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2016-01-19 10:32:20 Post No. 576502
Post No. 576502
>He sent raiding parties to other areas and permitted his accomplices to take off as workers as many of these harmless and peace-loving people as they chose. They would chain their prisoners together so that none could slip the load of three heavy goods which he or she was forced to carry. On one of these occasions – and there were many such – of the four thousand prisoners who began the journey loaded down in this fashion not even six ever saw their home again, all the others being left by the roadside where they fell. And when a bearer flagged and became utterly debilitated and wearied by the enormous burden he was expected to carry and the shortage of food and lack of rest, they cut his head from his shoulders so they would not have to break the chains that held the line of prisoners together, and his head would fall to one side of the baggage train and his trunk to the other. You can imagine what effect this had upon his companions in misery. And, in time, as they came to realize that none of their people ever returned from pilgrimages of this kind, the impressed peoples would set out on such a trip with tears running down their cheeks, sighing and bemoaning their fate.
so, how isn't this a genocide?