posted on Dec, 24 2008 @ 03:58 PM
PHosphorous "bombs" are in most arsenals, and are not considered chemical weapons, anymore than is napalm.
The US Army for example has "Willie Pete" or WP which stands for White Phophorous, in the form of a grenade.
Excellent for clearing rooms, bunkers, or if you just catch a lot of yahoos in the open.
I never, ever went anywhere in the combat zone without two WP's on me. GP grenades are fine for some things, but for close in areas, the WP, once
burning, will burn right though an arm, shoulder, punkin, or any body part until it burns itself out.
A very effective weapon. I really liked it myself.
A bunker? Throw one in, they catch on fire, they come out, and you just pop them in the back of the head. Their perceived advantage was just turned
For tunnels, you can use a propane filling hose in reverse. You pump the tunnel with the propane, let it spread and settle to the lowest areas, and
then ignite it with a WP.
What wasn't quick charred, is asphyxiated. The explosion is only so big because there is only so much oxygen inside.
Try again. WP and napalm aren't chemical weapons, any more than thermobaric weapons are chemical. Technically, those AK rounds in the rifles the
Gazans shoot, are filled with a propellant, which technically, is a chemical.