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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Peeling Away the Lies of Fallujah

This story is incisive in its analysis of the recent Defense Depat's acknowledgement of having used white phosphorus at Fallujah.
Phosphorus was used for Fallujah bombs, admits US, By David Charter, Michael Evans and Richard Beeston

US Marines' revelations caused Pentagon's change of heart
TAKE one white phosphorus mortar round, normally used to illuminate enemy positions. Add half a stick of C4 explosive. Wrap three times with detonation cord.

Under the headline, “Some of the lessons learned during the battle for Fallujah”, the US Marine Corps Gazette is clear about the practical uses of phosphorus, which ignites on exposure to oxygen and produces an intense heat: “Used when contact is made in a house and the enemy must be burned out.” ... Read more

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