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    Re: Piracy - this time complete message
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2014 Feb 24, 11:03 -0800
    Thanks, Alexandre!   I had never heard of that incident.   Reading about it (and, in particular, the slaughter at Beziers) is a fascinating reminder that medieval Europe was not a very stable place and the interplay of religion and politics.

    Must have been educated soldiers or they "reinvented the wheel"...

    From: Alexandre Eremenko <eremenko---.edu>
    To: luabel{at}ymail.com
    Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2014 3:01 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Piracy - this time complete message

    Just for the record:
    > (to quote a famous sign
    > posted by US soldiers during the Viet Nam war) "kill 'em all and let God
    > sort them out"
    Perhaps some US soldiers posted this sign, I don't know, but
    the famous sentence was said much earlier, during the Albigensian war
    According to the Cistercian writer Caesar of Heisterbach, Arnaud-Amaury,
    when asked by a crusader how to distinguish the Cathars from the
    Catholics, answered: "Caedite eos! Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius" - 
    "Kill them all! Surely the Lord discerns which ones are his".
    This was a crusade to desrtoy Cathar heresy in the South of France.
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