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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

White Phosphorus

First the Pentagon said it wasn't used as a weapon, now they're stating it's only used on enemy combatants:

The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops used white phosphorus during last year's offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja. "It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants," spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable told the BBC - though not against civilians, he said.

I'm certainly no chemical weapons expert, but I didn't realize a chemical agent could distinguish between combatants and civilians once it's unleashed in an area. The wonders of science, will they ever cease?

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