80 years ago, "Total war" implemented

Posted by AshizuriArt on 27.2017 思想・Thought
Guernica was bombed 80 years ago

By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H25224 / Unknown / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, Link

The town of Guernica was bombed 80 years ago with the aim of
demoralizing the resistance in Spain and also as a test case,
to use new technology and new methods.
Looking back at history we can see it was warning to the world of the
“Total war” that was to come.

A few days ago the world witnessed the detonation in war of the largest
non-nuclear explosive device so far, the MOAB. It too was an experiment,
to test its effectiveness and it was a tool aimed to demoralize the enemy
in Afghanistan. It too is a warning to the world of what may be to come.

Days before that, the US missile attack on Syria, carried out during the
dessert course of the meal as Mr. Trump entertained President Xi Jinping,
was calculated to send a message to the Chinese and North Korean governments
(and any other government) “terrible fire will rain down from the heavens”
on all those who oppose the will of Trump.

We should remember Guernica and what it prefigured.
We should see the attacks on Syria and Afghanistan as what they may become
if we are not vigilant: the precursors to a widespread conflict.

By PICASSO, la exposición del Reina-Prado.
Guernica is in the collection of Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Source page: http://www.picassotradicionyvanguardia.com/08R.php (archive.org),
Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1683114


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