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International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 1st 2010, 08:12 AM

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What do you guys think? Is this a step in the right direction?
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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 2nd 2010, 12:40 AM

Maybe a ban on all bombs would be good
In a perfect world of course
But yes I think this is a step in the right direction


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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 4th 2010, 10:17 AM

bombs well used in the wrong way sure they are bad...but we get to make explosives in science this year yay... make things go booom!!!!


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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 4th 2010, 08:37 PM

It's a good idea but I have little hope since the US have refused to ratify it
   
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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 5th 2010, 03:45 AM

Depends what constitutes a "cluster bomb." I'm perfectly ok with MIRV's as long as they don't contain nuclear warheads. BTW, Trident missiles are horrifying -- eight 475 kiloton nuclear warheads. I think Hiroshima was 15kt...



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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 7th 2010, 12:53 PM

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Depends what constitutes a "cluster bomb." I'm perfectly ok with MIRV's as long as they don't contain nuclear warheads. BTW, Trident missiles are horrifying -- eight 475 kiloton nuclear warheads. I think Hiroshima was 15kt...
Yet an atomic bomb has not been used in anger since Nagasaki in 1945.

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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 7th 2010, 10:13 PM

It's a step in the right direction - they're completely indiscriminate as weapons go and affected by a wide range of variables when deployed, making them in the same league as landmines in terms of civilian casualties. The US argument in favour of their retention is simply not credible. I'm not sure how effective this agreement will be without their support, but it's a start at least.


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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 8th 2010, 10:00 PM

Nukes would be a better choice.


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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 10th 2010, 09:29 AM

You know, for how much I hate the UN and the EU, I am so glad they passed this, it just means that when the US goes to war we can cluster bomb them to oblivion while they try to defeat us with UN resolutions. A treaty is only useful if both sides agree.... admittedly I laughed when I read this.


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Re: International ban on Cluster Bombs - August 15th 2010, 07:58 PM

It's a very positive step; I'm glad to see more initiatives like this.

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You know, for how much I hate the UN and the EU, I am so glad they passed this, it just means that when the US goes to war we can cluster bomb them to oblivion while they try to defeat us with UN resolutions. A treaty is only useful if both sides agree.... admittedly I laughed when I read this.
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