This weekend marked the 75th anniversary of the German and Italian bombing of Guernica, Spain during the Spanish Civil War, the first example of "terror bombing" - the deliberate aerial targeting of civilian cities. This bombing campaign ushered in the modern era of ruthless and unrelenting terror bombing that has been practiced by nearly every industrial nation - especially the US government - and spawned one of the most beautiful pieces of artwork, Picasso's Guernica.
James Bovard has a great post over at the Antiwar blog about this anniversary. When war criminal Colin Powell went to the UN to shill for the Iraq War, Picasso's painting was covered and hidden from view as Powell and Co. made the case for dropping even fancier and more destructive high explosives on civilians.
How many thousands of Guernicas could have been painted since 1937?