Experimental Laser Weapons in Iraq?
"I don't think that the bombing, or the cluster bombs, or the laser weapons can bring democracy to our country." Iraqi doctor, April 2003.
An Italian news documentary, "Guerre Stellari in Iraq" (Star Wars in Iraq) released on May 16, 2006 by Rainews 24 in Rome, raises questions about the use of laser weapons in Iraq in 2003. The film is also a discussion of laser, microwave, and "non lethal" weapons development and their possible use for domestic "crowd control" use in the United States. Link:
An Italian television news documentary, "Guerre Stellari in Iraq" (Star Wars in Iraq), released on May 16, 2006 by Italian Rainews 24 in Rome, raises questions about the use of laser weapons in Iraq in 2003. The film is also a discussion of laser, microwave, "non lethal" weapons development and the possible use for domestic "crowd control" use in the United States
Links to the film which runs 24 minutes and runs on windows media player (if not other media players)
The Italian television website:
The film also can also be found at Snowshoe films: http://www.snowshoefilms.com/
The title "ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS USED TO SLAUGHTER IRAQIS" is the fourth title listed on their page.
this link: http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/lead-story101.htm
will provide you with a transcript of the film, if you can't access a media player. The link to the film is at the end of the transcript..
Film transcript exerpt:
Dr.Saad al Falluji: They were 26 in the bus. About 20 of them had no head, the head had been cut, some of them had no arms or no legs. The only unwounded was the driver and really I don't know how he reach our hospital, because one arm was on his side, one head just beside him. It was a very strange and horrible situation.
In the roof of the car there were parts of the body: intestines, brains, all parts of the body. It was a very very very miserable situation.
Geert Van Moorter (medical doctor working in Iraq during and after the war, as a volunteer for the belgiam NGO Medical Aid fot the Third World: Do you have idea with what kind of weapon the attacked the bus?
Dr.Saad al Falluji: We don't know with what kind of weapon they hit this bus.
Doctor Number Two: It seems to be a new weapon
Dr. Saad al Falluji: Yes, a new weapon
Doctor No.2: They are trying to do experiments on our civilians. Nobody could identify the type of this weapon.
Narrator voice over: We went to Belgium to find the filmmaker of this sequence, Geert Van Moorter, a doctor working as a volunteer in Iraq.
Geert Van Moorter: This footage is taken at the General Teaching Hospital in Hilla, which is about 100 Km from Baghdad, and close to the historical site of Babylon. There I talked with the colleague doctor Saad al Falluji, which is the chief surgeon in that hospital.
Doctor al Falluji said to me that the survivors that he operated said to him that they did not hear any noise, so there was no explosion to hear, no metal fragments or shrapnels or bullets in their bodies, so they themselves were thinking of some strange kind of weapon which they did not know.
Narrator voice over: Let's hear Dr. Saad el Falluji's story about this in more detail.
Dr. Saad al Falluji: This bus was very crowded, they were going from Hilla to Kifil, to find their families, but before they had arrived at the American checkpoint the villagers said to them "return back, return back". When the bus tried to return back it was shot by the checkpoint.
Geert Van Moorter: No gunshot wounds?
Dr.Saad al Falluji: No, no, I don't know what it was. We are here 10 surgeons and we couldn't decide which was the weapon that hit this car.
Geert Van Moorter: But inside the bodies you did not discover ordinary bullets?
Dr. Saad al Falluji: We didn't find bullets, but most of the passengers were dead, so they took them immediately to the refrigerator and we couldn't dissect and see, but in those who were alive we didn't find any kind of bullet. We didn't find bullets in their bodyes.
Doctor No.2: Something cutting organs, cutting limbs, attacking the abdomen, attacking the neck and goes out.
Narrator voice over: Dr. Falluji also ended up speaking about a laser weapon....
Dr. Saad al Falluji: I don't think that the bombing, or the cluster bombs, or the laser weapons can bring democracy to our country.
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