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Russia ‘caught out’ using incendiary weapons in Syria by its own channel Russia Today

Russia has been caught using incendiary weapons in Syria by its own TV channel Russia Today, which later tried to edit the footage out of its broadcast.

The Kremlin has previously denied that its warplanes were carrying these bombs, which are restricted by an international convention.

The English-language news station, which is funded by Moscow, broadcast footage of Sergei Shoigu, the defence minister, visiting Hmeymim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia last Saturday.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Did anyone whine about the turkey shoot that took place on the Highway of Death, Iraq 1991?

    • UCSPanther

      Yes, there was whining about the bombing of Saddam Hussein’s forces as they fled Kuwait, but frankly, they deserved it.

      Any army that engages in scorched earth policies as they retreat is a valid target in my books.

  • The idea that you can limit weapons of war is exactly similar to the idea, in the Middle Ages, that crossbows were unfair. For American use of phophorus and napalm, check the island campaign in WWII.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The air campaign against Japan used napalm to incinerate its cities. Likewise, Israel used napalm against Egyptian forces in Sinai during the Six Day War.

    • Clausewitz

      To this very day the French are still pissed about the use of the long bow by the English longbow men that relegated the French knights to the pages of Military obscurity.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I smell an attack by Obama’s Red Line Squadron.

  • It’s true that those are incendiary devices. They are barrels of vodka.

  • Alain

    First I say I hope it is true and if so good for Russia. Let me know when Muslims respect “an international convention” on weapons or war or on anything at all.

  • WalterBannon

    Good for the Kremlin. Napalm is great.

    • Clausewitz

      It smells of……. “Victory”.

  • Oopsy.

  • Maggat

    Should these bomb be used against ISIS and their brethren ilk, I’ll say load up and carry on.