Saturday, May 27, 2006

"A horror weapon"

Via NZBC, it seems the US aren't the only people who have been using white phosphorus in Iraq: the insurgents have been using it too. Except when they use it, the US media describes it as a "horror weapon". I guess it just becomes more horrible when the victims are Americans rather than Iraqi children...

Needless to say, I do not think anyone should be using white phosphorus on anyone, combatant or not. It is a completely indiscriminate weapon which causes terrible injuries [GRAPHIC; do not click "successiva" too often if you want to keep your lunch]. This is as vile as mustard gas, and it should be treated exactly the same way: its use outlawed, stocks destroyed, and those who use it punished as mass-murdering criminals.