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  •  ...as is yours. (0+ / 0-)

    They provide a justification for the shelling and mortaring of Israeli towns by Hezbollah, for example, and they ad fuel to the opposition to any country that deploys or manufactures them.

    As if Hezbollah needed a reason.  It's apparent from your post the primary reason you want them banned to is taint Israel by association.

    •  all sides in a conflict need a reason (0+ / 0-)

      even Hitler had to manufacture a pretext to invade Poland.  And I never said that this was their primary justification.  

      Cluster bombs are a gift from Israel to Hezbollah who are now seen as heroes for defeating a regime that, among other offenses (some real, some imagined) uses ordinance that is more damaging to civilians than to combatants (there is no debate about this aspect of the weapon).

      Cluster bombs are as indiscriminate as napalm or nukes.  There is nothing precision about them and they remain a lethal hazard for decades beyond the end of any conflict.  

      Israel and the US taint themselves by their use of them and their defense of that use.

      Jorge's a renegade; there's blood on his hands, oil in his arteries and cyanide inside his glands...

      by nailbender on Tue Mar 06, 2007 at 03:09:56 PM PST

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      •  oh, and look up the word "jingoism" (0+ / 0-)

        (I misspelled it earlier).  I don't think you know what it means.

        Jorge's a renegade; there's blood on his hands, oil in his arteries and cyanide inside his glands...

        by nailbender on Tue Mar 06, 2007 at 03:13:14 PM PST

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