Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Napalm in Falluja

I found this old article I wrote on 11/16/2005 that I thought is worth re-printing here. This is truly scary stuff...

I've barely been able to sleep knowing what I know about what happened in Falluja. I remember when the charred bodies of the "contractors" were hung up from a bridge in Iraq. It was a truly horrible sight, but what I couldn't figure out is why this happened. Then I find out that they were actually hired mercenaries riding around with AK47s in a black SUV with blackened windows shooting at people. But what brought me to tears and is even harder to understand is what happened next ... the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Falluja.

December 01, 2004 Z Magazine reports "Firebombing Falluja" —

The United States is using napalm in Falluja. So far, the military has denied the allegations, but the proof is mounting. On Nov. 28 The Daily Mirror’s political editor, Paul Gilfeather filed a report stating: “US troops are secretly using outlawed napalm gas to wipe out remaining insurgents in and around Fallujah. News that President George W. Bush has sanctioned the use of napalm, a deadly cocktail of polystyrene and jet fuel banned by the United Nations in 1980, will stun governments around the world.


June 28, 2005 Z Magazine reports "Covering up Napalm in Iraq" —

Two weeks ago the UK Independent ran an article which confirmed that the US had “lied to Britain over the use of napalm in Iraq”. (6-17-05) Since then, not one American newspaper or TV station has picked up the story even though the Pentagon has verified the claims. This is the extent to which the American “free press” is yoked to the center of power in Washington.


March 7, 2005 reports "Weapons of Mass Destruction Employed by US to Imolate Falluja: White Phosphorus is a Chemical Weapon" —

WARNING: These images are very graphic

Pictures of the dead of Falluja have been published by reporter Dahr Jamal of the Electronic Iraq project, and several commentators have suggested that their injuries are consistent with the use of White Phosphorus by US forces in Falluja.



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