From another “reader”:
Hey, Dippy – There was not a Geneva Convention, where doofuses like you went to drink and ignore the meetings and symposiums. It’s Geneva Conventions, plural, a series of agreements by civilized nations that they won’t sink to the brutal levels of, say, terrorists. God, you are an ill-informed toad. It was designed, primarily, so other enemies will not treat POWs and civilians with disregard. You are an idiot without a sense of history.
Me: Yes, I know: he misses his own point. Of course, the Geneva Convention(s) was (were) designed to create reciprocal obligations between signatories. Al Qaeda does not feel constrained by the conventions — which is just one of the reasons they feel free to behead not only POWs but journalists and other civilians. According to these people, this is a mere technicality.
Oh, and as for pluralizing the Geneva Conventions. This is pedantry of high order. Presumably the countless civil libertarians and leftwing politicians who use the singular are dippy idiots too. Oh, wait. They can’t be because people the lefty blogoids like are never idiots no matter what they say.