Monday, January 26, 2009

Yes, Virginia, Israel is using white phosphorus

And of all places a report actually aired on CNN. Fancy that.

We've discussed the consequences of using white phosphorus in populated areas before - after all that was an incendiary used notoriously by the US military in its effort to enforce its occupation of Iraq. h/t P U L S E.

Also, by way of P U L S E, here's a video collage of the last several weeks of the Israeli attack on Gaza:

Postscript: There have been other breaches of the "reality obstruction field" as John Caruso aptly notes in recent weeks, including the 60 Minutes segment that he discusses. I myself had to pinch myself to make sure that I wasn't dreaming, and that a US network "news" program had actually permitted a relatively clear understanding of the situation in Palestine. Of course there was the usual portrayal of Tzipi Livni (who's currently politicking - probably unsuccessfully - to become Israel's next PM) as a reasonable moderate who wants to end the settlements that have systematically encroached on what remains of Palestinian land; we know what becomes of such empty words. That quibble aside, the segment actually resembled news.

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