Israel admits phosphorus bombing

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Gurutech, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006

    Great. Okay. So Lebanon, Iran, or North Korea can use these bombs on "military target" right?
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Well, it's no secret that the US used in Iraq. My guess is that Israel was emboldened by the US use of it there and since the US is loathe to criticise Israel in any way, Israel figured they would get away with it.
  3. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

    Jan 30, 2004
    having a drink at Milliways
    and they probably will
  4. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    Perhaps I'm cynical, but the voice in my head immediately says "They're admitting this in order to hide what?"

    An interesting article from Common Dreams about strange internal injuries here.
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Im not really bothered by this since Hezbollah was using unguided missiles on the civilians in Israel. I wonder when both sides will open their brainwashing books and read the part of though shalt not kill?
  6. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    I am. We're supposed to be the good guys. How can we or Israel say we're any better than those we call terrorists if we do the same things? That was our argument in those other threads about Israel vs. Hamas. We know they're terrorists, doesn't mean to fight them we have to be.
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Guns don't kill people- People kill people. It isn't the weapon that matters- it's the action. So what if they're using phosphorous? They're going after terrorists, while Hezbollah is going after civilians.
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    With guns.

    Or phosphorus.
  9. Desertrat macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2003
    Terlingua, Texas
    Willy Pete is bad stuff--but very effective.

    Against an enemy that's not located close to civilians, fine. Known numbers of non-combatants around? Big no-no, from a moral standpoint. Of course, HE is not your friend, either.

    A major problem, nowadays: The Bad Guys know what the western nations' rules are, and take advantage of them at every opportunity. That's why folks like Hezbollah put their Katusha launchers adjacent to civilian buildings.

    The part of all this that chaps me is that the Israelis used very little Willy Pete, and get fried over it. The Hezzies launched beaucoup Katushas at purely civilian targets and nobody seems to care.

  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    I care.

    Both sides have done their share of disgusting things, but one gets unconditional support (materiel and political) while the other receives condemnation.

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