Thursday, February 16, 2017
Allied atrocity from the era of the Second World War? Regrettably NOW a yearly event as a focus for political protest. As seen at various media.
1. "Dresden Marks Allied Bombing Anniversary With Peace Chain" from the AP.
"Thousands of people have formed a human chain in Dresden in a message of 'peace and reconciliation' marking the anniversary of the deadly Allied firebombing of the eastern German city near the end of World War II."
2. "Protests as Dresden Marks Bombing Anniversary" from Deutsche Welle.
"Hundreds of neo-Nazis marched through the eastern city of Dresden at the weekend to mark the anniversary of the city’s bombing at the end of World War II."
3. "Dresden: Death from Above" from the article by Tomislav Sunic.
"... Dresden is not only a German city, or the symbol of a German destiny."
4. "The Blood of Dresden" from the article by Kurt Vonnegut.
… "In February 1945, American bombers [most of the damage done by the British] reduced this treasure to crushed stone and embers; disembowelled her with high explosives and cremated her with incendiaries"
Regarding Dresden as a MILITARY TARGET: " It was . . . a key junction in Germany’s railway system, expediting the travel of supplies and soldiers to the Eastern Front."
THOSE RAILWAYS AND MARSHALING YARDS UP AND RUNNING WITHOUT INTERRUPTION TWO DAYS AFTER THE BOMBING!!
NOR SHOULD DRESDEN BECOME A FOCUS OF POLITICAL PROTEST AND CONFRONTATION! BUT IS HAS!