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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-03 10:31 AM
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16. Think about it, we could have used "Shock and Awe" on Japan,
if we considered it.

We could have detonated the A-bombs offshore as a warning shot, and kept from the destruction.

Hindsight is 20/20, I know, but think about it.

Until then, the most powerful force that Japan probably felt was the Tsunami. This, offshore (just beyond the shockwave devastation), would have been a visual representation of the power that was coming.

Unfortunately, as I think about it now, it still would have caused massive tidal waves and coastal damage. But would it have killed as many people?
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  -NYT Editorial: Blood On Our Hands TXlib  Aug-05-03 09:50 AM   #0 
  - Mandela is correct  ElsewheresDaughter   Aug-05-03 09:53 AM   #1 
  - But it ended the war...  Nlighten1   Aug-05-03 10:09 AM   #2 
  - Japanese Guilt  otohara   Aug-05-03 10:12 AM   #3 
  - that would be hard to imagine...  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:19 AM   #6 
  - VERY selective snip  Devil Dog Dem   Aug-05-03 10:13 AM   #4 
  - If you look at war like an accountant, you might have a point  htuttle   Aug-05-03 10:19 AM   #7 
  - sorry but that is not correct since the military leaders at that time  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:23 AM   #10 
  - Now that you mention're right  htuttle   Aug-05-03 10:27 AM   #13 
     - documents indicate that the real reason was the Soviets and  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:37 AM   #18 
  - It sucked, but you know what?  aquart   Aug-05-03 12:32 PM   #32 
  - BS period  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:21 AM   #8 
  - Wasn't deliberately selective...  TXlib   Aug-05-03 10:26 AM   #11 
  - I don't "Blame America First"  jiacinto   Aug-05-03 10:17 AM   #5 
  - you just use RW propaganda to try and make a point  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:26 AM   #12 
     - I don't "Blame America First"  jiacinto   Aug-05-03 11:03 AM   #24 
        - "a record to be proud of"  blindpig   Aug-05-03 11:52 AM   #27 
           - Once again  jiacinto   Aug-05-03 02:36 PM   #35 
              - About the language you choose - no slip of the tongue, I'm sure...  RichM   Aug-05-03 02:51 PM   #36 
                 - denial  blindpig   Aug-06-03 02:58 PM   #39 
  - Sounds like he's linking this to our "Invasion of Iraq".......Looking back  KoKo01   Aug-05-03 10:22 AM   #9 
  - Intention to use nuclear force...  realFedUp   Aug-05-03 10:30 AM   #14 
  - This column is a pathetic apologia for state violence against civilians,  RichM   Aug-05-03 10:30 AM   #15 
  - Think about it, we could have used "Shock and Awe" on Japan,  zbdent   Aug-05-03 10:31 AM   #16 
  - that was 'SHOCK-N-AWE' to the whole WORLD  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:40 AM   #19 
  - No, it wouldn't have.  TXlib   Aug-05-03 04:24 PM   #37 
  - why then did they finally surrender?  bpilgrim   Aug-05-03 10:33 AM   #17 
  - Here is Why The Japanese Surrendered  outinforce   Aug-05-03 10:52 AM   #21 
     - In his surrender speech...  TXlib   Aug-05-03 04:27 PM   #38 
  - There was no excuse for it  Comrade_Goldstein   Aug-05-03 10:42 AM   #20 
  - Rightly or Wrongly the nuclear genie is out of the bottle....  Gin   Aug-05-03 10:55 AM   #22 
  - Kristoff Conveniently Ignores  BushNixon04   Aug-05-03 11:01 AM   #23 
  - Well proven fact, but well-known?  westerby   Aug-05-03 12:00 PM   #29 
     - No, this is not well-known by most Americans. As for the NY Times,  RichM   Aug-05-03 01:06 PM   #34 
        - thanks for explaining...  westerby   Aug-07-03 04:21 AM   #44 
  - Oh bullshit. Seems clear to me the U.S. had two choices:  DemLikr   Aug-05-03 11:09 AM   #25 
  - It wasn't that simple  Comrade_Goldstein   Aug-05-03 11:25 AM   #26 
     - Huh?  ProfessorGAC   Aug-05-03 11:52 AM   #28 
        - I agree with everything you said . . . except the conclusion.  whoYaCallinAlib   Aug-05-03 12:03 PM   #30 
           - Wow, Am I Confused!  ProfessorGAC   Aug-06-03 03:10 PM   #40 
  - Perhaps  CWebster   Aug-05-03 12:17 PM   #31 
  - two points  treepig   Aug-05-03 12:52 PM   #33 
  - WARNING! I AM ABOUT TO GO OFF!  RedSox02   Aug-06-03 03:11 PM   #41 
     - To say "anyone who thinks otherwise should get a clue" is extremely  RichM   Aug-06-03 03:56 PM   #42 
        - And their ports  oneighty   Aug-06-03 04:08 PM   #43 

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