posted on Nov, 3 2002 @ 01:10 PM
Depending on the strategic value of the intelligence asset, that kind of civilian death toll can be considered an operative loss.
You'd be surprised about what lengths governments will go to in order to protect strategic intel assets. When it comes to national security,
governments would sacrifice thousands of civilians if they deemed the asset they were protecting to be worth the loss.
Sometimes itís necessary to sacrifice a few in order to help the majority. One needs to look at the "big picture". I'm sure that Churchill knew
exactly what he was doing. If he would have averted an air strike and alerted Germany that the Allies were able to crack Axis codes, they would have
quickly abandoned the old cold and come up with a new one. Then Churchill would not have been able to receive advance warning of a full-scale invasion
of England. So...if you weigh it out, it's better to let a few thousand die in an air-raid than to lose the ability to receive warning of an imminent