reply to post by ghofer
You sound like a person who is passionate about this so let me let you in on some FACTS rather than what you percieve as facts...
1) Not only did dropping the bomb save alot of OUR boys lives, but also Japaneese lives as well...They were prepared to fight to the bitter end for
"The Emperor"...women, children and men of all ages would've fought and died if an invasion were to occur on the japannese homelands. With their
"BU#TO" code of conduct, it was fight or die...period.
2) A dog ALWAYS fights better in his back yard...meaning that if we had invaded the homeland, they would've had a HUGE advantage in terrain
3) The Manhattan project was THE most classified secret of the war...I doubt VERY seriously if front line commanders even knew what was going on, let
alone given yeh or ney votes on whether or not to use the bloody things...Possibly after the fact, but CERTAINLY not before.
4) Japan may have been beaten by material shortages, but they were FAR from totally defeated...they had HUGE stockpiles of weapons waiting for the
invasion to happen...they knew it was coming...WE knew it was going to have to happen unless something BIG happened...and it did.
5) A little known fact...a small squadron of aircraft were waiting to commit Kamakazi attacts on the fleet assembled in Tokyo Bay during the peace
treaty signings...but was thwarted by persons loyal to the emperor who stopped it before it would've began...
Was it a tragic event in human history...ABSOLUTELY...read my post before this one and find out...but was dropping the bomb a "Good Thing"??? I'd
have to say a resounding yes...did the bombs kill alot of people through instant or lingering death...without a doubt...and for that, I am TRULY
remorseful...but in the long run, it saved literally millions of lives by not having to duke it out through the mountians or off of the beaches...you
have to remember one big thing VS todays warfare...there was NO SUCH THING as a precision guided munition...we would've had to bomb the living
daylights out of them, resulting in millions of innocent women and children dying for what? For the U.S. to finally make it to Tokyo? Had we not
dropped the bombs, the war would've gone on for at least another year, if not longer (More then likely).