Friday, May 11, 2012

'Bomb Mecca': Military college taught young U.S. officers that 'Hiroshima-style' attacks were needed to win 'total war' with Muslim world

The US military taught officers that ‘Hiroshima’ tactics to wipe out entire cities may be needed to protect Americans in a ‘total war’ against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims.

The shocking option to target ‘the civilian population wherever necessary’ was part of a course for future leaders at one of America’s top military training colleges.

It compared the ‘historical precedent’ of the bombing of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War Two to the possible destruction of Islam’s two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina.

The Pentagon has now halted the course and a review has been launched to ensure any future lectures at the US Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, don’t contain any similarly offensive material.

But according to Wired magazine -- which obtained details of the eight-week course and posted them online yesterday -- the officer who delivered the lectures, Army Lt Colonel Matthew Dooley, is still working at the college. Read More