Monday, February 14, 2005
We are now "celebrating" the 60th anniversary of the fire bombing of Dresden. Leftists have seized upon Dresden as showing the cruelty of Americans and Britons in exterminating innocent people and bringing ruin to a beautiful city.
Oh, I still keep missing the comments from the same leftists that condemn the Nazi and Japanese regimes of bombing "innocent" people in places like London, Nanking, Manila, Amsterdam, Warsaw - and the list goes on ad infinitum. By the way, don't think for a second that if Germany or Japan had the forward bases and the wherewithal that they would not have bombed New York, Chicago, Portland, Pearl Harbor, or San Francisco. I even own a pamphlet that describes how relatively short the flight from Trondheim, Norway (where the Germans had an established airbase) to Chicago is and shows people how to protect themselves in an air raid.
The German U-boats sank thousands of tons of merchant shipping all along the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico - that is a fact. All of those merchant vessels didn't have ammo on them - lots had food and medical supplies. So don't give me this bullshit about not bringing war to the people. As in our war on terror today, it is either them or us - personally, I prefer it to be them.
Germany right now has a big problem with neo-Nazis. They were having a counter march at the Dresden memorial services and were spouting off their revisionist history. I love the quote from leader of the NPD Udo Voigt in this article that says "We expect an official apology from Britain" for the bombings. I almost spit coffee all over my desk. I wonder if Udo is sorry on behalf of his country for bestowing upon the world the single greatest conflict man has ever known with a scale of destruction surpassing ALL WARS EVER FOUGHT in recorded history.