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Who needs legs, after all? Not Palestinians

An investigative report to be aired on Italian television today raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns.
Isn't that what subhuman populations are for?

Besides, who needs legs, after all?

Not Palestinians - at least not according to Israel - they might use them to run.
The Italian report is based on the eyewitness accounts of medical doctors in the Strip, as well as tests carried out in an Italian laboratory. The investigative team is the same one that exposed, several months ago, the use by U.S. forces in Iraq of phosphorous bombs, against Iraqi rebels in Faluja.

Israel Air Force Maj.-Gen (res.) Yitzhak Ben-Israel, formerly head of the IDF's weapons-development program, told the Italian reporters that "one of the ideas [behind the weapon] is to allow those targeted to be hit without causing damage to bystanders or other persons."
Israelis are always making one excuse or another for their unmitigated brutality.

The investigation, by Rai24news, follows reports by Gaza-based doctors of inexplicably serious injuries. The doctors reported an exceptionally large number of wounded who lost legs, of completely burned bodies and injuries unaccompanied by metal shrapnel. Some of the doctors also claimed that they removed particles from wounds that could not be seen in an x-ray machine.

According to those who testified, the wounded were hit by munitions launched from drones, most of them in July.

Dr. Habas al-Wahid, head of the emergency room at the Shuhada al-Aqsa hospital, in Deir el-Balah, told the reporters that the legs of the injured were sliced from their bodies "as if a saw was used to cut through the bone."

There were signs of heat and burns near the point of the amputation, but no signs that the dismemberment was caused by metal fragments.

Dr. Juma Saka, of Shifa Hospital, in Gaza City, said the doctors found small entry wounds on the bodies of the wounded and the dead. According to Saka, a powder was found on the victims' bodies and in their internal organs.

"The powder was like microscopic shrapnel, and these are what likely caused the injuries," Saka said.

The Italian investigative team raised the possibility that the IDF is making use of a weapon similar in character to DIME - Dense Inert Metal Explosive - developed for the U.S. military. According to the official website of a U.S. air force laboratory, it is a "focused lethality" weapon, which aims to accurately destroy the target while causing minimum damage to the surrounding.

According to the site, the projectile comprises a carbon-fiber casing filled with tungsten powder and explosives. In the explosion, tungsten particles - a metal capable of conducting very high temperatures - spread over a radius of four meters and cause death.

This is absolutely sick, beyond words.
According to the U.S.-based website Defense-Tech, "the result is an incredibly destructive blast in a small area" and "the destructive power of the mixture causes far more damage than pure explosive." It adds that "the impact of the micro-shrapnel seems to cause a similar but more powerful effect than a shockwave."

The weapon is supposed to still be in the testing phase and has not been used on the battlefield.

The Italian reporters sent samples of the particles found in wounds of injured in the Gaza Strip to a laboratory at the University of Parma. Dr. Carmela Vaccaio said that in analyzing the samples, she found "a very high concentration of carbon and the presence of unusual materials," such as copper, aluminum and tungsten. Dr. Vaccaio says these findings "could be in line with the hypothesis" that the weapon in question is DIME.

On the matter of DIME, Ben-Israel told the Italian reporters that "this is a technology that allows the striking of very small targets."
Perfect for small children.

The report says that the weapon is not banned by international law, especially since it has not been officially tested.
What a convenient way to get around the law - do it secretly.
It is believed that the weapon is highly carcinogenic and harmful to the environment.

The non-governmental organization Physicians for Human Rights has written to Defense Minister Amir Peretz requesting explanations for the aforementioned injuries to Palestinians. Amos Gilad, a senior adviser to the minister, is supposed to meet with the group on the matter in the near future.
In other words, when hell freezes over.


At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger bobw said...

Remember the video you posted a few weeks ago, under the title "most disturbing footage". This showed what seemed to be an unmanned aerial vehicle surveilling (targeting) three Iraqi men on a desert road at night. Two American voices at remote locations discussed the scene and then agreed to strike the presumed insurgents. Instantly, a silent white flash enveloped one and he disappeared. Then the other two were eliminated in succession.
The Israeli weapons seem to be of this same dehumanized family.

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Yes, I remember it - appalling.

Dehumanized is the perfect word to describe the process that it completes by destroying the target, already deemed subhuman by the self-chosen few.

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger Goofy said...

Who can think up such evil?

Is there or has there ever been a people so vicious apart from the members of the synagogue of Satan?

Are we going to allow them to kill us all or will we fight back to uproot evil?

At Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Blogger quasimodo said...

It is those self-chosen few who are the subhuman.

At Thursday, October 12, 2006, Blogger Masher1 said...

This faction of evil will do it's self in don't worry. israel can try any thing it wants to. In the end Palestine will live to drive the israeli and the threats she represents into the sea. A LONG voyage of repent. A walk in the land of that she has sown for the majority of the last 100 years. A path so feared by the israeli they would kill us ALL to avoid it's lessons and teachings. Well israel this walk or float IS coming for you. The israeli cannot learn to play nice if they are all dead. So israel What's it going to be? Release Palestine right now leave everything you stole and plundered from there OR face garganuan trouble.

What's it going to be israel? Can your israeli arms industry cope with the millions of angry folks that are going to have to fix your angry death grip you currently have over the whole world. We see the threats you amassed in your defence. Quite a mass of controls you have at your disposal. All of the defences will FAIL you israel. God helps those that do HIS work. Not some stunned interpretation Olmert and Dubya have worked out. We encourage EVERY israeli to re-think there life.

We are watching and waiting to see israel shoot it's self in the face Again. Please prove me wrong israel.


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