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Gringo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-03 01:00 AM
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96. None of this has any bearing on
the morality of using a doomsday weapon, since it's all pure spculation. The throngs jumping off cliff would have stopped jumping if the emperor told them to, if he'd have had a chance to surrender.

Most Japanese I know like America and are very grateful for America's postwar involvement. But I have never met a single Japanese person who thought that that bombing was just or necessary to force a surrender - not a single one. Also, most Japanese I know of are well aware of Nanking and other atrocities, and are bewildered at the LDP government's refusal to attempt to atone for them. It's as inexplicable as Koizumi's kowtowing to Bush RE the war in the face of a vast majority of Japanese being opposed to it.

I am grateful that none of the peoples we conquered in our murderous expansionistic phases ever used atomic bombs to level our cities, and then crow about how justified they were.
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