posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 12:02 PM
The United States has been seeding battlefields with improvised exploding ammunition, part of a large-scale project intended to undermine the
Taliban that can have grisly unintended effects. Such ammunition was introduced by the United States to Afghanistan with hopes that it would explode
inside the weapons of its foes. But ammunition tends to move fluidly through and around conflict zones.
Seems exploding ammo is gaining in popularity. Wasnt but a month or two ago Syrias government was getting flak for distributing exploding ammo among
No question it is effective. It destroys the firearms, occasionally the firers arms and seeds a lot of fear and distrust.
But ammo moves like herpes and lice. Especially when such huge amounts are being used. And it circulates for a long long time. Even today surplus ammo
from past wars can be purchased online.
So land mines are bad, right? Every civilized nation hates them and the UN has spent lots of time and money working toward their discovery and
Will the booby trapped ammo pose a similar threat? Will it leak out of the war zones as the years go by? Will it begin to circulate on the civilian
Will the first civilian to be injured over some US exploding ammo win his suit against the government?
Seems like with the difficulties the government has over keeping track of vehicles, supplies and firearms those difficulties will only be compounded
when trying to keep track of something as small in size yet as great in numbers as ammo.
edit on 13-11-2012 by thisguyrighthere because: (no