SDHD: "How. About. 'EVACUATE.' Numbnut? Does. THAT. Word. Appear? " 1) You occupy some territory. 2) You illegally "settle" that territory. 3) You then evacuate those "settlements" 4) Ergo, you have ended your occupation.... The "logic" of SDHD's latest argument is nonsensical i.e. a belligerent occupation is not contingent upon there being a policy of "settling" occupied territory. (Quite the reverse: the illegality of settlement draws into question the legitimacy of the occupation that makes them possible) Follow the logic: if the ESTABLISHMENT of settlements is illegal under the Laws of Occupation then the EVACUATION of those same settlements can not alter the status of that occupation. After all, those settlements should never have been put there in the first place....
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
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