alphatrigger saidI smite them with the edge of the sword, and sow their fields with salt, and listen to the lamentations of their women....
Haha, I wonder how this type of warfare would be called nowadays... making the fields infertile so there may be no future generations.... "agricultural warfar?"... "food warfare"? ...Its pretty damn horrible...
It is a pretty sucky way to fight a war.
I remember reading some details about Operation Coronet and Operation Olympic, which were part of a plan to invade the Japanese Home Islands had the atomic bomb never been used.
Gen. Curtis Lemay's idea was to bomb and defoliate the rice fields in the Kanto and Kansai plains with some sort of copper sulfate compound that would basically render the ground ungrowable for several years thereafter.
Truman wisely and quickly nixed that idea.
Sorry for the thread de-rail...
*puts train back on its tracks*
Dating rejections... I'll do the first date, but if there's simply no chemistry (and it isn't obvious to the guy I'm dating) I'll politely decline the offer for the second date and let him down as politely as I can.