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Now it gets ugly ---

This came up in PF 2, and it's worth dragging up again --- diplomatic immunity, guaranteed safe passage to and from parley, and the white flag are foundations of "civilized" behavior.

If the reports of feigning surrender and initiating ambushes are true, things are going to get messy. Let's all cross our fingers that these are isolated abberrations rather than expressions of Arab culture.
 

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Expressions of Arab culture? I don't think so. Desperation, perhaps.

re: the "feigned surrenders," don't be too quick to jump to conclusions. If 50 Iraqi troops are fighting, a dozen may decide to surrender and the rest not... they may not even know about each other. There is enough confusion that one can't just assume deception was involved.
 

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