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Russia says U.S. dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria

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Russia also says it doesn't meddle in foreign elections.

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Is phosphorous bombing like waterboarding? A crime when anyone else does it but OK for the US?

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Now watch as the MSM feigns ignorance and the multitude of the Monroe doctrine afficionados experience massive cognitive dissonance. Why do we even have international rules of law?

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Human rights groups have said the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has used white phosphorous munitions over the course of the Syria conflict.

I guess all the UN Human Rights groups must be in kahoots with Russia.

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I guess all the UN Human Rights groups must be in kahoots with Russia

That's as plausible as there being a deep state or the FBI being corrupt.

You completely missed the nuance of the statement. It is possible that non-American members of the coalition have used white phosphorous while the Americans have not.

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Yeah?; and what about the BARREL BOMBS being shown on Al Jazeera today?

on CIVILIAN homes...is THAT o.k. ?

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Yeah?; and what about the BARREL BOMBS being shown on Al Jazeera today?

on CIVILIAN homes...is THAT o.k. ?

I guess Al Jazeera must be in kahoots with the US?

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WA4: I was being sarcastic.

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Who benefits?

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It is also possible that some other color phosphorous was used. Maybe they used red or black phosphorous?

Willy Pete isn't supposed to be used in dense civilian areas.

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Any of THAT provided by the Russians ? "Lol".

We either have complete obedience to international rule of law or discard it all.

Pretty clear, no?

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I mean really, does anyone attach any believability to anything that comes out of Russia's Putin controlled mass-media? 

As someone connected to the US military for over 30 years I can tell you that phosphorous bombs went out of the inventory a long time ago.

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@fredw Why do we even have international rules of law?

Do you think international law, British law, or Russian law should be used to prosecute the Russians wanted for the latest poisoning in the UK?

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The first casualty of war is the TRUTH. That goes for all sides involved

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We either have complete obedience to international rule of law or discard it all.

That is an ideallic duality, but demonstrably false.

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@fredwall We either have complete obedience to international rule of law or discard it all.

A global totalitarian's utopia.

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Interesting opinion about the use of white phosphorus and about the storm of Raqqa:

https://therealnews.com/stories/pbennis0616syria

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"We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

Expect many more dead children as a result of chemical weapons, totally destroyed cities and millions of refugees fleeing to Turkey and then to the EU.

It looks like Putin is trying to soften everybody up through this declaration by implying that chemical weapons are about to be dumped (yet again) on Syrian women and children, so don't be surprised.

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Russia also denies murdering on foreign soil with chemical weapons.

And in Syria they've repeatedly targeted hospitals and schools with double tap strikes.

One of Putin's lackeys is even claiming the US intentionally sabotaged the ISS.

The State that Cried Wolf.

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@stormcrow

Expect many more dead children as a result of chemical weapons

Unfortunately yes, the possibility is high. As soon as the jihasists are on the brink of defeat their media wing White Helmets will stage again one of their "regime gas attacks" to get NATO air support. Here is how they made up one ot he most recognizable images of the Syrian war:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/white-helmets-left-omran-daqneesh-in-pain-to-harm-assad-claims-rev-andrew-ashdown-2hp8bq3fj

@Madverts

Russia also denies murdering on foreign soil with chemical weapons

The West continues to make false claims about "Russian chemical weapons attacks".

And in Syria they've repeatedly targeted hospitals and schools with double tap strikes

Any proof?

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I thought Trump was Putin's poodle.

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And Bolton is about to throw away the ICC.

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Actually, the Russian Air Force does hit hospitals and schools, but they have no choice, that's where the rebels set up their Command Centers and their barracks.

The Western media doesn't lie when they tell you that Russia just took out a hospital, but they conveniently omit the fact that the hospital had 10 Al Qaida commanders meeting in the basement.

Btw, the Geneva convention expressly forbids warring parties from using Hospitals and Schools as military facilities, but the rebels don't follow the convention.

And keep in mind that leaflets are dropped in rebel areas specifically warning civilians to stay away from anywhere where rebel soldiers meet and congregate.

However, rebels play nasty tricks like forcing all the food vendors to setup shop around or near their bases, so civilians have no choice but to go there for food. So then you'll read "Russia bombs market, dozens dead" in the headline, but omitted will be the fact that the market was also a military base.

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.....and Russia has such a long, long history of telling the truth.

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@serrano I thought Trump was Putin's poodle.

He probably is, but given all the WH confusion and fake news, the ongoing hiring and firing, things are so messed up in DC Trump's being kept out of the loop.

It could be the few remaining adults in Trump's administration are hiding Russia related papers and info from him while he's out playing golf, so Trump still thinks he's doing to do what Putin instructs.

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As an defence against heat seeking missiles, flares are fired.

Could it be these flares hit the ground still burning ?

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As an defence against heat seeking missiles, flares are fired.

Even if we assume that the flares last the entire descent, who fired the heat seeking missile at the American aircraft?

A little far fetched don't you think.

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