Re: Tainted quote

Steve VanSickle (
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 11:02:57 -0600 (CST)

Micheal Lorrey wrote:

>Tim McVeighs crime was NOT that he bombed the building. Any government
>is a legitimate military target for a dissident insurgency group under
>of War. What was his crime was in setting the bomb off when he KNEW there
>people in the building who are classified by the Red Cross, the Laws of
>and by the UCMJ as non-combatants

If I remember the Laws of Land Warfare correctly, to be considered a legitimate insurgency and to be afforded the priveledges of a POW, there must exist a well defined command structure, there must be at least partial control of some territory, soldiers in combat must wear uniforms or some other form of identification, and probably several other criteria I don't remember. By those criteria, McVeigh is a common criminal who deserves to hang.