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To: ak267
“Okay, we’ll surrender...but we get to keep Hitler and he’s still in charge.” Ain’t gonna happen boyo.

Now....that's an alternative history if I ever saw one. The German generals repeatedly tried to kill Hitler but Roosevelt, who was totally committed to the unconditional surrender theory for both Germany and Japan, refused to give them any moral support. He even joked about it when they were horribly executed! FDR held to the theory that they were aristocrats and thus were just as evil as Hitler.

By contrast, there was probably not a single Japanese general or admiral who wanted to overthrow the emperor. Despite this, FDR, Henry Wallace, and his bitter end New Dealer "reformers" applied the same theory for both the emperor and Hitler. Had he lived, FDR, in contrast to Truman, would have insisted that the emperor not only be removed but executed.

47 posted on 10/11/2009 11:15:14 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

By contrast, there was probably not a single Japanese general or admiral who wanted to overthrow the emperor
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Shaking head on that one.

(1)
ahhhh....actually, officers tried to stage a coupe to prevent the Emperor from issuing the surrender broacast. Seems there were plenty who were willing to sacrifise the entire population.

(2)
Shows how FANATICAL they were.

Guess what, the war is over. Japs surrendered, Fritz is dead and both are democratic allies of the free world.

War’s a bitch ain’t it? Guess they shouldn’t had started it because it opens door there weren’re ready for.

So...seet he video yet????
http://www.pjtv.com/video/Afterburner_with_Bill_Whittle/Jon_Stewart%2C_War_Criminals_%26_The_True_Story_of_the_Atomic_Bombs/1808/


53 posted on 10/11/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT by ak267
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