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Shake 'n' Bake - What White Phosphorus Does to Your Skin


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Israel denies it is attacking civilians, just as the United States denied using white phosphorus on Fallujah and bombing the city into rubble or torturing prisoners at Guantanamo. These criminals and their lackeys in the corporate media lie like they breath. – Gary Sudborough

Israeli bombs destroyed Zainab Jawad’s family home in the southern village of Ayta Chaeb. Then rockets slammed into the family’s car as they fled.

“I don’t want to remember, but I can’t help it. What I remember most is the sound, the sound of the planes, and I was scared because I thought there were so many. I fell asleep last night, but all I could hear in my sleep were planes.”

Jeff Englehart, a Marine who served in Fallujah and who maintains a weblog at , claims that there was widespread, indiscriminate use of white phosphorus in last year's attack on Fallujah.
The white phosphorus hits and disperses into an indiscriminately lethal cloud with a kill zone approximately a quarter of a mile wide -- over a tenth of a mile in all directions.

Although white phosphorus often has no effect on clothes, when it makes contact with a person's skin, it will burn it down to the bone. If the gas is inhaled, it will blister the throat and lungs, causing rapid suffocation, burning the body from the inside.

Englehart heard officers approve requests for use of white phosphorus on a wide scale throughout the assault.

There is no way you can use white phosphorus like that without forming a deadly chemical cloud that kills everything within a tenth of a mile in all directions from where it hits. Obviously, the effect of such deadly clouds weren't just psychological in nature.


This claim of "shake and bake" is further confirmed in a news article by an embedded journalist at the time.

"Bogert is a mortar team leader who directed his men to fire round after round of high explosives and white phosphorus charges into the city Friday and Saturday, never knowing what the targets were or what damage the resulting explosions caused. . . they ran through the drill again and again, sending a mixture of burning white phosphorus and high explosives they call "shake 'n' bake" into a cluster of buildings where insurgents have been spotted all week."

This directly contradicts a previous US State Department statement, (archived at:, that WP was used "very sparingly in Fallujah, for illumination purposes".

NOTE: The State Department has now updated their "Misinformation" fighting report to state:
[November 10, 2005 note: We have learned that some of the information we were provided in the above paragraph is incorrect. White phosphorous shells, which produce smoke, were used in Fallujah not for illumination but for screening purposes, i.e., obscuring troop movements and, according to an article, "The Fight for Fallujah," in the March-April 2005 issue of Field Artillery magazine, "as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes …."

The article states that U.S. forces used white phosphorous rounds to flush out enemy fighters so that they could then be killed with high explosive rounds.]

Last November, after the second siege of Fallujah, Dahr Jamail, an unembedded reporter interviewed a Fallujah doctor who saw civilians suffering unusual burns.

He cited reports that the US was using "weird bombs that put up smoke like a mushroom cloud" and that "pieces of these bombs explode into large fires that continued to burn on the skin even after people dumped water on the burns." The doctor "treated people who had their skin melted."

"A rain of fire came down on the city, and people targeted by the different coloured substances began to burn. We found people dead, with strange injuries, with their clothes intact," said a Fallujah biologist. -


The Pentagon denied using napalm at the time, but Marine pilots and their commanders have confirmed that they used an upgraded version of the weapon against dug-in positions. They said napalm, which has a distinctive smell, was used because of its psychological effect on an enemy. -


Raed Jarrar:

“White phosphorus grenades tossed into places where people are? That's insane - such usage is pretty much a chemical weapon and a firebomb. An M-15 phosphorus grenade (what they're probably using) has a bursting radius of 17 meters. It burns at 5,000 degrees Farenheit.

If you remove a fragment from the body, it spontaneously reignites when exposed to air - you have to soak the injured person's wounds in water before you remove it, then submerge it immediately afterwards.

If white phosphorus enters water with a low oxygen content, it forms phosphine, a lethal gas. Breathing in the smoke causes a condition known as "phossy jaw", which gives an unhealing mouth wound and possible breakdown of the jaw bone itself.

Consumption of a small amount of white phosphorus ( -


take a good look, America, at what your lying, thieving government is doing to other human beings just like you.


"Money" has no value - people do.

So Israel and the US killed between 600,000 and one million Iraqis over the last few years, purportedly in an attempt to rid Iraq of its "WMDs". It turned out that the only "WMDs" they could even claim to have found were one shell containing about a gallon of sarin and another designed for use with mustard gas, which was inoperative as it had been improperly stored.

Meanwhile, far from ridding Iraq and the world of these ghastly weapons, Israel and other puppet states owned by the Zionist Mafia have been flying chemical weapons to Iraq and Lebanon and dropping them on the local civilians to devastating effect.

May God accept the victims of these barbaric monsters into paradise.


From one of the articles referenced in the post:

Fighting from a distance

After pounding parts of the city for days, many Marines say the recent combat escalated into more than they had planned for, but not more than they could handle. "It's a war," said Cpl. Nicholas Bogert, 22, of Morris, N.Y. Bogert is a mortar team leader who directed his men to fire round after round of high explosives and white phosphorus charges into the city Friday and Saturday, never knowing what the targets were or what damage the resulting explosions caused."We had all this SASO (security and stabilization operations) training back home," he said. "And then this turns into a real goddamned war." Just as his team started to eat a breakfast of packaged rations Saturday, Bogert got a fire mission over the radio. "Stand by!" he yelled, sending Lance Cpls. Jonathan Alexander and Jonathan Millikin scrambling to their feet.

Shake 'n' bake

Joking and rousting each other like boys just seconds before, the men were instantly all business. With fellow Marines between them and their targets, a lot was at stake. Bogert received coordinates of the target, plotted them on a map and called out the settings for the gun they call "Sarah Lee." Millikin, 21, from Reno, Nev., and Alexander, 23, from Wetumpka, Ala., quickly made the adjustments. They are good at what they do. "Gun up!" Millikin yelled when they finished a few seconds later, grabbing a white phosphorus round from a nearby ammo can and holding it over the tube. "Fire!" Bogert yelled, as Millikin dropped it. The boom kicked dust around the pit as they ran through the drill again and again, sending a mixture of burning white phosphorus and high explosives they call "shake 'n' bake" into a cluster of buildings where insurgents have been spotted all week. They say they have never seen what they've hit, nor did they talk about it as they dusted off their breakfast and continued their hilarious routine of personal insults and name-calling.

Say 'cheese'

Every day since they started firing rounds into the city, other Marines have stopped by the mortar pit to take a turn dropping mortars into the tube and firing at some unseen target. Like tourists at some macabre carnival, some bring cameras and have other troops snap photos of their combat shot. Even the battalion surgeon fired a few Saturday, just for sport. Everyone wants to "get some," the troops explain, some joking that Fallujah is like a live-fire range. Some have started to think of what happens after all the guns go silent. "I just don't want to come home and have someone calling me a baby killer," Alexander said after firing dozens of high explosive mortar rounds into the city. "That would piss me off." Alexander said no one has told him what the charges have hit.


"Money" has no value - people do.

We can thank Professor Poseidon for keeping us up to date on the hypocrisy of the Zionist killers. I wonder if Professor Poseidons' Zionist Killers and his Zionist Mafia are actually the real Zionist Monsters he is promoting. But when do we get to hear about the hypocrisy of Professor Poseidon ?

Of course without his invaluable help, we never would have had a clue that over a million Iraqis have perished at the hands of Zionists. He's even given us the mathematical breakdown. How kind, and how very condescending of him. As if the numbers really matter anymore, if they ever did.

Numbers have always meant a great deal to Professor Poseidon however, because they afford him instant credibility. And what a perfect opportunity to re-establish his credibility, by informing us now, about the WMDs that were never found. How about the total of two ( 2 ) that were found ? Does he own them ? Has he already taken them apart and put them back together, and subjected them to rigorous analysis ?

We can also thank Professor Poseidon for informing us at this late date, that the Zionist Mafia has been flying chemical weapons to Iraq, and Lebanon ( well just imagine ! ) and dropping them on civilians to "devastating effect" ! How truly devastating ! I was somehow under the mistaken impression that's what Rhiannon just showed us, with her extremely graphic pictures, in her excellent blog, but thanks for clearing that little matter up for us, Professor Poseidon.

When I first read this comment, I was also under a mistaken impression, that it was made a whole year ago. But I should really thank the Professor for getting me back up to date, and for helping us all to rid the world of these ghastly weapons.

Congratulations Rhiannon, on finding a readership of over 19,000 and climbing, for your excellent graphic blog. I'm sure the numbers have impressed the Professor as well, so much so, that he realized it wouldn't hurt his own flagging credibility one little bit, if he decided to hitch himself a little ride on it.


That polish you are using on your persona is not cutting it dude. I would try "Humble" Because "Ass-munch" is not doing it for you.


First you take D.C. Then you take New York :)

let's stay on topic please - we have guests.


"Money" has no value - people do.

The true Sagittarian that you are.... I have always liked you very much. I always will. You are one of several I have learned greatly from, and one of the FIRST. I am COMPLETELY neutral on this rift between you and Poseidon.

I just wish you wouldn't sling those arrows at Poseidon with such rapid speed and ever- increasing vinegar. [Or I am going to start calling you Professor Vinegar......just kidding!!] Nevertheless, your fiery, and well-targeted speech are always great eye-openers, mind-benders etc. :-)


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