Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Israel using banned weapons

Lebanese military experts confirm the use by Israel of implosion bombs and white phosphorus in its airstrikes on Beirut's southern suburbs. Reporters have seen at the facades of at least 20 eight-story apartment houses blow off in the Haret Hreik and Bir al-Abed neighborhoods.

Meanwhile 15 thousand refugess have arrived in Tyre, which the Israelis immediately upgraded to "prime target".


Blogger The Liberal Avenger said...

Don't let the wingnuts catch you talking about WHITE PHOSPHORUS.

Yeah - the Israelis NEED to be using WP now... Assholes.

7:54 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Avenger said...

Do "implosion bombs" have another name? I am unable to find "implosion bombs" defined/explained outside of nuclear weaponry.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know, LA. Was translating an Italian dispatch. I'll try to find out. Maybe Wiki?


12:15 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Avenger said...

I wonder if it might be a "fuel-air bomb" they are talking about? I'll keep poking around.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Nombrilisme Vide said...

LA, my first thought was more-or-less the same thing. Not necessarily something so "crude" (or big) as fuel-air explosives, but definately some sort of thermobaric/volumetric weaponry. All told, I don't see what else one would be describing as "implosive" in this context. And even the smaller, "precision" thermobaric munitions are supposed to be able to do obscene structural damage...

4:27 PM  
Blogger Nudnik said...

Of course, the Lebanese would never lie.

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the people who claim that 'sonic boom attacks' are warcrimes.

What next? 'Barking Dog Attacks'?

Seems to me that Arabs don't have a problem with loud noises when they blow up buses in Jerusalem.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oddly though Arabs don't generally decry wrapping yourself in RDX and detonating on a bus full of children to be a 'banned weapon'.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Payback's a beotch.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

Israel is a frightened brute and deserves the bed it made for itself, not to mention a racist society.

5:57 PM  

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