carpet bombing


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Synonyms for carpet bombing

an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target

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God knows how many thousands of innocent women and children we burnt to death in our criminal carpet bombing and firestorms in a matter of minutes.
It has become common to dismiss these fliers as 'war criminals' after the carpet bombing of German cities.
In Self-Portrait as Bomber Harris (all works 2006), McEwen recreates an official black-and-white portrait photograph of Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris, the British air marshal who oversaw the carpet bombing of German cities.
They have selective targets, not carpet bombing for now,'' he said.
Geena Davis, as the first woman President, is doing some cultural carpet bombing for the notion that a woman could be President of this country.
RAMESSES The Tomb (Invada Records UK)--Produced by Billy Anderson this features former Ewiz members, and levels the playing field with carpet bombing riffs of repetition.
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Surely many Germans --young, elderly, infirm or handicapped--were innocent of both genocide and the waging of aggressive war, yet all were victimized without distinction in the carpet bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, Cologne, Essen, Wurzburg, Pforzheim and many other cities.
Since Reunification, the German government has been working diligently to rebuild hotels, railroads, subways and parts of Dresden still left unrepaired since its carpet bombing during the Second World War.
During the Second World War, in February 1945, British and American bombers targeted Dresden in a carpet bombing raid which killed more than 25,000 people and reduced the historic city - including its Baroque cathedral - to rubble.
A case in point is the aforementioned prewarned destruction of selected Serbian buildings during the Kosovo war where carpet bombing became a thing of the past.
In the end, the financial supervisor really is the foot soldier of financial stability while macroeconomic policies are like carpet bombing.
And that conjecture would have consequences in American thinking in the decades to come in the bombing campaigns ahead in Korea and especially Vietnam, where massive caves and underground fortifications were eerily reminiscent of Okinawa and likewise impregnable to occasionally mindless American carpet bombing.
Of course, The L Word, formerly known as Earthlings--the lesbian equivalent of Queer as Folk--is a welcome entrant into gay carpet bombing in the torture wars.
Thus, some people survive carpet bombing only to die when freeze-dried bologna falls on their heads.