Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Highway of Death

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1991 Gulf War: On Baghdad Radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announced the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait in compliance with UN Resolution 660.

The Highway of Death: America's "turkey shoot" war crime
In accordance with UN resolutions, Iraqi troops were commanded by President Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait, which he had invaded with the approval of the US Government through its Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie (see July 25, 1990). However, in one of the great war crimes of history, American forces bombarded the retreating Iraqi soldiers. More than 2,000 vehicles and tens of thousands of charred and dismembered bodies littered the sixty miles of highway.

The rapid incineration of the huge number of human beings suggests the use of napalm, phosphorus, or other incendiary bombs, anti-personnel weapons outlawed under the 1977 Geneva Protocols ...

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