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Israel using US Made DIME bombs in Gaza

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posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:45 PM
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This is a pretty nasty weapon, we developed it years ago but have not been using it (cough) because of the extreme in-humane nature of the weapon.

The US plans on fully deploying the weapon in '08




posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:46 PM
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here is the article.


www.aljazeerah.info... n%20Editorials/December/5%20o/US%20and%20Israel%20Targeting%20DNA%20in%20Gaza%20The%20DIME%20Bomb%20Yet%20Another%20Genotoxic%20Weapon,%20Part%20I%20B y%20James%20Brooks.htm



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:58 PM
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DIME is used in the Low Collateral Damage version of the Small Diameter Bomb currently under development. This has a carbon fiber casing which turns into dust rather than creating dangerous fragments. The bomb is filled with explosive mixed with tungsten powder, which becomes micro-shrapnel. The small-sized tungsten particles drag to a halt at about 40 charge diameters. In the case of the SDB, that gives a destructive radius of about 25 feet.


The only other option is for the isrealis to use convetional bombs, which will kill many, many more people.

OR, the palestinians could sue for peace and stop the war. Really, its up to them. If they want war with Israel, or anyone else, that's their problem.


In a study designed to simulate shrapnel injuries, pellets of weapons-grade tungsten alloy were implanted in 92 rats. Within five months all the animals developed a rare cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, according to John Kalinich's team at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Maryland.

So this is different. The rats are given a gigantic wad of tungsten metal, and they develop cancer because of it. The bomb will clearly give some people cancer. The alternative is that they get blown up by a regular bomb. The choice of what weapons the yehudis fight them with isn't up to them. If they don't want to get shot with tungsten bombs, then they shouldn't be going to war.



 
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