Allegations of white phosphorous use by NATO

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  1. VietVet

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    I had white phosphorous grenades in Vietnam.
    ONLY used them on hills, and you threw them as far horizontally as you could and let gravity take them down.
    On a level area, you better have a good arm, because the radius of $hit was quite large. That stuff doesn't care who it burns.
     
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    Actually it wasn't napalm that was used in Iraq. It 's something else to get around the political correctness BS that burns really quick.

    There are two types of napalm or there use to be. The last stockpile of napalm was destroyed back during the 1990's when it was discovered that the Marine Corps was hiding napalm bombs at the Fallbrook NWS. and the liberals in SoCal had a meltdown as if Donald Trump was elected as POTUS.

    Napalm (A) that was used by flame tanks and flame throwers and was nothing more than gasoline and M-4 thickener and burned from 15 seconds to 30 seconds at 1,400 degrees F.

    Napalm (B) was the good **** that was used in Vietnam. It's a mixture of polystyrene, benzene and low octane gasoline. A napalm bomb has two fuses at each end of the bomb which are nothing more than white phosphorous grenades that ignites the napalm. Napalm (B) will burn up to 10 minutes and it creates it's own weather pattern. It will change the direction of the wind because it's sucking the oxygen right out of the air.

    Napalm (B) turned Charlie into crispy critters but those who were in bunkers, caves and tunnel complexes died from asphyxiation...no oxygen. No oxygen you die.

    The reason why napalm was so heavily used in Vietnam that the NVA weren't stupid and learned to get up really close to Americans so they can't use all of the fire support they had at their disposal. You can use napalm in a danger close situation with in 115 meters of friendly troops.
     
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    When I was working with PATRIOT, in the event of a wartime deployment each crew was issued a handful of WP and thermite grenades. That way in the event of major breakdown or potential capture, we could destroy the critical parts of our equipment to prevent them from being captured.

    By the 1980's, the use of WP as a weapon was not really part of the doctrine. The smoke rounds were kept, primarily to block the visual of armored equipment since the smoke was very thick and dense and the vehicles gave protection to the crews.
     
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    Not napalm. Not sure what exactly you are trying to say here. We did, and did not use napalm. Of course, this makes sense since many also try to claim we both won and lost the war (and every war since WWII).

    And even this use is fine, since we were not targeting civilians in their use.
     
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    As I recall, the treaty only forbids aircraft-delivered incendiaries within a population center.

    Aircraft-delivered incendiaries outside a population center are still allowed.

    Non-aircraft-delivered incendiaries are still allowed within a population center (presuming that they are being fired at a legitimate military objective of course).
     
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