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    Radish the wordsmith  almost 4 years ago

    My red is so confident that he flashes trophies of war,

    And ribbons of euphoria

    Orange is young, full of daring,

    But very unsteady for the first go round

    My yellow in this case is not so mellow

    In fact I’m trying to say it’s frightened like me

    Just ask the axis


    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Bold As Love

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    "It's the End of the World!!!" Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Still, likely to be the better of the two horrible decisions. How many more lives of civilians, Japanese, Koreans, US, British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, and other nation’s military would have died?

    Either way, the decision that was made would be derided.

    If we invaded (look up Operation Downfall) and what the plans involved, and just think of the cost.

    If we dropped the bomb(s) how many died/were injured as compared to the estimates made at the time for Operation Downfall (not what the 20/20 vision looks like, but what it looked like in mid-1945.)

    It’s a choice between horrid and horrid.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  almost 4 years ago

    My father was on a Navy troop transport ship headed for Japan with Marines for the invasion of Japan when we dropped the Atomic bombs that ended the war. I was born a year later. Why didn’t Japan surrender after the first bomb? Would they have surrendered if they’d known we only had two bombs? Were their military leaders concerned about the number of their civilians killed with just the first bomb and willing to risk more not knowing if we had more bombs? Evidently so. Most don’t know the Japanese with help from Germany were working on an Atomic bomb of their own. I’ll bet they would have made use of it had it been ready. War is Hell, sorry to say.

    My dad didn’t talk much about the war. I remember him just saying, “I can forgive, but can’t forget”.

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