What you won't see in the TandT on Nov. 9.
The US used napalm on a wide scale to bomb civilians during the Iraq war. This is a sticky substance that burns people alive, sometimes slowly. It also takes so much oxygen out of the air that people die of suffocation.
The use of it was learned recently when the British government apologized for telling the House of Commons it wasn't used. It seems the American government had lied to Britain. The Pentagon has since admitted it used Napalm.
Watch the video - if you have a strong stomach. Google Iternational Clearing House for Nov. 8.
The other story is hard to confirm. Though many journalists have told i, no news medium has reported it. Obama and Sarkozy of France were holdiing a news conference. They then left the room but forgot to turn off their lapel microphones.
"That Netanyahu is a liar." said Sarkozy. "Tell me about it," said Obama. "I have to deal with him every day."
Every word came through to the loudspeakers in the press room, where reporters were still sitting around. But it has not appeared in any major news source in North America.
Incidentally, the Iraq war was covered by hordes of reporters. Mass napalm attacks are quite spectacular, and hard to mistake for conventional bombing. As well, the charred flesh, some on still-living bodies, is quite distinct. How come it was never reported?
Never trust war correspondents. It was Canada's most distinguished war reporter of World War Two who told me that as we chatted one day in Ottawa. He was right.