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  • Air Force testing vegan napalm

    09/25/2019 12:00:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2019
    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The U.S. Air Force is testing an improved,vegan version of the classic Cold War throwback weapon napalm, according to Air Force officials. The new weapon is expected to be able to burn the enemies of the United States to death while assuaging serious moral and environmental concerns. “Napalm is just a mix of a gelling agent and a volatile petrochemical,” said Louie Fleischer, a supervisory technical support specialist with the 96th Test Wing. “Historically, we’ve used animal-based gels. But now that the Department of Defense systemically rejects the commodity status of animals, we are...
  • The Powerful Testimony and Conversion of “The Girl in the Picture”

    04/13/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 11, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    The picture is the iconic image of a Vietnamese girl, naked, burned by napalm as she runs down a road.The girl is Kim Phuc, and her life could have ended in that moment. It didn’t. She has taken an extraordinary journey and has not let that searing moment in her life define her: Despite the fear that no one would want her, Kim is now married and has two sons. She says her conversion from the Cao Dai religion to Christianity at the age of 19 changed everything.“And when I read in John 14:6, where Jesus say, ‘I am the...
  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • Man claims Va. deputies beat him for burping

    02/10/2010 12:26:16 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 89 replies · 1,106+ views
    ROANOKE — A Roanoke man claims sheriff's deputies beat him in the city jail because of his burping. Thomas Scott Vandegrift made the allegations in a federal lawsuit filed last week against several deputies, the city, the sheriff's office and the sheriff. According to the lawsuit, the deputies were annoyed by Vandegrift's burping, which was caused by acid reflux. Vandegrift was being held at the jail on a drunken driving charge. He pleaded no contest in 2008 and received a six-month suspended sentence, a $750 fine and a year of driving restrictions. The lawsuit alleges excessive force, conspiracy to violate...
  • Terror and the theatrical paradigm

    10/11/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 720+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Pittsburgh was treated to an impressive show the week of the recent G20 conference. A nice assortment of military choppers of various types and missions, along with odder aircraft difficult both to identify and explain. Both police and the National Guard were out in force, with downtown nearly sealed off. None of this hardware was used against the "3,000 - 4,000" (more like a few hundred) anarchist demonstrators when they turned their righteous wrath on a dozen Starbucks and a Whole Foods store. No serious confrontation was expected and none occurred. Because all of it - the Guard troops, the...
  • Russian Fortress of Brick Icicles and other cool photos[Warning! Mega Graphic Heavy!]

    02/18/2009 9:05:28 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 1,187+ views
    Live Journal ^ | 16 Feb 2009 | Live Journal
    The reason for it to have such a strange look is because it was used later by Russian army to test the influence of Russian alternative to napalm inside of the brick houses. Due to very high temperature of napalm the bricks started melting just like ice melts in the spring forming the icicles, but those icicles are of red brick.
  • 175 Million New Recruits for Jihad?

    07/15/2007 2:25:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | July 14, 2007 | Todd Crowell
    HUA HIN, Thailand - Many people in the US were surprised to learn that some of the alleged terrorists in the London and Glasgow attacks were medical doctors. But Asians were more interested to learn that they were Indians. India has the world's second largest population of Muslims after Indonesia, but this is the first instance of Indian Muslims being involved in international terrorism. For example, not one Indian citizen is detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the US keeps terror suspects. Three of the core suspects in the London/Glasgow affair, Kafeel Ahmed, his brother Sabeel Ahmed and their cousin...
  • (Rep.Duncan Hunter) Rotate Iraqi Troops Through Baghdad .... (27 Iraqi battalions)

    01/11/2007 7:34:56 AM PST · by IrishMike · 34 replies · 663+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 11, 2007 | Rep. Duncan Hunter
    American troops in Baghdad, alongside Iraqi forces, have been engaged in a fierce battle with insurgents over the past several days. The United States, with the support of Iraqi leaders, has developed a plan to stabilize Baghdad and the al-Anbar Province. The President has told Congress that he intends to move an additional six brigades to Iraq for this operation. My own recommendation to President Bush has been to move the 27 Iraqi battalions presently in quiet areas of the country into Baghdad. Further, I have recommended that U.S. troops move to “leverage” their positions, emphasizing advisory teams, intelligence, precision...
  • Shiites March In Baghdad for pro-Hezbollah rally

    08/04/2006 10:37:56 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 73 replies · 950+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/4/06 | The Associate Press
    Shiites march in Baghdad for pro-Hezbollah rally The Associated Press Published: August 4, 2006 BAGHDAD, Iraq Hundreds of thousands of Shiites chanting "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" marched through the streets of Baghdad's biggest Shiite district Friday in a massive show of support for Hezbollah in its battle against Israel. The demonstration was the biggest in the Middle East in support of Hezbollah since Israel launched its attacks against the guerrillas in Lebanon on July 12. The protest was organized by radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose political movement built around the Mahdi Army militia has been modeled...
  • Al Jazeera in the US: Al Gore's "current TV"

    12/20/2005 7:06:24 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 19 replies · 2,028+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 20 December, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Notice it or not, Al Gore’s ersatz TV network named “current TV” is part of the America media. Newsbusters doesn’t seem to have commented on it, so here goes. Today (Monday) “current” ran a news-type program, Current Controversy, with one of its post-pubescent male hosts, about “Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre.” The host called this a documentary, and said it had run on an Italian network in November. The analysis began by citing and showing on screen three news sources that had accused the US of using chemical weapons in the battle for Fallujah. Those sources were:, the Tehran Times...
  • Ablution Exclusive: Weapons Expert Challenges White Phosphorus Claims

    11/09/2005 10:02:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 1,551+ views
    The Daily Ablution ^ | 11/9/05 | Scott Burgess
    Ablution Exclusive: Weapons Expert Challenges White Phosphorus Claims Predictably, the "US used chemical weapons at Fallujah" story is spreading like phosphorus fire, and the Independent reprises its coverage today. Interestingly, a careful reading of the latest Indy article (though not in the print edition, where the crucial section has been omitted, apparently due to a production error), especially when combined with a viewing of the RAI video that was the catalyst for the story (and a bit of research), casts grave doubt on the contention that the horrible injuries pictured were in fact the result of phosphorus bombs. Writing for...

    11/29/2004 1:07:16 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 102 replies · 2,928+ views
    Mirror ^ | 11/29/04
    US uses banned weapon ..but was Tony Blair told? US troops are secretly using outlawed napalm gas to wipe out remaining insurgents in and around Fallujah. News that President George W. Bush has sanctioned the use of napalm, a deadly cocktail of polystyrene and jet fuel banned by the United Nations in 1980, will stun governments around the world. And last night Tony Blair was dragged into the row as furious Labour MPs demanded he face the Commons over it. Reports claim that innocent civilians have died in napalm attacks, which turn victims into human fireballs as the gel bonds...
  • U.S. uses napalm gas in Fallujah – Witnesses (Aljazeera story)

    11/28/2004 9:14:48 PM PST · by Andy from Beaverton · 85 replies · 2,810+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 11/28/2004 9:00:00 PM GMT
    U.S. uses napalm gas in Fallujah – Witnesses 11/28/2004 9:00:00 PM GMT A 16 month-old Fallujah child cries while lying in a Baghdad hospital. The U.S. military is secretly using banned napalm gas and other outlawed weapons against civilians in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, eyewitnesses reported. Residents in Fallujah reported that innocent civilians have been killed by napalm attacks, a poisonous cocktail of polystyrene and jet fuel which makes the human body melt. Since the U.S. offensive started in Fallujah earlier this month, there have been reports of “melted” bodies which proves that the napalm gas had been...
  • The Story Behind the Myth [debunking the "napalm girl" myth]

    08/21/2004 4:42:31 AM PDT · by risk · 66 replies · 7,051+ views
    The Vietnam Helicopter Veterans Base Camp ^ | 1998 | Ronald N. Timberlake
    I have never been involved in "veterans' issues", and I find it revolting to see the media's cameras pass a hundred well dressed and well adjusted veterans with their families, to focus on "Viet Nam vets" who display themselves in camouflage that was not even issued until 1980. These men are often "wannabees", who steal honors they never earned, discredit men who did what they lacked courage to do, and try to blame the failures of their lives on the fiery mold of "a terrible war" that many, perhaps most, did not even see. Their "memories" and stories are usually...
  • Wagner tops list of music not to play while driving(Ride of the Valkyries)

    04/14/2004 11:15:07 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 150 replies · 1,039+ views
    KFOR OK City ^ | 04/14/04
    London-AP -- Head-banging heavy metal music may be o-k to listen to while driving -- but stay away from some of the older classical stuff.Britain's R-A-C Foundation has named Richard Wagner's (VAHG'-nurz) fast-paced "Ride of the Valkyries" (VAL'-keer-eez) as the top tune not to listen to while behind the wheel -- because it says research shows loud music can cause accidents.Three modern songs also made the top five, including "Firestarter" by the Prodigy.The foundation also provided a top-five list of songs that can be played safely while driving -- though it cautions the volume should be kept down.That list includes...
  • US admits it used napalm bombs in Iraq

    08/09/2003 1:08:58 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 97 replies · 1,459+ views
    The Independent on Sunday (U.K.) ^ | 08/10/03 | Andrew Buncombe
    <p>American pilots dropped the controversial incendiary agent napalm on Iraqi troops during the advance on Baghdad. The attacks caused massive fireballs that obliterated several Iraqi positions.</p> <p>The Pentagon denied using napalm at the time, but Marine pilots and their commanders have confirmed that they used an upgraded version of the weapon against dug-in positions. They said napalm, which has a distinctive smell, was used because of its psychological effect on an enemy.</p>
  • US defends using napalm-like firebombs

    08/08/2003 6:52:05 AM PDT · by Pern · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 8, 2003 | Some Aussie
    US forces used napalm-like MK-77 firebombs against Iraqi forces in their drive toward Baghdad last spring, a Pentagon official confirmed today, defending their use as legal and necessary. US Marine Corps jets dropped the firebombs at least once in March to take out Iraqi positions at the town of Safwan just across the Kuwait border from the US-led invasion force, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "It is like this: you've got (an) enemy that's hard to get at. And it will save your own lives to use it, and there is no international contraventions against it," the...
  • Officials confirm dropping firebombs on Iraqi troops - Results are 'remarkably similar' to....

    08/05/2003 12:00:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 569+ views
    Officials confirm dropping firebombs on Iraqi troops Results are 'remarkably similar' to using napalm By James W. Crawley UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER August 5, 2003 American jets killed Iraqi troops with firebombs – similar to the controversial napalm used in the Vietnam War – in March and April as Marines battled toward Baghdad. Marine Corps fighter pilots and commanders who have returned from the war zone have confirmed dropping dozens of incendiary bombs near bridges over the Saddam Canal and the Tigris River. The explosions created massive fireballs. Mark 77 Firebomb "We napalmed both those (bridge) approaches," said Col. James Alles...
  • Officials confirm dropping firebombs on Iraqi troops - Results 'remarkably similar' to using napalm

    08/05/2003 11:19:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 83 replies · 1,033+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 5, 2003 | James W. Crawley
    American jets killed Iraqi troops with firebombs – similar to the controversial napalm used in the Vietnam War – in March and April as Marines battled toward Baghdad. Marine Corps fighter pilots and commanders who have returned from the war zone have confirmed dropping dozens of incendiary bombs near bridges over the Saddam Canal and the Tigris River. The explosions created massive fireballs. "We napalmed both those (bridge) approaches," said Col. James Alles in a recent interview. He commanded Marine Air Group 11, based at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, during the war. "Unfortunately, there were people there because...
  • Pentagon denies report on napalm (Australian Press LIES)

    03/23/2003 5:06:32 PM PST · by Timesink · 12 replies · 990+ views
    The Age ^ | March 24, 2003
    Pentagon denies report on napalmMarch 24 2003The Pentagon has a denied a report in The Age on Saturday that napalm was used in an attack by US Navy planes on an Iraqi position at Safwan Hill in southern Iraq.A navy official in Washington, Lieutenant-Commander Danny Hernandez, said: "We don't even have that in our arsenal." The US military says it last used napalm in 1993 and destroyed its last batch of the weapon in 2001.The report was filed by Age correspondent Lindsay Murdoch, who is attached to units of the First US Marine Division.Murdoch's report was based on information from...