U.S. Used Chemical Weapons In Iraq
Veteran admits: Bodies melted away before us.
Shocking revelation RAI News 24.
White phosphorous used on the civilian populace:
This is how the US "took" Fallujah. New napalm formula also used.
Repubblica" -- -- ROME. In soldier slang they
call it Willy Pete. The technical name is white phosphorus. In
theory its purpose is to illumine enemy positions in the dark. In
practice, it was used as a chemical weapon in the rebel stronghold
of Fallujah. And it was used not only against enemy combatants and
guerrillas, but again innocent civilians. The Americans are
responsible for a massacre using unconventional weapons, the
identical charge for which Saddam Hussein stands accused. An
investigation by RAI News 24, the all-news Italian satellite
television channel, has pulled the veil from one of the most
carefully concealed mysteries from the front in the entire US
military campaign in Iraq.
A US veteran of the Iraq war told RAI New correspondent Sigfrido
Ranucci this: I received the order use caution because we had used
white phosphorus on Fallujah. In military slag it is called 'Willy
Pete'. Phosphorus burns the human body on contact--it even melts it
right down to the bone.
RAI News 24's investigative story, Fallujah, The Concealed Massacre,
will be broadcast tomorrow on RAI-3 and will contain not only
eye-witness accounts by US military personnel but those from
Fallujah residents. A rain of fire descended on the city. People who
were exposed to those multicolored substance began to burn. We found
people with bizarre wounds-their bodies burned but their clothes
intact, relates Mohamad Tareq al-Deraji, a biologist and Fallujah
I gathered accounts of the use of phosphorus and napalm from a few
Fallujah refugees whom I met before being kidnapped, says Manifesto
reporter Giuliana Sgrena, who was kidnapped in Fallujah last
February, in a recorded interview. I wanted to get the story out,
but my kidnappers would not permit it.
RAI News 24 will broadcast video and photographs taken in the Iraqi
city during and after the November 2004 bombardment which prove that
the US military, contrary to statements in a December 9 communiqué
from the US Department of State, did not use phosphorus to
illuminate enemy positions (which would have been legitimate) but
instend dropped white phosphorus indiscriminately and in massive
quantities on the city's neighborhoods.
In the investigative story, produced by Maurizio Torrealta, dramatic
footage is shown revealing the effects of the bombardment on
civilians, women and children, some of whom were surprised in their
The investigation will also broadcast documentary proof of the use
in Iraq of a new napalm formula called MK77. The use of the
incendiary substance on civilians is forbidden by a 1980 UN treaty.
The use of chemical weapons is forbidden by a treaty which the US
signed in 1997
Fallujah. La strage nascosta [Fallujah, The Concealed Massacre]
will be shown on RAI News tomorrow November 8th at 07:35 (via HOT
BIRDTM statellite, Sky Channel 506 and RAI-3), and rebroadcast by
HOT BIRDTM satellite and Sky Channel 506 at 17:00 [5 pm] and over
the next two days.
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