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21st Sep '16 7:54:07 AM theLibrarian
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** This also happened after the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, which saw three Roman legions massacred to the last due to the treachery of their Germanic guide Arminius. After all was said and done, the Romans waited a few years, then sent the army into Germania, wrecking shop, reclaiming the standards of the first three legions, and Arminius was eventually killed (though by rival German chieftains, rather than the Romans.) From then on the Romans were content to let their eastern border sit on the banks of the Rhine, but it's yet another example of why you didn't piss off Rome if you valued your freedom.
14th Sep '16 10:55:59 AM MikeW
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* In the 1970s, the guerrila group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) kidnapped prominent landowner Jesus Castano and demanded a ransom. When the proper amount wasn't paid, the group killed Jesus and left his body in the jungle. The man's sons, Carlos and Fidel, immediately swore revenge and formed the ACUU. They then went about slaughtering just about every single member of FARC they could find, burning entire villages that were living near Communist strongholds and putting to death anyone who had a remote connection to the group.
10th Sep '16 12:13:19 AM LadyNorbert
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* During the Union's campaign in the South in the twilight of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, this was very much the feeling, especially towards the "snake-pit of secession", South Carolina. Columbia was burnt to the ground, and Atlanta and Charleston suffered extensive damage. One Southern diarist recounted: "[The Northern soldiers] say they are sorry for the women and children, but South Carolina must be destroyed". William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea", and extended scorched-earth campaign designed to decisively destroy the Confederacy's ability to wage war was another example:

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* During the Union's campaign in the South in the twilight of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, this was very much the feeling, especially towards the "snake-pit of secession", South Carolina. Columbia was burnt to the ground, and Atlanta and Charleston suffered extensive damage. One Southern diarist recounted: "[The Northern soldiers] say they are sorry for the women and children, but South Carolina must be destroyed". William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea", and an extended scorched-earth campaign designed to decisively destroy the Confederacy's ability to wage war war, was another example:



* When 14th century French noblewoman Jeanne de Clisson's husband was betrayed by his best friend and executed for treason, she sold all the Clisson lands to buy a fleet of warships, painted them black and dyed the sails red, and made herself a pirate admiral who only attacked French ships. If she found any noblemen aboard, she would execute them by beheading, the same fate that ended her husband's life. But she would always leave at least one sailor alive, so she could send him off with a message -- "Tell the king of France that [[BadassBoast the Lioness of Brittany is coming for him]]." (She never did get to kill the king, but the aid she provided to the English side likely played a significant role in the English victory at Crecy, one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War).

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* When 14th century French noblewoman Jeanne de Clisson's husband was betrayed by his best friend and executed for treason, she sold all the Clisson lands to buy a fleet of warships, painted them black and dyed the sails red, and made herself a pirate admiral who only attacked French ships. If she found any noblemen aboard, she would execute them by beheading, the same fate that ended her husband's life. But she would always leave at least one sailor alive, so she could send him off with a message -- "Tell the king of France that [[BadassBoast the Lioness of Brittany is coming for him]]." (She never did get to kill the king, but the aid she provided to the English side likely played a significant role in the English victory at Crecy, one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War).War.)



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Southern_California_shootings Christopher Dorner]], after having been dismissed from the LAPD, went on one, posting a long, rambling manifesto, in which he named specific officers he wanted to kill, killed the daughter of the attorney who represented him at the hearing where he was dismissed, as well as her fiancee, before killing a police officer and running up to Big Bear mountain range, where he killed another officer, and holed himself up in a cabin. Then the police themselves got in on the act, deciding [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the Klingons were wrong and revenge is a dish best served]] ''piping hot'', they set the cabin on fire with the intention of watching him burn alive (the Sheriff officially denied this, of course, but few believe it), [[BettertoDieThanBeKilled though in the end he shot himself to deny them the satisfaction]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Southern_California_shootings Christopher Dorner]], after having been dismissed from the LAPD, went on one, posting a long, rambling manifesto, in which he named specific officers he wanted to kill, killed the daughter of the attorney who represented him at the hearing where he was dismissed, as well as her fiancee, fiancé, before killing a police officer and running up to Big Bear mountain range, where he killed another officer, and holed himself up in a cabin. Then the police themselves got in on the act, deciding [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the Klingons were wrong and revenge is a dish best served]] ''piping hot'', they set the cabin on fire with the intention of watching him burn alive (the Sheriff officially denied this, of course, but few believe it), [[BettertoDieThanBeKilled though in the end he shot himself to deny them the satisfaction]].
31st Aug '16 3:23:37 PM Timjames98
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* When Queen Boudicca's husband died, the Roman moneylender Seneca called in a debt of 40,000,000 sesterces (a debt the Iceni neither agreed to nor wanted). The men sent in to collect this debt also had Boudicca flogged and raped her two daughters in front of her. In response Boudicca rallied a massive army of rebel Celts and led a bloody crusade against the Romans occupying Britain. Before she was stopped, she massacred three of Britain's largest Roman cities, slaughtering at least 70,000 civilians in the process. It required three entire Roman legions to finally bring her down.
** That is, the first legion that tried it found itself outnumbered fifty to one at least, so no surprise at the result there (all the infantry were wiped out, some of the cavalry and the senior officers escaped). Boudicca's last battle, the Battle of Watling Street, saw her faced by two legions, mustering about 5% of her own numbers. It was a complete CurbStompBattle, but not the way Boudica was hoping. The Romans completely cut her men to pieces, chased down those who tried to flee, and after the fight some of the Roman soldiers butchered the families of the rebels (they were brought out to watch the expected victory from a safe distance). After Boudica's death, the Roman's forcibly relocated the remaining Iceni to a Romanized town and launched retaliatory attacks against the other tribes for good measure.

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* When Queen Boudicca's Boudica's husband died, the Roman moneylender Seneca called in a debt of 40,000,000 sesterces (a debt the Iceni neither agreed to nor wanted). The men sent in to collect this debt also had Boudicca Boudica flogged and raped her two daughters in front of her. In response Boudicca Boudica rallied a massive army of rebel Celts and led a bloody crusade against the Romans occupying Britain. Before she was stopped, she massacred three of Britain's largest Roman cities, slaughtering at least 70,000 civilians in the process. It required three entire Roman legions to finally bring her down.
** That is, the first legion that tried it found itself outnumbered fifty to one at least, so no surprise at the result there (all the infantry were wiped out, some of the cavalry and the senior officers escaped). Boudicca's Boudica's last battle, the Battle of Watling Street, saw her faced by two legions, mustering about 5% of her own numbers. It was a complete CurbStompBattle, but not the way Boudica was hoping. Afterwards The Romans Roman Legions - many of whom doubtlessly lost someone in Boudica's sackings and were pissed - took their own revenge. They completely cut her men to pieces, chased down those who tried to flee, and after the fight some of the Roman soldiers butchered the families of the rebels (they were brought out to watch the expected victory from a safe distance). After Boudica's death, Boudica was DrivenToSuicide by her defeat, the Roman's forcibly relocated the remaining Iceni to a Romanized town and launched retaliatory attacks against the other tribes for good measure.
31st Aug '16 1:00:48 PM Dingbot
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** That is, the first legion that tried it found itself outnumbered fifty to one at least, so no surprise at the result there (all the infantry were wiped out, some of the cavalry and the senior officers escaped). Boudica's last battle, the Battle of Watling Street, saw her faced by two legions, mustering about 5% of her own numbers. It was a complete CurbStompBattle, but not the way Boudica was hoping. The Romans completely cut her men to pieces, chased down those who tried to flee, and after the fight some of the roman soldiers butchered the families of the rebels (they were brought out to watch the expected victory from a safe distance). After Boudica's death, the Roman's forcibly relocated the remaining Iceni to a Romanized town and launched retaliatory attacks against the other tribes for good measure.

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** That is, the first legion that tried it found itself outnumbered fifty to one at least, so no surprise at the result there (all the infantry were wiped out, some of the cavalry and the senior officers escaped). Boudica's Boudicca's last battle, the Battle of Watling Street, saw her faced by two legions, mustering about 5% of her own numbers. It was a complete CurbStompBattle, but not the way Boudica was hoping. The Romans completely cut her men to pieces, chased down those who tried to flee, and after the fight some of the roman Roman soldiers butchered the families of the rebels (they were brought out to watch the expected victory from a safe distance). After Boudica's death, the Roman's forcibly relocated the remaining Iceni to a Romanized town and launched retaliatory attacks against the other tribes for good measure.
31st Aug '16 12:59:09 AM Dingbot
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lechfeld_(955) The Battle of Lechfeld]] is a medieval example. [[HordesFromTheEast Pagan Hungarian Nomads]] had taken advantage of a rebellion in East Francia to RapePillageAndBurn their way across the kingdom. Deciding enough was enough, King Otto I called 8000 Heavily Armored Knights and Infantrymen together at Lechfeld to do battle with the invaders. Despite being outnumbered 2 to 1 by deadly horse archers, the German Knights pinned them down and [[KillEmAll slaughtered the Hungarians to a man]]. 1000 were killed in battle, 1500 were killed by local farmers defending their lands, and 2000 more were chased down and slain while attempting to flee. All in all, this put an end to Hungarian Incursions in Western Europe.
* As referred to in a flim about the life of Wyatt Earp, after the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral", Earp hunted down and killed most of the Clanton gang. Not because of the shootout; because three weeks later, Ike's boys shot and killed Wyatt's brother Morgan, while he was playing billiards. And did it from behind, to boot. The "Gunfight" was just business for Wyatt, due to his being town marshal and the Clantons refusing to abide by the local "no guns inside the deadline" ordinance. ''Backshooting his brother made it personal''.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lechfeld_(955) The Battle of Lechfeld]] is a medieval example. [[HordesFromTheEast Pagan Hungarian Nomads]] had taken advantage of a rebellion in East Francia to RapePillageAndBurn their way across the kingdom. Deciding enough was enough, King Otto I called 8000 Heavily Armored Knights 8,000 heavily armored knights and Infantrymen infantrymen together at Lechfeld to do battle with the invaders. Despite being outnumbered 2 two to 1 one by deadly horse archers, the German Knights knights pinned them down and [[KillEmAll slaughtered the Hungarians to a man]]. 1000 One thousand were killed in battle, 1500 1,500 were killed by local farmers defending their lands, and 2000 2,000 more were chased down and slain while attempting to flee. All in all, this put an end to Hungarian Incursions in incursions into Western Europe.
* As referred to in a flim film about the life of Wyatt Earp, after the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral", Earp hunted down and killed most of the Clanton gang. Not because of the shootout; because three weeks later, Ike's boys shot and killed Wyatt's brother Morgan, while he was playing billiards. And did it from behind, to boot. The "Gunfight" famed gunfight was just business for Wyatt, due to his being town marshal and the Clantons refusing to abide by the local "no guns inside the deadline" ordinance. ''Backshooting Backshooting his brother made it personal''.personal.
21st Aug '16 12:42:55 AM Timjames98
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lechfeld_(955) The Battle of Lechfeld]] is a medieval example. [[HordesFromTheEast Pagan Hungarian Nomads]] had taken advantage of a rebellion in East Francia to RapePillageAndBurn their way across the kingdom. Deciding enough was enough, King Otto I called 8000 Heavily Armored Knights and Infantrymen together at Lechfeld to do battle with the invaders. Despite being outnumbered 2 to 1 by deadly horse archers, the German Knights pinned them down and [[KillEmAll slaughtered the Hungarians to a man]]. 1000 were killed in battle, 1500 were killed by local farmers defending their lands, and 2000 more were chased down and slain while attempting to flee. All in all, this put an end to Hungarian Incursions in Western Europe.
15th Aug '16 12:54:40 PM GCarty
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* John "Liver-Eating" Johnson. Mountain man in the American west, Crow indians killed his pregnant wife. He proceeded to spend the next twenty five years hunting down the Crow, killing them, taking a bite out of their livers and spitting it out, declaring it unfit to eat as an insult. After amassing a body count of roughly forty, the Crows finally decided to make peace with him, inviting him into the tribe and making him an honorary chieftain.

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* John "Liver-Eating" Johnson. Mountain man in the American west, Crow indians Indians killed his pregnant wife. He proceeded to spend the next twenty five years hunting down the Crow, killing them, taking a bite out of their livers and spitting it out, declaring it unfit to eat as an insult. After amassing a body count of roughly forty, the Crows finally decided to make peace with him, inviting him into the tribe and making him an honorary chieftain.



* When Bashkirian Airways Tupolev 154 and DHL cargo Boeing 757 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überlingen_mid-air_collision collided over Überlingen]], southern Germany in 2002, 74 people were killed. Among those were wife and two kids of Ossetian architect Vitaly Kaloyev. The accident was due to flight control error (That's only partially true, there was the Bashkirian's pilots failure to follow TCAS) Kaloyev hired a private investigator to find out the individual flight controller who had been at job at that fateful night. It turned out to be a Danish man named Peter Nielsen. So [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaly_Kaloyev Kaloyev tracked him down]], and ''stabbed him to death with a knife'' [[OhCrap in front of Nielsen's wife and three children]] at his Z&uumlrich home on 24 February 2004. The Swiss police tracked him and he was sentenced from murder. He was released from prison on basis of insanity in November 2007 and banished from Switzerland. He received a hero's welcome home in Russia, and he was nominated as the Minister of Public Constructions in Ossetia.

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* When Bashkirian Airways Tupolev 154 and DHL cargo Boeing 757 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überlingen_mid-air_collision collided over Überlingen]], southern Germany in 2002, 74 people were killed. Among those were wife and two kids of Ossetian architect Vitaly Kaloyev. The accident was due to flight control error (That's only partially true, there was the Bashkirian's pilots failure to follow TCAS) Kaloyev hired a private investigator to find out the individual flight controller who had been at job at that fateful night. It turned out to be a Danish man named Peter Nielsen. So [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaly_Kaloyev Kaloyev tracked him down]], and ''stabbed him to death with a knife'' [[OhCrap in front of Nielsen's wife and three children]] at his Z&uumlrich Zürich home on 24 February 2004. The Swiss police tracked him and he was sentenced from for murder. He was released from prison on basis of insanity in November 2007 and banished from Switzerland. He received a hero's welcome home in Russia, and he was nominated as the Minister of Public Constructions in Ossetia.
6th Aug '16 1:24:56 AM Ereiam
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** The Byzantines were also on the receiving end of this when they tried to pull a fast one on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_Company Grand Catalan Company]] and its capable, lawless, and beloved commander Roger de Flor. They hired the company to fight the Turks. The Catalans did a good job of it, at the same time plundering Byzantine territory and subjects. The Byzantines decided to rid themselves of these "Western Barbarians" by setting _another_ group of mercenaries on them, the Alans. The Alans killed Roger de Flor but left most of the Grand Company in one piece. Bad move. The enraged Catalans conquered Thessaly and Greece and ruled their own kingdom until 1390.

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** The Byzantines were also on the receiving end of this when they tried to pull a fast one on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_Company Grand Catalan Company]] and its capable, lawless, and beloved commander Roger de Flor. They hired the company to fight the Turks. The Catalans did a good job of it, at the same time plundering Byzantine territory and subjects. The Byzantines decided to rid themselves of these "Western Barbarians" by setting _another_ ''another'' group of mercenaries on them, the Alans. The Alans killed Roger de Flor but left most of the Grand Company in one piece. Bad move. The enraged Catalans conquered Thessaly and Greece and ruled their own kingdom until 1390.
20th Jul '16 1:56:47 PM GCarty
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* When Bashkirian Airways Tupolev 154 and DHL cargo Boeing 757 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_%C3%9Cberlingen_mid-air_collision collided into each other at Überlingen]], Swiss and German border 2002, 74 people were killed. Among those were wife and two kids of Ossetian architect Vitaly Kaloyev. The accident was due to flight control error (That's only partially true, there was the Basjirian's pilots failure to follow TCAS) Kaloyev hired a private investigator to find out the individual flight controller who had been at job at that fateful night. It turned out to be Danish man named Peter Nielsen. So [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaly_Kaloyev Kaloyev tracked him down]], and ''stabbed him to death with a knife'' [[OhCrap in front of Nielsen's wife and three children.]] 24 February 2004. The Swiss police tracked him and he was sentenced from murder. He was released from prison on basis of insanity in November 2007 and banished from Switzerland. He received a hero's welcome home in Russia, and he was nominated as the Minister of Public Constructions in Ossetia.

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* When Bashkirian Airways Tupolev 154 and DHL cargo Boeing 757 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_%C3%9Cberlingen_mid-air_collision org/wiki/Überlingen_mid-air_collision collided into each other at over Überlingen]], Swiss and German border southern Germany in 2002, 74 people were killed. Among those were wife and two kids of Ossetian architect Vitaly Kaloyev. The accident was due to flight control error (That's only partially true, there was the Basjirian's Bashkirian's pilots failure to follow TCAS) Kaloyev hired a private investigator to find out the individual flight controller who had been at job at that fateful night. It turned out to be a Danish man named Peter Nielsen. So [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaly_Kaloyev Kaloyev tracked him down]], and ''stabbed him to death with a knife'' [[OhCrap in front of Nielsen's wife and three children.]] children]] at his Z&uumlrich home on 24 February 2004. The Swiss police tracked him and he was sentenced from murder. He was released from prison on basis of insanity in November 2007 and banished from Switzerland. He received a hero's welcome home in Russia, and he was nominated as the Minister of Public Constructions in Ossetia.
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