Land Mines: Helping to bring an end to these cruel weapons

#1
A Worthy Vote I think!

These guys need to stay in the Top 20 by close of play tomorrow, I believe they are around 19th/20th...

With a bit of ARRSE Help they may just do that :wink:


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#4
Land mines are one of the most inhumane and irresponsible weapons used in war.
It is a first sentence like that which makes me cringe and want to close the page. I always thought that only people could be irresponsible in how they use objects such as land-mines.
Am I wrong in believing that there still is a necessity for a weapon like land-mines and it should be made a war-crime just laying them without fileing proper records and/or non-disclosure of such records once hostilities have ceased?

Undeterred I read on:
1) Use the proceeds and donations from this project to remove as many landmines as possible in the safest and most ethical way, while helping to bring awareness to this despicable tactic of war (Adopt a Minefield and COPE).
2) Bring glory to the brave and innovative men and woman helping their countries free themselves of landmines (APOPO).
3) Help bring aid to as many landmine victims as possible through medical support, prosthetic limb donations and physical therapy (Hosmer Dorrance).
Now that I can support. Vote cast.
 
#5
para_medic said:
Land mines are one of the most inhumane and irresponsible weapons used in war.
It is a first sentence like that which makes me cringe and want to close the page. I always thought that only people could be irresponsible in how they use objects such as land-mines.
Am I wrong in believing that there still is a necessity for a weapon like land-mines and it should be made a war-crime just laying them without fileing proper records and/or non-disclosure of such records once hostilities have ceased?

Undeterred I read on:
1) Use the proceeds and donations from this project to remove as many landmines as possible in the safest and most ethical way, while helping to bring awareness to this despicable tactic of war (Adopt a Minefield and COPE).
2) Bring glory to the brave and innovative men and woman helping their countries free themselves of landmines (APOPO).
3) Help bring aid to as many landmine victims as possible through medical support, prosthetic limb donations and physical therapy (Hosmer Dorrance).
Now that I can support. Vote cast.
Thanks PAra_Medic, I am in the same frame of mind, they have now dropped to 22nd place with several other tree hugging Orgs above them, at least this is related to something many of us are involved in and would rather see go to the Mine Action Cause than Help a Muppet elsewhere!
 
#8
Onetap said:
Co-incidentally today's Wikipedia daily "Did you know..." page has details of a district in Cambodia which contains part of the K5 minefield along the Thai/Cambodian border.

The K5 minefield is 400m wide and 700 km long.

How many mines would there be in that? How did the Khmer Rouge manage to finance laying it?
How many? Lots! Note though that K5 was not laid by Khmer Rouge, who had been pushed out of the country into Thailand by then. Those responsible were Vietnamese/Cambodian Government forces, who ran Cambodia from 1979 (end of Pol Pot regime) until I think 1989. No maps, no marking, no nothing, and wet weather conditions mean the mines move around all the time - so clearance is not easy. Mostly Chinese and Russian mines, some Vietnamese types too.
 
#11
Looks like they received quite a boost by the ARRSE Members and actually overtook the Route 66 entry and several others, Well Done fellow Arrsers...

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