Yesterday, 05:40 PM
War is hell and should be. I see no reason to be kind or just or fair of humane in war. You kill your enemy until he goes tits-up. To that end I cannot say I have any big problem with Hiroshima. Nagasaki, OTOH, was a bit different, as Japan was suing for peace at that point, as I recall.
That all said, there were certainly other things we could have done. A blockade would have starved them out. Continued saturation bombing raids would have given added incentive for Japan to cut the crap and throw in the towel. Fire storms have a way of getting people a new perspective.
The greater picture, going back into the 30s and perhaps earlier, is not quite clear to my eyes. However, if we assume that the stooge Roosevelt was in fact guilty of provoking Japan prior to Pearl, a whole other perspective comes to the surface; one of extreme and very evil chicanery, which should surprise nobody, except perhaps progressives and other, similar nitwits. Assuming this, had we not been up to such perfidy, Japan may have confined its own to the Southeast Asian theater. Their mass slaughter of the Chinese was none of our business and would have not lasted in any event.
The globalists have by their hands wrought this horror-show of a world and foisted it upon every man walking the earth.
Nonetheless, the Japanese were guilty plenty and probably earned those bombs, given those things to which they unjustly subjected the people of the Pacific Basin.