Re: Arthur T Harris
- From: "Michele" <don'tspammeatall@xxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:21:37 -0500
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Michele <don'tspammeatall@xxxxxx> wrote:
No other sense matters. We can and must expect the military to fight wars
compliance with the international laws that either a) apply to every
civilized nation or b) have been frelly entereed into by their country.
If we assume that the yardstick is not legal but moral, then we have
the Nazi war criminals a nifty way out. In _their_ moral system, Jews are
evil and getting rid of them is good. In _their_ moral system, the
has a right to oppress the weaker.
Just an aside here; it's interesting to note some of the efforts made by
(eg) Himmler and others to hide the scope of the Holocaust. They seemed,
at times, to label their own methods "monstrous" and knew full well the
would condemn their actions, if they were found out.
But they did it anyway.
Yes, initially they tried to hide the scope of the effort. It's one of the
reasons why relatively underpopulated regions under absolute-powers
Governatorate administration were chosen. Later on, they tried to involve
more people in the effort, presumably in hopes that the German people would
feel there was no other hope of survival but victory, considering what they
That said, feeling the need to hide - and yet, as you rightly point out,
doing it anyway - is no clue that one thinks what he's doing is wrong. ISTR
that some middle-tier boss is on record saying that, essentially, what they
did was terrible but necessary (i.e., the right thing to do), and common
people had to be shielded from the facts because while it was necessary, it
also was hard to understand.