[Marxism] Syrian's Bashar al-Assad Knows: Napalm Sticks to Kids
clayclai at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 12:58:58 MST 2014
Syrian's Bashar al-Assad Knows: Napalm Sticks to Kids
> The title of this blog post references a little ditty that was popular
> with some US pilots during the Vietnam War. At the end of this piece
> I've included a YouTube video in which the full version is sang. It
> begins like this:
> We shoot the sick, the young, the lame,
> We do our best to maim,
> Because the kills all count the same,
> Napalm sticks to kids.
> The writing of this post has been prompted by the news that the Syrian
> regime of Bashar al-Assad is again using napalm bombs in Homs
> province. Napalm <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napalm> is jellied
> gasoline; a horrific weapon that was widely used by the United States
> on Vietnamese. It was declared a war crime to use it against civilians
> by the United Nations in 1980, although it took almost three decades
> for the US to agreed to that protocol. President Barack Obama signed
> it on his first full day in office, 21 January 2009. Now it is making
> a comeback, like poison gas, thanks to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
> This is one of the most iconic photographs
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TrangBang.jpg> of the Vietnam War.
> It shows a group of South Vietnamese children running from a napalm
> attack being carried out by the South Vietnamese government in 1972.
> There was a time when *Veterans for Peace
> opposed this sort of thing, but that was when the government dropping
> napalm on its own people was a client of the United States. Today they
> officially oppose
> any international intervention to stop Assad from dropping napalm on
> his people and they oppose providing the Syrians being napalmed with
> weapons they could use to shoot down the planes themselves, which
> means, as a practical matter, they support the napalming of civilians
> by the fascist Assad regime.They aren't alone. *Democracy Now
> had no time for napalm today, in fact, she didn't say word one about
> what is being done to Syrians by Assad. Amy's focus was a two-year-old
> story about kids being jailed for profit in Pennsylvania.
More information about the Marxism