Tuesday, January 6, 2009
GAZA STRIP - In a recent strike on a Hamas government complex, the Israeli Air Force dropped the world's first green bombs. Developed by Sweden, the bombs were given to Israel for testing, according to Swedish government spokesperson Alrik Ellstrom. "We wanted people to war responsibly, with an eye on the environment." Ellstrom stated that detonation released thousands of date palm seeds which would scatter and grow, offsetting target damage plus the attacking jet's fuel. In addition to thousand-pound bombs, Sweden has developed 40 millimeter shells that release tangerine seeds, and a cluster bomb that spreads mums.