U.S. & Russia refuse to sign cluster bomb ban

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    92 nations sign cluster-bomb ban; US, Russia don't - Yahoo! News

    how special....we're right in light with Russia :clap2:
     
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    Would you prefer high explosives that obliterate the target?

    There is no such thing as a 'nice' munition.
     
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    I would perfer that the U.S. not be in favor of bombs which apparently are a danger to civilians and children in particular.
     
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    war sucks

    but like he said, they have their uses
     
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    so do IEDs....do we support the use of those too?
     
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    they dont meet our needs
     
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    You mean land mines? When did we start using the terms IED (land mind) and RPG (bazooka)? We've been using these weapons for decades against our enemies.
     
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    which is why we still lay fucking LANDMINES, eh?
     
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    well, an IED isnt exactly a landmine
    similar, but not the same
     
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    :razz: but cluster bombs do....

    I just think it's speaks to our refusal to stand with the other nations in ending this type of hostility. If 92 nations, including Afghanistan support this ban why can't the U.S.? There have to be alternatives that could be used instead of bombs which harm children.
     

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