posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 09:37 AM
reply to post by oldmeatwad
I beg your pardon? If that firecracker was a WMD, then someone ought to arrest me for breaking wind as violently as I do. By the token upon which
this accusation has been made, my butt-gas must surely be banned by the Geneva convention.
I am very worried now, about the definition being used here. I am sure that it is accurate according to the law on this subject, but the law and
reality are not always comfortable bedfellows I suppose. That said I have to appeal to the common sense of people here. Can we REALLY call a pressure
cooker bomb a WMD? By the definitions I have seen used on this thread, many people in the states own a WMD of some sort, and I dont see them being
dragged from thier homes in manacles, riddled with holes and in such a state of collapse that speech is impossible for the next forty eight hours.
Honestly though, this madness has to stop. Lets be realistic shall we? A weapon of mass destruction ought to be one that causes such utterly
cataclysmic damage, that a bare minimum of a thousand people die per deployment, a weapon so powerful that it can fracture the crust of the planet, or
irradiate hundreds of square miles in a single fell swoop. It is inappropriate and dishonest to lump in mortars, grenades, silenced weapons, and IED
devices in with that top ten of chaos.
In no way do I wish to belittle the suffering of those affected by the detonation of the devices at the Boston Marathon. The incident was shocking to
behold, and must have been hell to be a part of. But allowing ourselves to be duped into believing that black is white, that up is down, that Hitler
was a humanitarian, and that Ghandi ate babies, AND that a home made bomb which killed three people and did no serious damage to property and
infrastructure can be correctly called a weapon of mass destruction is NOT going to bring the dead back, give the maimed back thier legs and arms and
eyes, or heal the split eardrums of those further from the blast.
All that being fooled this way will achieve, is a pathetic state of affairs which makes the USA look weak as hell.