Wednesday, March 29, 2006


If there's not enough shocking news regarding the U.S. "war on terror", here is another one.

A leaked (!) document claims that the U.S. military presence in Iraq has been using 'phospohorus' bombs in air raids. Sounded pretty ok to me till I read up on how phosphorus boms actually work. They are a mish-mash of petroleum jelly, phopshorus compounds & the like, first used during World War 1. And as any science student would verify, phosphorus bursts into flames in contact with air. Imagine the plight of the victim! Once the bomb explodes on or near an unfortunate target, the bomb sets the man/woman/child afire. And this fire is not easily extinguished. Conventional methods of escapes prove futile,as it catches fire as soon as it comes in contact with O2 again. That means, wrapping a blanket or jumping into a pool of water would just retard the march of death, but not stop it.

Imagine dying such a gruesome end!

I fail to understand the purpose of this war on terror. Far from rooting out terrorism, it has only succeeded in spreading fear & hatred, & has astronomiacl death statistics & abuse allegations to show for it. WMD's were not found. Terrorists still survive while the populace suffers. To take by force was never a virtue. To commit such inhuman acts dont qualify for it either.

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