It is extremely interesting to compare the U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and its suppression of evidence of similar weapons use by the U.S. and U.K. in Fallujah in March and November of 2004.
We all know about the U.S. reaction to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
In the face of denials by the Syrian government, and on evidence that remains secret and other indications provided by photographs, testimonies of eye-witnesses, accusations of the al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels, and deductions derived from consideration of the delivery mechanisms necessary to launch such weapons, the U.S. government was determined to "punish" the al-Assad government for the heinous crime of using chemical weapons.
Such circumstantial evidence was considered more than sufficient for president Obama and secretary of state Kerry.
In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, September 10th president Obama paid particular attention to the photographic evidence of chemical weapons use by the al-Assad government. Specifically he reminded us of the child victims involved.
The pictures Mr. Obama was referring to included this one:
And this one:
But what about the U.S.-inflicted atrocities behind photos like this one?:
According to a study published in 2010," Beyond Hiroshima --
The Non-Reporting Of Fallujah's Cancer Catastrophe ," those are
pictures of the deaths and birth defects directly resulting from
"American" use of depleted uranium and chemical weapons including
white phosphorous in Fallujah in 2004.
And it's not simply a question of birth defects.