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1-19-2012 @ 5:22AM
You didnt just note that something happened , you advocating that the "alliance need to pull a dresden" which is exactly the same as applauding what was done in dresden as you obviously consider it to be a good thing.The firebombing of Dresden bypassed most of the military targets ( the military base wasnt bombed and still exists and is still used, the autobahn network wasnt touched and they hit only one quarter of the factory output in the city). It is true that the germans and the crazy holocaust deniers inflate the casulty figures but Dresden was packed with civilians and refugees and in one night the approximately the same number of people died as died during the entire length of the London blitz. Comparing the scale of the bombing done in dresden to what the luftwaffe did in london is like comparing apples to oranges. Also a couple of weeks later twice that number died in the firebombing of hamburg. at this stage the war was essentially won and there are many historians that consider these to be war crimes The Luftwaffe were not a bunch of medieval heroes by any stretch of the imagination but to say ( like you did on the wow insider show) that the allies actions during the war were entirely justified and none of them were war crimes is wrong. bombing cities full of civilians is a war crime unless there is sufficient military justification. In Dresden there were military targets to bomb but most of them weren't targeted instead phosphorous bombs were dropped on the city creating a firestorm that literally sucked the air out of peoples lungs. While the most henious actions during the war were carried out by the Germans, the noteriety of these actions was affected by who wrote the history, there were a number of Allied warcrimes. For exampleMajor-General Raymond Hufft (U.S. Army) gave instructions to his troops not to take prisoners when they crossed the Rhine in 1945. "After the war, when he reflected on the war crimes he authorized, he admitted, 'if the Germans had won, I would have been on trial at Nuremberg instead of them.'"The second world war was a war that needed to be done as hitler and co were totally mental but neither side came out of it cleanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_dresdenand http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_war_crimes_during_World_War_IIand to even it outhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_crimes_and_Germanytried to enter the oen for japan but it wouldnt let me
1-19-2012 @ 11:49AM
I disagree with you on this. Making reference to a particular event in no way, shape or form implies that you condone that event.
1-19-2012 @ 11:59AM
Oh i agree that referencing a thing and agreeing with it are two different thingsHowever there is a difference between referencing something and saying a faction you support needs to do the same thing. to continue my above example1)"alliance need to pull a dresden" is different from2)Dresden was bombed during world war 21 implies approval, this is very different from the meaning of 2, which is a plain reference, you can disagree with that if you like but doesnt change the facts that they are different.
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