White Phosphorus over Fallujah
Hat tips to Blairwatch and Chickenyoughurt.
Italian television station RAI has published a documentary that alleges the US military used white phosphorus ("Whiskey P., in military vernacular) during its assault on Fallujah. Whiskey P. is very similar to Napalm, used extensively in Vietnam, and its effects on human beings are almost identical. These incendiary explosives burn, even melt people, inflicting horrific wounds and often death on their victims.
This nothing short of the use of chemical weapons.
Whilst I reserve judgement on the veracity of this story, it would indicate that the coalition is sowing decades of popular Iraqi resentment and that cannot be in the interest of our nations or Iraq itself.
Watch the RAI documentary and slideshow here. Not for the faint of heart.
Keywords: Iraq, Fallujah, Napalm, White phosphorus, Iraq War