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The nazis had a rough time conducting their holocaust; first they had to round up the Jews, the Gypsies, The Communists, the Trade Unionists, the Gays, and anyone else that ‘posed a threat’ to their regime.Then they had to transport these millions of people to either forced labour camps or death camps. Afterwards there were mass burials or cremation of the victims…

Newer methods are used today by the zionists. Those on the list for extermination are already locked up in one or more specific area, no rounding up necessary. There is no distinction among the victims, they are ALL PALESTINIANS. The victims are left to rot in the streets where they were massacred, no mass burials or ovens to ‘hide the evidence’. The methods and weapons used today to eliminate the victims are prohibited by the Geneva Convention, but that has no bearing on the zionists who are above any International Laws as was demonstrated by their use of Cluster Bombs in Lebanon two summers ago.

The report below describes these new weapons and what their effects are on the victims…. and Bush continues to search for WMD’s in Iraq? Here they are, right here in Israel WHERE HE PUT THEM!

Is Israel using prohibited ‘thermobarbaric’ weapons in its holocaust?

Stuart Littlewood

Marine Corps corporal: “Six rounds in three seconds… I thought this thing was sick.”

Russian made RPO-A: 2.1 kg thermobaric weapon.
Russian made RPO-A: 2.1 kg thermobaric weapon. Image Credit: B. Harry.

BBSNews 2008-03-05 — By Stuart Littlewood. Not content with their massive blood-letting and maiming mission last weekend, the Israelis couldn’t resist nipping back into Gaza last night for more of the same.

Not that the British government seems to give a damn about the murder and mayhem being visited on the Gazans. Our foreign secretary David Miliband said: “I condemn the rocket attacks against Israel. These are terrorist acts. They should be seen for what they are – an attempt to break the political process by breaking the will of those committed to peace.”

No condemnation of Israel’s terrorist acts, then. No acknowledgement that any political process involving unrepresentative placemen like Abbas and Fayyad is doomed. No recognition that the prospect of peace has already been scuppered by the acceleration of Israel’s land-grab and illegal settlement programme.

And the dear boy still seems utterly oblivious to the inevitable… that someone, sooner or later, will have to talk with Hamas. Good manners require it, even if good sense is lacking.

Anyway who is this Miliband person, somebody asked me. And does he write his own speeches or are the words supplied by some Zionist scribbler on loan from the White House?

Well I have no idea. Miliband just popped out of Labour’s ‘bright young things’ cupboard one day and suddenly became foreign secretary with no qualifications for the job whatsoever, a folly compounded by harnessing him with former chairman of Labour Friends of Israel and the minister for the Middle East, Dr Kim Howells.

Miliband told the Daily Mail “categorically” that he didn’t believe in God. Maybe that explains why he voted for the war in Iraq.

So can we take it that he also doesn’t give a damn about thermobaric weapons and whether his US and Israeli chums are using them against civilians? The question arises because I have just received from Gaza’s Ministry of Health a report into the effects of prohibited weapons Israel is suspected of using.

In July 2006 doctors in Lebanon and Gaza were saying: “We never saw before wounds and corpses like those that arrive in the ward… what are these new weapons that cause such wounding and horrible deaths?” The large majority of victims in both locations were women, children and elders caught in Israeli attacks in the street, in the market place and at home.

Thermobaric bombs and grenades leave no visible wound

What they saw led doctors to believe that a new generation of weapons was being used in both territories. For example, in Sidon 8 victims (3 children, 4 men and one woman) were described thus: “One might think they were burnt, but they are not, only their color is dark, they’re inflated, and they have a terrible smell. The hair is not burnt nor the bodies wounded”. Due to the strong smell of the corpses, the medical director said he couldn’t breath properly for at least 12 hours after they were handled.

The report stated: “Common features of all the victim’s bodies were lack of main wounds… All victims had serious internal edema and hemorrhage with loss of blood from all body orifices. All the bodies were covered of dark powder so to look black, but were not burnt. Clothes and hair were not damaged or burnt.”

Samples from the skin of six corpses were analyzed for histology in two independent laboratories. The results revealed no altered elements in the skin and derma and no sign of burns. All samples showed particles of dark color covering the skin, histologically staining for iron.

Electron microscope scans showed the presence of phosphorous, iron and magnesium at below the normal level of detection. Analysis of the dark refractive material layered over the skin of one victim showed it contained mainly carbon and oxygen, and lesser amounts of iron, silicon and calcium. Some of these elements are used in particle form as fuel additives to boost the blast of thermobaric bombs or grenades.

Thermobaric, or fuel-air energy (FAE), explosives work in two stages. The shell, or container, is burst open to spread the combusting agent as a fine aerosol, then this is ignited, creating an overpressure blast wave traveling at 3000 metres per second, and burning all available oxygen in the process.

The GlobalSecurity website describes the effect of a thermobaric bomb: “Those near the ignition point are obliterated. Those at the fringe are likely to suffer many internal, and thus invisible injuries, including burst eardrums and crushed inner ear organs, severe concussions, ruptured lungs and internal organs, and possibly blindness. The destruction, death, and injury are caused by the blast wave.”

Enhanced performance is achieved by adding excess metals to the explosive composition, aluminum and magnesium being the metals of choice.

A report on the Defense Technology website says that instead of shrapnel/fragment injuries a thermobaric device produces blast effects. “Each tissue type, when interacting with the blast wave, is compressed, stretched, sheared or disintegrated by overload according to its material properties. Internal organs that contain air (sinuses, ears, lungs and intestines) are particularly vulnerable to blast.”

“Six rounds in three seconds… I thought this thing was sick.”

The US uses dinky 40mm thermobaric grenades developed for the war against ‘terror’ in Afghanistan. Is it too big a stretch of the imagination to suppose they are being supplied for use in places like Gaza? These little beauties produce “a thermobaric overpressure blast rather than fragmentation. As a result of the thermobaric reaction, all enemy personnel within the effective radius will suffer lethal effects as opposed to the conventional fragmentation round.”

The grenades look like cannon shells and are fired from a lumpy, aggressive looking shoulder weapon with a multi-chambered revolving cylinder. “You can put six rounds on target in under three seconds,” one Marine Corps corporal said. “I thought this thing was sick.” Just the job, then, for eliminating Qassam rocketeers and their families and friends and anyone else who happens to get in the way….

In the victim cases examined, the weapon used left no traces visible to the naked eye or detectable by instruments commonly used in hospitals and emergency wards. This makes it all the more difficult to provide proper care for the wounded. “These weapons do not leave fragments on/in the victims’ bodies and this fact already puts them outside established conventions of war, regardless of whether they are used against military or civilians,” say the doctors.

According to Geneva Conventions (Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments), “it is prohibited to use any weapon the primary effect of which is to injure by fragments which in the human body escape detection by X-rays.”

Of course none of this is news to the arms industry. But it’s time the public – who pay for the development of such weapons and could one day find themselves on the wrong end – knew more about it.

Thankfully, here in Britain we seem to be a bit queasier about prohibited weaponry than our thermobarbaric allies. Rumour has it that our enlightened government has opted for ‘enhanced blast explosives technology’, which is designed to fully comply with international humanitarian law. How thoughtful. Let’s hope women, children and old folk on the receiving end appreciate the difference.

I suppose this is as near as Britain gets these days to taking a moral lead.


Stuart Littlewood Stuart Littlewood is a business consultant turned writer and photographer living in England. He is author of the book Radio Free Palestine, which tells the plight of the Palestinians under occupation. For details please visit


  1. Skulz Fontaine said,

    March 6, 2008 at 16:22

    Oh Israel, thou art a rapist. An international murderous and contemptible thing. Yes oh Israel, thou art a thing. Monstrous and without basic human decency. Devoid of human compassion and devoid of all moral foundation. Was it not your “God” that stated ‘thou shall NOT kill’? Yet oh Israel, you kill without mercy. You kill for the simple sake of barbaric killing. Yes Israel, you are a killer and a rapist. Oh Israel, you rape the human spirit and you defile the human soul. Hatred is the fuel of your war machine and life is the grist for your horror mill. Rapists are those that cannot defend their rape and the rape of Palestine is without defense. Oh Israel, you rape the Palestinian people and you murder Palestinian children. Oh Israel where is thy courage? How much moral courage is required to kill an infant? How brave must be those Israeli soldiers that would kill children. Children held in the arms of their mothers. Exactly like the mothers that hold Israeli children. Oh Israel, how much resistance does an infant offer to your bullets? RAPISTS! Devoid of simple and basic human decency. RAPISTS! Vile and beneath contempt! Oh Israel you are become that which you proclaim to despise the most. How contemptible of you. How uncivilized. Civilized? Israel? Yeah, maybe not so much.
    The world witnesses Israeli cowardice when Israeli soldiers gun down women and children. The world witnesses Israeli rape of the West Bank and the Gulag Gaza. Oh Israel, what have the Palestinian people done to you that should provoke your insane rage? Murder. Barbarity of such lowly demeanor. Thou oh Israel are become the very thing you despise the most. Thou oh Israel are become the murdering beast. In a thousand years oh Israel, you shall never wash the blood of innocents from off of your murdering hands. What could the Palestinians have done to incite your rape of their children? What could they have done besides expect what ANY human would expect. Just a little life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this case, the pursuit of happiness would come to mean that some Israeli soldier is not about to plant a bullet in the skull of an infant. Planting bullets in the skulls of innocence is worse than animal. It is butchery and rape. Soldiers that would brutally rape a child are no soldiers whatsoever. Oh Israel, you have become worse than ALL that you despise.
    Where is your “God” oh Israel? Where is this monster that would champion your rape of Palestinian men, women, and children? Oh Israel, this “God” of yours must be a sadistic “God.” Satiated only by the blood of women and children. The “God” of Israel would then, truly be a rapist and murderer. It was the God of Israel that stated, “thou shall NOT take the Name of the Lord Thy God in vain.” Oh Israel thou art profane in thy blasphemy. Thou oh Israel are murderously obscene! RAPISTS! MURDERERS! CHILD BUTCHERS!
    Very soon oh Israel, thy patron will no longer come to thy aid. Judgment comes to the just and the unjust. Judgment comes to the wicked and to those that are not. Judgment comes to the rapists and the murderers and to those that would hate life. All things balance in time. All things. Oh Israel, thou art become that which you despise the most!

  2. March 6, 2008 at 17:51

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  3. coolcuke said,

    March 6, 2008 at 18:31

    Woe unto the Earth for Satan (Israel) has been cast down among you knowing that he has but a short time.

  4. March 7, 2008 at 02:17

    I read Desert Peace. It is interesting to this philosopher, the common and also utterly misplaced humanitarian outpourings that actually help justify and quite surely fuel the ongoing strife.

    It all leaves me self-assured, that unless one studies first philosophy to gain a grasp of rare truths, meager knowledge and the almost universal lack of competence, and, unless one also studies human nature, which is generally immutable within anything as short as an epoch, then one cannot act morally, even as much as we all might try.

    I say “morally” unabashed here. I am a moral philosopher. I am the world’s only expert on morality. Everyone else is but a novice, even a barbaric primitive.

    How so?

    In 2006 I discovered the answer to Immanual Kant’s 200 year old conjecture about a Categorical (moral) Imperative he left unanswered.

    As our world culture is devoid of consciousness, and few are conscientious enough to appreciate such stunning feats, even when performed as if by magic or pure luck, The Moral Imperative of Life has barely even been recognized since it was discovered and for the first time pointed a path toward civilization for humanity.

    That is what we all desire, a truly civilized humanity, a Utopia. Utopia though, is not a state or a region. Utopia is a reason for a relaxed state of mind, free from such strife.

    Our humanity is simply too busy though, laying the blame as here, to care what morality is, or to ever approach any possible Utopia. We all instead want someone else restrained or killed so we might find our own personal state free from strife for as long as it might last before another’s vengeance is reaped upon us.

    Blame is somehow rewarding in an ineffective, condescending, and offensive sort of way, while morality is generally grossly misunderstood, and given to being meaningless by our modern world emancipated from moral responsibilities by reason.

    Unfortunately, reason is nothing but a massive fraud right along with science and the empirical way that provides us with the thermobaric bombs literally everyone finds barbaric, inhuman and inhumane.

    Once we realize just how futile reason is, it becomes increasingly clear every question boils down to a question of morality.

    And, once one has taken the time to adjust their thinking to accommodate the truth of The Moral Imperative of Life, one quickly finds it is human nature that ends up the recipient of most of our reckless findings of blame.

    Unfortunately again, human nature cannot take the blame, and nor should we ever expect human nature to correct itself.

    We are left with the only thing we can blame, our collective ignorance.

    Let me provide a solution to that.

    The moral imperative of life is to live a life that detracts not at all from the lives available to those who will follow us into this world.

    The moral imperative clearly describes as immoral anyone having anything to do with thermobaric bombs. And, we would be immoral ourselves to bequeath thermobaric bombs to the future, for it would clearly detract from any such future.

    Upon close inspection however, and upon applying human nature to what we have learned about morality, and thermobaric bombs, it seems humanity has made its biggest moral mistake in collecting for use the knowledge that allows the development and manufacture of thermobaric bombs.

    Anyone who has anything to do with this effort is also clearly immoral as we derive our new moral tests from The Moral Imperative of Life.

    Human nature declares, if such knowledge exists, it shall be used to humanity’s detriment. It is therefore immoral to develop such knowledge. It is like witchcraft.

    Every question boils down to a question of morality in a society that has met with civilization.

    All others are barbaric and primitive, immoral by their inability to understand what is moral.

    Ironically though, our common conceptions of “barbaric” and “primitive” here, need to be modified to encompass the scientific and empirical barbarism that provides the knowledge sets required to develop and manufacture these bombs.

    Neither would any of us be moral to bequeath such a poisonous gift of knowledge to our morally precious future.

    The unfettered pursuit of knowledge then, is what we all should wail about as we view these corpses killed by thermobaric bombs.

    Don Robertson, The American Philosopher

  5. Mad max said,

    March 7, 2008 at 10:18

    this is exactly what the zionists want!!!

    If you call the palestinian massacres by the IDF holocaust and you compare them to “the Holocaust” then this is an affirmation that the biggest lie in History ever existed.

    look at how low human beings can be. this is the worst form of propaganda.

    the whole world will forget the atrocities against the palestinian, but the only thing that they will remember is that they were killed in the same way that the Nazi killed the jews.

    please stop using the word holocaust, use instead the “the perfect crime”.

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