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Burning red Aluminum can not exist in air, burning white Aluminum encased in red glowing Aluminum Oxide can.
Aluminum burned in kerosene then heated from under the pan with a slow flowing air current over the top.
Since it is red the Klingon's are involved as that is the color of the Empire.
Actually my theory is simple Kerosene, a plane, a burning building, all combine in dynamic situations that can make educated people trying to understand them say stupid things.
That leads to conspiracy theories and arguments that get out of hand, and intense desire to debunk and no prisoners no quarter discussion.
However eventually science winds and the offenders are hung from a gilded scaffold as were alchemist of old.
I just could not help myself.
Here is a link to the story about what I have been doing.