semifluff, on Jan 14 2007, 07:40 PM, said:
So everyone here is celebrating the mass murder of millions of Japanese?? What's next, Pol Pot's wedding anniversary?
Millions? Closer to maybe a half million. Compare that number to the tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives which might have been lost on just the Allies side. And higher numbers of wounded and or crippled soldiers which would be also expected The cost of saving our own troops lives merited using the bomb,
The Japanese were preparing to defend their home islands to the last drop of blood if need be. Children were being trained to crawl under tanks and explode the bomb strapped to their backs. Women and elderly people being trained to use bamboo spears to attack enmass. All of which would have left the hardened Marines of the march to Tokyo little choice but to kill anything that moved.
We are talking millions of military and civilian causualties.
So 500,000 or millions of injured and dead the math keeps making the dropping of the bomb the best of opinions.
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