wholesale destruction

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And, as if in answer, came the wholesale destruction along the Mediterranean.
And yet all that gentle loveliness of nature made this terrific and wholesale destruction the more pitiable and awful.
World War Three has well and truly begun, this has to be recognised, whether it escalates to wholesale destruction is an open question.
Just as the great coal mining industry was brought to an end with the wholesale destruction of mining communities, steelmaking could well go the same way.
To add insult to injury is the wholesale destruction of architectural gems not laid waste by Nazis but by Liverpool councillors of past and present; Liverpool has enough gaping holes and unrepaired buildings to remind us of the past and present wreckers.
In light of these and other Islamic texts, the act of inciting terror in the hearts of defenseless civilians, the wholesale destruction of buildings and properties, the bombing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children are all forbidden and detestable acts according to Islam and the Muslims.
After four years in what slowly became a war with no end in sight, after more than 200,000 dead and countless wounded, after millions of refugees, and after the wholesale destruction of the country, "President" Al Bahra sought a political solution with a foe determined to crush each and every soul that opposed it.
We have to move on of course, but wholesale destruction of our built history is not the way forward.
Then there is the wholesale destruction of the forests that lie atop the tar sands and that are themselves a storehouse for carbon.
And the Palestinians, whether they are ruled by Hamas or not, will not stop fighting Israel, especially in Gaza, where wholesale destruction has left them with nothing much more to lose.
The absence of such a state becomes critical where it becomes impossible to separate the belligerents in a civil war, and prevent their work of wholesale destruction.
The wholesale destruction of the Christian artistic treasures dating from the end of the first century to the time of the Iconoclast debacle was a great loss to our heritage and is incalculable as whole regional schools, techniques, and styles of religious art simply disappeared.

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