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Historian Bruce Cumings gave a personal description of a survivor of one of these napalm strikes.
"On a street corner stood a man (I think it was a man or a woman with broad shoulders) who had a peculiar purple crust on every visible part of his skin—thick on his hands, thin on his arms, fully covering his entire head and face. He was bald, he had no ears or lips, and his eyes, lacking lids, were a grayish white, with no pupils…. [T]his purplish crust resulted from a drenching with napalm, after which the untreated victim’s body was left to somehow cure itself"
Nasty stuff. No civilian deserves such a fate.
And then people wonder why North Korea hates the US
Absolutely vile weapon of war..
Not because it kills, not even because of the damage it does.. any bomb is capable of killing and destroying.
But because it kills in such an inhumanely brutal way that it’s victims die in agony over a longer period of time, those who do not burn to death, will forever live in pain and agony as disfigured cripples in a numb leathery skin and more commonly than not, blind and deaf.
Almost as bad as cluster bombs, that stay in the ground undetonated, only to be dug up by children or other unsuspecting civilians later, long after the war has passed, and become the new victims of those tools of war.