January 05, 2009

Dear Terrorist Supporters: White Phosphorus is Not an Illegal Weapon

Pro-terrorist shills like this clueless twit give other leftist beards for Islamofascist oppression a bad name.

War Crime du Jour: Israel Deploys White Phosphorus Shells

When regarding the Christmas massacre conducted against the captive population of Palestine by the Israeli army in the name of the people of Israel's security, one is left to wonder: How deeply into Israel's vast arsenal must the IDF dig before the world's leaders act?

Do we wait until the nuclear option is put on the table? "Bunker busters" are already deployed; cluster bombs and the usual array of missiles, bombs, and bullets rained down on civilians and the civilian infrastructure. Hospitals, universities, police stations, mosques, and apartment blocks. Have we missed anything?

Just reality.

White phosphorus is in the inventory of most of the world's major military forces, including the United States, Great Britain, Russia. It is used for smoke screens, for signaling, and incendiary uses.

Global Security states it bluntly:

Israel used White Phosphorus against HAMAS targets in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead in January 2009. This violated no international laws or conventions.

White Phosphorus in Gaza (as it was in Lebanon) is clearly being deployed as an obscurant, laying down a smoke screen to prevent Hamas terrorists from seeing advancing Israeli forces.

This is done to save the lives of soldiers from being targeted with IEDs and sniper fire, and—though leftists refuse to admit it— to also hopefully save the lives of Palestinian civilians by allowing Israeli soldiers to engage Hamas terrorists at close range with rifle and machine gun fire, rather than use more destructive arial bombing and artillery fire.

As for the "bunker busters" alluded to by the deluded author above, the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb, it too is designed to save lives by using minimal destructive force:

At just 5.9 feet long and 285 pounds, the bombís small size increases the number of weapons an aircraft can carry, therefore raising the amount of targets it can kill in one sortie. Because of its size and precision accuracy, it also reduces collateral, or unintended, damage in the target vicinity.

It is a small bomb that uses far less explosives that the 500-lb, 1000-lb, and 2000-lb bombs that air forces have had to rely upon in the past that could level several buildings or even a city block even with a precision strike, and being a bunker buster exploding below ground, it further decreases the threat of shrapnel and blast forces to innocent civilians.

As for the blackened bodies in Lebanon he cites as evidence of atrocities... well that was conclusively debunked, as was the fiction pushed by pro-insurgent leftists about the use of WP in Fallujah.

Keep your eyes out: you'll be seeing more of this pro-terrorist propaganda in the days ahead.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 5, 2009 11:42 PM

The only war crimes / violations of the Geneva Conventions are being committed by Hamas. Storing explosives and other military equipment in schools and mosques; firing from schools, mosques, and any area occupied by civilians, without removing the civilians as Hamas and only Hamas is obligated to do; concealing armed terrorists in hospitals.

All of these are violations of the Geneva Conventions. Any organization or persons doing this are no longer civilians, or soldiers (since they are not wearing any distinguishing marks), and are not entitled to ANY protection under the Geneva Conventions.

These scum are subject to being killed on sight. And the Israelis do not have to exercise any more care than that which allows the achievement of the military objective: dead Hamas terrorists.

Posted by: SDN at January 6, 2009 12:50 AM

At this point, if the Palestinians or the leftists were to say the sky is blue, I'd go out and check first.

Posted by: Vaultenblogger at January 6, 2009 05:08 AM

Ah...Willie Pete...the gift that keeps on giving.


Posted by: Tom at January 6, 2009 12:47 PM

If anyone is ever lobbing missiles at the US with the intention of killing Americans, I hope that the US would all force necessary to MAKE THEM STOP!

I'm sorry that the civilian population of Gaza elected them, and I'm sorry that they hide within the civilian population, but they must be made to stop the rocket attacks on Israel.

Posted by: Mike S at January 6, 2009 01:23 PM

The left is still shreiking about the WP. They have to know that they're lying. Wow.

I've had close Liberal friends tell me that VX nerve agent "doesn't count", while WP does. Pretty nuts.

If we started using VX, you can bet their previous claims would go down the memory hole.

Posted by: brando at January 6, 2009 01:34 PM

you killed their web page!

i tried to call up the web page and all i can get from them is an error message that reads in part: "Table 'jos_session' is marked as crashed and should be repaired....."

you're as effective as WP, and probably as unpopular in certain circles. %-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 6, 2009 03:21 PM

The left are propagandists, intent only on destroying the free world and putting it under the control of anyone but free world capitalists.

Posted by: cmblake6 at January 6, 2009 08:26 PM

The "liberals" do not have to manufacture any atrocities. The Israelis are doing a great job providing them for eveyone to clearly see.
Oh and by the way WP is not used for a smoke screen. It burns at very hot temperatures and is made to stick to human skin.

Posted by: TG at January 10, 2009 08:06 AM

Conquer and destroy evil, free the people of Palestine from the rape of Hamas then free the people of Lebanon from the terror of the invaders. May God bless Israel.

Posted by: Jennifer Pfeifer at January 10, 2009 04:46 PM