Yesterday's Observer carried a couple of paragraphs about BAe one of which stated.
"Britain's biggest arms manufacturer has abandoned plans to produce 'green bullets' two years after promising major investment in ecologically sound weaponry. British Aerospace had wanted to produce bullets tipped with tungsten instead of lead but sources say that higher production costs made the venture unprofitable."
'Green bullets' - an oxymoron if ever I saw one.
Would I / should I feel better to know - if I could - that I have been killed by a green bullet rather than a normal bullet. It doesn't really matter what kind of bullet or whose bullet has killed me. I'm dead!
What comes after green bullets?
I looked up the original BBC story from 2006 and BAE were quoted as saying that they were trying to develop:
"products that reduce the collateral damage of warfare."
It's easy! Get out of this market! Don't make weapons!
Somehow I don't think this is what they meant by reducing collateral damage.