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Subj: Re: Captain America, Hiroshima and Chuck Austen..
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 07:19:33 pm EDT (Viewed 702 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Captain America, Hiroshima and Chuck Austen..
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 07:43:36 am EDT (Viewed 617 times)
Quote:That's fine. It is certainly your right. While I don't agree with that belief, I do certainly understand the idea and logic behind it.
Quote:If it makes you feel any better, the US tried to limit the deaths greatly, by warning the Japanese government, and dropped fliers warning people about what was coming.
Interesting. I was curious enough to look this up and this is what I came across for whatever it’s worth:
“The LeMay leaflets were dropped on various cities saying that some cities would be bombed (i.e., firebombed), but they did not reference the atomic bomb. These flyers don’t really count because they do not list Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nor do they mention atomic bombs.
Hiroshima was not leafleted before the bombing.
Nagasaki was leafleted after the bombing.
In any case, the purpose of the leaflets was not to avoid loss of civilian life. It was psychological warfare, aimed at convincing the Japanese that continuing was hopeless and they should surrender.”
Quote:Also, Japan was working on an atomic bomb as well, and if they had finished it before the bombs dropped, they probably would have hit a more populace area out of desperation.
Quote:Also, the existence and use of atomic bombs, causing a lingering shadow, probably prevented WWIII from happening.
Quote:But like I said, I do understand and respect the ideas behind your view.
I as well.