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 we could of 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 of killed millions from disease, starvation and malnutrition. Eve then there is no indication that would of 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 the 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 of 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 brought down on the Japanese Home Island prior to and during an Invasion would of killed tens of thousands if not millions of civilians as well as military forces.
Dropping the Atomic bombs was an act of humanity that preserved tens of thousands, if not millions, of lives.
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.