The Problem Isn't Willie Pete, The Problem is War Crimes

Knapp, Thomas
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/14/the-problem-isnt-willie-pete-the-problem-is-war-crimes/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  14/06/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21098

The problem with bombarding Syrian cities, or any populated areas, isn't just that it is being done with white phosphorous, it's that it is being done at all.

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Excerpt: Of course, we're frequently and piously informed that innocent civilians killed by US or US-allied forces are accidental "collateral damage" or even "human shields." The US Department of Defense always thoroughly investigates such killings and always ends up absolving US troops of responsibility. It's only a crime to kill non-combatants if "the enemy" can be blamed for the killing, and -- mirabile dictu! -- that always turns out to be the case.