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originally posted by: Metallicus
There is no nobility in war. It is dirty, ugly and sometimes completely necessary. In war, the only acceptable outcome is to win. Pretending there are ‘rules’ is the luxury of the winner.
It isn't defined a chemical weapon by US mil standard.
originally posted by: buddha
You can not compare white phosphorous to what USA did !
Two nuclear Bombs!
people had their Skin foll off from the heat blast.
blinded, radiation poisoning.
Now That Is the Only True weapon of Mass Destruction.
and the worst chemical weapon ever to be Used on Civilians!
oh but You are a american! so you forget all about that!
originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
I believe it's a war crime and proscribed under international law when used against human targets due to burning. Yes Israel appears to have done just that against Palestinians.
a reply to: Fermy
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Fermy
Might wanna reread what I was responding to.
1. Someone argues that "White Phosphorous isn't a chemical weapon it's an incendiary , it will stick to and burn anything it touches , including people.".
2. Incendiaries are literal fire-starters.
3. Fire is by definition a chemical reaction.
So how is a round that immediately causes an intense chemical reaction on anything it touches not a "chemical weapon"? When using chemical weapons, isn't it the whole point to cause a chemical reaction onto the human target? Some chemical weapons are harmful or fatal when inhaled. But why? Because of the chemical reactions they cause upon contact.