The United States has released previously classified documents which allege that the Taliban has used white phosphorus in “reprehensible” attacks. Army spokeswoman Major Jennifer Willis said that the insurgency has used munitions manufactured in Britain, China, Russia and Iran.
The documents show at least 38 instances where the militants had either used such weapons or they were found in their possession. The US military has also used white phosphorus in the war, and conceded that in an incident two months ago a maimed girl could have been injured by white phosphorus used by either side. Still, the military said the Taliban’s use was particularly “irresponsible.”
The issue has been brought to the fore by allegations that the US had used white phosphorus during last week’s Farah Province attack, the deadliest single attack on Afghan civilians since the war began. The military has denied the allegation, but their official story has already changed numerous times in the 6 days since the killings.
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Yeah, well if the Taliban's use of White Phosphorus is "Reprehensible" then maybe, Just Maybe, the Israeli use of it in Gaza might be Reprehensible, too… Ya Think ???
I am still laughing sardonically at the American militaries contention that the Talibans use of white phosphorous is "irresponsible"……… Only American and Hebrews it seems, use it responsibly and those killed or maimed by it in Gaza and Faluja should be grateful it was not the Taliban that either maimed or killed them by its use.
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