Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tareq Haddad - WHITE PHOSPHORUS MELTS CHILDREN'S FLESH—BUT NO GOVERNMENT WANTS TO INVESTIGATE, AND THE U.S. KEEPS USING IT, TOO

Tareq Haddad resigned from Newsweek last week when they refused to print his story on the Syrian chemical weapons attack OPCW scandle, where they had fabricated the evidence that Syria did it.

The military says it needs phosphorous to illuminate battlefields at night, but they illegally use it to kill people.
 
Airstrikes and mortar shells from Turkey and its Arab militias rained down on the northern Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn a few weeks ago. Images from the attack showed children with raw, flayed flesh, screaming.

The munitions allegedly contained white phosphorus—a self-igniting chemical that can burn at upwards of 4,800 degrees Fahrenheit once it makes contact with air.

"It's a horrific weapon. It burns things to the ground and terrifies people," Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, the former head of the British Army's chemical weapons unit, told Newsweek.

"It's extremely painful," said Erik Tollefsen, head of the weapons contamination unit for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

"I've seen these burns first-hand when trying to assist and provide first aid to the victims of these attacks and it's devastating... It burns deep, deep, deep into the body and the trauma it causes can be severe."severe."


Newsweek 

3 comments:

Bob said...

We need phosphorus in our bodies, or we'd be dead. So eat your spinach and take your white phosphorus, children!

S400 said...

Bomb with spinach.

Bob said...

The sight of the white cauliflowers, rising into the sky... so beautiful.
We followed that up with a broccoli campaign.