[Marxism] Chemical weapons use at Fallujah
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Tue Nov 8 02:46:13 MST 2005
From this morning#s Independent.
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US forces 'used chemical weapons' during assault on city of Fallujah
By Peter Popham
Published: 08 November 2005
Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States
dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of
Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing
insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the
signature of this weapon.
Ever since the assault, which went unreported by any Western
journalists, rumours have swirled that the Americans used chemical
weapons on the city.
On 10 November last year, the Islam Online website wrote: "US troops
are reportedly using chemical weapons and poisonous gas in its
large-scale offensive on the Iraqi resistance bastion of Fallujah, a
grim reminder of Saddam Hussein's alleged gassing of the Kurds in 1988."
The website quoted insurgent sources as saying: "The US occupation
troops are gassing resistance fighters and confronting them with
internationally banned chemical weapons."
In December the US government formally denied the reports, describing
them as "widespread myths". "Some news accounts have claimed that US
forces have used 'outlawed' phosphorus shells in Fallujah," the
USinfo website said. "Phosphorus shells are not outlawed. US 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."
But now new information has surfaced, including hideous photographs
and videos and interviews with American soldiers who took part in the
Fallujah attack, which provides graphic proof that phosphorus shells
were widely deployed in the city as a weapon.
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