posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 06:59 PM
reply to post by Velvet Death
"Japan was stupid. They should have surrendered when Germany went down. They wanted to fight to the last man, woman and child so they had to be shown
they were really defeated."
Well actually they tried to surrender, twice, they just didn't want to have their Emperor step down (since hes also the head religious figure).
Anyway, because they wouldn't agree on that they nuked them into submission. And also to send a message to the commies that it was gonna be the US
not the Russians who will come out as the main superpower.
More on topic though, it isn't fair, but war isn't about fairness. Its about power and control, whoever has the most dictates the show.
Nukes in general are obsolete in a sense, precision low civilian casualty weapons are in, mass death is out. Not that they aren't a great last
resort "if were going down yer going down too". But the amount of negative PR which comes with killing millions of innocents simply to cripple an
enemy would be extremely far reaching. Whatever the outcome, world opinion of the country who presses the button would be drastically lowered and
relations would suffer.
A nuke is lose/lose. No one benefits. And obviously more dangerous in the hands who have nothing to lose, and live with so much hate.