posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 03:54 PM
Originally posted by stumason
Most people would support limited action designed to stop the use of chemical weapons, regardless of who is actually using them and I think to a
further extent, to enforce a ceasefire so the killing can stop.
Really Stu? I think you forget easily. Like um, as [sarcasm]WAY[/sarcasm] far back as 2005....
US troops used white phosphorus as a weapon in last year's offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US has said.
No outcry from the UK. In fact, the UK tried to HELP explain away the difference as it having been used as an incendiary against enemy combatants. I
guess the whole world was fooled into believing that if you call a piece of $h*t, filet mignon, then it IS filet mignon.
But nope, here is the UK helping fellow bed-buddies, the US justify it...in the same article.
A spokesman at the UK Ministry of Defence said the use of white phosphorus was permitted in battle in cases where there were no civilians near the
What did they say? *gasp* It's not chemical! It's incendiary!
Link for all the above on BBC News
And he said it had been used in Falluja, but it was a "conventional munition", not a chemical weapon.
Since WHEN is White Phosphorous not a chemical? Since never. Allow me to offer up some insight:
Link to Wiki describing it
Phosphorus is a nonmetallic chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15. A multivalent pnictogen, phosphorus as a mineral is almost always
present in its maximally oxidised state, as inorganic phosphate rocks. Elemental phosphorus exists in two major forms—white phosphorus and red
phosphorus—but due to its high reactivity, phosphorus is never found as a free element on Earth.
But drat the luck, what'd some crazy Italians have to go and do? Be there, when it was happening
....soooo, they filmed it, and created a
documentary about it.
Read about Fallujah, The Hidden Masscre yourself
Graphic visual footage of what are claimed to be WP weapons being fired from helicopters into urban areas is displayed, as well as detailed
footage of the remains of those allegedly killed by these weapons, including children and women. The filmmakers interview ex US military soldier
turned antiwar activist Jeff Englehart of Colorado who discusses the American use of white phosphorus, nicknamed "Willie Pete" (pre-NATO US phonetic
alphabet for "WP" - White Phosphorus) by U.S. servicemembers, in built-up areas, and describes the Fallujah offensive as "just a massive killing of
Arabs." Englehart spent two days in Fallujah during the battle.
All this, and not only concurrence by the UK and, at the time, it's people by way of no research, but VERY little outcry.....though I WILL admit I