Was it a war crime when the US nuked Hiroshima & Nagasaki?
The Japanese were specifically warned of assured utter devastation. They made no effort to capitulate. The first Bomb was dropped. The Japanese did
not tender capitulation.
They were warned of more of the same to follow. They did not respond in a satisfactory manner. They continued to carry out preparations for Homeland
Defense while Japanese Naval, Air, and Land Asserts continued hostile action. The Second Bomb was dropped. The Japanese capitulated..
It is my belief that the main reason we dropped the second bomb was because we had two designs of bomb: fat man and little boy, and the military
wanted to test both to see which was the 'better' bomb...
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were highly populated cities,so were the surrounding areas plus they were full of of women, children and infants.. these were
not vital tactical target sites bombed by the USA there were no bases there for any for munitions..No enemy ships in the harbors or armed forces as
far as i know of..
I see no rationale reason for these 2 city's to be destroyed..But maybe it was a smart move on the part of the USA to strengthen the "position at
the bargaining table" The Soviet Union didn't have any such bomb yet, so it looks like we had the upper hand at the time so we could have everything
Ive had people say the reason that these bombs were justified, was based on the fact that Truman was forced into a corner that could have led to more
deaths for all the countries. He ended the entire war with two bombs and Japan didn't think twice with Pearl Harbor, there were innocent family
members there too. The Atomic Bombs wasn't just merely to end the war, it was an American payback...
Did we do this to show the Soviet Union that the United States was the most powerful nation in the world i would think Japan would have known this
already...Did the USA do this to prove it to themselves? Then the USSR quickly became a superpower with atomic weapons by the end of the 1940s that
brought in the cold war..They didn't want to be under the thumb of the US, anymore than they wanted to be ruled by the Nazis...
I just cant see what we did to the two Japanese cities worth it..all the after effects of radiation poisoning,all the human deformity's,some of them
lived suffering,for hours maybe weeks or months before dying being burned alive all over there body's that had to be a horrific site,sure the war
ended but at the cost of the destruction of the nation and its people as a whole...I hope we never have another nuclear war.
Do you think Truman made the right decision? Or do you think it could have been handled differently?
Thanks for flying,sugarcookie1
Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Real Footage)