The USA and even Canada has been trying to rid themselves tons of Chemical Weapons and Materials by merely dumping them into the Oceans. at least until it was banned in the US in 1972. Yet the question arises, even here in Canada, where it has just been revealed that the Canadian government allowed the Military to dump tons of Mustard gas and Phosphene, White Phosphorus (WP) based chemical weapons material into the ocean, a few hundred kilometers off Vancouver Island, about 2.5 kilometers at the bottom of the ocean to be exact. My question here, is that that kind of material was banned from use in War in the year 1925, and what was the Canadian Military doing with it until after the Second World War, using it, and holding it to use further during the that War? The Canadians tried dumping massive amounts of these armaments into the Ocean, though to be the best place to do it, way back in 1947, and it still begs questions today that we cannot readily answer, but which are being reported upon by a variety of Canadian newspapers as well.
Yet even the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization says the following and it concerns Iraq and Fallujah and the use of Chemical Weapons:
"So how come a weapon that is not considered kosher enough to dump in the ocean in 1945 is OK to dump on human beings in Fallujah, Iraq, some 60 years later? And even if the Pentagon believes it's OK, how come it can get away with now saying WP is not a chemical weapon?" ...
"No, white phosphorous is not prohibited by the Convention on chemical weapons in the context of war operations, provided that use is not made of that substance for its toxic properties. For example, white phosphorous is normally used to produce smoke bombs that hide troop movements, and this is considered a legitimate use with respect to the conventions. But if the toxic or caustic properties of White Phosphorous are used as a weapon, then it is prohibited."
"Accordingly, on the day the Italian documentary was to be telecast, Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, spokesperson of U.S. military in Iraq, admitted the use of WP in Fallujah as a battlefield prop but told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!: "I know of no cases where people were deliberately targeted by the use of white phosphorus."
"Unfortunately for the State Department and Lt. Col. Boylan, an in-house Army magazine, Field Artillery, had already published a breathless and rather candid account of the utility of deliberately targeting people with WP by three soldiers who had taken part in Operation Phantom Fury. "White Phosphorous proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE (high explosives). We fired "shake and bake" missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out."
Deep Sea News has further revealed the extent of the thousands of tons of materials having been and being dropped into the oceans. These items affect all people and the species of the planet, and yet the clandestined approach of all of the worlds military establishments is being held to light.
One very interesting group is called the CWWG or Chemical Weapons Working Group, and has many, many news articles concerning the state of affairs within this whole group of information and the sometimes bad steps being taken within that Arena.
All in all a very important item to pay be aware about and attentive to in these days of heightened War readiness and the Gulf War itself, and mankind trying to rid itself of weapons of mass destruction, WMD.
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