The U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10 Years

Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons

We condemn all use of chemical weapons.

But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here, here, here.

Israeli also used white phosphorous in 2009 during “Operation Cast Lead” (and perhaps subsequently).  Israel ratified Protocol III of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (“Protocol III”) – which outlaws the use of incendiary devices in war – in 2007. So this was a war crime.

Moreover, the 1925 Geneva Protocol (which is different from Protocol III) prohibits “the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases”.

The use of White phosphorus (“WP”) may also be a war crime under other international treaties and domestic U.S. laws. For example, the Battle Book, published by the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, contains the following sentence: “It is against the law of land warfare to employ WP against personnel targets.”

The U.S. National Safety Council states that “White phosphorus is a poison . . . If its combustion occurs in a confined space, white phosphorus will remove the oxygen from the air and render the air unfit to support life . . . It is considered a dangerous disaster hazard because it emits highly toxic fumes. The EPA has listed white phosphorus as a Hazardous Air Pollutant.

Indeed, it is interesting to note that the U.S. previously called white phosphorous a chemical weapon when Saddam used it against the Kurds.  Interestingly, it has just come out that the U.S. encouraged Saddam’s use of chemical weapons.

Moreover, the U.S. and Britain have been dropping depleted uranium in virtually every country they fight, which causes severe health problems. See this, this, this and this.

University of California at Irvine professor of Middle Eastern history Mark LeVine writes:

Not only did the US aid the use of chemical weapons by the former Iraqi government, it also used chemical weapons on a large scale during its 1991 and 2003 invasions of Iraq, in the form of depleted-uranium (DU) ammunition.

As Dahr Jamail’s reporting for Al Jazeera has shown, the use of DU by the US and UK has very likely been the cause not only of many cases of Gulf War Syndrome suffered by Iraq war veterans, but also of thousands of instances of birth defects, cancer and other diseases – causing a “large-scale public health disaster” and the “highest rate of genetic damage in any population ever studied” – suffered by Iraqis in areas subjected to frequent and intense attacks by US and allied occupation forces.

And Israel has been accused of using depleted uranium in Syria.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.  But it is hypocritical for the U.S., Britain and Israel to say that we should bomb Syria because the government allegedly used chemical weapons.

 

War on Syria Imminent, US Won’t Seek UN or NATO Vote

International Support Apparently Just Means Britain and France

by Jason Ditz, August 27, 2013

With the pretense of the US “considering” a war long gone, and indications that the attacks could begin any day now, officials are backing off yesterday’s reports of seeking an international endorsement, either from the UN or NATO, for attacking Syria.

With neither UN nor NATO approval, and Congress in recess, President Obama is going to be launching the war virtually unilaterally, with only a brief agreement by Britain and France to get in on the bombings passing for “international support.”

In Britain, there are concerns about the total lack of legal justification for the war, especially with the Iraq debacle still fresh in everyone’s minds. President Obama, for all of his long-standing pretense of internationalism, seems set to follow the Bush-style of selling a war on flimsy evidence and launching it anyhow when he can’t get any international bodies to endorse it.

Which of course was the plan all along. Giving lip-service to the idea of the UN or even NATO endorsing a war is more about getting them to react favorably to the calls for war than anything, but once a US president decides he wants to go warring abroad, nothing from facts to public opinion to international law is going to get in his way.

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One Response to The U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10 Years

  1. veritas 29/08/2013 at 12:15 #

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