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Emma B BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid (1868* d) RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid 24 Jul 10


'Remember ALL armed forces use WP smoke.
WP smoke is not a chemical weapon.'

Can we please bury your specious claims along with the civilian victims of these phosphorus attacks?

Maybe the smoke produced itself on an open battlefield is not harmful but the many pieces of burning, falling phosphorus that cannot be extinguished by normal fire extinguishers cause particularly severe and often fatal burns

Please read my post of 22 Jul 10 - 05:06 AM about this form of munition

'Phosphorus burns carry a greater risk of mortality than other forms of burns due to the absorption of phosphorus into the body through the burned area, resulting in liver, heart and kidney damage, and in some cases multiple organ failure.
These weapons are particularly dangerous to exposed people because white phosphorus continues to burn unless deprived of oxygen or until it is completely consumed.' - Wiki

In densely populated residential areas and school playgrounds people are exposed!

To refer again to my post of 22 Jul 10 - 10:20 AM

US intelligence assessment had characterised WP after the first Gulf War as a "chemical weapon".

"In late February 1991, an (American) intelligence source reported, during the Iraqi crackdown on the Kurdish uprising that followed the coalition victory against Iraq, "Iraqi forces loyal to President Saddam may have possibly used white phosphorous chemical weapons against Kurdish rebels and the populace in Erbil and Dohuk.
The WP chemical was delivered by artillery rounds and helicopter gunships."

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