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Israel Uses New "Novel" Weapons In War With Hizbollah

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posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 01:29 PM
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The most moral army/air force in the world once again shows off their prowess in the use and manufacture of horrible weaponry intended to kill and maim for years to follow. Medical professionals, Journalists and even civilians during the summer war all implied that Israel was using some new and never before seen weaponry that was causing injuries never encountered. These accusations were denied by Israel and her supporters. Well, as usual the moral government of Israel was not being truthful. As with the Cluster Bombs, and Phosphour usage, all of which were denied, were always admitted to after the fact once they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Recently in 2 locations, Khiam and At-Tiri, soil samples were taken and sent to the EU for examination. Elevated levels of radiation were found in the samples. The samples analyzed showed characteristics never before seen , possibly being a "novel new weapon".

We here in the USA are constantly worried about dirty bombs, suitcase bombs, or nuclear attack, well folks, its happened, and the Lebanese people were the first to be attacked. Still feel as though Israel is aiding us in this WOT? Think again. In my opinion, acts such as these are giving the terrorists even more incentive to aquire nuclear material and retaliate. When do we say enough is enough?




Robert Fisk: Mystery of Israel's secret uranium bomb
Alarm over radioactive legacy left by attack on Lebanon
Published: 28 October 2006
Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of them civilians?

We know that the Israelis used American "bunker-buster" bombs on Hizbollah's Beirut headquarters. We know that they drenched southern Lebanon with cluster bombs in the last 72 hours of the war, leaving tens of thousands of bomblets which are still killing Lebanese civilians every week. And we now know - after it first categorically denied using such munitions - that the Israeli army also used phosphorous bombs, weapons which are supposed to be restricted under the third protocol of the Geneva Conventions, which neither Israel nor the United States have signed.

But scientific evidence gathered from at least two bomb craters in Khiam and At-Tiri, the scene of fierce fighting between Hizbollah guerrillas and Israeli troops last July and August, suggests that uranium-based munitions may now also be included in Israel's weapons inventory - and were used against targets in Lebanon. According to Dr Chris Busby, the British Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, two soil samples thrown up by Israeli heavy or guided bombs showed "elevated radiation signatures". Both have been forwarded for further examination to the Harwell laboratory in Oxfordshire for mass spectrometry - used by the Ministry of Defence - which has confirmed the concentration of uranium isotopes in the samples.

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[edit on 28-10-2006 by ThePieMaN]




posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 01:48 PM
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This is a very interesting story that I also picked up on on the front page of today's neswspapers.
I would hope that it is not some kind of small fission bomb - I find it very hard to beleive that even Israel would use such a device in a civilian area.
Even the other more likely option of an armour peircing shell similar to the ones used by Nato and the US in Iraq would seem very irresponsible - I'm sure there were no tanks or amoured vehicles involved so why use this type of weapon ?

The newspaper I read showed a picture of a woman with her face very badly burned which gave the impression that she had been involved in a nuclear explosion so I'm sure that the paper was being a bit anti-Israel in it's reporting (if thats possible!!!!).

I'm certainly interested in the outcome of this story.



posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 02:23 PM
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Neosocialist
I too am pretty much against the use of DU. I think its a great weapon but the long-term affects outweigh the short-term accomplishment, especially in an urban environment. If the field of battle is in a desert or someplace never to be inhabited then its a different story. It is becoming an illigitimate means of disposing of ones nuclear waste IMHO.

In regards to the Israelis, this use of the war as a test-bed is totally uncalled for. They have an entire desert with which they can test weapons such as these. It is totally irresponsible to do such a thing in populated civilian areas and not to mention callous in that these 2 areas are no more then 2 miles away from Northern Israel, begging the question wether or not they are worried about their own citizens being affected by weapons like this. This stuff is untested and dangerous. It could be in the air or even seep into groundwater. Very irresponsible in my opinion.



posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 02:30 PM
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I totally agree.

There has been a large increase in certain types of cancers in South Iraq after the first gulf war and after the Kosovo war.

DU shells were again used in the last (current?) Iraq conflict but it's too soon to see any evidence of cancers/ilness yet.

It's pretty obvious to me that it's going to cause the same problems that fallout from a nuclear bomb would cause.

It's worrying that the line between coventional and nuclear weapons is becoming so blurred.



posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by NeoSocialist
I totally agree.
There has been a large increase in certain types of cancers in South Iraq after the first gulf war and after the Kosovo war.

DU shells were again used in the last (current?) Iraq conflict but it's too soon to see any evidence of cancers/ilness yet.



Lets not forget the damage to our own troops handling this junk as well. Is there a link between Gulf War Syndrome and DU? Some are alluding that there is a correlation. The same thing with the recent Iraqi war..from what I understand our own are becoming sick. In effect these types of weapons are a form of dirty bombs.



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