Anonymous commented:
The UN Convention bans the use of incendiary weapons against civilans, not against humans. See for yourself: Of course any deliberate engagement or targeting of civilians is already a war crime. so that the US has not signed this one is not of especial import except to say that we aren't bound by it expressly. White Phosphorus is not banned. It also isn't a chemical weapon. We are signtory to the Chemical Weapons Convention which defines chemical weapons. See here: So it isn't a chemical weapon and it isn't banned. Indiscriminate use is. The stories circulating do not support that contention. See here: Cpl. Bogert received the coordinates for the targets and recorded them on a map. This is proper procedure. He's receiving coordinates from a Forward Observer, indirect fire weapons never see their targets, the FOs do. The coordinates are plotted so that it is known what was ordered where. There is also a verification that takes place in the call for indirect fire to avoid problems with numerical transposition or other mistakes.
on Wed Nov 16 18:13:02 2005

Nikki commented:
Well, dear, I guess they read your blog... cause just a little while later, the AP reported on it. Had to go through the proper "channels" you know. Those two guys sitting in the little white room had to X out the relevant pieces and such....
on Wed Nov 16 19:05:37 2005

David commented:
Well I'm glad to see AP reads my blog - makes me feel all warm inside and stuff.

By the way, I don't know if you noticed but blog comments are a little hosed - I need to work on that....

on Wed Nov 16 20:13:24 2005

Nikki commented:
Oh, I noticed... you can't get nothing by me...
on Wed Nov 16 22:16:09 2005

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