#36 PETER SM asks about ball bearings - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 28.09.06 | 15:19 (IDT)

    ...and he asks what purpose there was in loading them into rockets. Well, it seems to me that this makes them especially effective when the rocket is aimed into the middle of a platoon of IDF soldiers waiting to deploy across the border into Lebanon. Which, if you cared to read the papers at the time, was exactly where they aimed some of their rockets, and exactly the effect they had. There IS a military purpose to shrapnell, just as there IS a military purpose to cluster bombs. But it is where you aim them that matters, and what you expect to achieve by firing them that counts.

    from the article: Gal-On asks Peretz to look into use of cluster bombs in Lebanon
    First published 00:00 28.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 28.09.06
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