Br. Kashif alerted us to the following post with regards to the possible use of chemical weapons in the Lal Masjid massacre:
“Teeth Maestro in a recent post referred to AAJ TV’s programme ‘Live with Talat’ where Talat Hussain narrated his tour of Jamia Hafsa with a media team taken for inspection by the government after the massacre. Talat, when asked about white spots on the walls, was told that it is White Phosphorus.
White Phosphorus is a flare / smoke producing incendiary weapon which is also used as an offensive Anti-Personnel flame compound capable of causing serious burns or death. White phosphorus weapons are controversial today because of its potential use against humans, for whom one-tenth of a gram is a deadly dose and according to the Geneva Convention which was later amended by the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons signed into effect in 1997, expressively prohibits the use against civilians. White Phosphorus weapons have been used in the recent past by Israel in Lebanon and US and UK in Iraq, but probably the first time ever by a an army against its own people.”