Purdy hard not to agree with Sir Limburger, although: who knew he was still alive? Or is he? Was ‘Russia hacked my team’s emails’ losing steam as cover?
And for mr. wd cuz he’d hooted and hollered over this ‘un:
RT provides the pithiest quotes: ‘Amnesty warns against using white phosphorus in Mosul siege ‘unless absolutely necessary’
“We are urging Iraqi and coalition forces never to use white phosphorus in the vicinity of civilians. Even if civilians are not present at the time of its use, due to the residual risks they should not use airburst white phosphorus munitions unless it is absolutely necessary to achieve military objectives which cannot be accomplished through safer means,” Rovera said.
Examining photographs taken by a New York Times photographer on October 20 and then interviewing him, Amnesty could not definitively conclude which forces used the white phosphorus munitions.
“It is not clear whether the projectiles were fired by Iraqi central government forces, Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), or forces belonging to members of the US-led coalition,” Amnesty said.
But the NGO did conclude based on the photographic evidence that the explosion dispersal pattern “appears consistent with the US-made 155-mm M825A1 projectile, which ejects 116 felt wedges containing white phosphorus over an area between 125 – 250 meters wide.”
So, hey, US Coalition: don’t use this evil stuff unless it’s absolutely necessary. So sayeth the compromised human rights NGO as it was in R2P Libya, saving the women and girls in Afghanistan. Fifteen years!!! Are they safe yet?
There are good bombings and bad bombings, depending on who the US and Nato support for their own purposes. War on (ISIS) Mosul: good; war on (ISIS) Aleppo: bad’, war on Gadaffi/Libya, good’, etc. john pilger
Amnesty International: NATO: Keep the progress going!