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
News Briefing. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. Tuesday, November 6, 2001 -