In part one I promised to cover the American treatment of Germans during WW2. So let’s get into it.
First, it is important to remember that Germany wasn’t the only country with camps. It is well known that the American government put Japanese people into internment camps. However, fewer people know that German and Italian people were also corralled into camps. According to Wikipedia, a total of 11,507 people of German ancestry were interned during the war, comprising 36.1% of the total internments under the US Justice Department’s Enemy Alien Control Program. Some were even held until 1948. Apparently holding people in camps that are believed to be enemies of the state is only okay when the Allies did it.
Killing civilians was a matter of policy, and we don’t have to go digging through diary entries to find evidence of this. The following is a Standard Operating Procedure from October of 1944 issued to the Allied Eighth Air Force:
- No towns or cities in Germany will be attacked as secondary or last resort targets,
targets of opportunity, or otherwise, unless such towns contain or have
immediately adjacent to them, one (1) or more military objectives. Military
objectives include railway lines; junctions; marshalling yards; railway or road
bridges, or other communications networks; any industrial plant; and such
obvious military objectives as oil storage tanks, military camps and barracks,
troop concentrations, motor transport or AFV parks, ordnance or supply depots,
ammunition depots; airfields; etc.
- Combat crews will be briefed before each mission to insure that no targets other
than military objectives in Germany are attacked.
- It has been determined that towns and cities large enough to produce an
identifiable return on the H2X [radar] scope generally contain a large proportion
of the military objectives listed above. These centers, therefore, may be attacked
as secondary or last-resort targets by through-the-overcast bombing technique. (My emphasis added.)
The effect of this policy was to open up every city in Germany with over 50,000 people (and many cities
with fewer) to aerial bombardment.
James Doolittle, the commander of the Eighth Air Force, objected to the targeting of German civilians, though that didn’t stop him from dutifully following orders. His objections confirm that terror bombing of civilians was the policy. Regarding the Eighth’s most famous mission over Berlin in 1945 he said:
“There are no basically important strictly military targets in the designated area… the chances of terrorizing into submission, by merely an increased concentration of bombing, a people who have been subjected to intense bombing for four years is extremely remote… we will, in what may be one of our last and best remembered operations regardless of its effectiveness, violate the basic American principle of precision bombing of targets of strictly military significance for which our tactics were designed and our crews trained and indoctrinated.”
About this Michael Peinovich said, “The supposed ‘American principle of precision bombing’ never made a comeback, as shown in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.” Thank you for bringing up the Middle East. It gives me an excuse for a little digression.
Remember that time Madeleine Albright, who was Jewish, said that the death 500,000 children was worth the price? If no, see the video below. She said this in 1996, but despite that grossly unpopular and widely criticized statement, she still became Secretary of State in 1997, where she served for four years. When she died in 2022 the ADL tweeted; “As #MadeleineAlbright, a recipient of ADL’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 1996 and an honorary chair of our Centennial Committee, is laid to rest today, we remember her leadership in the fight against oppression. May her memory always be a blessing”. Remember that the same people that tell you Nazis are bad think that killing 500,000 children is worth the price.
Now we need to talk about the terror bombing of Dresden, a topic I have covered before (click here to read the article). I asked my new robot assistant, Sarah (I had to fire Bill) about America’s involvement in the Dresden firebombing. The following is her answer. Since this is from Microsoft’s Bing search engine you can be assured that this is mainstream, undisputed, stuff:
“The firebombing of Dresden was a military attack carried out by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) from February 13 to 15, 19451. The attack was part of the Allied strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany during World War II1.
The USAAF played a significant role in the bombing of Dresden. On February 14, 1945, the day after the initial RAF attack, the USAAF launched a bombing raid with another 400 tons of bombs1. The USAAF launched yet another raid with 210 bombers on February 151. The aim of the bombing was to overwhelm German authorities and services and to clog all transportation routes with throngs of refugees1. In an effort to force a surrender, the Dresden bombing was intended to terrorize the civilian population locally and nationwide1.”
Yes that’s right, the Allies waged a three day bombing campaign that set out to terrorize civilians and create a refugee crisis.
Let’s finish with a quote from Peinovich about what we’ve covered so far:
“This is just a smattering of the huge amount of available documentation on this topic. The resulting firebombing of Dresden and Hamburg, among other German cities is well known. That these policies were set and carried out to deliberately kill civilians is not in question. There is no documentary evidence remotely comparable to this for the holocaust.”
We’re not done yet. Even though it strays from the Holocaust, we need to talk about America and Japan because it is relevant to the overall picture. Stay tuned!