posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 04:20 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan
Because they started a war against us and refused to surrender. We told them that we were coming in and that we would destroy those cities if
they didn't surrender. We even told them when. We gave them a week and yet they didn't surrender. BTW .. Do you realize that the ENTIRE population of
Japan was one big war machine? That's right. Even 6 year old kindergardeners would go to school half a day and then go work in bullet factories the
other half. Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened because THEY started a war and THEY wouldn't surrender. The bombings happened to save American lives. It
was a defensive move to save American lives. No amount of spin otherwise works.
I don't want to derail the thread but I had to address this
The fact is they did surrender after the US used the bomb. Clearly they were ready to surrender after any serious defeat, their military was already
crippled and the people of Japan were starting to become fed up with the direction of the "Empire". Their infrastructure was also already crippled by
the massive firebombing campaigns we ran over mainland Japan.
Hell they probably would have surrendered if we just detonated the bomb off the coast.
There was no real need to invade the country, or nuke it. The only reason we did was to make a statement that the US was not to be messed with, and it
was probably the greatest demonstration of psychological warfare in history. But after the devastation that was caused, the politicians in the US knew
what they had done and many regretted it, save Douglas MacArthur who actually advocated using the bomb multiple times after the fact on both the
Soviet Union and North Korea.
edit on 1-7-2012 by Openeye because: (no reason given)