|Napalm is a naphtenic
and palmitic acid by-product (it can also been found in coconuts),
to which alluminum salts used to form a highly inflammable gel are
added. It is used to create bombs, mines and flamethrower fuel. The
preparation dates back to II World War and the name comes from the
initials of the 2 main components: "NA"phtenic and "PA"lmitic.
MK77 is napalm modern evolution defined as "low environment impact" but
with the same ability to kill people. At the moment of the explosion
a plastic jelly forms, it can reach very high temperatures and it attaches
on people who have been stroken. The new napalm version contains some
white phosphorus to increase corrosive effect on victims.
|The response by the British Defense Ministry
to Alice Mahon, former labourist MP.
|English MP Alice Mahon, Labour Party, had
submitted numerous requests to the British Defense Ministry, asking
if United States had actually used napalm or other chemical agents
in Iraq. The ministry always denied until June 13, 2005 when, in
typical English style, apologizes officialy for having declared
falsehood and it admits the use of MK77, the arson explosive that
has the same effects of Napalm. Alice Mahon leaves the Parliament
because she does not want to be part of a coalition that hides
of British Defense Ministry]