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To: MNJohnnie
That we could of “Besieged”

what do you suppose a Japanese Insurgency would of done?

The Leftist “Siege” would of killed millions

Would have. Would HAVE. Or would've. But not "would of."

You make some good points, but these kinds of errors detract from what you're saying, and give those who would disagree a hook on which to hang their dismissal of your arguments.

17 posted on 08/05/2010 11:39:05 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman
Thanks for the corrections

The Humanity of the Hiroshima bomb

It is one of the absurdities of modern Political Leftism. They want to argue that it was some how immoral to use the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombs. That the US could have besieged the Japanese islands and forced them to surrender

That is utter nonsense. The infrastructure of the Japanese islands was breaking down. Japan could not feed itself and relied on food imports. Instead of killing Japanese civilians in the tens of thousands. The Leftist siege would have killed millions from disease, starvation and malnutrition.

Even then there is no indication that would have broke the Japanese will. Japanese soldiers hung on various Pacific islands for decades after WW 2 ended. Even after the bombs dropped die hard militarists tried to stop the Emperor from surrendering.

Then there is this question. What response would the Japanese been to an invasion and occupation? Given our recent experience with the Iraqis and “Insurgency” what do you suppose a Japanese Insurgency would have done?

It is possible the Japanese would not have survived as a people? The Japanese civilian and military casualties on Siapan and Okinawa were horrific. Give the intensifying tempo of suicide attacks by the Japaneses,the fire power the US would have brought down on the Japanese Home Islands prior to, and during, an invasion would have killed tens of thousands, if not millions, of Japanese civilians as well as both Japanese and US military forces.

Dropping the atomic bombs was an act of humanity that preserved tens of thousands, if not millions, of lives.

20 posted on 08/05/2010 11:45:37 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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