Did the bomb need to be dropped on people to end WWII?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 09:15.

 

My dad always said that the war could have been ended with the United States inviting a delegation of Japanese to one of the tests of the atomic bomb.  

Or, the United States could have dropped a bomb on an island off the Japanese coast - and announced the next bomb would be on a Japanese industrial zone. 

Instead, the US dropped 2 bombs in 3 days on densely inhabited civilian areas. 

Not the best decision in my opinion, but then I wasn't there. 

Associated Press photo here on Google Images

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America's addiction to genocide

America was born of genocide and conquest and it has ruled that way every since.  Sure there have been sprinklings of enlightenment along the way, but tell that to the Indians.

Seen as an isolated event, dropping the bomb on an already vanquished Japan might be chalked up to a horrible misfortune.  But taken in context to all the atrocities committed by America against non-Whites over the last 500 years, and the bomb decision fits right in with history already laid.

"Honesty is the best policy."  That's what my highschool, social studies teacher used to say.  I'll never forget Ms. Roper; a fabulous white woman who truly understood the meaning of dignity and civility.

So why didn't we drop a bomb on the white people of Hitler's Germany, Vichy France or Fascist Italy?

When race and ethnicity become a non-issue in America, it will be self-evident.  Until that time, this centuries old,  larger-than-life elephant in the room cannot be overlooked; particularly if you're the person of color being squashed, lynched, genocided and bombed.

My dad always said that the

My dad always said that the atomic bomb saved his life. He was designated to be one of the first to hit the beaches in the invasion of Japan's Kyushu Island. Invasion planning anticipated that his unit would suffer 90% casualties.

> So why didn't we drop a bomb on the white people of Hitler's Germany, Vichy France or Fascist Italy?

The war in Europe ended on May 8, 1945; the first atomic bomb wasn't tested until July 16, 1945.

For a 17-minute video that provides a justification for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, see http://www.pjtv.com/video/Afterburner_/The_True_Story_of_the_Atomic_Bomb...

You may not (probably will not) agree with its conclusions, but you will likely learn some new historical facts.

Justifying burning Asian children alive--White Supremacy

NOTE:  Reposted for historical dsylexics, mealy-mouthed white supremacists and others who have a gross aversions to accountability and the unvarnished truth

America was born of genocide and conquest and it has ruled that way every since.  Sure there have been sprinklings of enlightenment along the way, but tell that to the Indians.

Seen as an isolated event, dropping the bomb on an already vanquished Japan might be chalked up to a horrible misfortune.  But taken in context to all the atrocities committed by America against non-Whites over the last 500 years, and the bomb decision fits right in with history already laid.

"Honesty is the best policy."  That's what my highschool, social studies teacher used to say.  I'll never forget Ms. Roper; a fabulous white woman who truly understood the meaning of dignity and civility.

So why didn't we drop a bomb on the white people of Hitler's Germany, Vichy France or Fascist Italy?

When race and ethnicity become a non-issue in America, it will be self-evident.  Until that time, this centuries old,  larger-than-life elephant in the room cannot be overlooked; particularly if you're the person of color being squashed, lynched, genocided and bombed.

A-Bomb

Great video - thanks for the link.  kd

Co-Signing and explaining away vile, unspeakable atrocities

NOTE:  Reposted for historical dsylexics, mealy-mouthed white supremacists and others who have a gross aversions to accountability and the unvarnished truth

America was born of genocide and conquest and it has ruled that way every since.  Sure there have been sprinklings of enlightenment along the way, but tell that to the Indians.

Seen as an isolated event, dropping the bomb on an already vanquished Japan might be chalked up to a horrible misfortune.  But taken in context to all the atrocities committed by America against non-Whites over the last 500 years, and the bomb decision fits right in with history already laid.

"Honesty is the best policy."  That's what my highschool, social studies teacher used to say.  I'll never forget Ms. Roper; a fabulous white woman who truly understood the meaning of dignity and civility.

So why didn't we drop a bomb on the white people of Hitler's Germany, Vichy France or Fascist Italy?

When race and ethnicity become a non-issue in America, it will be self-evident.  Until that time, this centuries old,  larger-than-life elephant in the room cannot be overlooked; particularly if you're the person of color being squashed, lynched, genocided and bombed.

Revisionism on the bombs

They started it, and we ended it. Everything is else is just cheap revisionism. It's easy to go back and second guess after the fact. But war is always full of difficult decisions. And if you had been alive at the time, and your son, brother or father had been fighting in the Pacific, I imagine you would have welcomed anything that would have brought that endless bloody battle to an end. And in war, it's better that the other side suffer casualties than more names being added to your side's death toll. And that goes double when the other side started the hostilities. That's just the way it is. Get over it, people.

Unapologetic White Supremacy--burning Asian children alive

Who is jettore?  And how is it that this person(?) has been a member for about 1 hour, yet quickly found their way to this particular comment, chiming in with those who endose defacto genocide and White Supremacy?

What a fortunate coincedence!

Or are you really one of the same prior commenters, adding a new profile so as to comment again.  Thus, giving the (very Republican behavior) false impression that more aggree with you, when you're just agreeing with yourself?

There is no FOX version of RealNeo, just the real deal. 

Burning the inhabitants of several cities alive; filled with helpless, innocent Asian children--poisioning them to death--is not acceptable behavior.  That is unless, you're an unapologetic White Supremacist who believes the earth is their's alone.

NOTE:  The following is being reposted for historical dsylexics, mealy-mouthed white supremacists and others who have a gross aversions to accountability and the unvarnished truth

America was born of genocide and conquest and it has ruled that way every since.  Sure there have been sprinklings of enlightenment along the way, but tell that to the Indians.

Seen as an isolated event, dropping the bomb on an already vanquished Japan might be chalked up to a horrible misfortune.  But taken in context to all the atrocities committed by America against non-Whites over the last 500 years, and the bomb decision fits right in with history already laid.

"Honesty is the best policy."  That's what my highschool, social studies teacher used to say.  I'll never forget Ms. Roper; a fabulous white woman who truly understood the meaning of dignity and civility.

So why didn't we drop a bomb on the white people of Hitler's Germany, Vichy France or Fascist Italy?

When race and ethnicity become a non-issue in America, it will be self-evident.  Until that time, this centuries old,  larger-than-life elephant in the room cannot be overlooked; particularly if you're the person of color being squashed, lynched, genocided and bombed.
 

get over it

When we get over it and accept this premise, we will repeat it. Well, that is dumb. We did it more one on one recently in Iraq.

There is no excuse for what we did to Japan.

Debbie