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Response to hunter (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:51 AM

20. The list grows

  • ll sides were rotten, some more rotten than others.

    I'm not a fan of US foreign policy today, but describing the US as "rotten" in the context of WW2 is pretty dang revisionist


  • We'll never know, but I don't think the USA would have invaded Japan.

    The November invasion was already greenlit and well underway to planning. There was a great deal of expectation that it would be necessary even after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. This whole "US should've waited a while longer" concept is hopelessly misinformed. The US did wait for a reply after the first bomb. It only strengthened the position of the war party and accellerated the Peace Party's efforts to get the Soviets to mediate. The invasion was going to go forward, probably on November 1 as planned.



  • We'd have dropped many more conventional weapons on them, a couple of atomic bombs on them every month, and starved the nation into submission.

    Such a policy would've killed more than the two bombs.



  • This kind of war is amoral, it's just big dumb ideological dinosaurs fighting, squishing innocent and not-so-innocent people beneath their feet.

    Dinosaurs are extinct. Dangerous nation-states are very much a part of our ecosystem
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