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Should America apologize to Japan for dropping the atomic bombs?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-5-24 20:02:24 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2016-5-24 09:39
This thread was done years ago, I think when I first joined this BBS.

Militarily, these bombs being ...
Militarily, these bombs being used was necessary


I have seen articles that refute the claim that nuking them was necessary to end the war and that the motivation was to establish the effectiveness of nukes.

Targeting civilians still continues today so I don't see an apology would have any sincerity regardless of which "A" list actor gave the speech.
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Post time 2016-5-24 20:23:50 |Display all floors
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Post time 2016-5-24 21:54:34 |Display all floors
Perhaps if the A-bombs had NOT been used in 1945, they would've been used LATER. And, if so, they would've been more POWERFUL (H-bombs) and in GREATER NUMBER. So, perhaps the SMALL lesson of their harm in 1945 saves us all from a BIGGER lesson later.
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Post time 2016-5-25 06:26:27 |Display all floors
fatdragon Post time: 2016-5-24 20:02
I have seen articles that refute the claim that nuking them was necessary to end the war and tha ...

Articles can refute as much as they like, a bit like Robbo refuting the truth. It still proves nothing. Militarily, it was necessary regretfully.

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Post time 2016-5-25 07:42:14 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2016-5-25 06:26
Articles can refute as much as they like, a bit like Robbo refuting the truth. It still proves not ...

I read an article about how Saddam had no nukes and that it was all lies. Does this mean that he had them all along just because Bush and Blair claimed they existed?
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Post time 2016-5-25 07:51:31 |Display all floors
fatdragon Post time: 2016-5-25 07:42
I read an article about how Saddam had no nukes and that it was all lies. Does this mean that he h ...

In this case, the article was correct but this is another subject altogether.
At the end of the day, the nukes dropped on Japan worked proving that they were a terrible, yet viable weapon. They also saved millions of lives while, regrettably, taking quite a lot that needn't have been lost.
They ended the war and in that one thing, they had value.
I'm also on record for hating the damnable things.

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Post time 2016-5-25 09:05:21 |Display all floors
Ted180 Post time: 2016-5-24 21:54
Perhaps if the A-bombs had NOT been used in 1945, they would've been used LATER. And, if so, they wo ...

So punishment is also one of the ways to give a lesson.

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