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Georgia has admitted dropping cluster bombs during its attempt to regain control of its breakaway province of South Ossetia, a human rights group said today.
Human Rights Watch said it had received a letter from the Georgian defence ministry acknowledging the use of M85 cluster bombs near the Roki tunnel that connects South Ossetia with Russia.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Israeli war machine????? Are you aware where is Georgia and where is Israel? Map would be a good thing to start. As for Israeli proxies and Georgia - humor?
Wow! Speak about ignying denorance.....
Human Rights Watch researchers have uncovered evidence that Russian aircraft dropped cluster bombs in populated areas in Georgia, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring dozens, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called upon Russia to immediately stop using cluster bombs, weapons so dangerous to civilians that more than 100 nations have agreed to ban their use.
Elistanzhi cluster bomb attack occurred on October 7, 1999, when two Russian Su-24 fighter bombers dropped eight to ten cluster bombs on the undefended Chechen village of Elistanzhi. The bombing killed some 48 people, mostly women and children, and injured dozens.
As many as 111 nations formally adopted the historic pact (Convention on Cluster Munitions) banning cluster bombs on Friday in Dublin after calls to the weapons’ biggest manufacturers and users, the United States, to join in failed. The five countries that have opted out are Pakistan, India, Russia, China and the United States.
In 2007, Israeli experts trained Georgian commandos in Georgia and there were plans to supply heavy weaponry, electronic weapons, tanks and other arms at a later date, but the deal didn't work out,"
Originally posted by redchina
Cluster bomb ban treaty is signed
Originally posted by NorthWolfe CND
reply to post by manson_322
So? It was in a situation of war.
Every Armed Forces, that I know, use large amounts of Cluster Bombs. I'm sure, 100% certain, that Russia also used them.
In war, you pick your best weapons, and you use them.
How does this prove who is right, and who is wrong?
What did Russia use? Water guns and confetti???