Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Those are Daisy Cutters. A computer map of a set of geographical co-ordinates are fed into the targeting system of a globular shaped main bomb, and the bomb, after release, blows open, firing little computer-targeted mini-rockets pointed to cover that geograhical area so that it covers every square meter or so, the mini rockets are tipped with a bomblet full of military-spec razor blades that will land nicely in the center of it's assigned square meter, the tracers you see is the rocket exhaust, watch the ground and you will see little explosions where the mini-rockets explode, sending spinning razor blades through the air covering every square inch of the intended geographical area. Any human being who is not in a tank, within that geographical area is killed or amputated. It also usually leaves behind little land mines (fleshettes) that those attempting to save the wounded can step on. It can also set off ammunition dumps by smashing firing primers and such. They are usually used on military barracks, or dropped behind a fortified position prior to attack. It is considered a war crime to use them on civilian populations. It's an American weapon, as American as apple pie. When you see pictures of Iraqi kids with four limbs missing that's what they got hit with, or they played with a fleshette, which looks like a cute little Bionicle.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 01-07-2009 at 10:25 AM.