To: Red Steel
US casualties would have been staggering and also millions of Japanese would have died in a suicidal defense involving women and children too. In order to pull off the invasion we probably would have had to have involved the Russians and then partitioned Japan.
In "Americans at War" Stephen Ambrose tells a story about Colonel Goodpaster, who helped draw up the invasion plans. He was in Japan doing a documentary 46 years after the war. The Japanese asked if it were true that the Russians would have been involved and he assured them that it was. One of the Japanese said "thank God you used the bomb."
posted on 04/30/2009 9:31:36 PM PDT
(Eine Reich, Eine Volk, Eine Teleprompter)
Also, suppose you issue this ultimatum and go to put on your big demo in the harbor, and it doesn’t work? Just makes a splash...
posted on 04/30/2009 9:34:19 PM PDT
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