Sunday, October 22, 2006

Phosphorus Bombs

This new story, that Israel admits to using phosphorus bombs in Lebanon, is troubling, both for the morality of the situation and because it is going to end up producing a huge propaganda victory against it. As well as being very unpopular in Israel, itself, unless Israel can supply a good reason for it.

Phosphorus bombs are not considered to be chemical weapons and they are not illegal. But that is not going to be the standard applied to Israel.

UPDATE: The story is currently a top headline on the BBC website. Can more international opprobrium be far behind?

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