Sunday, July 23, 2006

U.N. Condemns Allied Overresponse to Nazi Aggression

VICHY-FRANCE June 7, 1944

A day after the largest bombing raid on civilian targets in support of a massive invasion of France, the United Nations voted on a resolution condemning the Allied response as a disproportionate use of force.

The foreign office minister, who is known for being outspoken, said that it was "very difficult" to understand the "kind of military tactics" used by the allies.

"You know, if they're chasing the Nazi's, then go for the Nazi's. You don't go for the entire French nation," concluded Mr Howells, who will meet with the U.S. foreign minister.

The resolution was vetoed by the U.S. ambassador amidst calls for an end to the fighting and for both sides to sit down to peace talks.