When you go to war with everyone in the Ancient Middle East with the express purpose of conquering them, you can be rightfully called a cunt.
they themselves advertised their assholery- Impaling and massacring cities and all that. funny how things turned out for them ...
>be Assyrian 2015
>get beheaded and genocided
The Assyrians invented the concept of ruling thru terror. They regularly attacked people they had already conquered, massacring And taking captives, simply to keep the subjugated people's living in fear.
So loathed where they that when they were finally taken down, the general slaughter of the Assyrian race was so thorough that even writing centuries later, Greek commentators mentioned how desolate and uninhabited the Assyrian homelands where.
So yeah, grade-A assholes.
>I'm a little faggot who can only quote Dan Carlin
And it almost worked. The Assyrian military was god tier at the time and if it wasn't split in 2 because of internal conflict, they would have lived on to deport more Jews (which Babylon also did), fuck the Greeks and destroy Arabs. (Both of which the Persians were too incompetent to do and look where that got us.)