‘I treated people who had their skin melted’

More on white phosphorous/napalm being used in Iraq against civilians. 

Abu Sabah knew he had witnessed something unusual. Sitting in November last year in a refugee camp in the grounds of Baghdad University, set up for the families who fled or were driven from Fallujah, this resident of the city’s Jolan district told me how he had witnessed some of the battle’s heaviest fighting.

"They used these weird bombs that put up smoke like a mushroom cloud," he said. He had seen "pieces of these bombs explode into large fires that continued to burn on the skin even after people dumped water on the burns". 


An examination by The Independent of the available evidence suggests the following: that WP shells were fired at insurgents, that reports from the battleground suggest troops firing these WP shells did not always know who they were hitting and that there remain widespread reports of civilians suffering extensive burn injuries.


  1. I believe we must keep this story alive and highlight it at every opportunity. Bush and Blair’s last lame excuse for invading was that Saddam had chemical weapons and had used them on his own people, and now they’re doing at agin to the poor Iraqi people.

  2. Behold the Geneva Convention.

    Please pass the preceding link around to all antiwar blogs you frequent. The relevant excerpt is as follows:

    “Protocol III – Geneva Conventions

    Article 2.

    2. It is prohibited in all circumstances to make any military objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by air-delivered incendiary weapons.”

    The “White Phosphorous is not a banned munition” meme is already taking root in the print media. We must shame them into telling the truth about this.

    The Ape Man

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