Comment: War Crime

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War Crime

With regard to the younger al-Awlaki, 16-year-old Abdulrahman, who was killed while eating at an outdoor restaurant, it appears incontrovertable, to me at least, that our commander in chief is guilty of war crimes as defined by the Geneva Convention and should be immediately impeached.

http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter44_...

List of war crimes
War crimes include the following serious violations of international humanitarian law:

(i) Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions:
In the case of an international armed conflict, any of the following acts committed against persons or property protected under the provisions of the relevant Geneva Convention:
• wilful killing;

(ii) Other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during an international armed conflict (continued):
• making the civilian population or individual civilians, not taking a direct part in hostilities, the object of attack;

For those who will argue that Yemen is not party to an international conflict, think again, they are the subject of the declared War on Terror.