Friday, June 17, 2005

UK Defence Minister : US Lied to Britain About Napalm


It seems we may have firebombed Fallujah last November, something reported by Chris Floyd in The Moscow Times last March. A letter from Adam Ingram, the UK Defence Minister, to Labour MP Harry Cohen seems to confirm this.
The confirmation that US officials misled British ministers led to new questions last night about the value of the latest assurances by the US. Mr Cohen said there were rumours that the firebombs were used in the US assault on the insurgent stronghold in Fallujah last year, claims denied by the US. He is tabling more questions seeking assurances that the weapons were not used against civilians.

Floys also reported that US forces used chemical weapons, napalm, cluster bombs on civilian areas, and attacks on hospitals during the campaign in Fallujah.

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