i'd guess a better question would be ... why would so many various internal agencies of the USA procure exhorbitant amounts of ammo, then tell the world that it's to be used in 'international' warfare training exercises, even though said ammo is specifically prohibited by the Hague Convention, all the while, the only warfare of which we're supposedly engaged is "international" ?
Originally posted by DangerMcBacon
reply to post by Fondue
Hollow point ammunition is not regulated nor denied by the Geneva convention in any way means shape or form. This tells me exactly how educated you are in the subject. Now go away child until you have something of substance to contribute.
The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, prohibited the use in international warfare of bullets that easily expand or flatten in the body. This is often incorrectly believed to be prohibited in the Geneva Conventions, but it significantly predates those conventions, and is in fact a continuance of the St. Petersburg Declaration of 1868, which banned exploding projectiles of less than 400 grams, as well as weapons designed to aggravate injured soldiers or make their death inevitable. NATO members do not use small arms ammunition that is prohibited by the Hague Convention.
Despite the ban on military use, hollow-point bullets are one of the most common types of civilian and police  due largely to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation.
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
reply to post by jude11
There are a lot more men and munitions (and armored APCs) that will soon be heading home from Afghanistan also. And now that Posse Comitatus has been rendered impotent......
I have some faith that there will be a hell of a lot of "WTF" coming back to do the right thing.
The next question is...What happens at the Canadian and Mexico Borders? There will no doubt be some type of attempted Exodus when the first shots ring out.
Originally posted by Bleeeeep
reply to post by jude11
the notion, that the people stand a fighting chance, is just wishful thinking. in actuality, they would slaughter us. the only reason they haven't done anything but pecked at us is because true control has to be given and cannot be taken. they need us to be filled with despair and give up and/or become angry enough to start something. if they started something, un would have to side with the people, but if we started something then other countries would just watch. it's a game of wit and the people are losing. the only way to stop it is from the inside. from the outside, it's very interesting to watch the bible unfold. i do understand what dread others must be going through though, so condolences to those of little faith. that's all i think i know on this topic coo coo ca choo -