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US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

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posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 10:08 AM
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American officials lied to British ministers over the use of "internationally reviled" napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.



Yesterday's disclosure led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election.

Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.

But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US. "The US confirmed to my officials that they had not used MK77s in Iraq at any time and this was the basis of my response to you," he told Mr Cohen. "I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position."

Mr Ingram said 30 MK77 firebombs were used by the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the invasion of Iraq between 31 March and 2 April 2003. They were used against military targets "away from civilian targets", he said. This avoids breaching the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), which permits their use only against military targets.

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Independant

And Another Lie?

Makes me Wonder what is Really True about this so called Liberation of Iraq?

Is it all Based on Lies from the Start?

OK - to lie to to public its Fine, but to lie to your own Ally?

Makes you Think what More is this Goverment prepared to do to achieve their Goals....




posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 10:12 AM
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The same article is allready being discussed here.

[edit on 6/18/05 by microcosm]



posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by microcosm
The same article is allready being discussed here.

Thanks!

I did not notice that Article.




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