Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, January 21, 2007
As the war in Iraq rages on enters its fourth year, I thought that I would take this opportunity to remind viewers of just one horror – out of the many – that have come to define the conflict in Iraq. The story of Fallujah is simply not about sectarian violence, ethnic cleansing, or the Iraqi insurgency. Rather, it is about Weapons of Mass Destruction. You know, the very same WMDs that Bush came looking for in the first place. The very same WMDs that former CIA director George Tenet testified as having presented the United States with a “slam dunk” case that Iraq possesed them as part of a sinister program to: 1) Delegitimize the international community (IAEA & UNSCOM) and most importantly 2) Threaten the United States and it’s allies in the post-9/11 era.
Nope. I’m not talking about those WMDs – I am referring to the WMDs that the United States military brought to Iraq in the form of white phosphorous. White Phosphorous, for those who don’t already know, is a lethal chemical agent that can be utilized for a variety of different purposes. It’s lethality, however, was displayed in the 2004 military offensive on Iraqi city of Fallujah. Fallujah, once a hotbed of insurgent activity, posed one of the most daunting problems for the US military – and still does today, to a lesser extent.
The use of WMD by the US military is not a new tactic and has been the case since the earliest days of the Vietnam War some forty years ago. Back then, the justification for the use and application of WMD into the military theater of operations was to deny the Viet Cong the ability to use the dense jungle they fought and seemingly disappeared in. The horror of Fallujah and the subsequent massacre by US forces (and use of WMD) is vividly told in this documentary. This documentary isn’t new and most of you have already seem some, or all, of it. Here it is in three parts:
Allahuma man adhahum fa adhihi wa man adahum fa adihi – Allahuma Ameen!