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Atomic bomb necessary?????

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posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
Whaaaaaaaat!? We DID warn them. Fliers were dropped days ahead of time saying, "Something terrible will happen to these cities. Get out while you can." No one listened. The planes did a warning pass before dropping the bombs. When the sirens went off the first time, everyone hid. Then they assumed it was a recon mission when nothing was dropped. When they went off the second no one hid, and the bomb was dropped.


Not only that, but Truman made a recorded statement prior to the bombings themselves.

For those who think that it should not have been dropped, I want to know if you think it would have been better to launch a costly (for both sides) invasion of the Japanese home islands? Have any of you bothered to research the Japanese defensive strategy in the event of an invasion?




posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 06:37 PM
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Musclor do you consider your spirit to be 'awake'...and if so, how different are you from anybody else now that you have opened your mind?

COOL HAND if you can give a link with the statement plz, it will help alot,

thx in advance

[edit on 15-4-2005 by Stalemate]



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by Stalemate
COOL HAND if you can give a link with the statement plz, it will help alot,

thx in advance

[edit on 15-4-2005 by Stalemate]


LINK

Hope this helps.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 09:32 PM
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Too many people these days rely on the neo-commie media for their thoughts. Fact is, it would've cost many more American and Japanese lives if the US had invaded mainland Japan. The media loves to feed you the image of a small Japaneese man with two or three absurdly large cameras around his neck and cowers at any hint of trouble. That's BS. Fact is, that guy would probably kick your ass.

The Japaneese are a very strong race of people and even today would defend their homeland to the last man, woman, or child. Far more Japaneese would have died in a full scaled invasion as planned.

As far as sending the Emporer of Japan an invitation to witness an actuall nuke explosion is purposterous. Let's see, Osama wants to prove he has a secret weapon and all we have to do is send the President out to some atoll, pre-designated by them to witness its destructive capabilities. Yeah, right. No internet or satelites back then folks. That would be just plain stupid.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 10:20 PM
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The Japaneese are a very strong race of people and even today would defend their homeland to the last man, woman, or child.


And yet they surrendered when 200,000 people were killed by the Abomb. Perhaps your image of the Japanese race is what they wanted us to believe..like as a scarecrow to ward off enemies.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by Stalemate
And yet they surrendered when 200,000 people were killed by the Abomb. Perhaps your image of the Japanese race is what they wanted us to believe..like as a scarecrow to ward off enemies.


They surrendered only because the emperor ordered them to do so. The military wanted to continue to fight and refused to surrender until he ordered them to.

Look into what preparations that they had made to repel the invasion. I personally think the one million casualties figure is grossly optimistic.

[edit on 15/4/05 by COOL HAND]



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 11:47 PM
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When we firebombed Tokyo, we killed about 100,000 people, and by the end of the war, the total amount of Japanese casualties due to firebombings was about one million people.

After all of this, Japan still wouldn't surrender, so it became apparent to us that it would take a hell of a lot more than firebombing to win the war in with Japan without invading. The only solution for that at the time was to scare the piss out of them, and we did it with a nuke.

We could of firebombed every single city in Japan and we would have probably ended up killing more people than with a nuke, or we could of dropped the nuke and given them the impression that they had no chance at winning the war.

I wish we didn't have to drop the nuke, hell, I wish humans never had to go to war. But the truth is that humans will always have to go to war, decisions like this will always have to be made, and someone has to have the guts to carry them out.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 04:23 PM
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Justifications of the atomic bombs usage on the basis of saving american and Japanese lives are ridiculous...post-war research conducted by the USSBS demonstrated that Japanese coastal defences were inadequately supplied, several entire divisions did not even have 50% of their number armed with a rifle.

Furthermore it is obvious to point out that the Japanese surrendered post-Russian Invasion of Manchuria, was the A-Bomb necesary when American MAGIC intercepts clearly showed from high level officials that the military concern was with Russia and not the A-Bomb. In fact Japanese military officials refused to even meet until following the Manchurian invasion, despite the usage of two atomic bombs.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by Musclor
Weapons are not a fate. Weapons are just a mistake of the human madness. No offense but your question is pathetic and sad.

[edit on 15/4/2005 by Musclor]


Who's question is that?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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Wasnt the bomb dropped after the surrender?

At least that is what I was told from my grandfather who served in the armed forces. I cant exactly just call him hes gone now.

I thought that was common knowledge, he explained to me when I asked about this


[edit on 16-7-2009 by XXXN3O]




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