"O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself
a king of infinite space,
were it not that I have bad dreams."
Act II scene ii
Hey, I know it's no consolation but that's a really trendy Beatles haircut you've got going there
Interesting reaction Terry.
Let's hope those two swaggering idiots don't bring us to this again.
That's partly why I posted this picture ADDY.
Yes... that's atom bombs for you.
It's the innocent that suffer but lessons are never learnt.
Groundhog Days. When will we ever learn?
So when I saw your post yesterday I needed to go refresh my memory on the A-bombs, and realized I know precious little except the pictures of the aftermath. So many civilians killed or maimed. Yet was there any other choice? There is no black and white answer.
The war was reaching its end. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were fatal expressions of power - in the same way that Chump is currently threatening North Korea. That's how I see it anyway.
From the information I read (from Wikipedia, but it's pretty reliable these days), the Japanese would not surrender and the American casualties were astronomical. I must go back and read up on the basis for the Pacific war to get a better understanding.
In war, is it ever right to target innocent citizens?
Did you know that thousands of leaflets were dropped by the Allies days prior to the bombs, urging citizens to leave? And the Japanese in charge made it an offense to be in possession of those leaflets? Just one example of many in the article I read which led to my point that there is a lot of grey in this choice and indeed in many such choices.For reference, this is the article I was reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki
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