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Thread #129840 Message #2952124
Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Jul-10 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
You are now playing with words - phosphorus is a CHEMICAL - it is by definition poisonous, it can severely burn and it can kill - that is part of the definition of its effects.
It is a war crime to use it on civilians and the Israeklis have used it in such a manner; therefore, whatever word games you are now attempting to play, the Israelis are war criminals.
Again you play with words.
The Shatila and Sabra refugee camp massacres were directed towards Palastinian and Lenanese Arabs. the death toll is unknown but is reckoned between 800 and 3,500. The Israelis in charge allowed the massacres to take place and provided the weapons.
A bit of cut-n-paste for you as you seem so fond of it.
"In 1982, an independent commission chaired by Sean MacBride concluded that the Israeli authorities or forces were, directly or indirectly, involved. The Israeli government established the Kahan Commission to investigate, and in early 1983 it found Israel indirectly responsible for the event, and that Ariel Sharon bears personal responsibility for the massacre for allowing the Phalangists into the camps. The Israelis had been supplying the Phalangists with weapons and equipment, and had provided transportation of the Phalangists to the camps. The commission, which was not a judicial body which could recommend criminal charges, but an investigative body only, demanded that Sharon resign as head of the Defence Ministry. Sharon initially refused to resign, but after the death of an Israeli and the injury of ten other Israelis from a hand grenade thrown into a dispersing Peace Now rally, a compromise was reached where he resigned as Defense minister, but remained in the cabinet as Minister without portfolio. Sharon would later be elected Prime Minister of Israel."
Genocide in my book, especially as you have taken it upon yourself to re-define 'chemical weapons'