Tuesday, July 25, 2006

israel using white phosphorus.

* tom hayden:
"Under hard questioning by CNN's Paula Zahn, the Israeli foreign ministry spokesman descended into double-talk about the use of phosporous weapons burning the flesh of Lebanese children, as shown on footage from Beirut hospitals.

The Israeli repeatedly refused to answer Zahn's clear question - does Israel use phosporous weapons? Instead he claimed that Israeli weaponry is consistent with accepted standards.

As with the American use of phosporous in Falluja, the implication is that phosphorous if intended as a smoke-causing agent is legal. But the televised image of the burned baby overpowered the dissembling answers."

i wonder if phosphorus caused this:

via romunov


Anonymous said...

Israel is buying the vast majority of its weapons from the US and Europe. It is highly unlikely that they contain phosphorus of any kind.

It is much more likely that the child was burned from an explosion of Hizbullah weapon cache which was hit by Israel. Irannian weapons are not known to obey International standards

Anonymous said...

Ugh, this Anonymous is a disgrace to our good name.

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/4-0&fp=44c61f779f93b619&ei=Px3GRNuiBq-wwQGtnJyLAg&url=http%3A//www.easybourse.com/Website/dynamic/News.php%3FNewsID%3D29044%26lang%3Dfra%26NewsRubrique%3D2&cid=1108203059 is just one of many primary-source reports, in this case from doctors in Lebanon treating phosphorus burns.

Hey Anonymous liar: the truth is out. The U.S. used white phosphorus on Fallujah (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10907.htm). Why wouldn't we supply it to our great friends the Israelis?

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Israel is "buying" its weapons using U.S. subsidies. Funds are fungible, and if the U.S. weren't throwing billions its way, it wouldn't have so easy a time spending on warfare as well as welfare.

lukery said...

anon 1: "the child was burned from an explosion of Hizbullah weapon cache which was hit by Israel"

that comment would be funny in most circumstances.

Anonymous said...

"BEGIN QUOTE----The Times has identified stockpiles of white phosphorus (WP) shells from high-resolution images taken of Israel Defence Forces (IDF) artillery units on the Israeli-Gaza border this week. The pale blue 155mm rounds are clearly marked with the designation M825A1, an American-made WP munition. The shell is an improved version with a more limited dispersion of the phosphorus, which ignites on contact with oxygen, and is being used by the Israeli gunners to create a smoke screen on the ground.---END QUOTE"

This is from the Times Online, and includes a photo of an ISRAELI soldier handling US made White Phosphorus Tank Shells. The supporters of Isreal are fools and seem to hide from the truth by parroting the BS that they get from mediocre, biased reporting.

Thank goodness that there are folks out there with digital cameras to capture the video footage and photographs- The front page of the paper showed WP being fired over Gaza- The US used it in Fallujah, and Isreal will use it again and again- and lie about it. It would take a real ass to buy the lies, but there are many thousands just like you out there.Sad thing for the rest of us, I guess.