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To: redgolum
There are a lot of theories, but few good answers.

For all of our home-grown atheists/agnostics and world-wide Islamicists
that gripe-and-moan that the USA is always really engaged in
some sort of "crusade" run by a bunch of fundamentalist and/or
evangelical Christian extremists...
I would point them to the dropping of the second atomic bomb.

AFAIK, the American military crossed off Kobe, because it is/was
the cultural/spiritual capital of Japan, then after working their
way down the list of some alternative targets (some obscured by
weather on the bombing day?)...
the USA smoked the city in Japan with the most significant Christian
population.

I'm not bashing the US military or drinking the Smithsonian
Atomic Bomb Revisionism Tea...but the atomic bombing of Nagasaki just
showed that in time of war, the USA is an equal-opportunity force
that will smoke any opposing force if necessary and practible.
Regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation.

(OK, I included "sexual orientation" to jest about today's
"zero tolerance for offense" environment")
37 posted on 12/14/2007 2:28:28 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
AFAIK, the American military crossed off Kobe, because it is/was the cultural/spiritual capital of Japan...

You mean Kyoto, right??
38 posted on 12/22/2007 12:16:18 AM PST by Zetman
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