Camp Falcon: What really happened?

 

By Sarah Meyer
BRussells Tribunal

http://indexresearch.blogspot.com/

(23 October 2020)

 

Camp Falcon explosions. Photo : Al Jazeera

Iraqis and Americans must read the information below. They must watch the two videos. And then they, and people over the world, must ask the U.S. government for a full and open explanation of what happened at Camp Falcon, Baghdad, on the 10th of October 2006.

Index has had the following report from an Iraqi concerning the explosions at As Saqr / Camp Falcon:

"The resistance attacked Camp Falcon south of Baghdad. This camp is considered as the most important ammunition camp. The explosions in the camp continued for three hours and was transmitted in direct on Al Jazeera. The resistance filmed the explosions and diffused them on the internet.
Iraq for ever of Fadhil Badrani translated the information on US Pentagon site which says that there were 5000 soldiers in this camp. But the Pentagon the same night declared that there were only 100 soldiers. This was evident is to hide the losses.
The resistance in Falluja and Habaniyah that there were 9 gros porteurs planes landed in Habaniyah the same night where there is a US military hospital.
Iraqis says that the attack costed US 1 million dollars, many hundred deaths and the conviction that controlling Baghdad plan is but a mirage."

 

Iraqi Resistance rockets blast into biggest American arsenal in Iraq
10.10.06. Iraqi Resistance Report. "The source admitted that dozens of Americans had been killed or wounded in the blasts that were still ripping the American arsenal apart. The source said that the US forces were unable to do anything to stop the massive inferno of flame and explosions that was lighting up the Baghdad sky like fireworks. Reuters reported the puppet regime's "Iraqiyah" television network as showing pictures of a huge fire lighting up the night sky."

Iraqi Resistance rockets blast into biggest American arsenal in Iraq setting off unprecedented explosions, illuminating Baghdad sky just before midnight Tuesday
11.10.06. Iraqi Resistance Report.

Nine huge American transport planes unload casualties from devastating Resistance strike on US Falcon Base in Baghdad just before midnight Tuesday, indicating heavy American losses
11.10.06. Iraqi Resistance Report. "In a bulletin posted at 2am Makkah time before dawn Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported its correspondent in al-Habbaniyah as saying that the US military hospital at the massive American-occupied air base there had begun to receive dead and wounded personnel from the devastating Resistance rocket assault on the US Falcon arsenal in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah. Just before midnight Tuesday, the Iraqi Resistance fired barrages of Katyusha and Grad rockets into the arsenal, the largest such facility in occupied Iraq, causing the ordnance to begin to explode."

US ammo dump ablaze in Iraq
11.10.06. Al Jazeera.net

Insurgents Hit U.S. Base in Baghdad
11.10.06. AP / Guardian.

Video.
11.10.06. BBC

Munitions dump blown in Baghdad. Nobody talking.
11.10.06. Daily Kos.

Resistance mortars pound US troops working to clear out ruined Falcon Forward Base on Thursday night
12.10.06. Iraqi Resistance Report.
Also on 12.10: "Nine huge transport planes ferry American casualties to al-Habbaniyah airbase from devastating Tuesday night Resistance strike on US Falcon arsenal, indicating heavy American losses. US claims "no casualties," but Iraqi regime evacuates 90 injured puppet troops to ar-Ramadi hospital."

Devastating Attack Destroys US Falcon Base
12.10.06. M. Abu Nasr, jihadunspun.

Ammo Dump Explosions Investigation
15.10.06. Roads to Iraq. "The Iraqi source, who refused to reveal his identity, said that dozens of American soldiers were killed in those explosions. The source pointed out that six Iraqi translators were killed in those explosions. American forces refused to hand over the bodies of the dead Iraqis to their families without giving reasons."

Falcon Ammo Dump Destruction Photos
17.10.06. Rense com.

Devastating Attack Destroys US Falcon Base Striking A Severe Blow To US Forces
20.10.06. Free Arab Voice / Indymedia. "A source in the Iraqi puppet regime told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance blasted the American arsenal, known as Camp Falcon, with Grad and Katyusha rockets. The source admitted that dozens of Americans had been killed or wounded in the blasts that were still ripping the American arsenal apart. Major General Bilal Ahmad al-Ithawi, an adviser to the Iraqi Defense Minister for transport and supply, visited ad-Durah on Wednesday morning and told Mafkarat al-Islam that the attack had inflicted enormous losses on the US military that could total more than US$1 billion."

No reported casualties at Camp Falcon, eh?
22.10.06. abutamam.

Video. Tactical nuke explodes in Iraq?
"On October 11, 2006, a Tactical Nuclear Device appears to have exploded when fire broke out in an ammunition dump at Camp Falcon inside Iraq. Video from live nightly newscast in Baghdad caught the detonation - miles away - with it's characteristic ENORMOUS blinding white flash, a rising core of fire then a small mushroom cloud!" 5.21 min. If this link is not available, please see: http://www.jihadunspun.com/newsarchive

All the above information, as well as a detailed description of Camp Falcon / al Sarq (originally published 7 June '06) has been published at US/UK BASES IN IRAQ, Part II. The South : Falcon-Al-Sarq, Tallil, Shaibah

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NB: There was a further news story, citing names of the dead. This has not been included because of information concerning the publisher and the author.


UPDATES 

The BRussells Tribunal received the following communication from DU researcher Dai Williams with regard to the recent ‘google’ video, as seen in Camp Falcon: What Really Happened.    

“The good news is that the brilliant explosions in what appears to be an Al-Jazeera TV report are unlikely to be mini-nukes.  They are very similar to the thermobaric bunker buster explosions seen on TV in Baghdad in March 2003 and in Beirut in August 2006. 

The bad news is that in my reports these are suspected undepleted uranium warheads.  They are not fission weapons.  But they burn with an intense flash and fireball sometimes leaving a shower of burning shrapnel as white stars.  These have been confused with white phosphorus. They are not.  Phosphorus has too low density for the shrapnel trajectories seen in TV and camera shots.  Also burning phosphorus leaves a massive trail of white smoke. Uranium burns with black smoke, almost invisible in night pictures. 

Another clip on the same website is the most graphic image of a fairly small - perhaps 1000 lb - penetrator or thermobaric warhead that I have yet seen.  It illustrates exactly the features listed above. 

Then look at the first 20 seconds of the BBC TV news report from Lebanon on 4th August. I used stills from this in my report of 30 August.   

I would expect any nuclear device to create far wider blast effects than shown in the still photographs of the camp. … 

The Falcon fire is a relevant connection which reminds us that some

of these unconventional weapons are being used in several conflict zones now - Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and in Gaza and the occupied territories.”  

Dai Williams,

http://www.eoslifework.co.uk/

Sarah Meyer is a researcher living in the U.K.
This article was first published by the B
Russells Tribunal: http://www.brusselstribunal.org/FalconBase.htm
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