I am regularly shocked at the evil depths to which human beings can sink and the use of new weapons by Israel against men, women and children in Gaza is but the latest horror.
Given the incredible acronym DIME, Dense Inert Metal Explosives, these weapons cause horrendous injuries slicing off not one but both legs right up to the groin. Others send tiny particles to penetrate deep into the abdomen where they are barely noticeable until the victim contracts septicemia and dies. You can read surgeon’s reports here.
The evil lies not just with those who drop the bombs or release the rockets but with those who authorise their use and those who buy them. Those who sell them and perhaps worst of all those who waste their undoubted talents and design these abominations. How anyone can turn up for work in the morning to sit down at their design board, pick up a coffee maybe have a laugh with collegues and set about designing a missile to cut off peoples legs including those of children. How can they do this? How can they do this and go home in the evening, perhaps expecting their own children to run up and great them as they come in the door? As long as there are people like this and governments to back them can there be any hope for Peace in the World?