The Sword of Vengeance

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    This gets a 9.8 on the cool weapons scale.

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    It appears that the AGM-114R9X, a secret low collateral damage derivative of the AGM-114 Hellfire missile, has been employed against occupants of another vehicle in northwestern Syria. This is the second time this week. Previously, we knew of only one other instance in which the unique missile had been used, back in 2017 when an Al Qaeda kingpin was similarly targeted and killed in western Syria. The War Zone was the first to posit that an exotic new low-collateral damage weapon was being used after images from that strike surfaced.

    America's Missile That Uses Sword Blades Instead Of Explosives Has Struck Again In Syria


    We
    have
    rocket
    powered
    swords!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's a tribute to how well the accuracy of said delivery systems have improved.

    One has to remember that the purpose of explosives in an anti-personnel weapon is to fling shrapnel around to increase the chances of said shrapnel hitting something you want hit. The issue is the shrapnel will hit anything around it, even targets you don't want eliminated.

    This weapon basically reduces the kill radius to a point where you can probably nail a small group of people and all the people more than 1 or 2 meters away have to deal with is the noise and the shock of the thing impacting it's target.

    No explosion, no shrapnel, no detonation pressure wave.
     
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    Just shows the lengths America goes to reduce the chance of innocents being killed.
     
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    And our love of cool technical gizmos combined with our desire to minimize the risk to our own troops.

    "Seal Team 6 or a bomb that mimics the D&D spell Blade Barrier?"

    "Option 2"
     
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    So using big government to crack down on the populace to keep us safe is now good?
     
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    Depends on how you define "innocents"! I'll accept it kills less bystanders ! That's good I guess !
     
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    You mean like the 250 000 civilians that died in the bogus Iraq invasion?
     
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki are calling- anyone wanna pick up the line?
     
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    I thought they were all dead in 1945?
     
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    I thought it was eleventy bazzilion?
     
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