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Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were gravely warned to leave the city days prior to the A-bombings.

  The U.S. had dropped leaflets on two cities a few days prior to the A-bombings of Hiroshima warning civilians of air raids within a few days and advised them to leave the city immediately. They did not leave so you chose to put yourself and your families at risk of bombs being dropped on your head. If you don't believe me, then Google "America warned Hiroshima". And Pickle, Japanese planes also shot American civilians at Pearl Harbor and killed directly over 68 so it's not just soldiers and marines. Not to mention the attack on Pearl Harbor was done without a declaration of war and without a warning so it's not acceptable by any means to kill non-war people (soldiers and civilians) out of nowhere, thus placing Japan in violation of peace. Hiroshima and Nagasaki had tens of thousands Japanese soldiers, plus both cities had military / industrial installations and were protected by anti-aircraft defense batteries in case if hundreds of B-29s would come in to firebomb their city. It's also the Japanese fault that they placed military /industrial installations in middle of the civilian-populated areas and "innocent" people you called them were working in factories and workships producing weapons of war and last time according to the 1907 Hague Convention, civilians working in factories and workshops engaging in production of war supplies were legitimate targets.
Anonymous says2013-02-17T14:25:56.120
Just to be clear: 68 people... versus millions of people + those who died of cancer in the years following.
Anonymous says2013-02-19T04:33:40.470
Actually, for the 68 civilian deaths in Pearl Harbor, "most of them [were] killed by improperly fused anti-aircraft shells "*. These deaths were mostly accidental and because of anti-aircraft shells, most likely shot from American ships fighting back.
Anonymous says2013-06-03T13:08:28.947
There were no military installations there
Anonymous says2013-06-18T20:21:40.810
Anonymous you are wrong, there WERE military installations in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the time of the bombing. If i remember correctly, there was also around 40,000 soldiers stationed in Hiroshima, and even more in Nagasaki
Bmac1234 says2014-07-19T10:49:55.713
If the cities were such military machines as you say then why were they never firebombed beforehand? Why were so many other Japanese cities attacked but not Hiroshima and Nagasaki? They were in Pristine condition and they wanted to test it out. And for the whole America warned them thing, its true but they can't have honestly believed it would work. An enemy nation telling them to evacuate before they destroy their city with the push of a button? That's like if terrorists did the same thing in New York before the 9/11 then saying it's the civilians fault they were in the towers.
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