Wednesday, November 09, 2005

White Phosphorus in Fallujah

I've been following this story since Monday. International press reported that white phosphorus was used as an anti-personnel weapon during the fighting in Fallujah last year. It first sounded too much like a conspiracy theory so I thought let's see what develops. Evidently there are pictures and video of people severely burned. White phosphorus is normally used either as a white smoke marker or as a means of lighting an area at night. We'll see if this makes the mainstream media or not.

1 comment:

Brian said...

I've seen the video (the French satellite channel ran excerpts of the Italian documentary). It was sickening. They also ran an eyewitness account not only of Iraqi civilians and human rights activists but of a US soldier. And since soldiers are canonized, we must believe automatically believe him.