US Denies use of Phosphorus Shells in Fallujah

This post was written by marc on November 8, 2005
Posted Under: Politics

The US official Government Propaganda Site denies use of phosphorus shelles in Fallujah. Here’s part of their statement.

Finally, some news accounts have claimed that U.S. forces have used “outlawed” phosphorus shells in Fallujah. Phosphorus shells are not outlawed. U.S. forces have used them very sparingly in Fallujah, for illumination purposes. They were fired into the air to illuminate enemy positions at night, not at enemy fighters.

Check out the movie in the previous message and see pictures of people who were “illuminated”.

From the Geneva convention:

1. It is prohibited in all circumstances to make the civilian population as such, individual civilians or civilian objects the object of attack by incendiary weapons.

2. It is prohibited in all circumstances to make any military objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by air delivered incendiary weapons.

3. It is further prohibited to make any military objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by means of incendiary weapons other than air delivered incendiary weapons, except when such military objective is clearly separated from the concentration of civilians and all feasible precautions are taken with a view to limiting the incendiary effects to the military objective and to avoiding, and in any event to minimizing, incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians and damage to civilian objects.

Reader Comments

looks a little like the “phosphorous” the muslims used against our civilians on 09/11/01

#1 
Written By dawn on November 8th, 2005 @ 3:55 pm

Except that these Iraqi civilians had nothing to do with 9/11. So you’re saying it’s OK to burn random innocent civilians to death in response to a tragedy they had nothing to do with?

#2 
Written By Piledriver on November 9th, 2005 @ 11:21 am
#3 
Written By robert on November 9th, 2005 @ 6:24 pm

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