People Being Burned Alive by White Phosphorus

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    http://www.bearcanada.com/fae/israel/phosphorusingaza.html
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    War is hell ... Pray for peace.
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    Nov 21, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWar is hell ... Pray for peace.



    People have been praying for peace for a very long time. Don't think it's working. icon_neutral.gif
  • Webster666

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    Nov 21, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    If the Palestinians don't want the Israelis to fire rockets into the Gaza strip, all they have to do is to stop firing rockets into Israel.
    Problem solved.
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    Nov 22, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidIf the Palestinians don't want the Israelis to fire rockets into the Gaza strip, all they have to do is to stop firing rockets into Israel.
    Problem solved.

    All Israel has to do is get out of their country and the Palestinians will stop firing rockets.
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    Nov 22, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidIf the Palestinians don't want the Israelis to fire rockets into the Gaza strip, all they have to do is to stop firing rockets into Israel.
    Problem solved.



    Tell that to the innocent children who are burning alive from this shit.
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    Webster666 saidIf the Palestinians don't want the Israelis to fire rockets into the Gaza strip, all they have to do is to stop firing rockets into Israel.
    Problem solved.

    All Israel has to do is get out of their country and the Palestinians will stop firing rockets.


    Didn't they try that, and all it did was enable the launch of rockets from a closer location?
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    Nov 22, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    Webster666 saidIf the Palestinians don't want the Israelis to fire rockets into the Gaza strip, all they have to do is to stop firing rockets into Israel.
    Problem solved.

    All Israel has to do is get out of their country and the Palestinians will stop firing rockets.

    Ok, where should they go? Meanwhile, maybe most Americans and Canadians should leave North America.
  • morleyq

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    Nov 22, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    The article is not current, it is from 2009.
    Why then is this termed in current tense?

    Also not sure I would trust that source, which repeatedly references "Jewish soldiers" rather than Israeli soldiers. If I'm not mistaken, there Arabs in the Israeli army, too. It's like calling American Soldiers in Afghanistan "Christian Soldiers".

    I did some research and Google was forthcoming:

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    http://www.gonzagajil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=194:israel-and-white-phosphorus-during-operation-cast-lead-a-case-study-in-adherence-to-inadequate&catid=77:volume-13-issue-1-2009-2010

    The Gonzaga Journal of International Law

    ISRAEL AND WHITE PHOSPHORUS DURING OPERATION CAST LEAD: A CASE STUDY IN ADHERENCE TO INADEQUATE HUMANITARIAN LAWS

    V. CONCLUSION

    Israel's use of white phosphorus in its Gaza offensive from December 2008 to January 2009 was not illegal under international humanitarian law. Israel's use of white phosphorus was legal under the Geneva Gas Protocol, the CWC, Protocol III of the CCW, and the fundamental international humanitarian rules as found in the GCIV and customary international humanitarian law norms. Although not a signatory to many of the above treaties, Israel followed the rules listed therein. All of the evidence of civilian casualties and injuries caused by Israel's white phosphorus use is consistent with casualties resulting from errant, mistaken, and incidental harm caused by white phosphorus used legally as an obscurant.

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    The same cannot be said about Hamas rockets with white phosphorus:

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4169835,00.html


    Nor is it only Israel and Hamas which use WP, respectively legally and illegally:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus_use_in_Iraq
  • Lincsbear

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    Nov 22, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    The use of white phosphorus in war may be legal in certain circumstances, but it strikes me as a pretty inhuman thing to do, whoever uses it; and does them no credit, ultimately.

    As said above, despite many attempts to civilize it with regulations and restrictions, modern warfare, the offspring of advanced science and technology, often just resembles hell on earth.
  • mybud

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    Nov 23, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Webster666 saidIf the Palestinians don't want the Israelis to fire rockets into the Gaza strip, all they have to do is to stop firing rockets into Israel.
    Problem solved.



    Tell that to the innocent children who are burning alive from this shit.
    Palestine agrees to Israel's right to exist...All solved.....