It has just started coming in news while I had already recieved links from a professor from myprevious school. It is terrible and leave another question unanswered. How long US has been doing this? It seems to me that these are the atrocities that are stirring up violent reaction against US in Iraq and elsewhere in the world. A question comes to mind what is ethics and was Saddam really a criminal if he has used chemical weapons as the world biggest democracy is also using these. Indictment of Libby also raises many questions. On a side note does any one remember who supplied chemical weapons to Iraq against Iran? Anyone remember torent speeches about gasin out people. And further I am horrified to see abuse in Iraqi prisons by Iraq's interior ministry.
“people covered in welts from torture. They show torture devices. They show men so emaciated they look like Holocaust survivors.”
So we were accusing Saddam Hussein and Chemical Ali (I am not defending them by the way).
Just asking a philospohpical question
NOW! Whose case against whom?
Here is what I already knew about this:
US government in past has denied use of chemical weapons.
Forwarded message from Baker ..@...edu
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:44:11-0600
From: Baker ...@...edu
Reply-To: Baker ...@...edu
Subject: Sources for downloading *The
HiddenMassacre* (on what happened in Fallujah a year ago Nov8/9)
To: PSA@LISTSERV.KSU.EDU Here's a good
source for the English and Arabic versions of the Italian documentary *The Hidden Massacre* (directed by Sigfrido Ranucci) about the use of chemical weapons (and torture of prisoners, in some cases todeath) during the assault last year on Fallujah.First, bookmark this page, since it provides relevant additional material (e.g., Pentagon's response, Democracy Now! coverage
http://www.rainews24.rai.it/ran24/inchiesta/en/body.asp Then click on the big link "VIDEO" in the opening box. It takes you to a page with a variety of links to the documentary in differentformats (wmf & ram -- Windows Media Player & RealPlayer), and in either streaming video or downloadable as a storable file, and in packet sizes that are suited for different sorts of internet connections [FYI: you can find your way back to this by just going to the
website for the Rai 24 Network: http://www.rainews24.it/. There's a link at the top of the leftmost navigation bar that takes you to the URL I gave above.]
Additional material: Here's a BBC article " US 'uses incendiary arms' in Iraq" (BBC News, 8 Nov 05).: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4417024.stm
Interesting (perhaps) in connection with it: "Compare earlier and later versions of the article" (Media Lens Message Board, 8 Nov 0511:43 a.m.: http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/msg/271945.html.
U.S. denies using phosphorus against civilians - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com: "WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials say white phosphorus was used as a weapon against insurgent strongholds during the battle of Fallujah last November, but deny an Italian television news report that it was used against civilians. Lt. Col. Barry Venable, a Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday that while white phosphorus is most frequently used to mark targets or obscure a position, it was used at times in Fallujah as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants. White phosphorus is aNow as the Italian claims are interesting so I am thinking something else as well (firing on Italian Journalist). No apologies by US. Anyone who tries to document these kind of incidents gets a little bit flavor .... Well! may be I am just worng in my conclusions because I am just reading News and making opinion. I would say best way to bring Iraq to normal is by giving general amnesty and pardon. It is time to 'Move on' and build bridges between nations.
colorless-to-yellow translucent wax-like substance with a pungent, garlic-like smell. The form used by the military ignites once it is exposed to oxygen, producing such heat that it bursts into a yellow flame and produces a dense white smoke. It can cause painful burn injuries to exposed human flesh."