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    Yes!
     
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    Mass killing of civilians to force the surrender of a crazy regime might seem crazy today but in retrospect it seems to be an accepted concept as long as you were on the winning side.
     
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    If the A-bombs hadn't been used back then, demonstrating their truly destructive power and ability to annihilate, they would more likely be used today. It was a one-off of sorts.

    Conventional bombings during WWII were no less of a "war crime".

    Nope. They asked for it, they got it.
     
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    It was war alright. A bitter, hard-fought war. But did those many, many tens of thousands of civilians "ask for it"? It's a fair question no matter where you stand on the decision.
     
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    Litterally, no. As citizens ruled by their leader, yes.
     
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    So, the systematic execution of every civilian in the country would have been ok with you (if such a thing were pracitcally possible).
     
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    That wasn't the intent nor the objective of dropping those big badda bombs.
     
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    Without the dropping of the bomb, the emperor and the 'peace faction' would not have been able to overcome the military's government strength, and negotiate an end to the war.



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2AhV-QU1_M]Prager University: Hiroshima -- Why America Dropped the Bomb - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    So, mass murder of civilians by Nazis is an "accepted concept"? And if Nazi would've won, you would see nothing wrong with their mass murder and genocide policies?

    Interesting...
     
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