carpet bombing


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an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target

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As a survivor of that battle, I can testify that there was no such 'carpet bombing.' Gen.
NEWfilm, and it's time for fresh carpet bombing on reality TV.
The carpet bombing and shuttle bombing that the German, Italian, and Spanish air forces tested that day became a common practice during World War II.
The US carpet bombing of Hanoi and Cambodia, and much later, the drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen were deemed illegal under the Rome Statute.
The four–piece's set consisted of a raucous wall of sound, a carpet bombing of heavy guitars and a pounding rhythm section on tracks like Welcome Home and Fire, Fire.
on the radio we heard body counts, famine and carpet bombing,
Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, shortly after masterminding the carpet bombing of Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War and when he was an ally to military dictators in South America.
I know people still try to defend indiscriminate carpet bombing but it was an indefensible war crime.
Most of the rabbis, including controversial figure Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu--who called for a carpet bombing of Gaza in 2007 "regardless of the price in Palestinian life"--come from the Israeli city of Safed.
This together work better than old fashioned approaches of carpet bombing on TV alone.
Though the attacks were precise (as could be), with Hamas fighters hiding among civilians casualties were inevitable (though Nato's carpet bombing in Bosnia and Yugoslavia or our own in the Second World War does not received similar condemnation).
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.