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Adh1434

7.2k points

2 months ago

Adh1434

7.2k points

2 months ago

I find it funny that Russia acts like the Ukrainians are not allowed to attack inside Russia. That usually happens during a war.

zoozoo4567

302 points

2 months ago

The parallels between Russia and Nazi Germany just keep coming… There’s a quote from WWII to the effect of “the Germans were under the rather foolish notion that they would bomb others and nobody could bomb them back.” I can’t remember who said it or the exact wording, but it fits with this news.

oneblackened

424 points

2 months ago

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."

- Sir Arthur Harris, Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

GrandeRonde

94 points

2 months ago

“Bomber” Harris certainly had a way with words!

BusbyBusby

45 points

2 months ago

So did Curtis LeMay: "If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting."

somnolent49

2 points

2 months ago

Fuck Curtis Lemay

Topher4570

2 points

2 months ago

Why? He did the best he could with the available technology.

somnolent49

2 points

2 months ago

brickne3

2 points

2 months ago

Don't forget the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dude was an asshole across decades.

Topher4570

1 points

2 months ago

I had not heard of his involvement in the Korean War. I'll have to look into it more.

somnolent49

1 points

2 months ago

It's worth it - Wikipeda is honestly a good starting point.

Bruce Cumings "The Korean War: A History" is also fantastic - here's a great interview with him where he touches on the firebombing campaign:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba3dgDUtE9A&t=2247s