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Thread #161905   Message #3851633
Posted By: robomatic
21-Apr-17 - 09:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
Subject: RE: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
"Nonetheless, Teribus, I think that if the people of Pyongyang had been of European descent, the U.S. would have been far more reluctant to bomb it with such devastation."



"Yet many of Dresden's residents had come to believe
that their city would be spared an air attack. A rumor circulated that Winston Churchill had an aunt who lived in Dresden. The city called itself Elbflorenz- Florence on the Elbe- and it had once been a required stop for young Englishmen on the grand tour. Saxon kings had brought Italian stonmasons north to build in Dresden, and the city's features were softer and warmer than those of other German cities. The Baroque churches and neoclassical art museums, the opera that rivalled Vienna's, the factories that made Meissen china-these were Dresden's air defenses. The city was too beautiful to be bombed."

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