My late father was then a member of the US Marine Corps, on Okinawa. His life was almost certainly saved by the two weapons dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We would have lost well over two million soldiers, sailors and Marines in the invasion of Japan. The Japanese would have lost 10 or 20 times that many people. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t post a thread here about it, because you’ll get shredded like cole slaw.
If it saved one lowly Marine, it was absolutely worth it. And Japan has turned into a darned friendly peaceful, productive nation after 2 nukes. WE should have done it to Mecca after 911 without a single press release.
The world would have been very different today.
Pearl Harbor. The Bataan Death March. The Rape of Nanking. Unit 731.
Then look up Operation Olympic.
Our enemies had best remember it, as well.
To be blunt: when the Europeans become convinced that a race of people are a big enough problem, they build Auschwitz. When America becomes convinced that another nation is a big enough problem, we build atomic bombs. Hear that, Pan-Arabia? Hear that, Islamic States?
“An ‘Anniversary’ we’d prefer to forget - but can’t.”
It was NOT for US to be sorry. Therefore, it is NOT necessary for anyone to forget.
God Bless Harry S Truman for having the guts to give the order.
The Japanese started World War II in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
America finished what they started at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Screw each and every one of the revisionists, hand wringers, and America-haters with their wailing and shrieking about dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.
Of course many in Japan would want people to forget this.
They are the ones that wrote much of the war out of their own textbooks.
The Japanese Army was killing 150,000 Asians a day. The A-Bomb saved millions of lives.
Made in America by lazy Americans.
Tested in Japan.
Somebody needs to look up the verb "decimate" in a dictionary.
I saw that book, “The Fall of Japan” and it is absolutely correct.
The A-bomb finally gave the Emperor and others a “face-saving” way to decide on surrender, and to overcome the radicals who were in favor of continuing the war. They could now clearly argue that there was no hope of continuing.