infested Portland.
In America the slightest criticism of gays is met with a flood of condemnation yet they say nothing went ISIS kill two men for being gay.
Via Al Arabiya:
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the militant organization’s first executions for alleged homosexuality.
“The ISIS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that the victim was around 20 years old.
He was killed in Mayadeen in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, near the border with Iraq.
The Britain-based Observatory said ISIS claimed it found videos on his mobile phone showing him “practicing indecent acts with males.”
In a separate incident on Tuesday, an 18-year-old was also stoned to death in Deir Ezzor city after the group said he was gay, the Observatory said.
My grandfather who was a Reagan Democrat was always fond of saying: “Look at unrest in black communities and you will almost always find a Communist lurking around”.
Well, I found them…
If you’re wondering why this sounds like Occupiers, it’s because it’s the same people doing the organizing behind it.
FERGUSON, Mo.(CBS St. Louis/AP) National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.
Demonstrators returned Tuesday to the riot-scarred streets. But with hundreds of additional troops standing watch over neighborhoods and businesses, the protests had far less destructive power than the previous night. However, officers still used some tear gas and pepper spray, and demonstrators set a squad car on fire and broke windows at City Hall.
Via Daily Caller:
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov said protests in Ferguson challenge American “stability.”
“The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the American society and its stability,” Dolgov said Tuesday in a Russian state television address.
“Racial discrimination, racial and ethnic tensions are major challenges to the American democracy, to stability and integrity of the American society,” Dolgov said. “We may only hope that U.S. authorities seriously deal with those issues and other serious challenges in the human rights field in their own country and stop what they have been doing all along recently — playing an aggressive mentor lecturing other countries about how to meet human rights standards.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
Via Washington Examiner:
A top Senate Republican is fuming over an announcement by Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen that he plans to hand out bonuses to union and non-union members who work for the agency, potentially including those who owe back taxes.
“It’s no wonder the American people find it hard to believe the IRS needs more money when the agency fails to collect back taxes from their own employees and instead rewards them with bonuses,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is likely to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in January. “American families have been doing more with less for far too long now, and it is time the IRS do the same.”
Hatch has publicized a letter sent this week from Koskinen to IRS employees, announcing the agency will hand out “performance awards,” worth one percent of employee base salary.
On the plus side, libs have completely given up trying to hide their disgust for America.
Via Daily Caller:
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report,” The Nation’s Mychal Denzel Smith said the foundation of the United States is racism and white supremacy.
… We’re not then dealing with the systematic ideas that uphold racism and white supremacy in this country and that lead to a death of Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, on and on and on. What we haven’t dealt with, we refuse to deal with it is the idea, the fact that the foundation of this country is racism and white supremacy. And we are — all of our institutions uphold that.