Sunday, December 05, 2004
US USING NAPALM (again)
For those of you too young to remember, Napalm is a horrific chemical incendiary agent that was first used in Viet Nam. A mixture of kerosene and polystyrene, it sticks to the skin as it burns. Banned for use against civilian targets during the Viet Nam war due to public reaction to photos of horribly burned civilians and children, it was banned internationally in the early 80's. The US is one of the few countries not signatory to the ban.
Anyone who remembers the news film of the small Vietnamese child running from a fireball screaming, her back in flames, knows the horror of this chemical. That we would use this chemical under any circumstance is appalling. To use it in proximity of civilians in Fallujah is unconscionable.