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Pentagon admits to using phosphorus in Fallujah. Now, how about admitting to the dangers of depleted uranium, anthrax vaccines, etc.

 
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Pentagon admits to using phosphorus in Fallujah. Now, how about admitting to the dangers of depleted uranium, anthrax vaccines, etc.
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]


US used white phosphorus in Iraq
US troops heading towards centre of Iraqi town of Falluja
Falluja suffered great damage during the offensive
US troops used white phosphorus as a weapon in last year´s offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US has said.

"It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants," spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable told the BBC - though not against civilians, he said.

The US had earlier said the substance - which can cause burning of the flesh - had been used only for illumination.

BBC defence correspondent Paul Wood says having to retract its denial is a public relations disaster for the US.

Col Venable denied that white phosphorous constituted a banned chemical weapon.


White phosphorus is an incendiary weapon, not a chemical weapon
Col Barry Venable
Pentagon spokesman
US military interview

Washington is not a signatory to an international treaty restricting the use of the substance against civilians.

The US state department had earlier said white phosphorus had been used in Falluja very sparingly, for illumination purposes.

Col Venable said that statement was based on "poor information".

´Incendiary´

The US-led assault on Falluja - a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency west of Baghdad - displaced most of the city´s 300,000 population and left many of its buildings destroyed.

Col Venable told the BBC´s PM radio programme that the US army used white phosphorus incendiary munitions "primarily as obscurants, for smokescreens or target marking in some cases.

"However it is an incendiary weapon and may be used against enemy combatants."


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Re: Pentagon admits to using phosphorus in Fallujah. Now, how about admitting to the dangers of depleted uranium, anthrax vaccines, etc.
As the US troops knew there were civilians still left in Falluja, they are guilty of firing white phosphorus rounds at insurgents hiding in houses where civilians could have been. In the heat of battle, a grunt does not stop to think whether he might hit civilians. But such rounds do not discriminate in their effects between non-combatants and enemy. If they had needed to flush people out of houses, surely the soldiers could have used tear gas rounds instead of this awful incendiary weapon?

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