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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-05 08:50 PM
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7. "The commander of Marine Air Group 11 admitted that "We napalmed
both those approaches". Embedded journalists reported that napalm was dropped at Safwan Hill on the border with Kuwait. In August 2003 the Pentagon confirmed that the marines had dropped "mark 77 firebombs". Though the substance these contained was not napalm, its function, the Pentagon's information sheet said, was "remarkably similar". While napalm is made from petrol and polystyrene, the gel in the mark 77 is made from kerosene and polystyrene. I doubt it makes much difference to the people it lands on."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1642989,00....
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