The DIME Bomb (The Other Chemical Weapon)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Phosphorus weapons cause chemical burns and the Red Cross and human rights groups argue they should be treated as chemical weapons. Usage of this type of chemical ammunition causes burns and injuries in soft tissue and cannot be traced by X-ray.

This takes you back to the post I made about Depleted Uranium , but no one cared. Chemical or depleted uranium could be used in ammunition production. Banned weapons, including phosphorus incendiary bombs and vacuum bombs may be in use today, by both Israel and Hamas.

The use of chemical weapons against civilians or against military targets in civilian areas is outlawed by the Geneva Conventions.


Doctors in the past have reported wounds very similar to Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME). DIME is a carbon-encased missile that shatters on impact into minuscule splinters, at the same time setting off an explosive that shoots blades of energy-charged, heavy metal tungsten alloy (HMTA) powder, such as cobalt and nickel or iron, with a carbon fiber casing. It turns to dust on impact, as it loses inertia very quickly due to air resistance, burning and destroying through a very precise angulation everything within a four-meter range.

Tungsten, the main material that would stray outside of the target zone, is also said to be highly carcinogenic and harmful to the environment. Past samples has shown a very high concentration of carbon, as well as copper, aluminum and tungsten in the soil, leading to a question of DIME.

Since DIME is new, international law has not passed judgment on its legality, in other words,

DIME would be the perfect weapon.

1 deacons spoke:

De Campo BC said...

While I’ve never “called it in”, I’ve always been instructed that phosphorus weapons (Willy Pete) can’t be used when targeting personnel.

However….

I do know a guy who employed it after he saw an insurgent light up a cigarette. His justification? He was targeting the lighter, or as he called it a fuel depot.

I like it here. If you can’t have fun with depleted uranium what can you have fun with?

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