DIME weaponry? Is this the Pentagon’s idea of a humanitarian weapon?

dimeDr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor who gave medical treatment to the wounded in Gaza when this Palestinian concentration camp was assaulted by the Israeli military, has an excellent interview recorded on Grit TV. Of great interest is where he discusses the Israeli-Pentagon use of DIME weaponry during that conflict, within the first few moments of this video report. He posits the idea that DIME is somehow seen as being a ‘humanitarian’ weapon of choice by the Pentagon? Check it out and see why he believes that is what they actually think? Dr. Mads Gilbert: A Physician in Gaza

4 thoughts on “DIME weaponry? Is this the Pentagon’s idea of a humanitarian weapon?

  1. Avatarohwilleke

    DIME weapons are intended to kill people, just like most military weapons. The idea behind a DIME weapon is that it should kill the people its users intend to kill, not bystanders. Old bombs killed people far removed from the person the user intended to kill, especially in urban combat, because the metal bits and explosion blast cover such a large area. Bystanders many hundreds of meters away might be killed or seriously injured by those bombs.

    The picture can’t tell us if this fellow severely injured by this bomb in this post was a target or a bystander, or how many bystanders were hurt when the explosive went off (assuming for sake of argument that it is a DIME weapon, which it might very well be).

    The concern about DIME weapons should be that they may contaminate the local environment after they explode, slowly poisoning people in the area, not that they blow someone up on purpose. DIME weapons were invented to address the concern that their predecessor, spent uranium weapons, had more environmental impact than anticipated on sites where used and on soldiers using them. The DIME weapon’s undoing may be environmental problems of its own.

    If the IDF blows up Palestinians with military weapons this is something to be concerned about. But, that concern is a generalized concern about the war being fought and the people being targeted. It is not an objection to a DIME weapon v. any other weapon to achieve that end.

    To this guy, the weapon used may not matter. To the kid in a tent or latrine two football fields down the road, it may indeed have been a humanitarian alternative.

  2. AvatarDan Chinitz

    Hopefully, Hamas has learned the lesson Hezbollah has learned very well: Don’t f*ck with Israel again.

  3. EricEric

    This kind of “lesson” just makes people rededicate themselves to f*ck up whoever has the arrogance to act with such inhumanity.

  4. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “This kind of “lesson” just makes people rededicate themselves to f*ck up whoever has the arrogance to act with such inhumanity”

    Worked well with the Germans and Japanese.

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