27 August 2006

War Crimes

I saw this in a recent story in the Guardian:

The US is investigating whether Israel's use of American-made cluster bombs in Lebanon violated an agreement that the weapons not be used in populated areas, officials said yesterday. Unexploded "bomblets" from cluster munitions have emerged as the most lethal obstacle to the return of refugees to southern Lebanon after the month-long war between Israel and Hizbullah. The UN said the fist-sized bombs had been found in nearly 300 locations and about two-thirds were American-made.

Cluster-bombs are essentially children-killers. The idea that such tactics can be justified is both ludicrous and appaling.

2 comments:

Erik Abbink said...

Does anyone see the conflict of interest, the US investigating Israel?

CyberKitten said...

Also... Isn't it like.. illegal... to use Cluster Munitions in civilian areas?