Sunday, June 19, 2005

US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

From The Independent.

American officials lied to British ministers over the use of "internationally reviled" napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.

Yesterday's disclosure (16 June 2005) led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election.

Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.

But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US. "The US confirmed to my officials that they had not used MK77s in Iraq at any time and this was the basis of my response to you," he told Mr Cohen. "I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position."

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Are these the missing WMD's?

US admits it used napalm bombs in Iraq
Back in 2003 The Pentagon said it had not tried to deceive. It drew a distinction between traditional napalm, first invented in 1942, and the weapons dropped in Iraq.
What's the difference....chemical amounts in the mixture maybe? It's still napalm!

Also consider DU: Depleted Uranium, the effects of this on the Iraqi's doesn't generally concern the average person in the UK/US, how about Gulf War Veterans? DU ONLY has a half-life of upto 4.5 billion years.

Death By Slow Burn:How America Nukes Its Own Troops . What does “Support Our Troops” really mean?


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