Posted: 5/27/2002 4:59:05 PM EST
I think this post may be misconstrued. Everone agrees that Osama BinLAdin hitting the WTC was wrong since he purposly targeted civilians (same with the Homicide Bombers in Isreal) but was it not just as wrong to drop the bomb in Japan? Where we not targeting civilians? I think it was wrong to drop the bomb, but as in all wars it was neccesary. What do you think?
Do a search for posts by one miserable troll named "Blaze-Of-Glory".
This has been rehashed to death here.
Have you been smoking jimson weed again, boy?
The difference between Hiroshima and the WTC!
Lord have mercy on us all! Is this the kind of so-called 'critical thinking' that they're teaching in schools nowadays?
You should have to do a term paper for us on this very issue!
Not only GI lives, put most likely hundreds of thousands of Japanese lives, as they were prepared to fight to to the last man, woman, and child to defend Japan.
Fuck no it wasn't wrong !!!!!
We were at WAR !!!
And they started it with a sneak attack.
And it saved hundreds of thousands of our troops
which is reason enough right there to drop it...
Any more dumb questions ?
Hiroshima also happened to be a major industrial center that manufactured a lot of their war material.
Why does someone have to periodically bring this up? Oh yeah, those that equate us with terrorists or say we got what we deserve.
Sometimes the stupidity on this board is amazing!!
If someone in your family was killed would you want revenge or justice?
Moral equivalence is alive and well here at AR15.com.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed to bring an END to a war WE did not start. They were also bombed to SAVE lives of both Americans and the Japanese. These factors were CAREFULLY decided before the appropriate course of action was taken. Without the A bomb Japan may NEVER have surrendered and might have continued to fight to the last man, woman and child as had been previously noted. The mass suicides on Okinawa were one of the more influential factors.
Now how are terrorist flying planes full of innocent civilians into buildings full of innocent civilians similar?
The big difference is that WWII was a DECLARED war. The bombing of civilian targets is allowable in times of war.
The hit on the World Trade Center was mass murder.
While the bomb probably did not cause the war with Japan to end the bomb should have been dropped.
Its a given that we would have won the war, with the help of the Russians. The Russians stepped into the fight two weeks before Hiroshima, but we had no intention of dividing Japan with them, as we had divided Europe. One of the primary reasons we bombed those cities was to stop the Red advance. Our tactic of "Let the two dictators fight it out," in Europe had gained us western Europe, but most realists believed the Russians could take us on the ground, and would soon overrun all Europe.
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