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the DEFENSE MINISTER OF BRITAIN confirm the use of indiscriminate incendiary devices being used on a civilian population center.
- Since the video is realized by the Italian PUBLIC television network (like BBC), the most important in the country, the airing was preceded by an HUGE press conference where most foreign mainstream press was attending. CNN, BBC, NYT, name them: they were ALL present and had the knowledge of the video one day in advance.
Bush loyalists may not feel video of what appears to be white phosphorous being used against urban targets (maybe they hired ILM to fake it?), or eyewitness testimony is particularly compelling evidence, however fortunately for the species not everyone is a Bush loyalist
Frankly, I don't think there's any evidence the hardcore true believers will accept.
First off the "what appears to be white phosphorous" has not been substantiated by any type of forensic evidence whatsoever.
White phosphorus is a waxy solid which burns easily and is used in chemical manufacturing and smoke munitions. Exposure to white phosphorus may cause burns and irritation, liver, kidney, heart, lung, or bone damage, and death
White phosphorus is used by the military in various types of ammunition, and to produce smoke for concealing troop movements and identifying targets.
How can white phosphorus affect my health?
Breathing white phosphorus for short periods may cause coughing and irritation of the throat and lungs. Breathing white phosphorus for long periods may cause a condition known as "phossy jaw" which involves poor wound healing of the mouth and breakdown of the jaw bone.
Eating or drinking small amounts of white phosphorus may cause liver, heart, or kidney damage, vomiting, stomach cramps, drowsiness, or death. We do not know what the effects are from eating or drinking very small amounts of white phosphorus-containing substances over long periods of time. Skin contact with burning white phosphorus may burn skin or cause liver, heart, and kidney damage.
as posted by wecomeinpeace
The footage of the helicopter spraying some type of either incendiary or light-emitting round on an unclear region is perhaps the most damning evidence, but is still inconclusive and would need to be viewed by a munitions expert for clarification. Furthermore the presence of civilians in the target zone cannot be confirmed from the footage alone.
...it makes no strategic sense to drop white phosphorous upon Falluja.
Originally posted by Nygdan
The US didn't use these weapons, the original reporter that made these baseless claims did a poor job of 'research', which apparently consisted of....well, nothing.