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Vol. 8, #7, Sept.

15-28, 2006 Toronto Street News 7

Israeli Commander: “We Fired More Than A Million

(illegal) Cluster Bombs In Lebanon” (before ceasefire)
IDF commander: We fired more than a tions. The basic rocket fired by the platform is with munitions, accounting for the littered and a sweeping prohibition of the use of cluster
million cluster bombs in Lebanon unguided and imprecise, with a range of about explosive landscape of post-war Lebanon. bombs. The convention on conventional
By Meron Rappaport 32 kilometers. The rockets are designed to When his reserve duty came to a close, the weaponry does not declare a prohibition on
"What we did was insane and monstrous, we burst into sub-munitions at a planned altitude commander in question sent a letter to De- [phosphorous weapons], rather, on principles
covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the in order to blanket enemy army and personnel fense Minister Amir Peretz outlining the use regulating the use of such weapons.
head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said on the ground with smaller explosive rounds. of cluster munitions, a letter which has re- "For understandable operational reasons, the
regarding the use of illegal cluster bombs and The use of such weaponry is controversial mained unanswered. IDF does not respond to [accounts of] details
phosphorous shells during the war. mainly due to its inaccuracy and ability to 'Excessive injury and unnecessary suffer- of weaponry in its possession.
Quoting his battalion commander, wreak great havoc against indeterminate tar- ing' It has come to light that IDF soldiers fired "The IDF makes use only of methods and
the rocket unit head stated that the gets over large areas of territory, with a mar- phosphorous rounds in order to cause fires in weaponry which are permissible under inter-
IDF fired around 1,800 (illegal) clus- gin of error of as much as 1,200 meters from Lebanon. An artillery commander has admit- national law. Artillery fire in general, includ-
the intended target to the area hit. ted to seeing trucks loaded with phosphorous ing MLRS fire, were used in response solely
ter bombs, containing over 1.2 million The cluster rounds which don't detonate on rounds on their way to artillery crews in the to firing on the state of Israel."
cluster bomblets. impact, believed by the United Nations to be north of Israel. The Defense Minister's office said it had not
In addition, soldiers in IDF artillery units around 40% of those fired by the IDF in Leba- A direct hit from a phosphorous shell typi- received messages regarding cluster bomb
testified that the army used phosphorous non, remain on the ground as unexploded mu- cally causes severe burns and a slow, painful fire.
shells during the war, widely forbidden by nitions, effectively littering the landscape with death. The United States provided bombs to Is-
international law. According to their claims, thousands of land mines which will continue International law forbids the use of weapons rael during its invasion of Lebanon; The
the vast majority of said explosive ordinance to claim victims long after the war has ended. that cause "excessive injury and unnecessary United States has developed plastic shrap-
was fired in the final 10 days of the war. Because of their high level of failure to deto- suffering", and many experts are of the opin- nel which prevents doctors from being able
The rocket unit commander stated that Mul- nate, it is believed that there are around ion that phosphorous rounds fall directly in to do X-rays of children with bomb frag-
tiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) plat- 500,000 unexploded munitions on the ground that category. ments imbedded in their bodies which re-
forms were heavily used in spite of the fact in Lebanon. To date 12 Lebanese civilians The International Red Cross has determined sults in extended agony for these children
that they were known to be highly inaccurate have been killed by these mines since the end that international law forbids the use of phos- when the BB sized pellets are shot into their
and therefore kill innocent women and chil- of the war. phorous and other types of flammable rounds bodies. Doctors are prevented from being
dren.. According to the commander, in order to against personnel, both civilian and military. able to pick out these items easily.
MLRS is a track or tire carried mobile compensate for the inaccuracy of the rockets IDF: No violation of international law
rocket launching platform, capable of firing a and the inability to strike individual targets In response, the IDF Spokesman's Office
very high volume of mostly unguided muni- precisely, units would "flood" the battlefield stated that "International law does not include
of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly when it invaded Lebanon in 1982, Iran has
would serve as a deterrent effect upon Is- vowed to come to Syria's defense.
raeli leaders such as Prime Minister Olmert, And of course Israel and the Bush Jr ad-
The purpose of Defense Minister Peretz, Chief of Staff Halutz ministration very much want a pretext to at-
the ICTI would be to investigate and prose- and Israel's other top generals that they will tack Iran. This scenario could readily degen-
A War Crimes Tribunal cute Israeli war crimes, crimes against hu- be prosecuted for their further infliction of erate into World War III.
May be the Only Deterrent to a Global manity and genocide against the Peoples of international crimes upon the Lebanese and For the U.N. General Assembly to establish
War: Prosecuting Israel Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY did the Palestinians. ICTI could stop the further development of
By FRANCIS A. BOYLE for the victims of international crimes com- Without such a deterrent, Israel might be this momentum towards a regional if not
The United Nations General Assembly must mitted by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime emboldened to attack Syria with the full sup- global catastrophe.
immediately establish an International Crimi- throughout the Balkans. port of the Likhudnik Bush Jr. Neoconserva- Francis A. Boyle, Professor of Law, Univer-
nal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a "subsidiary The establishment of ICTI would provide tives, who have always viewed Syria as "low- sity of Illinois, is author of Foundations of
organ" under U.N. Charter Article 22. The some small degree of justice to the victims of hanging fruit" ready to be taken out by means World Order, Duke University Press, The
ICTI would be organized along the lines of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity of their joint aggression. Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence, and Pales-
the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugo- and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon The Israeli press has just reported that the tine, Palestinians and International Law, by
slavia (ICTY), which was established by the and Palestine--just as the ICTY has done in Bush Jr administration is encouraging Israel Clarity Press. He can be reached at:
Security Council. the Balkans. Furthermore, the establishment to attack Syria. If Israel attacks Syria as it did FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC.EDU
street value heroin — is produced in Afghani-
stan. Even the Taliban were killing the industry
when they were left to lead that country following
the Soviet Union and the U.S. invasions of that coun-
Afghanis know those two super powers as war-
mongers who in the end only wanted a cheap poi-
son drug source.
Like a lot of U.S. journalists—some of them Cana- The U.S. politician who helped the Taliban spray
dian — CNN’s Anderson Cooper did not declare his 6 poppy crops to destroy them was fired: Colin
months of CIA training (how to be a furtive crimi- Powell.
nal?) — Anderson Cooper is hereby exposed again by Today, Bush and his crowd including this British
Toronto Street News. tank guarding a high-production poppy field actu-
Surprised, he has noticed the fact that Afghanistan’s pop- ally support the global production of heroin for
pies are the source of “billions” in the global poison drug global poison intake.
industry. How about $365 billion a year? A Canadian retired general doesn’t bother to reply
What are the facts? The facts are that each to our queries on how Harper and Canuck soldiers
and every day — the raw source of a billion dollars in do the same.
are ultimately my father's creations. uses Boyles and Charles Law (rate of expand-
1. Airport would save $80 billion a year in ing gasses) to so dramatically reduce auto
US fuel. emissions that you can literally drive your car
2. Mass transit using your personal automo- to clean the air. If the auto is under mass use,
oxygen atom has bile as a module, so when you get there you it is powerful enough to function in the envi-
a weight of 16, giving each single still have your car. Attains a 20:1 efficiency ronment, with proper engineering it can be
Oxygen Depletion Facts - Stunning From molecule of CO2 an atomic weight of 44 (12 over the current systems. driven to clean the environment.
Environmental Scientist Jim Starry from carbon and 32 from oxygen). 3. Home construction at 1/3 of the cost per 13. Water purification using a very simple
* 10,000 Gallons of Oxygen are burned for Therefore, to calculate the amount of CO2 square foot, demonstrating heating and cool- design that is touted to remove 1/103 micron
EVERY GALLON OF FUEL used in an en- produced from a gallon of gasoline, the weight ing retention to dramatically increase comfort, viruses at 40,000 gallons/month. A gift of this
gine...a plane or a car, etc. of the carbon in the gasoline is multiplied by both economically and environmentally. system has been made to the King of Thailand
* 3 Million Gallons of jet fuel are used 44/12 or 3.7. 4. Uniform Building Code currently has as it uses no electricity and can be used in
every DAY at O'hare. Since gasoline is about 87% carbon and design dysfunction of the planet. third world countries.
Multiply that by 10,000 Gallons of Oxygen 13% hydrogen by weight, the carbon in a gal- 5. Waste treatment facilities that regenerate 14. Demonstration of a wind generator
Burned PER GALLON of fuel. lon of gasoline weighs 5.5 pounds (6.3 lbs. the purest water on the planet. which collects energy convectively, conduc-
The result: 3 BILLION Gallons of OXY- x .87). 6. Changes for existing structures demon- tively, and with radiation collection to attain
GEN are burned per DAY at O'Hare Interna- We can then multiply the weight of the car- strating heating and cooling efficiency to dra- an approximate 42% efficiency.
tional Airport. bon (5.5 pounds) by 3.7, which equals 20 matically reduce utility costs. 15. A vertical armature electric motor with
The net result: 3 Billion Gallons of Oxy- pounds of CO2! 7. Community design to begin to reduce the field density of 10:1 which allows one device
gen-Depleted Air are created loaded with at time in your automobile, to increase time with to be a motor, a brake, a clutch, a transmission
least 147 types of toxins and pollutants. The Mind Of Jim Starry family. so that your vehicle is powered with an effi-
* One single large airliner uses more Oxy- The Child's Environment 8. Septic designs for rural communities that ciency with rapid acceleration of 3:1 over the
gen per HOUR than all of the Earth's Six Bil- By Jim Starry eliminate any toxic interchange with ground- conventional automobile.
lion people breathe during that entire hour. My father had a straight 4.0 out of Drake water. The next four chapters are #1 - how to get
There are approximately 2,700 Air Busses University...incredible capability in mathemat- 9. Feedlot system for large communities you involved; #2 - how to get your govern-
in flight today - more are on order - bringing ics, he was a teacher. Yet, somehow, he deci- that creates organic meats without use of ster- ment involved, #3 - how to cause your in-
the total soon to 4,300 phered that the educational system based on oids, antibiotics, etc. (bringing back the free volvement to cause the involvement of others,
* How Can A Single Gallon Of Gasoline memory wasn't working. So, I remember start- range). and #4- - an earth doll where the legs are the
Produce 20 Pounds Of Carbon Dioxide? ing around five years old, taking things apart 10. Shopping mall design where people trees, supporting the body, which is the globe,
It seems impossible that a gallon of gaso- for him. At 55, sitting across from him, I fi- work, live, are educated, motel services, child the arms are porpoises for the spiritual infor-
line, which weighs about 6.3 pounds, could nally recognized he never questioned my ca- care, etc. so that driving becomes a non- mation, and the head is the sun, the energy of
produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) pability of accomplishing anything. necessity. the process. Inside the earth doll, which may
when burned. However, most of the weight of By this time we had a huge machine shop, 11. Environmental university, the first in be worn as a backpack is a videotape with so-
the CO2 doesn't come from the gasoline itself, invention lab, in the basement of an old man- the world, where people are taught the prob- lutions, an audiotape with music to teach the
but the oxygen in the air. sion, which was the creation space for any- lem and the solution; are trained in building child to sing to his parents the lyrics of possi-
When gasoline burns, the carbon and hydro- thing. I recognized at 55, while working on an home structures which don't pollute; are bility, and with this a book that the parent will
gen separate. The hydrogen combines with invention, that most probably he always knew trained in distribution, communication with read to the child, that reinforces that solutions
oxygen to form water (H2O), and carbon com- the answers but quietly walked me through the their own community, the state, and the world, are easy, and that the new children of the fu-
bines with oxygen to form carbon dioxide jungle of my own mind to make me feel as if so on graduation they have numerous job of- ture can be allowed to dream again.
(CO2). I'd discovered it on my own. fers.
A carbon atom has a weight of 12, and each All the listed solutions for a better planet 12. Auto emissions control device which