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The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was Not Only Justified, it was Legal and Unassailable Under the War Crimes Laws of the Era

  The Hague Regulations on Land Warfare of 1907 state that "the attack or bombardment, by whatever means, of towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings which are undefended is prohibited". Neither Nagasaki nor Hiroshima were undefended. Therefore, they were legitimate, legal targets. Also, the Hague Draft Rules of Aerial Bombardment, drafted in 1923, state that "air bombardment is legitimate only when is directed against a military objective." Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were military targets due to their significant military presence and industrial production capabilities. The United States did NOT violate any international rules of engagement at the time and therefore the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki do NOT constitute a war crime, end of story. It's not up for debate; it was not a war crime when it happened. Deal with it.
Anonymous says2013-02-27T05:40:43.663
Hold on, do you know the civilian casualties in the bombing compared to soldiers lost. Please check facts when posting.
Anonymous says2013-06-21T04:39:25.510
You need to check your facts
Anonymous says2013-07-25T16:15:56.860
The question is not "Was it a war crime?", the question is "Was it justified?". The US could do plenty of things that are not war crimes that would still not be morally justifiable.
samshakusky says2014-04-07T17:50:03.517
If we are going just by the book and analyzing whether the Hague Regulations were followed or not:

Article 26: The officer in command of an attacking force must, before commencing a bombardment, except in cases of assault, do all in his power to warn the authorities.

Article 27: In sieges and bombardments all necessary steps must be taken to spare, as far as possible, buildings dedicated to religion, art, science, or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals, and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not being used at the time for military purposes.

Clearly, the destruction of entire cities violate these rules
bosco3202 says2018-12-19T20:49:02.243
Mr. Anonymous needs to check their facts, All Japanese citizens were trained to kill american soldiers by any means necessary
bosco3202 says2018-12-19T20:53:25.637
The entire city was a military base, Leaflets were dropped all over japan warning them an attack of enormous destruction was coming, And this warning came directly from the COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the US military!
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