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Old February 14th, 2015, 07:18 PM   #531
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It was also a major rail transport hub that was used to transport troops to the eastern front.
One of the reasons that Dresden was bombed is that the Soviets asked the western allies to do so.
It isn't a matter of belief or faith, is it?
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Old February 14th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #532
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Your whole posting is the usual dross, but the last part is simply inhuman and disgusting. To cheer about the killing of women and children reveals that you match the standards you condemn!
Yes, it's disgusting and horrible. A couple of thoughts: if you don't want to see your cities destroyed and people killed, don't start a war. As soon as we figure out a way to have a war in which no one is hurt, we'll let you know.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 01:50 AM   #533
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Yes, it's disgusting and horrible. A couple of thoughts: if you don't want to see your cities destroyed and people killed, don't start a war. As soon as we figure out a way to have a war in which no one is hurt, we'll let you know.
I am really sure, that I did not complain, because some were hurt. But I really don't want to repeat me on and on. I just hope you show or showed the same the same serenity, when people of your country are or were killed, e.g. during 9/11.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 02:15 AM   #534
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I`m sure the German people were not demonstrating against the Blitz in 1940 on London,Coventry,Manchester and Liverpool or the use of the V1 and V2 which were aimed specifically against the civilian population.The Germans reaped what they sowed.
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I`m sure the German people were not demonstrating against the Blitz in 1940 on London,Coventry,Manchester and Liverpool or the use of the V1 and V2 which were aimed specifically against the civilian population.The Germans reaped what they sowed.
The V in V1 and V2 means Vergeltung, retaliation.
We had already a discussion of who started the bombing war between Britain and Germany and who let it escalate. It makes no sense.
To point it out directly, how would you feel, if Germans argue, "don't whine about Coventry or London. You declared war on Germany, so you reaped what you saw, We should have killed only more of you?" I would call such german a bastard, you probably, too...
The discussion about allied bombing is not about the fact, that the allies dared to kill people or to destroy German property. It is about the deliberately killng of civilians just for the sake of terror.
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Bombing of Dresden in 1945 by Allied Powers. Was it a war crime? What do you think?

I think it was not a war crime. An act of War.

Dresden was used for troop transport, on average 28 troop transport trains were passing through Dresden, all most all factories of Dresden were converted to product war materials, Germans had plans to use as fort against Soviet advance. there was munition storage and communication center.

So what do you think?
I agree. Dresden was nothing special in the context of WW2.
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I agree. Dresden was nothing special in the context of WW2.
here I agree
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I think it's more the latter that the former Carolus. If the general public thinks about it at all today, there's probably three groups of thinking. Some, that in hindsight of such things as the aggressions, the persecutions and the genocide, believe that there is nothing to justify at all in stopping the Nazi ideology (note that is different from winning a war against a country - if the Nazi's had won anything, the thought is that they would have continued, rather than drawn a line). At the other end are those who decry the bombing of Dresden as shaming, but not because it was Dresden in particular, but because it is another example of the horror of war. The vast majority are in the middle I think and see it similar to what many citizens of Dresden probably also do, with regret that it ever came to that.

Vast generalisations there. I'm sure there are many opinions on it different to the above. That's mine.

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