Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Happy Hiroshima Day!!!

Sixty-three years ago today, August 6, 1945, the B-29, Enola Gay and her crew dropped the first Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. This was followed 3 days later by the 2nd bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. With these two WMD's the 2nd World War came to an end.

It was a shame it had to happen, but it was also a shame the Japanese didn't take the offer to surrender when they could have. It was a shame they saw the offer to save face by keeping that great, UN-punished war criminal, Emperor Hirohito on the throne, as a sign of weakness.

If they hadn't. IF they had taken the last offer before the bombs were dropped, tens of thousands of lives could have been saved. As it was, it's estimated that millions were saved by the use of the atomic bombs.

So, unlike so many namby-pamby liberal weenies, I DO NOT apologize for the actions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The events that happened there, were broght about by the Japanese themselves. IF they hadn't bombed Pearl Harbor and brought us into this war, it would not have happened.

IF they had accepted the last offer of surrender, it would not have happened. But they DID make the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and they DID NOT accept the last offer to surrender that was given them, prior to the bombs being dropped. Too bad, so sad, I'm glad, because my dad didn't have to go to the Pacific, which he would have, if the bombs hadn't been dropped, but the war had continued. And if that had happened, I might not be here.

  Current Mood: Amused
  Current Music: In The Navy - The Village People
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RanDomino said...

"By the end of 1944 and the beginning of 1945, the Japan campaign was underway as Allied forces closed in on the home islands. By the end of January 1945, some Japanese officials close to the Emperor were seeking surrender terms which would protect his position. These proposals, sent through both British and American channels were assembled by General Douglas MacArthur into a 40-page dossier and given to President Roosevelt on the 2nd of February, two days before the Yalta conference. The dossier was reportedly dismissed by Roosevelt out of hand - the proposals contained all had the condition that Emperor's position would be assured, albeit possibly as a puppet ruler. At this time, however, the allied policy was to accept only an unconditional offer of surrender, although the eventual August settlement did keep the position of emperor in place."

Anonymous said...

Right on. If only every had the guts to stand up to this pansy attitude about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was what was best and what was right.

Doing what is right may not always feel good, and it may not always be perfect, but it saved millions of AMERICAN lives.

I'm sorry if I sound heartless, but isn't that what we should be concerned about? American lives meant your parents, your children, your neighbors, your best friend's bother. Japanese lives meant the ENEMY, aka the guys trying to hurt all of the aforementioned people.