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To: dfwgator

Yes but the second bomb should have been right over the Emperor’s palace and not Nagasaki


8 posted on 07/29/2010 8:30:09 AM PDT by exhaustguy
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To: exhaustguy
Yes but the second bomb should have been right over the Emperor’s palace and not Nagasaki

That would have been the worst possible move, it was only when the Emperor went on the radio and the Japanese heard him, that they were willing to surrender. If we killed the Emperor, then the Japanese would have fought even more fanatically. Now nuking Tojo's place would have made more sense.

9 posted on 07/29/2010 8:33:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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You need to have someone to surrender.

Don’t feel sorry for the Japs at all. They were evil then. They do not value the lives of anyone who isn’t a Jap.

Speaking as the direct relative of someone killed in the Phillipine invasion, I will forgive them when the emperor goes to Manilla, drives to the US Cemetery and bows to the graves. Not each one (I am not petty!), but to all of them at once.

Until then, I will hold a grudge. I am NOT saying that the current Japs are evil, as their descendants were. I am saying that as a culture they have not done enough to warrant forgiveness.


11 posted on 07/29/2010 8:39:30 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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