Skip to comments.Hiroshima 6 August 1945
Posted on 08/06/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
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"You think of the lives which would have been lost in an invasion of Japans home islands a staggering number of Americans but millions more of Japanese..."
That about sums it up.The one thing worse than dropping the bomb would have been not dropping it.
Anyone who thinks dropping the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes are fools. While usage of such terrible weapons were horrible they were necessary. The Japanese militarists would have sacrificed untold millions of their own people in furtherance of their war aims. The numbers of US dead would have been equally catastrophic.
wow, i’ve never seen that photo.
The flash was so intense it burned shadows onto the surfaces they fell on.
The hands on clock faces were welded frozen.
Hiroshima, we did it once, we can do it again.
Japan’s Longest Day: there was an actual firefight on the grounds of the Imperial Palance, in an effort to head-off a broadcast of the Emperor’s Voice announcing the end of the war.
Some Japanese planes did attack US ones even after the surrender.
Were it not for the broadcast they SURELY would have fought on. The surrender had much more to do with RUSSIA than the atomic bombs —the Japanese knew the Russians would never agree to permitting the Emperor system to remain in place.
Moral of the story: Don’t start a war with the United States, especially with a surprise attack. My late father was one of the millions of soldiers, sailors and Marines almost certainly saved by those two explosions. He was on Okinawa, ready to take part in the attack on the main islands of Japan. Today, we’d probably apologize to a country that attacked us.
Don’t forget this classic 1980s song
We apologize to Muzzies everyday.
There are many of us who would not be here if Japan had been invaded. Thank your lucky stars we had leadership at the time smart enough to understand.
Anyone that says that likely had a grandfather that would have been in the first or second wave of a mainland invasion.
One fanatical Japanese solider could have wipe them from the timeline.
For anyone with half a brain watch "World at War" it was made in the 70s and shows Nazis shooting civilians at random. 20 million Russians murdered. Bataan Death March anyone? Rape of Nanking?
Read the tagline folks, liberalism is a mental disorder!!!
Every time I think about it, I thank God President Truman made the decision that he made. I doubt that I'd be here if he had not.
Let me try that again
“Some Japanese planes did attack US ones even after the surrender.”
I remember when Japanese soldiers were found on islands in the early ‘50s. The last one surrendered in 1974
Here's a few "fools" who thought it was a mistake or worse:
Gen. Claire Chennault
General George Kenney
Also, virtually all conservatives before the neocon takeover in the 80's. Bunch of lefties!!!!! /sarc
Russia continued to fight and conquer Japanese forces
even after the surrender.
If we didn’t drop this bomb, I would probably never had been born. My dad ran General Douglas MacArthurs bar in Tokyo, rather than being killed on Japans beaches in 1946.
Many do not know if this is good or bad, me being born, that is. lol
My dad had the best job in the service, he has always contended. He has always been real happy with the whole bombing thing.
You want no more Hiroshimas? Ok then, no more Pearl Harbors. Back back is a bitch, ain’t it?
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