On Tuesday, the UN announced unequivocal evidence of chemical attacks on civilians carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ISIS based on soil samples from Idlib from 2014. So it’s not surprising to see Assad’s recent napalm-bombing on innocent children and civilians in the city of Homs in Syria. The pictures bring back dark memories from the past and the horrific, divisive and ugliness of the Vietnam War.
The US used napalm in the Vietnam War back in the ’60’s and 70’s. It’s a mixture of plastic polystyrene, hydrocarbon benzene, and gasoline and when ignited sticks to anything and can burn up to 10 minutes. The effects of napalm on the human body are unbearably painful and almost always cause death among its victims. Just think: water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Napalm can get as much as 10 times hotter than that. It causes flesh to melt and the pain is unimaginable.
But this is NOT the 60’s and this is not Vietnam. This is Syria and Assad attacking his own citizens.
Harrowing images of child victims of ‘napalm bombs’ have emerged after suspected government warplanes carried out several airstrikes in Syria’s Hama province on Thursday.
A large number of children injured by incendiary bombs were taken to the Syrian-American Medical Society hospital in Hama, president of the aid group Dr. Zaher Sahloul said.
One of the shocking photographs shows a young boy sat upright on a hospital bed with horrific burns. His hair has been singed and his clothes have been cut away from his body.
Dr Sahloul said on Twitter: ‘This is not a victim of American Napalm in Vietnam but a Syrian child victim of Assad’s Napalm in Hama.’
Other images show a little girl splattered with what looks like blood as a young boy curls up on the hospital bed beside her.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed a series of airstrikes since early on Thursday had killed at least 25 civilians, including six children, in northern Hama province.
Syrian warplanes were also accused of dropping napalm bombs on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Waer in the city of Homs this weekend.
After the attack, video emerged showing a severely burned Syrian girl shaking and crying while locals bandaged her wounds and smeared terracotta-coloured mud on her head.
‘After the bombing by war planes stopped, they began firing napalm,’ a doctor in the district told Al-Jazeera. ‘Some of the patients were burned.’
A severe shortage of medical supplies means mud is being used as a cooling agent on the excruciating burns.
‘They use mud because there is no medication and with napalm you can’t use water,’ a Homs activist told The Telegraph. ‘You make the burn even worse if you use water so they looked around and they used the mud.’
Incendiary bombs are described by witnesses as ‘fireballs’ because they ignite while falling and light up the sky.
The bomb’s flammable thermite content burns at 2,200C and ignites fires that are hard to put out. It is the hottest burning man-made substance and can burn human flesh down to the bone.
The airstrikes on Thursday came amid a lightning advance by insurgents on government-controlled areas of the central province.
These are the innocent faces of a radical and chemical war. These are the innocent lives that will tragically be scarred emotionally and physically for the rest of their eternity. These are the children who were napalm-bombed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. These are the innocent children with scorched bodies of stark pain with ripped and melted flesh. This is NOT Vietnam, but it will have resemblances of it.
The sad part is – THIS is part of Obama’s mess. That’s right. We wouldn’t bomb Syria and Assad was signed a global convention banning the use of chemical weapons. Assad was suppose to have removed al their chemical stockpiles and destroyed their chemical plants. Sound familiar?
You haven’t seen anything yet folks. THIS is just a preview of the Iran Nuclear Arms Deal that Obama signed. Just wait. The insanity continues. And if you think Hillary is going to be any better, forget about it, she’s too busy with her “pay-to-play” scandals and cashin’ in on donations to the Clinton Foundation, and besides that her record as secretary of state sucks.
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