Donna wrote:Here is your "biblical" crusade:
Foreign journalists and relief workers were free to tell a different story about Italian colonialism—one that archival documents corroborate. As in Libya, gassings formed a prominent part of the fascists’ conquest strategy. Between 1935 and 1939, in defiance of the 1925 Geneva Protocol bans on the use of chemical weapons, 617 tons of gas were shipped to Ethiopia. Together with slaughter from conventional weapons, gassings caused a quarter-million Ethiopian deaths by 1938.
As Ethiopian resistance continued after the proclamation of empire, the Italians combined old-fashioned savageries (decapitations, castrations, and burning and razing of civilian quarters) with industrial killing methods (aerial gas bombings and efficient open-grave executions) that are more commonly associated with Hitler’s and Stalin’s soldiers than with Mussolini’s rank and file. Indeed, the slaughter in Ethiopia was so out of keeping with Italians’ self-perception as the more “humane” dictatorship that it has been edited out of popular and official memory. Until 1995, the Italian government, and former combatants such as Indro Montanelli, denied the use of gas in East Africa.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... order.html
Is this something that Jesus would have done? Aerial gassings, beheadings, scorchings, castrations, mass executions, etc.?
What Mussolini did in Ethiopia was no worse than what Moses did and Egypt to free his people. Mussolini abolished barbaric slavery in Ethiopia. He was like Abraham Lincoln and set the slaves free. The Ethiopian Empire was barbaric and corrupt. I know all about it. Russians and French weapons were given to the Ethiopians in 1895 to send 15000 Italians home in body bags. They killed more in in 1934. The solomonic dynasty was very corrupt. They would hang people just for not entering the military.