Monday, November 14, 2005

Spreading The Culture of Life

Everyone should take some time to go and see this, War Crimes, on Insane Films.

Its is a shocking account of how the US military is using chemical weapons in Iraq. Specifically, our military is using a substance called white phosphorus or, Whiskey Pete as its referred to in military slang. This substance is loaded into war heads and dispersed over towns where insurgents are embedded with civilians. Instead of using conventional means to combat the insurgents our military employs the use of this chemical weapon which kills indiscriminately.

White phosphorus is un-reactive when it comes in contact with clothes or buildings but is highly reactive once it comes in contact with human tissue. The result is that Iraqi civilians are being burned alive as a result of our military using this substance, a chemical weapon of mass destruction.

Although the US denies using white phosphorous, evidence for the use of this substance is clear. Journalists in this film have interviewed veterans from the invasion of Iraq who confirm radio transmissions being broadcast that "whiskey pete" was going to be dropped. There are also shocking photos and videos of bodies of Iraqis that are severely burned but their clothes remain in tact. There is no way that something like that could result from a conventional weapon or bomb.

There is also evidence that the US military is using a gas similar to napalm, to bomb civilian inhabited towns, called MK77. Napalm was outlawed by the United Nations in 1980 for use in civilian inhabited areas. Although the composition of MK77 is not the same as napalm the result is the same, a rain of fire destroying everything and everyone in its path making no discrimination between civilian and combatant.

This is not the first time that I have heard of the use of unconventional weapons by out military. Rolling Stone published an article about a year and a half ago about the military's use of radio active ammunition in Iraq. All of our radioactive ammunition was supposed to have been destroyed but there is evidence that it is still being used. I wrote my senator then about that issue and I intend on writing my senator about the issues brought forth in this video. I encourage all who read this to do the same.

If enough of us write and demand explanations and accountability for this disaster, if enough of us flood their email in-boxes with the stench that this president, and his administration, has caused then maybe we can restore the nation. In a democracy the power is derived from the people; that power is not limited to the hours of 7am to 7pm on election days, it is constant. If we the people don't wield our power then those that were to serve us will only serve themselves and tyranny will follow.

Our nation invaded Iraq on the premise to rid the country of weapons of mass destruction. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq except for the ones that we brought with us. This war is illegal, it is murder, and is an embarrassment to our nation.


Blogger tornwordo said...

Amen, Adam.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Spider said...

Excellent post - still amazes me how someone SO STUPID got to where he is...

7:30 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Well said, as always. Now, how exactly does the impeeching process go?

7:52 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I'm with ya brother. Emails going out shortly!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Spider said...

HEY - what is this I read over at BrettCajun that you are quitting your blog - that better not be true or we may have to come in mass to hurt you...

4:13 PM  
Blogger Hypoxic said...

(Drinking Rooibos tea and listening to Madonna - "Hung Up" from Confessions on a Dance Floor)

What all of the above said - and then some.

Use of these weapons fits in with Bush and company's belief that the "end justifies the means".

"High crimes" I believe is the term.

I like our system of government but sometimes I wish we had that vote of confidence that other countries use to get rid of their leaders. Bush would never survive it.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Adam P. Short said...

Behold the Geneva Convention.

Please pass the preceding link around to all antiwar blogs you frequent. The relevant excerpt is as follows:

"Protocol III - Geneva Conventions
Article 2.
2. It is prohibited in all circumstances to make any military objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by air-delivered incendiary weapons."

The "White Phosphorous is not a banned munition" meme is already taking root in the print media. We must shame them into telling the truth about this.

The Ape Man

5:25 PM  
Blogger jjd said...

hey adam,

I can't get that link to work.. is it just me? You know, my naive self can't help but think this a little: if we are indeed using chemical weapons.. where is the international outcry? Why aren't the news outlets reporting this? We all know some of them are quite "democratic" friendly and this seems like the kind of story that would gain alot of traction. Why aren't we hearing about this?

5:56 PM  
Blogger jjd said...

Hey, I'm an idiot. Washington post has an article about this, and of course Adam, you are totally on. I'll be writing my Senator tonight, this is INSANE. here's the url link:

7:19 PM  
Blogger jjd said...

oh god, i'm sorry for this spam! the last bit of that link (if anyone cares) is "pf.html"

7:20 PM  

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