Pentagon 6.11.01: Die Absicht des Einsatzes der stärksten konventionellen Bombe (BLU-82, 6800 kg) im Afghanistan-Krieg ist es, Menschen umzubringen.

Q: General Pace, speaking of tools, could you talk a little bit about the 15,000-pound Daisy Cutter bomb we were told that was starting to be used late last week, maybe give us some idea what sort of targets and what strategic advantages does that bring?
Pace: There were two of these weapons used in the last -- within the last week. They are 15,000-pound bombs that literally are fit on a pallet on a C-130. They're pushed out the back of the C-130 and float down by parachute. They have a probe that sticks out so when the probe hits the ground, they explode about three feet above the ground, and as you would expect, they make a heck of a bang when they go off, and the intent is to kill people.

DoD News Briefing. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. Tuesday, November 6, 2001 - 12:05 EST

Letzte Aktualisierung: 07.11.2001. Dr. Georg Schöfbänker