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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
And what exactly were we supposed to do?
Insurgents from Fallujah were killing Americans and Iraqis. We did what we had to do to pacify that city and we did it. Its unfortunate what happened in the long run, it really is. But I don't see how it is "evil" or "criminal."
Why doesn't anybody have anything to say about the atrocities committed by the Iraqi insurgency? Are the unitnended effects of DU that much worse than an insurgent injecting Iraqi civilians with gasoline?
Originally posted by WWJFKD
reply to post by princeofpeace
This isn't business as usual here. DU is a crime against humanity. These peoples lands have been laid to waste due to our actions. In a fair fight a guy with a gun meets on a field with a guy with a gun and one of them leaves. This is no fair fight we are talking about here and this is not what people have come to expect from war. Collateral damage is understood but "WE" will never leave these lands as they were - we have destroyed these lands and people for too many generations to come. watch the film.
Yes & biological warfare has been used for centuries too, from flinging rotting carcasses over the walls of fortresses to poisoning water supplies etc. By your argument it'd be ok to use anthrax: just a new germ to argue over, thats all.
Lead is known to cause cancer as well. Lead has been used in ammunition for centuries. Same old arguement just a new "bullet" to argue against thats all.
The controversy has raged for 12 months. Ever since last November, when US forces battled to clear Fallujah of insurgents, there have been repeated claims that troops used "unusual" weapons in the assault that all but flattened the Iraqi city. Specifically, controversy has focussed on white phosphorus shells (WP) - an incendiary weapon usually used to obscure troop movements but which can equally be deployed as an offensive weapon against an enemy. The use of such incendiary weapons against civilian targets is banned by international treaty.
The debate was reignited last week when an Italian documentary claimed Iraqi civilians - including women and children - had been killed by terrible burns caused by WP. The documentary, Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, by the state broadcaster RAI, cited one Fallujah human-rights campaigner who reported how residents told how "a rain of fire fell on the city". Yesterday, demonstrators organised by the Italian communist newspaper, Liberazione, protested outside the US Embassy in Rome. Today, another protest is planned for the US Consulate in Milan. "The 'war on terrorism' is terrorism," one of the newspaper's commentators declared.
Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre is a documentary film by Sigfrido Ranucci and Maurizio Torrealta which first aired on Italy's RAI state television network on November 8, 2005. The film documents the use of weapons that the documentary asserts are chemical weapons, particularly the use of incendiary bombs, and alleges indiscriminate use of violence against civilians and children by military forces of the United States of America in the city of Fallujah in Iraq during the Fallujah Offensive of November 2004.
The film's primary themes are:
Establishing a case for war crimes against civilians committed by the United States.
Documenting evidence for the use of chemical devices by the US military.
Documenting other human rights abuses by American forces and their Iraqi counterparts.
Originally posted by Alethea
It won't be long before you find the same evidence beginning to happen here.
Those dust clouds filled with DU circle the globe.