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Originally posted by fritz
.....Yes Saddam Hussein killed whole villages with chemical agents (we did the same in Afghanistan and so did the Italians in Africa) but aircraft together with tubed and rocket artillery carried out the attacks.
Originally posted by FearfulButInterested
Are you serious? This event occurred and there is nothing we can do about it now. Arguing about this seems a little ridiculous. It's also funny how some people forget what the Japanese did to the Chinese as well as other countries. The atom bombs saved a land invasion.
Edit to add: If you want to look up some of the atrocities committed by the Japanese look up "the rape of Nanking" that should suffice.
Originally posted by OldDragger
Firebombing? starvation? Just letting the entire nation of Japan commit suicide? Why are those deaths more ' moral"?
At the time, ( not your revisionist pretend world), the A bomb was'nt "THE ATOMIC BOMB", it was just a really big bomb. Not that special, just a huge bomb. It was called exactly that by the Japanese military when reporting to Hirohito,he was told it cause no more destruction than the usual firebombing raid ( true).
It's only in the light of the last 65 years that you have the luxury of being so moral. You also have the luxury of sitting safe and sound instead of being in combat.
Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
reply to post by fritz
The US has always considered NBC weapons as WMD , that did not start with George Bush Sr, as early as the 1940s it has been the policy of the US and later NATO that Biological and Chemical attacks would be met with a nuclear response as the US and NATO countries maintain Chemical and Biological weapons in small amounts for test and training only. At least as of 1993 that was the case it might have changed by now.
[edit on 5/30/2010 by DarkStormCrow]