reply to post by 04326
Israel is not getting away with White Phosphorous because of a technicality. It's a substance used in many forms, great against certain structures,
good against soft targets, and it burns like hell.
Let me tell you what is more abominable. A suicide vest used against civilians in a market! Using screws, nails, and glass for shrapnel.
WP is legal. Cluster bombs - legal.
High Explosive - legal.
Fuel/Air - legal.
Thermobaric - legal.
And I wouldn't give a damn if something was legal or not when it comes time to kill or die.
The Geneva Conventions (which I didn't sign) requires firearms to have a full metal jacket.
I carried a sawed-off Winchester Model 12, .12-guage shotgun, and when I shot, they folded.
To tell you the truth, I do recall the Geneva Conventions when I got the shotgun, but while walking point, I just didn't give a damn.
Here's the secret: it doesn't matter if it's a .223 FMJ, a load of 00 Buckshot, a .50, an RPG, a 500-pounder, a two-thousand pounder, WP, HE, or
even thermobaric - Dead is dead.
You can choke them, impale them, beat them to death with your helmet, rip out their throat with your teeth, slice and dice with a machete, crush their
head with a cinder block, or if you get really creative, you roll them on their stomach, put your boot in the small of their back, grab their arms and
pull sharply backwards until you hear something like a carrot snapping.
Dead is dead.