US Lied About Napalm

American officials lied to British ministers over the use of “internationally reviled” napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.

Yesterday’s disclosure led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election.

Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.
(Source: The Independent)

Yet more lies from the US government, the greatest propaganda machine in this world today. With their legions of slick PR-consultants, spin doctors and just-plain liars, they continue to blather on about “liberation” and “freedom” while using the most horrific weapons in their savage attacks on Iraqis. Just in case you don’t know what napalm is:

Napalm is a flammable, gasoline-based weapon invented in 1942. The name is a portmanteau word for naphthenic palmitic acids. It produces horrific wounds, and although its use is not specifically prohibited by the laws of war, most nations no longer use it.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Most nations apart from the good ‘ole US of A, of course. Champion of liberty and chemical warfare.

The US actually admitted it had used ‘napalm-like’ bombs way back in August 2003, after the news from Iraq couldn’t be covered-up any longer. It’s taken this long for our government to admit that Britain was lied to by our ‘special friends’ the US.

Why this long?

The Iraq Analysis Group, which campaigned against the war, said the US authorities only admitted the use of the weapons after the evidence from reporters had become irrefutable.

Mike Lewis, a spokesman for the group, said: “The US has used internationally reviled weapons that the UK refuses to use, and has then apparently lied to UK officials, showing how little weight the UK carries in influencing American policy.”

He added: “Evidence that Mr Ingram had given false information to Parliament was publicly available months ago. He has waited until after the election to admit to it – a clear sign of the Government’s embarrassment that they are doing nothing to restrain their own coalition partner in Iraq.”
(Source: The Independent)

Restrain?

That would imply that Butcher Blair gives a damn about civilian lives. Can you see any evidence for that?


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