Heavy reproaches against US Pentagon: Napalm bombs in the Iraq war
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Until now, the Pentagon denied strictly any use of
Napalm in the Iraq-war and repelled all suspicions made by
US-journalists who were in Iraq with the US troops as embedded
journalists . But this was a lie . As John Goetz and Georg Restle have
found out now ."
Napalm ? The same firebombs they used in the Vietnam-War ?
The US journalist James Crawley was on the ground with
US troops as an embedded journalist .
" I asked , what kind of bombs they've used , and they said laserbombs , satellite-guided bombs and Napalm." Napalm in the Iraq-War . The US Ministry of Defence rejected this announcements immediately : "We did not used Napalm in Iraq and we won't use it neither ."
Cockpit-pictures from an US combat-jet in Iraq . What exactly was dropped from the US-jets over Iraq ? Firebombs ? Napalm ?
We drive to San Diego , to the base of the US Marine Corps who were at service in Iraq . To us , the speaker confirmed the use of Napalm-firebombs .
Joseph Boehm , Colonel US Marine Corps :
" In the 30 wardays we used only 30 canisters . The
marines used it on their way to Baghdad . Where it was exactly , I don't
know . It is a lethal weapon and also a psychological weapon ."
" There is absolutely no difference in the impact and use of MK 77 and Napalm . They're both made for the same purpose . The only difference lies in their fuel . But both are designed to kill as much humans as possible , attack bunkers and spread fire." We wanted to know from the Pentagon , if these MK 77 bombs were used in the Iraq-war .
A Pentagon-speaker told MONITOR :
" I can confirm , that MK 77 bombs were dropped at
the Kuwaiti-Iraqi-border." And on the question , if the MK 77 bombs
are indeed Napalm-firebombs , the speaker said : " MK 77 is called
"I can't imagine myself a worse way of death . We
all know nightmares from dying in fire . That's the way hell must look .
I can't hardly imagine myself to witness an attack with such a weapon .
Completely wrapped by a burning liquid and to burn to death."
"It is under all circumstances prohibited and forbidden , to target and attack the civilian population , single civilians or any civil objects with incendiary firebombs."
Prof. Hans-Joachim Heintze , University Bochum :
"Napalm-Bombs are against the international law ,
they are banned by the Geneva-Conventions.
Joseph Boehm , Colonel US marine Corps :
"This isn't that important to us . We don't think
it's dangerous . To the effects I can't say much , because I haven't
been attacked myself by such a weapon until now . I guess it's lethal ,
that's why we use it , but it's not more lethal than other
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