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(DV) Articles on the American Use of Chemical Weapons Against Iraq







US Used Chemical Weapons Against Iraq
Compiled by Sunil K. Sharma
Updated: November 20, 2005

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“It's no great way to die. The generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect.”

-- Colonel James Alles, commander of Marine Air Group 11, who admitted US forces used napalm against Iraqi forces in March-April 2003. The Independent (UK), August 10, 2003

Dissident Voice Articles

* Willie Pete and the Theo-logicians of Empire by Lila Rajiva, November 20, 2005

* Incinerating Iraqis: The Napalm Cover-Up by Mike Whitney, June 27, 2005

* Fallujah: Dresden in Iraq by Ken Sanders, April 14, 2005

* “No Great Way To Die” – But the Generals Love Napalm by Media Lens, March 30, 2005

* “Unusual” Weapons Used in Fallujah by Dahr Jamail, November 29, 2005

External Links

* Pentagon Reverses Position and Admits U.S. Troops Used White Phosphorous Against Iraqis in Fallujah, by Democracy Now!, November 17, 2005

* War Without Rules by George Monbiot, The Guardian, November 15, 2005

* Field Artillery, a publication of the US Army, in its March-April 2005 issue, reported "[White Phosphorous] proved to be an effective and versatile munition... [and] as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes."

* Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre: Video documentary broadcast by RAI, the Italian state broadcaster, on the US massacre in Fallujah, and evidence of US use of chemical weapons. Includes corroborating interviews with US troops. Via Chris Floyd's web site (.wav format, note: graphic images)

* US criticized for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids, The Independent, Nov. 9, 2005

* Debate: Did the U.S. Military Attack Iraqi Civilians With White Phosphorous Bombs in Violation of the Geneva Conventions? We speak with a former U.S. soldier who witnessed orders being given to drop white phosphorous bombs over Fallujah; a Pentagon spokesperson in Baghdad who admits such bombs were used but denied they were used as a chemical weapon; and the news director of RAI TV, the Italian TV network that produced “Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre.” Democracy Now!, November 8, 2005

US Forces "Used Chemical Weapons" During Assault on City of Fallujah, The Independent, November 8, 2005

* US Lied to Britain Over Use of Napalm in Iraq War, The Independent (UK), June 17, 2005

* Journalists Tell of US Falluja Killings, Aljazeera, March 20, 2005

* U.S. used banned weapons in Fallujah -- Health ministry,, March 3, 2005

* U.S. drives into heart of Fallujah Army, Marines face rockets and bombs in battle to take insurgents' stronghold, San Francisco Chronicle, November 10, 2004

* US admits it used napalm bombs in Iraq, The Independent (UK), August 10, 2003

* Officials confirm dropping firebombs on Iraqi troops, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 5. 2003

* Fight to Survive: The blog of US Marine Jeff Engelhart, who served in Iraq and is featured in the video documentary above.