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Israeli army to halt use of white phosphorus
Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2013 5:08 PM EDT

Posted on 04/25/2013 4:59:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Israel’s army said Thursday that it would soon halt its use of white phosphorus shells after years of international criticism for using the incendiary munitions in crowded Palestinian areas. …

White phosphorus can be used legally in some battlefield situations, but Israel’s use of it in Gaza drew war crimes allegations by the U.N. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; dhimmitude; gaza; idf; palestinians; rop; un; whitephosphorus
This is after limiting its use back in 2010. Creeping surrender.

Why we didn’t dismantle the UN already is beyond me. Should have been obvious that anything that imitated the League of Nations would turn into a monster.
1 posted on 04/25/2013 4:59:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Is blowing up women and children with a suicide vest enough for war crimes allegations?


2 posted on 04/25/2013 5:03:15 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Olog-hai

maybe they found something even more crazy to use


3 posted on 04/25/2013 5:04:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Olog-hai

Yep, I hear the Palis are going to limit their
carbombs, nothing but fire crackers from now on.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 5:04:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

Israelis should replace it with their own version of the MOAB.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Olog-hai

WP is some nasty stuff.But when you’re dealing with nasty people,nasty stuff is needed.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: EEGator
Is blowing up women and children with a suicide vest enough for war crimes allegations?

No, and neither is firing rockets filled with ball bearings and nails into Jewish schools and civilian population centers. Get with the program.

7 posted on 04/25/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

My bad, yea Palestinians!


8 posted on 04/25/2013 5:07:47 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: al baby; Olog-hai
maybe they found something even more crazy to use

like yeah huh they could use john kerry phrases cause when it sinks in what he is saying your head explodes

9 posted on 04/25/2013 5:08:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: EEGator
Is blowing up women and children with a suicide vest enough for war crimes allegations?

I guess it all depends on the UN's definition of human doesn't it?

10 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:22 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

There not a big fan of Jews there.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 5:19:15 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Farmer Dean

Yeah, in Korea they used to fire a volley of Willie-Pete and when the Norks were jumping up and down writhing in pain, they would follow up with anti-personnel rounds. Saves a lot of ammunition, good stuff, really. A small investment in WP can really enhance the effectiveness of antipersonnel rounds. No wonder the Palies hate it.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 5:20:18 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Olog-hai
WP Willie Peter WHITE POWER

Nuttin' burn yo ass like WP

What a damned shame to stop using it on such a deserving foe.....

13 posted on 04/25/2013 5:25:09 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I knew it by the name of napalm in VN.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 5:34:05 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: Olog-hai
This works better.
15 posted on 04/25/2013 5:37:03 PM PDT by Patriot95
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To: B4Ranch

Napalm is very different. WP is small particles that diffuse widely. While rarely fatal, a WP wound is very painful and can be used to flush out troops behind cover or well concealed, when delivered by indirect fire. Once they are flushed out, they are easy meat for small arms and antipersonnel artillery.


16 posted on 04/25/2013 5:38:33 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Olog-hai

Those animals around Israel are exactly what these weapons were designed for. Can’t direct flame throwers into tunnels to suck the oxygen out either.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 5:41:32 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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Israel's choice. Hope we don't

18 posted on 04/25/2013 5:49:01 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: B4Ranch

Willie Pete ain’t napalm. Think smoke rounds, or better yet a fire-for-effect mission of “shake and bake”....HE rounds to rupture fuel storage and WP rounds to ignite it.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 6:29:15 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

OK Got it


20 posted on 04/25/2013 7:18:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: Patriot95
This works better

Little works better than WP and nape in an anti-personnel role. Helluva a lot cheaper than a Hellfire, and is its own version of hell fire.

21 posted on 04/25/2013 7:22:45 PM PDT by xone
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To: al baby

Willie Pete used in Close Air Support probably saves more lives than it destroys.

It is used by infantry, tankers, and artillery on the ground in direct contact with the enemy to verify the enemy exact location to aircraft zooming in and out quickly and dropping their ordinance on the bad guys.

The WP makes a very distinctive mark, observable from the pilot’s perspective and jointly confirmed by the person calling in the airstrike.

It also conveniently burns to a crisp all the enemy combatants it happens to strike before the aircraft deliver the final surgical knock out punch.

But I guess they can keep the UN happy and just carpet bomb Palestine instead.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 7:28:59 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Olog-hai

So, the terrorists from Hamas, Hizbullah and the PLO have given up on beheadings. I’m not holding my breath.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 8:33:48 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: Olog-hai

How stupid. My country is so often so PC it hurts my teeth.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 7:58:01 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No ! ! This is pure BS....we need the willy Peter to mark and then adjust artillery fire til we can fire for effect. Plus, crispy critters will be a side benefit.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 4:50:13 PM PDT by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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