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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ysr_racer, Aug 6, 2012.
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I believe it was necessary and the right decision at the time, but I'm not gonna celebrate or gloat over that many people losing their lives.
People died, lets celebrate!!!!!!
Let's remember (and not do it again).
A lot of American lives were saved (U.S. military estimated 400,000 American causalities, IIRC) because the bomb got dropped.
A untold number of Japanese (and Korean, Philippino, Taiwanese lives, who served as slave labor to the Japanese military on the remaining uninvaded islands) were also saved because Japan surrendered immediately.
Everything I read,heard inpast has shown that "the bomb" was the correct choice. In every single way. It saved lives (on both sides) It saved equipment (both) It helped with AFTER the surrender. (note they refused to surrender after first bomb. They had to do 2nd to PROVE it was not a "fluke")
I have (mostly had) relatives/ neighbors who were in Japan soon after surrender. They were amazed how NICE they were treated after surrender. Some considered staying. Hard to understand that with how the Japanees treated folks during war.......
Many said "If they had not dropped the bomb I would never have made it home." type comments. It saved lives.
Say what you will. Japan itself didn't want Pearl Harbor to be a sneak attack. IIRC the intention was to make declaration of "war" just before attack. There were many factors going on. Part of it was blockade of Japan...
The world needs to be reminded not to **** with America.
Let the world know what happens when they F with us, especially on our own soil
that was then, this is now.
I agree. Why celebrate killing so many civilians?
Let the message live on forever
We dropped the bombs for pay back.
We could have announced to Japan that we had successfully developed three atomic bombs and pick a uninhabited atoll, like Bikini, and told Japan that we were going to detonate one of then at 12:00pm and with the entire World watching..... KABOOM!
We didn't do that mainly because of all the things that Japan had done like Pearl Harbor, Bataan Death March, the atrocities they committed in China, torturing American POWs, etc.
Yep, it's was about payback, especially the 2nd bomb.
We need a little payback on a few other countries too like Iran for starters.
I don't think that would have worked.
even after seeing firsthand what the bomb would do to them, they still didn't surrender.
Don't expect me to shed a tear for a country that tortured and killed tens of thousands of Americans, and tortured and killed hundreds of thousands Chinese, Koreans and Filipinos.
Not gonna happen.
You don't want the horns, don't mess with the bull.
Lets celebrate the million American casualties that it saved!