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Just like the Blitz justifies the firebombing of, well, all of Germany, really.

(Hamburg and Dresden most famously, of course)

Let's not fool ourselves, the strategic imperative to massively kill civilians in order to break the enemy's will to fight is still alive and well (the US likes its shock and awe...).

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 16th, 2010 at 04:53:37 AM EST
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