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Originally posted by Seekerof
It mattered when the antiwar reports were flowing like dambusters throughout the media...!
Wednesday, 16 November 200
US troops used white phosphorus as a weapon in last year's offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US has said.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Phosphorus not a chemical, its an element. Therefore, not a chemical weapon.
See, how easy is that?
No one is denying it can be used and have terrible effects, but call it what it is and is not a chemical weapon!!!!!
Originally posted by BitRaiser
It's a chemical reaction that enables it to be used as a weapon.
Semantic game closed.
As for the real reason that WP isn't classified as a chemical weapon, it's because it's not the toxic properties that kills you. It's the fact that it burns you in horrible ways. Still, the definition of a "chemical weapon" is that it poisens you.
Of cource, any rational thinking human-being knows that is total BS.
The civilians were in fact, left in the sun and decomposed naturally.