The Holocaust of Dresden
“You guys burnt the place down, turned it into a single column of flame. More people died there in the firestorm, in that one big flame, than died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.” -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Human nature is such that we often focus, dwell and sometime obsess on the actions and behavior of others. However, the horrendous acts of wickedness and evil that took place during WWI and WWII were not just those carried out by the “axis of evil”. We, the Allied forces, have a resume of shameless cruelty equally as blatant and disgusting. Of course, the old mantra that “well you started it” wears a little thin when we uncover that, not only were these wars the brainchild of the “Power-behind-the Throne”, meaning the forces that rule and manipulate society, but all major conflicts are. Until “We the People” take control of our destiny what happened in Dresden will and has been repeated over and over again. Syria is no different than Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere. The historical fact is that the madman of yesteryear are still running the show and calling the shots. In the case of Dresden more than 700,000 phosphorus bombs were dropped on 1.2 million people. One bomb for every two of them. Phosphorus is very unpleasant. The temperature in the centre of the city reached 1600 deg. centigrade. Israel still uses it against the Palestinians in Gaza no different that the Allies in Dresden. -The Warrior
The Independent, London, 20 December 2001, p. 19
“The death toll was staggering. The full extent of the Dresden Holocaust can be more readily grasped if one considers that well over 250,000 — possibly as many as a half a million — persons died within a 14-hour period, whereas estimates of those who died at Hiroshima range from 90,000 to 140,000.
Allied apologists for the massacre have often “twinned” Dresden with the English city of Coventry. But the 380 killed in Coventry during the entire war cannot begin to compare with over 1,000 times that number who were slaughtered in 14 hours at Dresden. Moreover, Coventry was a munitions center, a legitimate military target. Dresden, on the other hand, produced only china–and cups and saucers, can hardly be considered military hardware!
In one night, 1,600 acres of land were destroyed in the Dresden massacre. London escaped with damage to only 600 acres during the entire war. In one ironic note, Dresden’s only conceivable military target — its railroad yards — was ignored by Allied bombers. They were too busy concentrating on helpless old men, women and children. Churchill…who ordered the Dresden slaughter, was knighted, and the rest is history. The cold-blooded sadism of the massacre, however, is brushed aside by his biographers, who still cannot bring themselves to tell how the desire of one madman to “impress” another one, led to the mass murder of up to a half million men, women and children.”