Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fruit from the Tree of the American Empire, Part III: Chemical Weapons Use

If, as the Elite like Sen Lindsey Graham and Sec of State John Kerry said, Assad’s Syria deserved to be bombed for his army’s alleged use of sarin gas (which it didn’t use; it was instead a staged attack by the al-Qaida rebels, as has been verified by an assortment of witnesses, journalists, and so forth), then what does the American Empire deserve for its continual and large-scale use of such weapons?  ‘. . . and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again’ (St Matthew’s Gospel 7:2).

Should the day of wrath come, let us pray that those seeking retribution will show discernment between the supporters and the opponents of our criminal government.

Wesley Messamore, who published his list on, first referred to the US military dumping of 20 million gallons of chemicals on Vietnam for nearly a decade of war which ended in 1971.

Vietnam estimates that as a result of the decade-long chemical attack, 400,000 people were killed or maimed, 500,000 babies have been born with birth defects, and 2 million have suffered from cancer or other illnesses,” he wrote.

Messamore said the US military used white phosphorus – a horrific incendiary chemical weapon that melts human flesh – in 2004 in the Iraqi city of Fallujah against Iraqi insurgents.

Fallujah residents and US soldiers revealed in a televised interview how the “US government indiscriminately rained white chemical fire down on the Iraqi city and melted women and children to death.”

Other examples of the Empire’s use of chemical weapons:

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