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US used white phosphorus on Iraqi civilians-report

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posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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The U.S. Military is now being accused of using white phosphorous as well as other incendiary devices against military targets in Iraq during the battle of Falluja. The incendiary weapons that were used not only killed military targets but also civilian women and children reports an Italian State broadcaster the RIA. Incendiary devices like white phosphorous and the mark 77 firebomb were banned by the Geneva Convention. The U.S. did not sign the relevant protocol to the convention a U.N. official in New York said.
 



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ROME (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Iraq have used incendiary white phosphorus against civilians and a firebomb similar to napalm against military targets, Italian state-run broadcaster RAI reported on Tuesday.

A RAI documentary showed images of bodies recovered after a November 2004 offensive by U.S. troops on the town of Falluja, which it said proved the use of white phosphorus against men, women and children who were burned to the bone.

An incendiary device, white phosphorus is used by the military to conceal troop movements with smoke, mark targets or light up combat areas. The use of incendiary weapons against civilians has been banned by the Geneva Convention since 1980.

The United States did not sign the relevant protocol to the convention, a U.N. official in New York said.


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You know I dont know what disturbs me more the fact that the U.S. used these weapons or the fact that everytime the U.S. doesnt like what is the right thing do to they just ignore it and do what they want. This seems to be the american way. Everytime the world agrees on the best thing to do like banning these weapons the U.S. just uses them anyway. And then they expect every other country in the world to do what they want? Ive always been taught that your supose to lead by example, and id have to say that so far the U.S. isnt setting a very good example.

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posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 02:46 PM
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doubtful for many reasons which you can see here:

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posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:22 PM
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You do what ya gota do to get the job done IMHO.



posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:30 PM
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The thing that just slays me is how utterly bad this video is and the fact the Italians are using it as proof of this concpiracy.



posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:30 PM
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That can also be the terrorists motto to right. How are you gonna go agains the U.S. when you dont even have an army. They can also say you do what you have to do which means that its ok for them to blow up cars along the side of roads? No, I believe that it should be that you lead by example not do what you gotta do.



posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by Dronetek
doubtful for many reasons which you can see here:

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If it were "doubtful for many reasons" then the US wouldn't issue a statement like :


Originally posted by North Rider
The United States did not sign the relevant protocol to the convention, a U.N. official in New York said.


Doesnt make much sense to issue that statement, when outright denial is easier, does it?



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