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History Channel Nuke Marathon
 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Aug 06, 2010 9:05:55 AM - Report post

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Looks like History Channel is having some kind of Nuclear Bomb day today. I've been watching it for the past two hours.

Anyone else watching it?

 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 06, 2010 9:22:12 AM - Report post

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It's because 65 years ago today was the first of only two uses of nuclear weapons in warfare.
 
shianova  posted on Aug 06, 2010 9:26:24 AM - Report post

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Hiroshima nuke birthday today.
 
DoctorMozG  posted on Aug 06, 2010 1:47:02 PM - Report post

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Well i'm from Russia and i know lot about WW2.
So to speak japan was ally of nazi Germany, and in order to make it surrender was choosed the lesser evil from the look of the Usa side (in order to keep more soldiers alive).
However war is long over. I want to say i wish this people wasnt bombed because they was bad.
 
RageaholicRick  posted on Aug 06, 2010 2:18:35 PM - Report post

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I agree that the nuking wasn't what I would have done because it killed so many civilians, but we didnt really have a choice. It was our last resort to ending the war.
 
Realusionist  posted on Aug 06, 2010 3:00:33 PM - Report post

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Yes, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And what's to celebrate? And how it was inevitable?

[Edited by Realusionist, 8/6/2010 3:02:09 PM]

 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 06, 2010 7:09:25 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Realusionist

Yes, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And what's to celebrate? And how it was inevitable?

[Edited by Realusionist, 8/6/2010 3:02:09 PM]

The war plans for invasion of mainland Japan estimated upwards of 1 million Allied dead, and perhaps 50% of the entire Japanese population killed.

A couple-ten thousand atomized or irradiated sounds like the only possible alternative.

 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Aug 06, 2010 7:16:57 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Cr4zyMonk3yz

I agree that the nuking wasn't what I would have done because it killed so many civilians, but we didnt really have a choice. It was our last resort to ending the war.

Until you sit in the big chair you can't know what you would have done. No one but the person in command at the time knows what they would have done.

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originally posted by Realusionist

Yes, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And what's to celebrate? And how it was inevitable?

Celebrate is the wrong word, the world remembers the nuking, they don't celebrate it.

As for it being inevitable. Everyone crossed the line of bombing cities long before Japan was hit. Germany did it, Britain did it, America did it, no one would have stopped then. And if you want to talk war crime Japan was no better than Nazi Germany. They slaughtered millions of innocent civilians and used them as both human shields and suicide bombers. They had several chances to surrender during and after the fire bombings but put their twisted view of honour ahead of the good of their people. If America had tried attacking the main island of Japan it would have been a bloodbath. The President had to worry about sending millions of his citizens' kids to certain death. On the other hand they had the two of the most devastating weapons ever made that wouldn't cost a single American life, American life being the important part. The realities of the war made it pretty inevitable.

I don't think killing civilians is right but I can't condemn America for their choice without feeling dishonest.

[Edited by SuperSkyline89, 8/6/2010 7:22:49 PM]

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