It is no contest... the bombs prevented the death of 1 million American soldiers from fanatical Japanese who had NO PROBLEM killing thousands of Chinese, Filipinos, and the Americans at Pearl Harbor.
It also saved the lives of Japanese civilians elsewhere in the country.
“It is no contest... the bombs prevented the death of 1 million American soldiers from fanatical Japanese who had NO PROBLEM killing thousands of Chinese, Filipinos, and the Americans at Pearl Harbor.”
I can celebrate the bombing of Hiroshima.
My Dad was a Marine, injured at Okinawa and healed up, ready for the invasion of the Japanese mainland—when Truman decided wisely to save many lives, by taking a few.
It took the Shock and Awe of the first two nukes to rattle the fanatic Japs into ending their madness.
We might need to use Shock and Awe again, with the new version of fanatics. I’m deadly certain McCain has the wisdom, character, brains, patriotism to push that button, and equally sure Obama would not.
Absolutely correct—Hiroshima was a life saver. The US had dropped tons of bombs on Japanese cities prior to that, with no effect whatsoever. The A-bombs let ‘em finally know we were serious.
If the US had to invade Japan, my dad’s battalion (760th FA BN) was set to go in one of the first waves. My dad - and most of his battalion - would probably not have survived.
My husband and I had the privilege of attending a reunion of my dad’s battalion. Only eight men there, and their wives.
Those men knew what was coming if they had to invade. They knew their chances of survival would be slim. You can imagine how they felt when Japan surrendered.
What they found when they went into Japan was that every man, woman and child was armed - even down to sharpened sticks - was expected to fight to the death. The dropping of that bomb was probably a relief for them as well. The old soldiers told us that the first day our soldiers occupied Japan, the people would not come out of their homes. They thought the American soldiers would be as brutal as their own soldiers. The day after that, when they realized that American soldiers weren’t like that, they came out of their homes and were actually very friendly and cooperative. They were glad it was over too.
I wish I’d asked my dad about it. I had to learn all of this at the reunion, and dad had passed away five years earlier, in 2000.
The Japanese were not strapping innocent children with bombs in order to kill people.
The Japanese were not forcing young men into forced servitude to perform Jihad.
What has never ceased to amaze me? How the MSM and liberals have tried to handle "Jihad" as tho "AQ/Taliban" were a country.
After 9-11, among the moonbatiest, I heard the refrain: Jihad is payback for Hiroshima, quite a number of times while in the SF Bay Area.
And how fascinating that members who helped organized the assault on 9-11 were also in the SF Bay Area; as well as a number of questionable cells, some provable/some not.
The attack on Pearl Harbor is never factored in; nor are any of the many, many "talks" the US was having with the involving warring countries. They did try the Obama "talking" line, time and time again. The U.S. and allied countries saw the Japanese escalation in force; and after repeated "talks" knew; the Japanese had to be stopped by force.
The liberals never think about those "talks". The liberals never give as fair time to thinking about the "talks" as they do to selective reasoning. And this is why they should not be elected President, CIC, etc. As they do not grasp the fullness of history and of historical lessons, they'd doom us to repeat past lessons. Lessons which have already been learned.
The Hiroshima Protest to be held is clearly a gathering of the historically impaired.