Nice, can't just disagree with my statement, have to add in the personal attack.
Your statement fails because you don't understand the full spectrum of force. Yes, a gun can kill people. It can also be a test of skill in a recreational activity. It can also be used to put meat on the table. It can also be used to signal the start of a race. But the presence of guns in the hands of an armed citizenry has a chilling force on the exercise of power by a government. Once it was demonstrated that an armed citizenry can successfully resist not only the armed forces of a government, but the armed forces of the most powerful empire on the planet, then the concept of authority and power originating with the people was born.
An armed population tells a government that nowhere their armed forces go will truly be safe. A government, no matter how large, cannot guard every bridge and railroad crossing. Not every government official can be well guarded all the time. The citizens always outnumber the authoritarian forces. If the minds of those citizens have been set alight with the fire of freedom from oppression, no force can stand against them.
I don't know. Maybe you went to a school that didn't cover this concept. Pretty easy, considering the degradation of public education. The American Revolution gets glossed over. Maybe you're from a country that doesn't recognize the right of their citizens to keep and bear arms. Maybe you were just sick the day this topic was covered. In any case, you didn't get it. I hope this has been educational for you. But it isn't my job to increase the quality of your shoddy education. Good luck with the whole ignorance thing. I hope it works out for you.
Don't send a robot to the moon to explore sites we've already explored. We did that during the Apollo missions. Apollo 12 landed within walking distance of Surveyor 3. Now, if you really want to do a follow up that would impress me go find the Apollo 10 LEM ascent stage that was released to a heliocentric orbit after the mission. It's orbitting aroudn the sun somewhere, the only presumably intact flown LEM ascent stage. All the others impacted on the moon somewhere.
The Geneva conventions most specifically did not deal with the use of WP. The Geneva conventions dealt with the treatment of combatants and non-combatants. The Hague conventions dealt with the use of arms and munitions. This is like the old lie about shotguns being illegal weapons or the
The treaty concerning white phosphorus is The Chemical Weapons Convention, which the United States amongst others has not signed. This is not to say that WP is a chemical weapon like mustard gas or phosgene. It's a fragmentary incendiary, more like napalm in a solid state.
Wouldn't that be a little like cannibalism?
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