posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 07:04 AM
Can I just add that the USAF is not simply flying a bunch of B-52's over Iraqi cities dropping cluster bombs at random intervals. They aquire targets
based on suspicious activity (www.abovetopsecret.com...
), known military targets and intellegence reports, then they bomb
them with GPS guided, laser guided, and inertially guided munitions which will hit within, 2+/- m or even less, of the target.
If a 'communication outpost' is actually a bomb shelter, obviously many civilians will be killed. If there is a firefight in a street and the
coalition requires Close air support... then it should be no surprise that a 2000 pound dumb bomb Mk-84 gets dropped on the insurgent, and
unintentionally, civilian, heads. That, in my opinion, is not murder. While horrible, it is collateral damage and is NOT intentional.
Terror bombing.... dropping bombs randomly into cities is murder. But precision weapons taking out a threat...? Naaa. 'Collateral damage.'
I beleive the Airforce should acquire and use larger numbers of smaller, precision munitions as well as improving intellegence so that military
targets are not civilian 'targets'. Lowering reliance on airsupport in many situations would also help.
[edit on 15/9/07 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]