- Professor Graham S. Pearson is Visiting Professor of International Security in the Department of Peace Studies. A 'shake and bake' fire mission has nothing whatsoever to do with artificial illumination or laying a delivered smoke screen ... Laws of War and Conventions/Treaties can supposedly be justifiably abrogated due to that flexible term, 'Military Necessity' ... according to the US ... Posted by: Outraged | Nov 10 2005 0:25 utc | 4. [Excerpt] “On November 29, 2005, in a Department of Defense press conference with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Pace stated that white phosphorus “is a legitimate tool of the military,” and can be used for illumination, smoke, and incendiary purposes. YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR CRIMINALS. I am pleased to see that the mask of civility is starting to drop when engaging 'the us marine'; a nom de plume which reeks of exceptionalism. - according to Captain James T. Cobb, First Lieutenant Christopher A. LaCour, and Sergeant First Class William H. Hight, the authors of the article. You have the nerve to question those who took an oath to give up for their lives for the protection of your country? Can you confirm 'Shake and Bake' fire missions were executed on Fallujah ? B, my apologies for having encouraged the wasted bandwidth. DJ: The argument is racist and imperialist, and is made by people who don’t understand what is going on. White phosphorus munitions are weapons which use one of the common allotropes of the chemical element phosphorus.White phosphorus is used in smoke, illumination and incendiary munitions, and is commonly the burning element of tracer ammunition. We fired ‘shake and bake’ missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out.” In other words the claim by the US Government that White Phosphorus was used only for illumination at Fallujah had been pre-emptively debunked by the Army. Posted by: Noisette | Nov 11 2005 19:44 utc | 60, people like dahr jamail & there are others, many others including those working for red crescent who are revealing to our world the nature of operations in all their soridd splendour, those who would like to hide the facts just double the crime because as in my lai - the truth has a way of exerting itself even in the darkest of circumstances, but people like dahr - help the truth along at great risk to themselves staying very far way from the green zone & the publicity machines of the empire, it is a moment in human history where the truth is needed out of all measure, (& in this regard noisette - i admire your posts but the inclusion the other night of a nazi site - does you or us no honour - the truth itself is so ugly we do not need the vagaries of vulgar anti semitism - the socialism of the stupid, the great majority of us are able to criticise fundamentally the policies of israel & their propogandist without reaching into the blood & mud of anti semitism), Posted by: r'giap | Nov 11 2005 19:52 utc | 61. "They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. I can understand USM's feelings, having been brainwashed myself in the past by the same bootcamp mentality. A troll would be here to start a fight and disrupt the flow of information; a plant would be here to lead the conversation and take names. If we're going to hold civility in contempt, then I'll toss out my less-than-charitable observation. @ Pat, Outraged and all contributors to this thread. Who our anonymous jarhead might be in realtime is as germane to addressing what they are saying as the earlier fight when people openly speculated about Billmon's identity. And for him to say that they don't censor any stories coming out, I don't doubt that they don't censor them. Smoke screens are essential for movement in city fighting. A doctor from Fallujah working in Saqlawiyah, on the outskirts of Fallujah, described treating victims during the siege "who had their skin melted". Posted by: Hannah K. O'Luthon | Nov 10 2005 17:00 utc | 36. Numbers ? A United States Marine: "It really is a situation of fight them there or fight them here if you know what I mean.". Posted by: GM | Nov 15 2005 22:02 utc | 93, “any chemical that is used against humans or animals that causes harm... [is] considered chemical weapons... prohibited behavior[under the CCW]” if they were people the media wouldn't publish these images. But having Fallujah citizens come up and thank us after bombing the crap out of their city is probably one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment. Does it matter that the rest of the world follows these stories whilst the domestic US media 'buries' it or thier heads in the sand ? And under no circumstances is it to be fired into civilian occupied areas. to kill, incapacitate or maim) as is the explicit intent of 'Shake and Bake' fire missions is in breach of the actual intent of the CCW and specifically Para 9 (c). Or maybe he dies excruciatingly slowly in agony over days. at Hue, Bagdhad or Fallujah; they justified their callous indifference by calling the Bagdhad citizenry thieves. As a spokesman he's just trying to spin the categorization of WP as incendiary to deny and obfuscate the above. I've got 6 rolls of film developed from Iraq. And if a troll has tricked you into feeding it, it gets a big gold star and you get egg on your face no matter how "justified" your reaction to what it said was. Artillery isn't just "Hey, lets see what we hit when we put the deflection and elevation on such and such". War, nor combat, is without glory. If paid killers don't like a sizable chunk of humanity considering them to be mercenary, murdering swine, the solution is really in their hands ie stop with the killing. I would just like to say fuck off Mr United States Marine, and fuck off the US of A. @Pat 3 more years, it can only get worse for them, unless there is some rosy scenario waiting around the corner in the ME. And it just seemed that they always told the Army's side of the story in return for that protection. Colonel Randolph Alles, commander of Marine Air Group 11, remarked during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003: "The generals love napalm - it has a big psychological effect. That leaves us asking the question of what that photo is doing at MoA or whether we should be trying to get networks to show the RAI doco on Fallujah. Your politics are your view, your opinion. I mean, like i said though, some people(VERY few) thought it would be cool to stay back. Children and women are too frightened to go about their every-day life - everything has ground to a halt. One of the problems here is that WP is not classified as a chemical weapon. Get out of our way, or we'll kill you. “And then this turns into a real goddamned war.”. I just had a horrible epiphany earlier about the watchlists. A reporter with California's North County Times, embedded with the marines during the offensive, also reported soldiers firing into buildings a mixture … Considering the publishers were Readers Digest looking back one has to recognise the chances are it wouldn't be letting too many facts get in the way of a good story. Dr Ahmed, who worked in Fallujah until December 2004, said: "In the centre of the Jolan quarter they were removing entire homes which have been bombed, meanwhile most of the homes that were bombed are left as they were.". I wonder why he/she puts United States in front of everything? I was with the battery that was providing artillery support for fallujah. Further to my previous posts ... back 'then' they were just being 'good Germans' ... now are we complicitly being 'Good Americans' ? On this Veteran's Day, I am thanking no one. Take a stand. It cannot occupy all of North Africa without true economic and personal sacrifice. I guess I'm more reflecting on what happened there than making any sort of point. The thing is that given the odds are everyone who comes to moA and sees that image will already be firmly against the atrocities of Fallujah, then perhaps displaying the remnant of a once breathing, living, talking human may be voyeuristic. What is important here is the effect on the (esp. "A large number of people including children were killed by American snipers," according to the Independent (U.K.). Waving white flags and then opening fire is a crime. We fired “shake and bake” missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out.". If WP is used against enemy fortifications or structures (trenches, spider holes, or the cluster of buidlings mentioned) it's kosher. And on top of being a Marine, I can say that I was at one of the worst battles in a while. The watch officer or whoever is in charge doesn't say "Hey, that car has a lot of people in there, lets shoot 'em". Some of these munitions such as the M825 (155-mm round) may, on explosion, distribute particles of incompletely oxidized white phosphorus. Yes, MoA is a living thing and it has evolved as participants have come and gone. White phosphorus has been used by the British Army for decades to create instantaneous smokescreens during battle. 7,000 motherfuckers died for your sorry ass at Iwo Jima ALONE. hannah, don't you mean a vociferous majority? CNN, NBC, ABC, WAPO, NewsDay, etc). He had smuggled some tapes out of the city before his gear was taken from him by US soldiers. If however it is used in virtue of its toxicity to strike How many of them were non-combatant civilians ? http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/HechnoTechno/DSC00041.jpg. So we shouldn't discount the notion mariney is a plant. “We had all this SASO (security and stabilization operations) training back home,” he said. In response to a question seeking to clarify whether WP is a chemical weapon covered by the CCW : “any chemical that is used against humans or animals that causes harm... [is] considered chemical weapons... prohibited behavior” Negative, I still have my R.O.E. Civilians who remained in Fallujah "appeared to have been seen as complicit in the insurgency," the Independent reported. Posted by: RossK | Nov 10 2005 7:00 utc | 21. Firing on clearly marked Red Cross and Red Crescent ambulances is a crime. I'll move on with it when the last soldier occupying Iraq moves on. A United States Marine:"It's kind of hard to imagine that someone would be FORCED to stay in when all the leaflets told you to get out. ... Marines, who put their lives on the line FOR YOU. Posted by: annie | Nov 10 2005 9:18 utc | 24. 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