Monday, February 02, 2009


Global Voices, a citizen journalism initiative of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, links to bloggers reporting recent events in Gaza. Included is a post by Australian activist Sharyn Lock on Israel's alleged use of a magical new type of bomb:
When I saw Dr Halid the other day, on the request of a journalist, I asked him about evidence of the weapon called gbu39 or “dime” (dense inert metal explosive) bomb. This is believed to have been used by Israel for the first time in Lebanon in 2006, and now here as well. Dr Halid said the ICU doctors were seeing something new to them: what appeared to be mild external shrapnel injuries coupled with disproportionate massive internal damage.

“There will be small chest wounds, but then the lungs will be destroyed. Or minor abdominal entry wounds but then kidneys and liver destroyed.” I heard today that it seems that the dense metal shrapnel splinters into tiny particles upon entry to the body, which are then carried by the bloodstream, swiftly shredding everywhere they reach. So many patients appear to stabilize, and then die shortly afterwards. As if that wasn’t enough, Lebanon experience suggests that those who do survive experience quick onset of cancer. What kind of mind dreams this stuff up?
This crap dreamed up by the overactive imagination of Australian lefty activist Sharyn Lock.

DIME bombs have evolved from mystery weapons with "their roots in depleted uranium (DU) research " to flingers of a leg-mangling "blade of charged tungsten dust that burns and destroys everything within a four-metre radius" to bloodstream-invading, overnight-cancer-causing hordes of micro-chainsaws. You'd have to be nuts to believe crap like this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:41 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

And your point is what?

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thankfully Joe Vialls is no longer with us, probably downstairs toasting I'd say

8:54 AM  

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