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Thread #129840   Message #2952116
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
25-Jul-10 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Jim, You said that this attack was genocidal.
You can not substitute ethnic cleansing for genocidal.
It is not a less severe form of genocide, it is totally different.
How can this attack be called ethnic cleansing?

Jim, Don and Emma, your calling WP a chemical weapon does not make it so.
USA has very publically, on the international stage, destroyed its chemical weapons, but not WP.
No international outcry because all armed forces use it including all those that have outlawed chemical weapons.
It is not a chemical weapon.
You are not in a position to change an internationally agreed classification.
Can you name one government that agrees with you?

I have not supported or defended Israel on any of this.
I have just called for some honesty from you propagandists.
Calling it a chemical attack was wrong and calculated to make it sound infinitely worse than the truth (which is bad enough).
Calling it genocide was a ludicrous flight of propagandist fantasy.

(Science leson for Don)
You said "White Phosphorus, when exposed to air, is so reactive that it instantly rips the oxygen out of the air and undergoes an exothermal chemical reaction (for Keith's benefit, that is a chemical reaction which gives out heat! Lots of it!)"

For your benefit, that is called combustion, or burning.
It can not take oxygen from water. Water puts the fire out.