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'Why did the chicken cross the road? To escape the cannibal'

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Neatly dodging the issue there anon @ 3:07pm. You are right to a point of course the carpet bombing of Dresden was a terrible thing as “Bomber Harris” freely acknowledged at the time, when you are fighting a total war you can bomb the factories or the people who work in them (or more accurately the homes where they live) which is why of all the war generals, admirals and air chief marshals he was the only one not to be recognized with a peerage or title after the war. But don’t forget the axis powers employed their own terror weapons V1, V2 rockets and in the case of Japan nerve and chemical weapons. But all of this misses the point that was then this is now. Now we are fighting an enemy who is implacably dedicated to the destruction of the West and every thing it stands for, an enemy that would make the wearing of beards compulsory and who would stone to death any woman thought to be having an affair, an enemy who sends suicide bombers into crowded market places, puts remotely detonated bombs beside roads and flies fully laden passenger aircraft into tower blocks or had you forgotten what we are dealing with here. Compared with that what is the killing of a few innocent civilians when the odd smart bomb goes astray although regrettable is pretty insignificant. We spend more on NOT bombing innocent civilians in one raid than the Taliban spends on health care in an entire year.

Posted date

14 July, 2011

Posted time

12:32 pm

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