Response to Which petrol?
My response to the following report was unprintable. See how Gerald & Eyal dismiss this:
Independent on Sunday , 10 August 2003, page 17, selected quotes:
"American pilots dropped...napalm on Iraqi troops during the advance on Baghdad. ...obliterated several Iraqi positions."
"The Pentagon denied using napalm at the time, but...pilots ...have confirmed they used [it]... The Pentagon reported: 'We completed destruction of our last batch of napalm on 4 April, 2001.'"
"A 1980 UN convention banned the use against civilian targets ... The US did not sign the treaty"!!!
"'We napalmed both those approaches [bridges over the Tigris and the Saddam Canal]', said Colonel James Alles, Commander of Marine Air Group 11. 'Unfortunately there were people there - you could see them in the (cockpit) video... It's no geat way to die. The generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect'."
But the Pentagon is saying that this wasn't napalm it was "Mark77 Firebombs".
It looks like napalm, it acts like napalm, it smells like napalm and it contains jet fuels and polystyrene just like napalm. The returning US pilots call it 'napalm' but the Pentagon says its different, so that's all right then.
Created By: Ray Hennessy