Originally posted by SrWingCommander
Originally posted by smurfy
reply to post by SrWingCommander
Where is the revisionist history so much in full swing, or what do you mean by revisionist might be more to the point. Did you know that 'Little boy' had a target, the Aioi Bridge, which it says missed by only 800ft say, WTF it was an airburst explosion, no crater.
I am not even sure what your saying.
Revisionist as in, "oh, the US is the Bad Guys, they shouldn't have dropped a big ole' bomb". It was TOTAL WAR, WWII......not Vietnam, not Iraq...but TOTAL WAR...They had ample reason, it wasn't taken lightly, it wasn't just to "test' it.They did it to end the war and save lives of both sides.
Yes it had a target, yes it was airburst, and no there was no discernable crater.....what's your point?
Some one brought up civillian casualties in the Iraq war. there are numerous numbers of civillian death, and what you brought up is the highest number I recall.
Most of those deaths are due to sectarian violence.
I'm not sure what you are saying, the Manhatten project started circa 1939 was collaberative and involved other countries. Japan was allready but defeated, and Hiroshima devastated by conventional bombing already, as was Nagasaki to a lesser degree, (and only a secondary target for Fat boy).
As for total war, Germany was already and officially defeated. As for testing, it surely was.