US accused of illegal white phosphorus attack in Afghanistan

United States forces in Afghanistan are accused of illegally deploying white phosphorus against civilians following a firefight with Taliban militants, according to published reports. White phosphorus is legal to use on a battlefield but illegal to deploy for any reason other than illumination. The chemical ignites on contact with the air. Human rights groups said […]

White Phosphorus: Israel fires artillery shells into Gaza

let me explain to you what white Phosphorus is and what it does to you when it touches your skin. Phosphor burns. Phosphor burns until it runs out of oxygen or out of matter. That means that the stuff hit by the phosphor burns to. This is what happens when you get hit by phosphor. […]

Iraq: ‘Special Weapons’ Have a Fallout on Babies

For those of you who still think that DU is a great idea. FALLUJAH, Jun 12 (IPS) – Babies born in Fallujah are showing illnesses and deformities on a scale never seen before, doctors and residents say. The new cases, and the number of deaths among children, have risen after “special weaponry” was used in […]