Friday, June 17, 2005

What? You Don't Love
The Smell Of Napalm
In The Morning?

Remember this?

Why is it that anti-war protesters (worldwide) knew in 2003 that BushCo was dropping napalm on Iraqis, but the British government (BlairCo) didn't?

I'm not buying this piss poor "The US lied to us" crap, either. BlairCo knew exactly what BushCo was doing every step of the way.

Substitute the word BushCo for US in this news story...

US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

By Colin Brown, Deputy Political Editor
17 June 2005

American officials lied to British ministers over the use of "internationally reviled" napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.

Yesterday's disclosure led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election.

Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.

But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US. "The US confirmed to my officials that they had not used MK77s in Iraq at any time and this was the basis of my response to you," he told Mr Cohen. "I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position." LINK


The United States officially destroyed its last container of napalm in a public ceremony in 1991, however it had reportedly been using napalm-like incendiaries in the 2003 invasion of Iraq ( In August 2003, the Pentagon confirmed the use of Mark 77 firebombs.

"We napalmed both those [bridge] approaches," said Colonel James Alles, commander of Marine Air Group 11. "Unfortunately there were people there ... you could see them in the cockpit video. They were Iraqi soldiers. It's no great way to die. The generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect."
These bombs contain a substance "remarkably similar" to napalm. This substance is made with kerosene, a polystyrene derivative, and other additives. LINK
If you believe that BlairCo doesn't read every statement made by BushCo's Pentagon, there's nothing I can write to change your mind about the motives of the Grade A Asswipes in both governments.

Question everything.

And don't believe BlairCo's "The US lied" or BushCo's "British intelligence has learned that Saddam tried to buy yellowcake" crap, either.

This is not a grade school playground.

This is the very planet we inhabit.

Frankly, I love the smell of accountability in the morning.


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