France confirmed today that Michel Germaneau was murdered in Mali by a local Al Qaeda affiliate. He wasn't a soldier, and intelligence agent, or some other arm of the French government. He was a 78 year-old "humanitarian volunteer." He was kidnapped purely because of his nationality, and murdered in retaliation for a failed rescue attempted.
These are the types of terrorists the U.S. is currently fighting -- people who think nothing of kidnapping & murdering harmless old humanitarian workers. It's something to bear in mind the next time some useful idiot bleats about such terrorists having "rights" under international law, or calls actions taken against them "war crimes."