How do you know they were civilians? Because the commies told you they were. Then maybe the also lied about the total number. Besides, if they 80,000 tons of bombs on Hanoi and Haiphong they would have killed 230,000, not just 2,300. And even if they were civilians and they were working in a war plant, they are a legitimate target.<quoted text>
At no time, carpet bomb any populated area then Rouge what about this then!!
The Christmas bombings of Hanoi December 1972, US president Richard Nixon ordered a brutal intensive bombing campaign against the capital city of Hanoi, using a large number of B-52 strategic bombers and tactical aircraft.
This was the biggest, bloodiest bombardment conducted by the US Air Force since the end of World War II, on the pretext of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam “refusing” to resume the Peace Conference in Paris.
During the 12-day-and-night campaign, codenamed Operation Linebacker II, starting on December 18, the US Air Force and Navy dispatched 729 B-52 sorties and nearly 4000 tactical aircraft sorties to drop 80,000 tonnes of bombs onto military and industrial targets in North Vietnam, especially Hanoi and Haiphong. Hanoi alone suffered 40,000 tonnes of bombs, many of which hit the centre and densely populated areas
2,300 civilians, including nearly 1,500 people in Hanoi.
So explain that then.
In addition to the minimum figure given in the Strategic bombing survey the number of people killed by Allied bombing in Germany has been estimated at between 400,000 and 600,000. In the UK 60,595 British were killed by German bombing, and in France 67,078 French were killed by US-UK bombing