posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 02:26 AM
reply to post by Bordon81
I am not quite sure what your reply has to do with my post but just FYI the US military bombed TWO cities hiroshima and nagasaki with Enola Gay and
Bocks Car dropping fat man and little boy Nuclear bombs...
See this is the key to posting online... Making sure you have your information at least halfway correct!!
I confess that as I am writing this post I have a google tab open which I just used to search the name of the second b29 that dropped a Nuke in world
war 2. This isn't a social studies test you don't lose points for consulting your sources mid essay!
However you do open yourself to a total loss of credibility by saying things like 3 cities were bombed... and they left the citizens to die.
Yes they did in fact do this but what would you suggest they do? Japan was not just a HOSTILE combatant but in fact was readying it's homeland
populace to resist and die for every square inch of their homeland!
If we had sent in forces to help (stupidly asinine hypothetical that it is) we would have been cruelly consigning those service men to a messy and
SLOW death at the hands of the japanese ... I don't know maybe you've heard of bataan a time or two?
Beyond that I'd just like to point out for all of those "horrified" by the use of nuclear weapons on "civilians"
First off those bombs were in fact dropped to impact militarily or logistically significant targets as was stated by another poster....
Second: the two nuclear bombs were nowhere near as destructive as several allied firebombing campaigns both in Japan and Europe! that doesn't make
the firebombings right or the nuclear bombs right BUT it does put a historical perspective on an incident that many INSIST on taking very far out of
THIRD: Every single major power in the war was in a desperate race to build viable nuclear weapons and design a strategy for implementing their usage
on the battlefield. You can be DAMN SURE if the japanese had built them first and found a way to the continental US we would have seen one of our
cities brew up in a nuclear fireball!
As I've pointed out in other threads and in this one too I think... there is substantial evidence that the one exception to this is germany who may
or may not have had the capability and chosen not to use it. Which would not surprise me at all as they had several capabilities that mysteriously
didn't get used even though we are told they were throwing everything they had at us at the end... There are too many things about World War 2 that
do not add up with the narrative and storyline we in the general populace have been presented as the truth.
Much beyond what can be chalked up to "fog of war" as several things that would be understandable oversights on their own start adding up to
agendas other than those stated by the history books of certain players at various points before during and after the war.