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No one has the right to play god ...

  The Japanese military might was crumbling fast. Finances were all but gone. They were already ready to surrender ... and it was only a matter of days, if not hours before it became official. So, it merely seems that America just wanted to flex their muscle and show the world what they're made of ... scare tactics for all to quiver at. Just wanting to test their weapons of mass destruction ... does not justify killing 100's of 1,000's of innocent people - women and children!! And not just once ... but, TWiCE!! Obviously they don't know when enough is enough ...
pyrotyguy says2013-02-14T15:27:57.130
Wrong... japan was ready to sacrifice every one of those woman and children of they're country. they where arming civilians with bamboo spears and have them fight to the end. when and only when did they realize the U.S. could wipe them out without taking a single step on shore did japan realize they where beat and they surrendered.
Anonymous says2013-02-14T18:37:18.957
+1. The US begged Japan to surrender multiple times before dropping the bomb.
Anonymous says2013-04-18T03:33:22.180
Actually japan was arguing about the 'unconditional' part of the surrender. The civilians were arming themselves as well. And there is a very clear difference between 'sacrifice' and killing. The Japanese were willing to sacrifice themselves for the emperor, but that didn't give us the right to take their lives like that. It was theirs to do with as they wanted, we should have had no say. They were civilians. They hadn't killed anyone in the war. Even Hitler was nice enough to 'not wage war against women and children' meaning he wouldn't target civilian cities.
Owned says2014-02-22T22:02:36.523
Obviously Japan doesn't know when to surrender. I mean seriously it takes 2 atom bombs to have you surrender?? Idiots
Charcharodon says2014-08-06T06:44:07.630
Whoever posted above Owned, you're not seeing the grand picture here. Japan's conditions for surrender (with the exception of the preservation of the emperor's throne) were ridiculous. They wanted absolutely no troops to set foot on their soil, they wanted the military to remain in charge of the government, and they themselves wanted to be solely responsible for disarmament as they saw fit. This of course, wasn't really seriously discussed until after the first bomb was dropped. Before that happened, anyone who even talked about surrendering was arrested by the secret police. They encouraged both soldier and civilian alike to fight the enemy to the death. The projected casualties for both sides in an invasion of the mainland was over 4 million. It would have made the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki look like nothing.
HistoricalB says2016-04-09T01:19:02.437
False, they were not ready to surrender. America warned them about what would happen beforehand about hat would happen if they did not surrender (giving them a deadline to respond), "We shall continue to use it until we completely destroy Japan's power to make war. Only a Japanese surrender will stop us." were the words of Harry Truman reguarding the bomb. Also Hiroshima was also a military base for Japan, so technically not all of the people there were "innocent". Your arguement is completely invalid.
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