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Italian Documentary: American Soldiers from Iraq Claim We Used White Phosphorus in Fallujah

Reported by Marie Therese - November 9, 2005

Although those of us who monitor such things on the internet are not at all surprised by this news, apparently most of the rest of America doesn't realize that we Americans have violated international law by dropping weaponized white phosphorus on the city of Fallujah. Yesterday RAINews of Italy aired a documentary exposing American use of such weapons in Fallujah. You can see the English version of the video at RAINews. I was listening to Jerry Springer this morning on Air America and, when he made note of this documentary, a man called in claiming to have been an American soldier and said he had loaded "weaponized white phosphorus" onto planes in Uzbekistan. I owe thanks to Democracy Now for posting this video, which shows some very graphic and disturbing images. You might remember Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena whose car was "accidentally" attacked by Americans on her way to the Baghdad airport. She was reporting on this story. It will be interesting to see how FOX News dances its way around this one!

Post updated at 12:50 PM 11/08/05:

During the video one of the soldiers claims this:

"We were told directly by the Pentagon to wait until after the election to go into Fallujah." He also said that Command was worried about a repeat of the 2000 election and were chomping at the bit to attack. Kerry's quick capitulation enabled them to do just that.

As for the soldiers who are finally speaking up, they are about the have their lives shredded in the GOP-FOX News-Clear Channel meat grinder!

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