It’s been around since the first World War when it
was a horror in the trenches.
It causes a kind of fire you can’t
put out with a fire extinguisher
and if it gets on human flesh, it
will burn straight down the the
bone – and keep burning.
Now the Israeli military is dropping it
from time to time on Gaza neighborhoods.
Of course, that’s just a rumor…unless
you see the video.
Who are you going to believe?
The Israeli war party PR department
or your own eyes?
This video answers the question.
The only countries that seem to use it are the US, Russia and Israel (though Israeli war party spokesmen love to throw in the fact that Canada has used it too, probably in joint operations with the US.)
Is it moral, or even legal, to use it in densely populated areas?
Certainly not, so the US news media does its best to keep the reality that these weapons are being used this way at the level of a “rumor.”
A rumor verified by video…
US, Russia and Israel are also the only countries that actively use cluster bombs.
Posted January 15, 2009
The headquarters of the United Nations Relief
and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip was
attacked today by Israeli artillery, sparking
a fire which continues to burn. The compound
was reportedly housing 700 civilian refugees and
storehouses of increasingly scarce food aid at
the time of the attack.
But perhaps even more pressing is the nature of
the attack, which UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness
said was hit with shells containing the incendiary
agent white phosphorus. “What more stark symbolism
do you need?” asked the spokesman. “You can’t put
out white phosphorus with traditional methods such
as fire extinguishers. You need sand. We don’t have
Though Gunness says Israeli Defense Minister
Ehud Barak termed the attack “a grave mistake,”
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert defended the attack,
saying it made him sad but it was legitimate