NOW THE U.S. HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF USING THE SAME TYPE OF MUNITIONS OR WEAPONS THAT THEY CONDEMNED SADDAM HUSSEIN OF USING ON IRAQIS ,AS THAT WAS THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE WAR ON IRAQ.
IF NO ORGANIZATION SUCH AS THE HAGUE OR THE U.N. OR THE COUNCIL ON HUMAN RIGHTS OR THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL DOES NOT INDICT EVERY U.S. OFFICIAL IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION INCLUDING THEIR TOP OFFICER CORE INVOLVED IN PLANNING AND EXECUTING THESE WAR PLANS THEN THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF ANGLO POWER AND GOVERNING IS EXPOSED AS BEING NOTHING MORE THAN ANGLO HYPOCRISY WITH A HINT OF THEATRICS ON TOP OF ARBITRARY JUSTICE,WITH A DAB OF EXPLOITATION OF THE POOR & POWERLESS.
SHOULD NOT THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION BE HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS?
‘US cluster bombs killed 55 in Yemen’
Cluster bomb shells dropped on Vietnam by the US military.
The attack, according to the rights group, targeted Al-Maajala in the Abyan province at a time when Washington was pushing hard to project militants in the country.
“Amnesty International is gravely concerned by evidence that cluster munitions appear to have been used in Yemen,” said Mike Lewis, the group’s arms control researcher, AFP reported.
The group cited a Yemeni parliamentary committee as reporting in February that the attack had killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children, in addition to 14 alleged militants.
Deputy Director of AI’s Middle East and North Africa Program, Philip Luther warned that “a military strike of this kind against alleged militants without an attempt to detain them is at the very least unlawful.”
“The fact that so many of the victims were actually women and children indicates that the attack was in fact grossly irresponsible, particularly given the likely use of cluster munitions,” he also said.
Lewis said, “Cluster munitions have indiscriminate effects and unexploded bomblets threaten lives and livelihoods for years afterwards.”
AI had obtained photographs which showed remains of the BGM-109D Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile. “This type of missile, launched from a warship or submarine, is designed to carry a payload of 166 cluster sub-munitions (bomblets) which each explode into over 200 sharp steel fragments that can cause injuries up to 150 meters (about 500 feet) away,” an AI statement said.
“An incendiary material inside the bomblet also spreads fragments of burning zirconium designed to set fire to nearby flammable objects,” it added.