1. See James J. Martin, "The Bombing and Negotiated Peace Questions — in 1944," Revisionist Viewpoints: Essays in a Dissident Historical Tradition  (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles, 1971), pp. 116-17. This revelatory essay describes the hate campaign mounted by the U.S. and British regimes and their unofficial mouthpieces, designed to corrupt the American and British peoples so they would be ready to accept what Martin calls "the new barbarism." I had never heard of the World War II-era Peace Now Movement before reading this essay.

2. David Irving, Hitler's War: 1942-1945  (London: Macmillan, 1985 [1977]), p. 762.

3. I do not mean to minimize Chinese losses and suffering from other causes. John W. Dower, in War Without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War  (New York: Pantheon, 1986), suggests that a figure of 9 million civilian deaths, from all causes, is a conservative estimate (pp. 295-96).

4. Douglas Botting, From the Ruins of the Reich: Germany 1945- 1949  (New York: Crown, 1985), p. 125.

5. Irving, p. 771.

Frederick J.P. Veale writes, "Most of the victims were refugee women and children." (Advance to Barbarism: The Development of Total Warfare  [Newport Beach, Calif.: Institute for Historical Review, 1993 (1948)], p. 191). He reports that the Allied "strategic air offensive" killed a total of 600,000 civilians in Germany (p. 199).

6. The Statistical History of the United States from Colonial Times to the Present,  introduction and user's guide by Ben J. Wattenberg (New York: Basic Books, 1976), p. 23.

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8. Whoever carried out the bombing, we may be skeptical about the extent to which the Dark Suits considered it a threat to themselves and their agenda, given the fact that the Dow index not only closed at a record high on the day of the bombing but also set new highs on each of several days immediately thereafter.

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