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A new global treaty banning cluster munitions has come into force.

The Convention on Cluster Munitions bans the stockpiling, use and transfer of virtually all existing cluster bombs, and also provides for the clearing up of unexploded munitions.

It has been adopted by 108 states, of which 38 have ratified it.

First developed during World War II, cluster bombs contain a number of smaller bomblets designed to cover a large area and deter an advancing army.

Campaigners have hailed the treaty as the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty for a decade.

"This is a triumph of humanitarian values over a cruel and unjust weapon," Thomas Nash, co-ordinator of the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), told the BBC.

"At a time when concern over civilian deaths in conflict is in the news, this treaty stands out as a clear example of what governments must do to protect civilians and redress the harm already caused by cluster bombs."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: "This new instrument is a major advance for the global disarmament and humanitarian agendas, and will help us to counter the widespread insecurity and suffering caused by these terrible weapons, particularly among civilians and children."

The agreement "highlights not only the world's collective revulsion at these abhorrent weapons, but also the power of collaboration among governments, civil society and the United Nations to change attitudes and policies on a threat faced by all humankind," Mr Ban said.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-10829976

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#2
Step in the right direction ? Are you kidding me ? **** yes !
Was getting sick of being scared to touch anything in my hometown in South Lebanon because of all the cluster bombs Israel spread out. Some camouflaged in Toys and Dolls (You can guess why)
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But how are we going to fight terrorists now?
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But how are we going to fight terrorists now?

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#8
That's good news. Cluster bombing is a very useful aid in taking out large areas at once, but, they're quite inaccurate so they can hit the wrong target. This is good.
#9
Like the people who would use this are going to abide by the treaty anyway....
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But what will I do with all my cluster bombs now? Bloody communists...
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But what will I do with all my cluster bombs now? Bloody communists...

Use them to kill commies, just call them something different. I suggest happy rainbow bombs, great PR, no-one wants to ban happy rainbow bombs.
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But how are we going to fight terrorists now?

One larger bomb
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But what will I do with all my cluster bombs now? Bloody communists...



Glue them together.

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One larger bomb

Commies will ban it too.
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So can I not use the cluster bombs in my worms game?
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#17
"This new instrument is a major advance for the global disarmament and humanitarian agendas"

global disarmament


Sounds like commie talk to me

We can just use more unguided missiles to carpet bomb and scorch earth.
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So can I not use the cluster bombs in my worms game?


First thing I thought of when I saw the thread.
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Use them to kill commies, just call them something different. I suggest happy rainbow bombs, great PR, no-one wants to ban happy rainbow bombs.

You know who wouldn't ban happy rainbow bombs? This guy, and he has a face you can trust.
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Conveniently, the US has not signed it.

I wonder why...
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You know who wouldn't ban happy rainbow bombs? This guy, and he has a face you can trust.

I'd like to have a drink with him.
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#24
TBH, the damned things cause more trouble than they solve.

But when you really need to f*ck up an airfield, there's nothing to touch cluster munitions.
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I'd like to have a drink with him.

I'd like to pay for all his drinks, sharing the bill is for pinkos, homosexuals and Democrats.
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I'd like to pay for all his drinks, sharing the bill is for pinkos, homosexuals and Democrats.

, I take it you won some kind of lottery recently then
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, I take it you won some kind of lottery recently then

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As long as I get to keep my doomsday devices. First the mad scientist can't get a doomsday device, next it's the mad grad student! Where will it end?
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But! But they look so cool when they go off! Got to be worth a few kids' limbs.

They're commie terrorist kids anyway, who cares?
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Because the US is too ****ing awesome.


No, because they like bombing the utter shit out of countries with illegal weapons.

My country signed it and we're basically Obama's little war-bitch. You can't be that awesome.
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No, because they like bombing the utter shit out of countries with illegal weapons.

My country signed it and we're basically Obama's little war-bitch. You can't be that awesome.


I misread Obama's as Osama's
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#34
Boooo!


Now what use will the Tornado GR4 have?

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Boooo!


Now what use will the Tornado GR4 have?

It can look incredibly outdated next to the aircraft of other NATO countries. And probably African banana republics as well.
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It can look incredibly outdated next to the aircraft of other NATO countries. And probably African banana republics as well.





The design isnt much older ( theroretically ) than the Eurofighter, they just made the Tornado first...

Its a sexy plane...The last REAL plane in use. The pilot actually gets to fly it, not a pc.

....OT I guess its good they are banning them, just a shame my favourite plane will be used even less in its original role.

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The design isnt much older ( theroretically ) than the Eurofighter, they just made the Tornado first...

Its a sexy plane...The last REAL plane in use. The pilot actually gets to fly it, not a pc.

....OT I guess its good they are banning them, just a shame my favourite plane will be used even less in its original role.


Much sexier plane.
#40
Well Durrrr.....


But it aint no tempest..


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