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British Troops trained to fight with White Phosphorus

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posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 10:21 AM
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Col Tim Collins, the controversial Iraq war commander, trained his soldiers to use white phosphorus, which burns through flesh to the bone, in combat against enemy troops.
The admission by the former Special Air Service officer, revealed in his autobiography Rules of Engagement, contradicts claims by the Ministry of Defence that the chemical was only ever used to create a smokescreen.
British troops also used white phosphorus to kill Argentinian troops during the Falklands conflict.
In his book, Col Collins describes how he trained 1bn Royal Irish Regiment for an attack codenamed Operation Fury planned for April 2003......


......Although Operation Fury was cancelled, it remains unclear whether British troops went on to use white phosphorus against Iraqi forces, putting Col Collins' style of attack into action.

Prof Paul Rogers, of Bradford University's peace studies department, said he believed that most soldiers would use all weapons at their disposal.

He said: "There is a presumption among certain members of the population that wars are clean. They are not."

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posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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WP is completely legal to use against combatants, besides theres already similar threads here.

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posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 10:55 AM
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White phosphorus and High Explosives (HE) are better known as shake and bake. It is a tactic not clearly defined by any convention and is used by the military to good use in most difficult situations where the enemy is hard to seperate from the holes they are in.
A hail of .223,7.62x39 or grape shot when the combantant is in the open is more lethal. Using just the sniper is moderately effective in some cases, but shake and bake is the best for it's specific use. This is why it used. It is nothing but another good method to root out a terrorist or a uniformed enemy.



posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by ludaChris
WP is completely legal to use against combatants, besides theres already similar threads here.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Check these out, interesting reading.



As pointed out we already have a plethora of threads on this same subject. Let's try and keep the discussion together for easy reference.

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