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Why I Can Vote With a Clear Conscience

This is the one election that in all of our history is a fork in the road that we had better choose wisely.
This next president will appoint several Supreme Court justices.
That alone should be enough to make everyone sit up and take notice.
If HRC is allowed to stack that Supreme Court, the country is gone.
It is that serious. There is no turning back, none.
We will not have the luxury to say, we can hang for another 4 years.
The communist planks are all in place…
...that ball is at the finish line and just needs that last punt over the goal posts and it is game over.
That one issue will have ramifications for decades.
Your children and grandkids will experience the full weight of that one issue alone.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hamburg: Death of a City

 Via Nancy

And everybody praised the Duke
Who this great fight did win.
‘But what good came of it at last?’
Quoth little Peterkin.
‘Why, that I cannot tell,’ said he,
‘But ’twas a famous victory.’
Southey, after Blenheim


Woven into the tapestry of the Second World War, the air blitz is a stark reminder that this war, perhaps more so than any other affecting the European continent, provided for the deliberate destruction of civilians as an instrument of policy. Most of us are familiar with the major events of World War Two and of these, the blitz on such major cities as London and Liverpool stand out as beacons of devastation. The blitz on Coventry was equally tragic and the horror is increased as we subsequently learn that civilian losses could have been reduced enormously but for the fact that Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of the time, refused to warn Coventry’s inhabitants that their city was to be raided lest the enemy realise their code had been broken.

Sir Basil Liddell Hart, Britain’s foremost historian, described the policy of bombing civilian targets as being: “The most uncivilized method of warfare the world has known since the Mongol invasions.” It is a sad reflection on Britain that it was a British Government which initiated this war crime which by its nature would needlessly destroy so many European lives, not to speak of British lives lost in raids of retaliation.


  1. The bombing of Dresden comes to mind. That was just plain murder. But it's forgiven in the history written by the victors because it was merely White People murdering White People.

    The inventors of the atomic bomb were disappointed that the Germans surrendered before the bomb could be used on them. Think about that for a moment.

    1. The inventors of the atomic bomb were disappointed that the Germans surrendered before the bomb could be used on them.

      Thanks and hadn't heard that.

  2. If memory serves, the Germans were first -- in the 20th Century, at least -- to bomb civilians: on August 6, 1914 a German Zeppelin bombed a town in Belgium and killed 9 civilians.

    Somewhat later, the Germans commissioned the construction of an artillery piece with a 75 mile range. They planned to station it on the Belgian coast and shell Britain from across the Channel. I don't know if it was ever emplaced as planned.

    And again, if memory serves, the Germans' bombing of Britain commenced in 1940, well before the British were able to bomb central Europe.

    Perhaps "two wrongs don't make a right," but it wasn't the British who started it. Remember that.

    1. May well be correct, Sir as research on the Internet leads to nothing conclusive. :) Thanks.

  3. Unforgivable. Awaiting for the barbarians just dessert
    with cyanide.

  4. The ending is simply horrific, but it seems the most humane action.

  5. Hitler's refusal to finish off the Allies at Dunkirk was catastrophic. Fatal mistake for Germany. Too bad.

    1. & we still don't know really why. What an enigma.

  6. Hitler was an idealist, first and foremost. He didn't wipe out the BEF at Dunkirk because he thought that the British would join Germany in the fight against Communist Russia. Plus Hitler saw the British as natural genetic brothers.

    Francis Porretto...I am a big fan of your work. As you noted, the Germans were the first to bomb civilians. But I thought that "we" were supposed to be the good guys. Carpet bombing German cities to just kill as many people as possible is a war crime, in my opinion.

    1. Hitler saw the British as natural genetic brothers.

      Make sense.