Daily Archives: Tuesday, 30-Oct-2001

Hmm, from BBC News: Radio warns Afghans over food parcels. It looks like we have been dropping cluster bombs that are the same color as the food packets. That isn’t the brightest idea in the world.

Embarrassingly, the bombs’ yellow casing means that from a distance they are hard to distinguish from the emergency food parcels wrapped in yellow plastic that US planes have been dropping over the last few weeks.

Now, I can understand why one would want both to be highly visable but you’d think that someone, somewhere in all the bureacracy that makes up our military someone would of thought about a color coding scheme that would work a little better than this.