It was a choice between various forms of diplomacy and warfare. Defeating Japan was perceived of by the Allies in the narrow terms of military methods. Some accuse historians of trying to re-write history, and then simply dismiss their ideas as being revisionist history.
Critics have charged that Truman's decision was a barbaric act that brought negative long-term consequences to the United States. Had we used all the methods we had available against Japan - the full carrot and stick - we could have told Japan that they could keep their Emperor which we allowed them to do anyway after atomic bombs destroyed two cities in exchange for a speedy surrender, whereas the alternative would be a Russian invasion and atomic destruction.
Eighty percent of your cities have been bombed and burned. I am a young woman who thinks of herself as a human being. Echoing the concern of Assistant Sec. On the other hand, Japan had poison gas but didn't use it on U.
Still, the evidence - to borrow a phrase from F. What are you going to do then. If you add, say, 2-million Koreans, 2-million Manchurians, Chinese, Russians, many East European Jews both Sephardic and Ashkenaziand others killed by Japan between and conservative figuresthe total of Japanese victims is more like million to million.
As I said earlier, humans are after all animals always wanting to expand their area of dominance, and Communism provides those in a power a good tool to achieve dominance.
But any desire the West had for Soviet participation in the Pacific war was luke-warm at best after July 21st, when President Truman received the full report of the successful atomic bomb test of July Unlike many other major powers, Japan had not signed the Geneva Convention —also known as the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva July 27, —which was the version of the Geneva Convention that covered the treatment of prisoners of war during World War II.
Ashkenazi Jews are just as successful as their tested IQ would predict, and they are hugely overrepresented in occupations and fields with the highest cognitive demands. The argument that civilians were a valid target because they might be involved in war-related work is a two-edged sword, since it would have applied to our civilians as well.
And also, attempting to justify using an atomic bomb based on a hypothetical question is completely idiotic. Those people were in Tokyo.
Leo Szilard, one of the scientists on the Manhattan Project, predicting the use of the bomb would start the arms race with the Soviet Union.
This offensive achieved its objectives and resulted in the deaths ofChinese soldiers and civilians; many of these civilian deaths were due to war crimes. This plan assigned responsibility for fighting fires to community councils and neighborhood groups as the professional firefighting units were short-handed.
If I appear to ramble at times, it's because this is such an interesting topic. Because it suited their interests then, just like the way it suited for US to do whatever it did. Many WWII veterans, including my father, believed the atomic bombs saved them from a horrible invasion of Japan.
It is sometimes argued that an unconditional surrender was absolutely necessary for the purpose of keeping allies Great Britain and the Soviet Union committed to participation in the Pacific war. They hoped to use Imperial Army ground troops to inflict high casualties on U. A kiloton is a thousand tons and is the standard measure of the explosive power of a nuclear weapon.
I never heard a real man utter those words, only small and petty lowlifes who see themselves as the star of the crappy D-movie that is their lives.
The body is fragile And Islam - the end of free world.
What if they decided to put the emperor — who was believed to be divine — on trial. Nor does it fit well with the image most of us have of the U.
But these cities were, on average, already 50 percent destroyed. To go to the Hiroshima: In late December Arnold decided to relieve Hansell of his command.
You have got to understand that this isn't a military weapon. In the Jesselton Revoltthe Japanese slaughtered thousands of native civilians during the Japanese occupation of British Borneo and nearly wiped out the entire Suluk Muslim population of the coastal islands.
The ignorance and blind partiotism of some of you disgust me beyond belief. We are the way and the fearful living. Throughout history America has always overreacted, and has always engaged in war crimes and other human rights violations.
Jap medical experiments and torture were worse than the Nazis. The Business of War. By Wade Frazier. Revised July Introduction. The Business of War. The "Good War" Brown Shirts in America. A Brief History of Western Anti.
HIROSHIMA: Random Ramblings By Doug Long _____ On this page I address issues that, due to subject matter or space limitations, did not find their way into my article "Hiroshima: Was it Necessary?". Get the latest international news and world events from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more.
See world news photos and videos at michaelferrisjr.com WAS THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF JAPAN IN JUSTIFIABLE? It is becoming commonplace on Remembrance or Veterans' Day, 11 th of November, for peace activists (and others with political or ideological agenda) to write to newspapers demanding that Americans, British and Australians also remember the civilian victims of alleged British and American "atrocities" in WW II.
The basic argument for fighters is that people think they're fun and cool. The basic argument against fighters is horizon distance. Fighters make sense in surface naval operations because a fighter can go to places where the carrier or cruiser can't.
Responses to The Atomic Bomb Considered As Hungarian High School Science Fair Project.An argument against dropping the american atomic bomb on japan