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Originally posted by misuneko
reply to post by Nofoolishness
blaming Japan for what they did doesn't justify what America did. its not tit for tat. It is about rising above it all and seeing the wrongs that were done. Not comparing score sheets.
War is wrong no matter what the reason for it.
Originally posted by Discotech
Why apologise ?
Has Japan apologised for Pearl Harbour ?
War is hell, people die, the victors never apologise, to expect an apology is absurd as it was Japan who brought the US into the war by bombing Pearl Harbour.
I'm sure the majority of Japanese are not angered as they probably realise it was their own fault by declaring war on the US
Originally posted by Styki
Regardless of anything that had happened, can't we say that this is a step in the right direction? We must crawl before we walk, and walk before we run.
Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
reply to post by FreeSpeaker
Actually Japan was willing to surrender, only wanting to keep their emperor. Japan envoys also approached Russia, trying to make peace. They were beaten and they knew it.
Originally posted by airspoon
reply to post by Discotech
Japan didn't commit an act of terror by deliberately targeting women, children and innocent civilians. Furthermore, being the professional soldier that I am, I can assure you that "war" is not the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians. Rather, such an act is called "terrorism".
[edit on 6-8-2010 by airspoon]
The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing (Nanking), the former capital of the Republic of China, on December 13, 1937. During this period, hundreds of thousands of civilians were murdered and 20,000–80,000 women were raped by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Reply to post by jerico65
In total war, there is no wrong.
The only "right" is who wins.
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Originally posted by oozyism
This is becoming a predominant argument here in ATS, I wonder where you guys got it from?
It would be interesting to know where this argument originated from.
Anyways, some of us who want a brighter future would argue that this argument is backward and stupid really.
This mentality is terroristic, actually worse. If there is no wrong in "total war" then everything goes.
Some of us are better than that,
you can come to NZ and rape, torture and do what ever your sick mind tells you to,
I'll fight like a man, and not kill your 2 year old daughter because you call it total war, I will fight those who agreed to fight, not an innocent bystander who never made the agreement to fight.
Nope, pretty common sense, and it makes sense. Would you not go to any length to protect your family?