Vietnam demands Monsanto pays compensation for Agent Orange victims

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    I will give it up but I am reserving the right to think of you what I will.

    It is true that the USG was successful in defending its use of the weapon at the UN. But clearly it caused other harm and it was used as a weapon.
     
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    It says cause death or other harm.

    Any military purpose of the United States that is not connected with the use of a chemical weapon and that is not dependent on the use of the toxic or poisonous properties of the chemical weapon to cause death or other harm.

    The purpose is not to cause death or other harm.

    It wasn't the mustard gas that caused blisters on the skin and lungs, it's the disulfur dichloride!

    The purpose of mustard gas is to cause death or other harm.
     
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    I concede. I understand that AO is not banned under the chemical weapons treaty.

    I am using the word "weapon" in the largest sense of the word. And in that sense AO is used to cause the enemy harm.


    weap·on
    ˈwepən/
    noun
    1. a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.
      "nuclear weapons"
      • a means of gaining an advantage or defending oneself in a conflict or contest.
        "resignation threats had long been a weapon in his armory"
     
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    I am using the word "weapon" in the largest sense of the word. And in that sense AO is used to cause the enemy harm.

    Combat boots are used to cause the enemy harm.
    They're also not banned by the chemical weapons treaty.
     
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    That is a horrible analogy. Combat boots are used to protect people's feet, they are not used as a weapon, generally speaking. I saw Bush once have a problem with that at a public appearance, but I'm not positive it was a combat boot specifically or just a shoe.

    Information used as a weapon would be a more appropriate analogy.
     
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    Especially when the "enemy" is a small, defenceless peasant nation like Vietnam, without the ability to turn half of America into a smoldering pile of ashes.
     
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    That is a horrible analogy. Combat boots are used to protect people's feet, they are not used as a weapon, generally speaking.

    Without combat boots, our troops can't get to where the enemy is, so combat boots are a "weapon" in the largest sense of the word.
     

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