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To: Deagle
This was a wonderful rebuttal of the idiotic Stewart! I even learned about the dropped leaflets containing the warnings - something new and make me feel even better about dropping the bomb. Sounds like they did all they could to mitigate civilian deaths (the Japanese were a fanatical group).

This is a little off topic but having read a few books about the bombings and the damage I have always been a supporter of duck and cover, my impression is that if they knew what it was and had been conditioned to protect themselves from the burns and flying debris the casualties would have been far fewer, including the blindness.

9 posted on 05/01/2009 10:57:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12

Well Okay... Of course at that time, even we did not really know what the total effects would be. I think warning them to leave was more than enough - of course, if we have given them much more information, they would have sent their complete Air Force to stop it.... One bomber did not scare them...


11 posted on 05/01/2009 11:00:40 PM PDT by Deagle
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