Cluster Munitions

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  1. midcan5
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    How did this country sink so low that they would not agree to more humane warfare? We did in the past, what changed?

    Cluster Munitions by Senator Gravel

    "111 nations signed on to a draft treaty this last month in Dublin, Ireland to outlaw the use of cluster munitions by their military forces. The United States boycotted this conference to produce a humane treaty. Cluster munitions contain dozens to hundreds of bomblets designed to explode above ground, inflicting maiming and lethal wounds. All battlefield weapons are cruel, but clusters rank up there with land mines––not only for their impact in battle, but more importantly because of their extensive residual damage long after the battlefield is quiet and overgrown.

    Like land mines, the crippling and lethal legacy of cluster munitions is primarily on civilians––one in four victims are, children. The most recent example of their use was by the U.S. and Britain in the invasion of Iraq and Israel’s invasion of southern Lebanon against Hezbollah. The munitions used by Israel were older models purchased from American stocks that were prone to failure, with greater residual threats to civilian populations.

    We should not lose sight of the irony that the U.S. is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council––the world’s major munitions producers (plus Israel)––the majority of which opposed the Dublin draft treaty."


    Cluster Munitions | Senator Mike Gravel
     
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    Ya lets just disarm and hope singing a ballad will protect us when our enemies come calling.
     
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    Moon Why so serious?

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    "Humane warfare"?
     
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    What do you expect us to use??? Harsh Language?
     
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    If we stopped using cluster munitions He would just find something else to cry about.
     
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    They work like a fucking charm. When you get your ass out there in the line of fire, THEN you can bitch about what's used to take out the enemy. Otherwise, shut your piehole.
     
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    Jesus, Midcan, do you not understand that women and children are expendable? It's a war, for chrissakes. Who cares if innocent civilians die? You're lucky we're still not commiting systematic rapes, which you'll wish we had once the 'enemy' comes to your door.
     
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    That's not even remotely close to what the OP said ...
     
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    :eusa_eh:

    Maybe my sarcasm detector is a bit fuzzy tonight but are you really spitting the line that in order to opine on such matters one has to have served?
     
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    In this case yes. Those munitions work, that is why they are being attacked, just like Napalm was attacked. Just like land mines are attacked.
     

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