Saturday, June 18, 2005

Napalm Death


Both Tim Ireland and Justin McKeating have some excellent articles about the American military's use of napalm in Iraq. The use of napalm was banned by a UN convention in 1980, but the Americans refused to ratify it (here's everything you wanted to know about napalm).

What's more, the Americans led the British government to believe that it had not been using napalm in Iraq, according to the Independent (see Tim's site for an extract of the article). However, the British government had plenty of eyewitness accounts of this and other atrocities carried out by US forces in Iraq, which they seem for some reason not to have been interested in pursuing.

Follow the links for Tim and Justin's sites to find out more, including why the BBC has failed to report any of this.


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