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AugustDay
AugustDay

i know i’m about to ruin the joke, but… to be fair, the 911 attacks and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are a bit too different to equate to one another.
first of all, the Twin Towers were civilian targets, brought down during a time of peace. no one in that building was prepared to die that day. Nagasaki and Hiroshima, however, were military staging centers destroyed to end a war. the United States told Japan before the attack that if surrender was not given, they would be bombed. when choosing potential targets, the military specifically picked industrial centers with relatively low civilian populations, in order to maximize the hit to Japan’s war effort while leaving major cultural centers untouched.
not to mention, it would have been far worse if the United States hadn’t deployed the atomic bombs, and had instead gone through with their Plan B, Operation Downfall. paradoxically, the atomic bomb actually managed to save potentially millions of lives, both on the sides of the Allies and Japan, by forcing an early end to the Pacific War.

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Ronin404
Ronin404

in reply to AugustDay

Actually Nagasaki and Hiroshima were both predominately civilian targets, containing very small military targets of no real strategic value. The Japanese had actually been trying to negotiate a surrender for months, but the Americans wanted a complete and unconditional surrender. The bombings were unnecessary and unforgivable. Acknowledge your country’s sins, lest you repeat them.

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mandrac
mandrac

in reply to Aloysius

oh look! our enemy is droping propaganda papers again! lets see…“get out of your house and run like shit because your city is about to be wipe out of the surface of the planet”… hum that must be true then! honey! pickup your shit we are leaving!

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Chickenhound the Cruel
Chickenhound the Cruel

in reply to Ronin404

>Imperial Japan
>Surrender

If a city-wiping bomb didn’t get Japan to surrender once, what makes you think any person with the dignity to go through history would believe Japan was trying to make peace with the United States for months, even after the fact the Japanese Empire conquered and virtually enslaved precious american allies, like the Nationalist Chinese and the United States colony of the Philippines.

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