Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nagasaki, August 9, 1945

We will inevitably hear how we shouldn't have dropped the bombs on Japan. But the truth is when you are faced fighting a brutal war, more people are saved the quicker the war is ended.  Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved many more Japanese lives than they took, but more importantly saved American and Allied lives. Using them was absolutely the right decision.  

That is not to say we should drop a nuke on North Korea now. But if in a moment of madness the North Koreans dare attack the US, we need to end the threat as quickly as possible. It has to be decisive and devastating.  

EBL: Which is better... (it was not a coincidence that the timing of that episode was on the anniversary of Hiroshima), Remember who were saved by dropping those bombs, and Nagasaki

Wombat: Shark Tank: US On The Brink Of Nuclear War – Bill Clinton’s Foreign Policy Failure To Blame; Weasel Zippers: “Hug A Terrorist” Program Aims To Stop Spread Of Extremism, Don Surber: Not Being President Exhausts Low Energy Jeb


  1. A lot of recently (last 10 years or so) declassified material shows we knew it would be a very rough go, much more than the public was ever told.

    Marshall & Co had no choice.

    1. They had a choice, but it was an easy choice to make. Given the nature of that war and the evilness of the Imperial Japanese government, I put American lives above Japanese lives. Secondarily, the choice made also saved probably at least a million Japanese lives.

      I also do not see that much difference in firebombing cities vs. an atomic bomb. Dead is dead and the war had to end.

      The only way to deter NoKo now is to make it clear if they pull any stunt involving an major attack on us, we will retaliate and destroy them.

    2. FWIW, a lot of people in the know on both sides later stated that an invasion would have meant the end of the Japanese race.

      On our side, unless you were in one of the 5 divisions assigned to occupation duty in Europe, it was assumed that just about everyone in the US Armed Forces would have been caught up in it, eventually.

    3. Yes, the bombs ended the conflict. Japan benefitted greatly from that.


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