Saturday, July 17, 2010


How did the firebombers, the atomic bombers the first city bombers, the starvers and rapists ever sleep at night?

Me to the bomber crew:

So what was it you set out to do at Dresden and Nagasaki?

Them: Kill everyone in a firestorm that would plunge 20,000 children into a cauldron of fire.

Me: Oh.

there was some kind of war crime for using railroads and gas chambers and not another one for using firestorms.

I'm glad of my service but had they asked me to do this I'd have walked away.

We've had an enormous number of fine outstanding officers who held the keys and the SAPS to get access and launch nukes. I was one once. Now, at 49, I could never do that.

The last century sucked.

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