Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
I dont want to take away from the meaning of the article, ... but whats the significance of the 64 year anniversary ??? next year it will be 65
years, ... should we observe it as a holiday or something ??
I think the sad thing is .... Japan had already surrendered before the bombs were dropped. ... but the US wanted revenge for Pearl Harbour, ... as
well as being able to test the new weapon on a population.
[edit on 7-8-2009 by IntastellaBurst]
They already surrendered?....that is news. I lived in Japan for five years and visited the sights and the Japanese do not think they surrendered until
after the bombs.
We killed more people in firebombing many of their major cities and they wouldn't surrender, it was estimated that millions on both sides would die
in a very long ground invasion. Also, the reason for two bombs is the world thought we only had one, and using two told them different, but it was
also a chess match for we only had two, but the world didn’t know that.
I agree that we might have saved lives if we dropped the first one close to them and the second on a city if they didn’t heed our demands, but then
the bombers flew a route unnoticed because it was a route used by mail airplanes…if they knew we were coming with a nuke it would be much harder to
When I first went to the two cities I was somewhat apprehensive because here was a American visiting the very sight we destroyed and I didn’t know
how the general population would treat or view me, but I was very surprise. The interesting thing though is the younger Japanese really don’t
care, but the older Japanese were very friendly and wanted to talk, feed me or just shake my hand.
We all agree the war was bad in many areas and the two nukes were just one of many terrible events, and not even the worst, but the Japanese were
stunned that once they surrendered we didn’t enslave them and their country as they did in China and wanted to do to all countries they could. We
played a major role in rebuilding the country and set it up in the democracy and powerhouse it is today, and this is why they thank us today. One side
note is that our victory over them gave Japanese women equality from a society that treated them like property too.
[edit on 7-8-2009 by Xtrozero]