Ban Cluster Bombs

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on August 24th, 2007

From Care2 Team

Cluster bombs are weapons that keep killing, long after the war ends.

Individual bomblets can fail to detonate on impact, leaving behind large numbers of unexploded duds akin to landmines.

These bombs continue to maim and kill innocent men, women and children years after the bombs dropped.

Tell your Senator(s) that the humanitarian cost of these weapons is unacceptable.

Cluster bombs that the U.S. dropped 40 years ago in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam still kill people today. Since 1973, when the U.S. dropped the last cluster bomb on Laos, 12,000 Laotian civilians have been killed or injured by an unexploded cluster dud. Many of those men, women and children were not born when the bombs were dropped.

Cluster bombs are indiscriminate. Research in Southeast Asia has revealed that as many as 60% of casualties from unexploded cluster munitions are children.

The United States has stockpiled nearly one billion bomblets. But members of Congress introduced legislation this year that would ban the use of cluster bombs in or near civilian areas and control the use, sale and transfer of almost the entire existing U.S. arsenal of cluster bombs.

Tell your Senator(s) to cosponsor the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act today ยป

Thank you!

Peace,

Natasha N.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

 

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would like to know why more Christians aren't outraged by these type of things! War is the ultimate abortionist and it seems like the Church doesn't care.

  2. Anonymous says:

    To bad we cannot seem to BAN WAR… WE CAN FLY ON A ROCKET POWERED SPACESHIP into OUTER SPACE yet we cannot find a SOLUTION TO HATRED, THE COMMON COLD, AND AIDS VIRUS, TB ,AND MANY OTHER INFIRMITIES… WE CANNOT EVEN SEE THAT MURDERING OUR CHILDREN IS A BAD THING WOMAN CHOOSE THIS EVERYDAY. THIS two is addressed in the SCRIPTURE. along with BRIBES DEALS AND ALL THINGS having to do with LIFE ON PLANET EARTH.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Tell that to greedy men like Bush and Cheney!

  4. Anonymous says:

    You might add LAWYERS JUDGES AND ALL BIG BUSINESS THAT THINKS CHEATING AND DEALING UNDER THE TABLE IS A GOOD WAY .. OF COURSE NOT ALL DO THIS. THE ONES THAT HAVE INTEGRITY AND WANT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND FAIR AS POSSIBLE DO RIGHT BY THEIR CLIENTS AND MAKE MONEY THE HONEST WAY. PUTTING CRIMANALS IN JAIL OR PRISON WHERE THEY BELONG WITHOUT KEEPING EVIDENCE FROM BEING GIOVEN SO THEY CAN HAVE A FAIR TRIAL AS POSSIBLE. LAWYERS MANY OF THEM MAKE DEALS AND OUT AND OUT BRIBERY TO GET THEIR CRIMANALS OFF .. ONE IS ALWAYS ENTITLED TO DEAL FOR A LOWER PUNISHMENT BUT NOT TO GET BOUGHT OUT SCOTFREE WITHOUT EVEN A SLAP ON THE WRIST. MAYBE SOME IN HERE HAVE NOT HAD A DAY IN COURT OR A CONVERSATION Y WITH YOUR LAWYER LATELY THEY ADVISE LIES ON THE STAND NOT ALL BUT SOME PERJURY>> YOU CAN GO TO JAIL FOR AND LAWYERS WILL SAY TELL THEM THIS AND IT WILL BE AN OUT AND OUT LIE YET NO PROOF YET THE LAWYER AND YOU KNOW THE LIE > I GUESS THAT IS OK TO DO HUH BUT I WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT TO NOT COMMIT PERJURY FOR FEAR OF PUNISDHMENT> OH YA ONLY IF YA GET CAUGHT JUST LIKE A THIEF STEAL UNTIL YA GET CAUGHT>
    I ADMIT I AM VERY LEGALISTIC WHEN IT COMES TO BREAKING THE LAWS OF THEFT, DRUGS, AND MURDER,YOU DO NOT WANT ME ON THE JURY IF YOU ARE GUILTY OF ANY OF THESE OFFENCES.I MIGHT BE VERY SORRY THAT A PERSON CHOSE TO STEAL DO DRUGSD OR DEAL THEM OR MURDER SOMEONE JUST BECAUSEBUT I AM FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN MANY CASES OF MURDER AND NOT JUST A YEAR FOR DEALING DRUGS OR THEFT> IF I HAD MY DRUTHERS THE KEY WOULD BE THROWN AWAY FOR DRUG DEALERS AND MURDERERS THAT MURDER A CHILD TO PROTECT THEIR CRIME OF RAPE, INCEST, PEDIFILIA, OR THE JOHN WAYNE GACY”S OR JEFFERY DOMERS OF THE WORLD>GET RID OF THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL AND LET THEM ANSWER TO THEIR LORD AND MAKER.
    TO MY KNOWLEDGE I HAVE NEVER WILLINGLY STOLE ANYTHING FROM ANOTHER, MURDERED ANYONE OR DEALT ILLEGAL DRUGS OR TAKEN ILLEGAL DRUGS. HEAVEN FORBID I EVER WOULD EVEN CONSIDER SUCH.
    AS for PRESIDENT BUSH and V. PRESIDENT CHANEY . ARE YOU JEALOUS BECAUSE THEY HAVE MADE MONEY FROM OIL AND BEING BORN INTO A FAMILY THAT HAS SOME FAMILY VALUES THAT ARE SORELY LACKING FOR MANY ANYMORE.
    MOST people THAT COMPLAIN ABOUYT the GOOD GUYS IS BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY> ENVY AND COVETNESS CHECK IT OUT ANYONE THAT SEES THE GOOD IN ANOTHER AND THEY HAVE IT RIGHT IN THEIR FACE HATE TO SEE WHAT IS BEING SHOWN TO THEM WANTING TO BE AS THEY ARE BUT ARE NOT> I HAVE IT in MY OWN FAMILY. SO I KNOW what I am talking about. I happen to be a faithful believer in the Gospel already knowing i am a sinner and already knowing DEATH will come to me someday. BUT I ALSO DO NOT COVET MONEY MATERIAL ITEMS OR JEALOUS OF what others have . MANY THAT DO HAVE ALLOT have no THANKS GIVEN IN THEM TO THEIR LORD. JUST GIVE ME MORE . I WOULD RATHER HAVE TRIALS AND BAD STUFF HAPPEN SO I KNOW TYE BLESSINGS GOD HAS DONE AND GIVEN THANK YOU THAT WAY HE GETS ALL THE GLORY. NOT I. I KNOW MY BLESSINGS AND I ALSO KNOW MY SHORTCOMINGS. OF COURSE AGE AND YEARS OF HARD KNOX CKS HELP YET I HAVE NOT HAD MANY IN MY LIFETIME I HAVE TRULY BEEN BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE COMPARED TO OTHERS> simply because I never wanted much to begin with. SATISFIED with what THUS SAYETH the LORD and what HE GIVES even yet this day.

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