posted on May, 21 2006 @ 09:51 PM
The Basra Highway was caused by vehicle fires lit by A-10s and AH-64 Apaches strafing the vehicles. Those "intact cars" were by no means intact.
They had burned quite nicely. Just because the frame was "intact" enough to tell it was a car/van/truck and you can't see any damage doesn't mean
it's not there. A 20mm or even 30mm shell isn't going to leave a whole lot of damage.
As far as the unconventional weapons in Iraq now, they're using weapon mounted lasers in an attempt to stop drivers that refuse to stop at
checkpoints. The laser will be shined at their eyes in a blinding attempt. They're low powered lasers and will only cause temporary blindness,
usually a few hours at the most.