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Old 07-07-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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In all forms, DU is radioactive and chemically toxic, thus conforming to Hague's poisonous weapons definition. Using them is thus a war crime.

NATO Using Nuclear Weapons in Libya | War Is A Crime .org
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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DU is pretty screwed up but I don't think it fits the definition of a nuclear weapon. No fission or fusion is occurring. It'd fall under radiological weaponry if anything. And it's a crime against our own troops as well, ever heard of Gulf War Syndrome?
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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LOL...can't wait to see how the leftist droids who complained bitterly over the use of DU in Iraq and Afghanistan think it now is okay to use by their boy Obama in Libya....
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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The US Must End Its Illegal War in Libya Now
President Obama has ripped up the US constitution for Nato's ill-considered Libyan adventure. Congress must restore sense
by Dennis Kucinich


The US Must End Its Illegal War in Libya Now | Common Dreams
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Depleted Uranium is not a nuclear weapon.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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I've seen some pretty ignorant articles with regards to weapons related issues, written by people with little knowledge of what they are talking about. The link in the OP....right at the top of the list.

Depleted uranium is a very hard, dense metal, no more, no less. That density helps penetrate "hardened" objects, such as tank armor. It is not a friggin' nuclear bomb.

I disagree with our involvement in Lybia, but articles based on ignorance don't help make a case.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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I've seen some pretty ignorant articles with regards to weapons related issues, written by people with little knowledge of what they are talking about. The link in the OP....right at the top of the list.

Depleted uranium is a very hard, dense metal, no more, no less. That density helps penetrate "hardened" objects, such as tank armor. It is not a friggin' nuclear bomb.

I disagree with our involvement in Lybia, but articles based on ignorance don't help make a case.
And your expertise in the subject matter is??????????
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The common meaning of "nuclear weapon" is a device that explodes with a very high energy release. Depleted uranium bullets, although still very mildly radioactive poisonous metal, do not go BOOM.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Currently I physically reside on the 3rd planet from the sun
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In all forms, DU is radioactive and chemically toxic, thus conforming to Hague's poisonous weapons definition. Using them is thus a war crime.

NATO Using Nuclear Weapons in Libya | War Is A Crime .org

Depleted Uranium?
I've never heard of this before reading this article.
Is it a violation of the Geneva Convention to use DU?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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And your expertise in the subject matter is??????????
Mechanical engineering degree, 25 years in the engineering field and some amount of effort researching military weapons. Not that any high school junior that didn't sleep his way through science class wouldn't see through that article.
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