Saturday, January 24, 2009

Did Israel Test a Horrific New Weapon in Gaza?

Alternet has this:

More from Al-Jazeera English:

Medics working in the Gaza Strip have condemned Israel's use of suspected "new weapons" that inflict horrific injuries they say most surgeons will not have seen before.

Dr. Jan Brommundt, a German doctor working for Medecins du Monde in the south Gazan city of Khan Younis, described the injuries he had seen as "absolutely gruesome." [...]

When detonated, a DIME device expels a blade of charged tungsten dust that burns and destroys everything within a four-meter radius.

Brommundt also described widespread but previously unseen abdominal injuries that appear minor at first but degenerate within hours, causing multiple organ failure. He said:

"Initially, everything seems in order ... but they will present within one to five hours with an acute abdomen which looks like appendicitis, but it turns out on operation that dozens of miniature particles can be found in all of their organs.

"It seems to be some sort of explosive or shell that disperses tiny particles at around 1-by-1 or 2-by-1 millimeters that penetrate all organs, these miniature injuries, you are not able to attack them surgically."

The doctors said many patients succumb to septicemia and die within 24 hours.


ToLo said...

This actually sounds like TWO weapons: one that sends a spray of burning metal, and one that is a sort of flechette bomb.

This is hideous.

Doogman said...

There's an embedded link to the DIME weapon background. It's LIKE two weapons. Gods. All the money spent to KILL... imagine the GOOD we could do if ANY of that money went to HELP.