Friday, July 16, 2010

Cluster Bombs and Civilian Lives: Efficient Killing, Profits and Human Rights

Ramzy Baroud, Foreign Policy Journal, July 9, 2010

Cluster bombs are in the news again, thanks to a recent report from Amnesty International.

The human rights agency has confirmed that 35 women and children were killed following the latest US attacks on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in Yemen. Initially, there were attempts to bury the story, and Yemen officially denied that civilians were killed as a result of the December 17 attack on al-Majala in southern Yemen. However, it has been simply impossible to conceal what is now considered the largest loss of life in one single US attack in the country.

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