Sunday, October 22, 2006

Israel Says the P Word: Does Geneva Listen?

After agonising denial and media spinning, Israeli Officials admits to using phosphorous bombs in the infamous July war. Confessing in the ABC of legal logic is self-incriminating. So in the mind of any sensible human being following the disgusting attacks, Israel is guilty as confessed. Consequently, Israel should be punished as by international law.

Unfortunately Geneva and its conventions will not take action. No sanctions will be called. No premptive, punitive, or proactive measures will be even contemplated. The international community will turn a blind eye and a deaf ear and will allow Israel to place itself above all international law. And no finger will be raised. This will go on as long as the BBC still calls them 'controversial' instead of illegal phosphoric bombs, and as long as Israel is allowed to justify their use in 'open ground' on its pages.

All this is not new, it is just additional evidence to throw in the face of any pro-Israeli self-rightous blinded paranoids who claim that the Israeli army is a 'moral' one, and that Israel is a 'civilised country'. Until Geneva wakes up from the coma, the international community shouldn't wonder why phosphorically affected generations are still saying: Bring it On!

BBC Top Story: Israel admits phosphorous bombing
Israel fought Hezbollah in Lebanon in July and AugustIsrael has for the first time admitted it used controversial phosphorous bombs during fighting against Hezbollah in Lebanon in July and August.....


Blogger Richard said...

While I fully agree with you that white phosphorus is a reprehensible weapon that deserves banning under Geneva, things aren't quite as ironclad as you're making them out to be.

Use of WP in civilian areas is forbidden. But use in military areas that are clear of civilians is not. It should be, but it's not. At least not yet. I hope that whoever updates the Conventions will outlaw ALL uses of WP.

Of course, I personally believe that Israel didn't give a flying youknowwhat about whether it was raining WP down on Lebanese civilians or Hezbollah militants. As you note, Israel, in claiming it used the weapon in "open ground" and only against militants is trying to wiggle out of culpability.

At least the 2 of us know better.

October 23, 2006 10:35 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home