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    U.S. War Criminals & Their Hideous Atrocities In Fallujah

    US criticised for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids

    By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

    Published: 09 November 2005

    A leading campaign group has demanded an urgent inquiry into a report that US troops indiscriminately used a controversial incendiary weapon during the battle for Fallujah. Photographic evidence gathered from the aftermath of the battle suggests that women and children were killed by horrific burns caused by the white phosphorus shells dropped by US forces.

    The Pentagon has always admitted it used phosphorus during last year's assault on the city, which US commanders said was an insurgent stronghold. But they claimed they used the brightly burning shells "very sparingly" and only to illuminate combat areas.

    But the documentary Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, broadcast yesterday by the Italian state broadcaster, RAI, suggested the shells were commonly used and killed an unspecified number of civilians. Photographs obtained by RAI from the Studies Centre of Human Rights in Fallujah, show the bodies of dozens of Fallujah residents whose skin has been dissolved or caramelised by the effects of the phosphorus shells. The use of incendiary weapons against civilian targets is banned by treaty.

    Last night Robert Musil, director of the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, called for an investigation. He told The Independent: "When there is clear testimony that use of such weapons has done this, it demands a full investigation. From Vietnam onwards there has been a general condemnation of [the use of white phosphorus] and concern about the injuries and consequences."

    The 1980 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons bans the use of weapons such as napalm and white phosphorus against civilian - but not military - targets. The US did not sign the treaty and has continued to use white phosphorus and an updated version of napalm, called Mark 77 firebombs, which use kerosene rather than petrol. A senior US commander previously has confirmed that 510lb napalm bombs had been used in Iraq and said that "the generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect."

    John Pike, director of the Washington-based military studies group GlobalSecurity.Org, said the smoke caused by the bombs could confuse or blind the enemy or mark a target. "If it hits your clothes it will burn your clothes and if it hits your skin it will just keep on burning," he said.

    Experts said that, if not removed, white phosphorus - known as Willy Pete - can burn to the bone. The fumes from phosphorus cause severe eye irritation.

    A leading campaign group has demanded an urgent inquiry into a report that US troops indiscriminately used a controversial incendiary weapon during the battle for Fallujah. Photographic evidence gathered from the aftermath of the battle suggests that women and children were killed by horrific burns caused by the white phosphorus shells dropped by US forces.

    The Pentagon has always admitted it used phosphorus during last year's assault on the city, which US commanders said was an insurgent stronghold. But they claimed they used the brightly burning shells "very sparingly" and only to illuminate combat areas.

    But the documentary Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, broadcast yesterday by the Italian state broadcaster, RAI, suggested the shells were commonly used and killed an unspecified number of civilians. Photographs obtained by RAI from the Studies Centre of Human Rights in Fallujah, show the bodies of dozens of Fallujah residents whose skin has been dissolved or caramelised by the effects of the phosphorus shells. The use of incendiary weapons against civilian targets is banned by treaty.

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...icle325757.ece

    http://www.informationclearinghouse....ticle10907.htm
    Last edited by dchristie; 11-09-2005 at 04:03 PM.

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    Re: U.S. War Criminals & Their Hideous Atrocities In Fallujah

    Quote Originally Posted by dchristie
    US criticised for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids

    By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

    Published: 09 November 2005

    A leading campaign group has demanded an urgent inquiry into a report that US troops indiscriminately used a controversial incendiary weapon during the battle for Fallujah. Photographic evidence gathered from the aftermath of the battle suggests that women and children were killed by horrific burns caused by the white phosphorus shells dropped by US forces.

    The Pentagon has always admitted it used phosphorus during last year's assault on the city, which US commanders said was an insurgent stronghold. But they claimed they used the brightly burning shells "very sparingly" and only to illuminate combat areas.

    But the documentary Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, broadcast yesterday by the Italian state broadcaster, RAI, suggested the shells were commonly used and killed an unspecified number of civilians. Photographs obtained by RAI from the Studies Centre of Human Rights in Fallujah, show the bodies of dozens of Fallujah residents whose skin has been dissolved or caramelised by the effects of the phosphorus shells. The use of incendiary weapons against civilian targets is banned by treaty.

    Last night Robert Musil, director of the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, called for an investigation. He told The Independent: "When there is clear testimony that use of such weapons has done this, it demands a full investigation. From Vietnam onwards there has been a general condemnation of [the use of white phosphorus] and concern about the injuries and consequences."

    The 1980 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons bans the use of weapons such as napalm and white phosphorus against civilian - but not military - targets. The US did not sign the treaty and has continued to use white phosphorus and an updated version of napalm, called Mark 77 firebombs, which use kerosene rather than petrol. A senior US commander previously has confirmed that 510lb napalm bombs had been used in Iraq and said that "the generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect."

    John Pike, director of the Washington-based military studies group GlobalSecurity.Org, said the smoke caused by the bombs could confuse or blind the enemy or mark a target. "If it hits your clothes it will burn your clothes and if it hits your skin it will just keep on burning," he said.

    Experts said that, if not removed, white phosphorus - known as Willy Pete - can burn to the bone. The fumes from phosphorus cause severe eye irritation.

    A leading campaign group has demanded an urgent inquiry into a report that US troops indiscriminately used a controversial incendiary weapon during the battle for Fallujah. Photographic evidence gathered from the aftermath of the battle suggests that women and children were killed by horrific burns caused by the white phosphorus shells dropped by US forces.

    The Pentagon has always admitted it used phosphorus during last year's assault on the city, which US commanders said was an insurgent stronghold. But they claimed they used the brightly burning shells "very sparingly" and only to illuminate combat areas.

    But the documentary Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, broadcast yesterday by the Italian state broadcaster, RAI, suggested the shells were commonly used and killed an unspecified number of civilians. Photographs obtained by RAI from the Studies Centre of Human Rights in Fallujah, show the bodies of dozens of Fallujah residents whose skin has been dissolved or caramelised by the effects of the phosphorus shells. The use of incendiary weapons against civilian targets is banned by treaty.

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...icle325757.ece

    http://www.informationclearinghouse....ticle10907.htm
    Oh, Pay attention, man! you are so............late! Why don't you leave the propaganda pics out?? By the time you find them, the news is out!!
    http://www.scam.com/showpost.php?p=117268&postcount=1
    Last edited by Lenny Loosejocks; 11-09-2005 at 04:08 PM.

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    Re: U.S. War Criminals & Their Hideous Atrocities In Fallujah

    Doesn't matter if he's late or not. By making a new post he brings it to the attention of people who may have joined the site recently or missed the other post.

    I did...

    Gotta love the hypocrisy in this government. They depose a sovereign nation's leader on reports of him having weapons of mass destruction through the use of weapons of destruction on a massive scale.

    And then they go ahead and create secret CIA prisons. Why would they need secret prisons? That's right, probably to conduct inhumane acts on prisoners that they would rather keep secret.
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    This is a crock of sh!t, never happened, those running to support this lie are just doing what they always do. It is though they do not know right from wrong, that they derive some kind of visceral enjoyment from the mere idea that their own country is committing these kind of acts. They do not even question the veracity of the charge. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrone
    This is a crock of sh!t, never happened, those running to support this lie are just doing what they always do. It is though they do not know right from wrong, that they derive some kind of visceral enjoyment from the mere idea that their own country is committing these kind of acts. They do not even question the veracity of the charge. Amazing.
    Hi Pwrone,

    Since every news story is a lie. Since every investigation, inquiry, grand jury hearing, Senate and House of Reps. hearing, is a lie. My question to you is:

    What sources of information, are the citizens of this country, suppose use as credible references?

    And one more question, if you please. Is everything this administration does, above board, honest, and without question?

    Please answer these questions. They are important in helping people form opinions, and courses of action.

    DeeDee1965

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    Re: U.S. War Criminals & Their Hideous Atrocities In Fallujah

    this is an interesting article, paticularly becuase RAI is a direct competitor of Mediaset, a group of television stations owned by the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, a staunch ally of none other than the Gee Dub himself.

    not arguing either way, just adding some info that means a little something something

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    Re: U.S. War Criminals & Their Hideous Atrocities In Fallujah

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee1965
    Hi Pwrone,

    Since every news story is a lie. Since every investigation, inquiry, grand jury hearing, Senate and House of Reps. hearing, is a lie. My question to you is:

    What sources of information, are the citizens of this country, suppose use as credible references?

    And one more question, if you please. Is everything this administration does, above board, honest, and without question?

    Please answer these questions. They are important in helping people form opinions, and courses of action.

    DeeDee1965

    My point is that NONE of the investigations is a lie. Your position is that ALL of the investigations were lies. That is where we are, today. Some news stories are also lies, like this one. And I doubt that everything is above board and honest 100% of the time. But that is light years from believing that Bush had information about saddam NO ONE ELSE IN THE WORLD had. That is the absurdity of your position.
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    Falluja women, children in mass grave

    Sunday 21 November 2004

    Many corpses remain unburied, Falluja residents say residents of a village neighbouring Falluja have told Aljazeera that they helped bury the bodies of 73 women and children who were burnt to death by a US bombing attack.

    "We buried them here, but we could not identify them because they were charred by the use of napalm bombs used by the Americans," said one resident of Saqlawiya in footage aired on Aljazeera on Sunday.

    There have been no reports of the US military using napalm in Falluja and no independent verification of the claims.

    The resident told Aljazeera all the bodies were buried in a single grave.

    Late last week, US troops in Falluja called on some residents who had fled the fighting to return and help bury the dead.

    However, according to other residents who managed to flee the fighting after US forces entered the city, hundreds more bodies still lay in the streets and were being fed on by packs of wild dogs.

    Danger zone


    Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Falluja remained too dangerous to secure proper retrieval and burial of corpses.

    Depleted uranium has caused severe deformities in babies


    "We could not enter Falluja city so far due to the security measures and the continuing battles," Muain Qasis, ICRC spokesman in Jordan, told Aljazeera.

    When asked about the security measures, Qasis said: "In order to carry out an independent and acceptable humanitarian action, we must have guarantees ensuring the safety of the humanitarian staff.

    "The humanitarian situation in Falluja city is very difficult.

    "The city is still suffering shortage of public services. There is no water or electricity. There is no way to offer medical treatment for the injured families still surrounded inside the city," he added.

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