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    73 years have passed since the first use of an atomic weapon in war. Most of the 150,000 victims were civilians. Women, children, the elderly. The effects of this new weapon on real people shocked the conscience of the world, and its use at that time is still debated to this day.

    Regardless of one's position on Truman's decision, it is fitting to take a moment to remember so many lives taken and the horror of war in general. There is a reason the monument to the event in the city is called the Peace Park.
     
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    Where’s the monument located for what the Japanese did to women and children in China and Korea?

    Yes, human life is precious. And people who had no part in the war died that day.

    But a nations people must atone for the actions it started.
     
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    I'd rather remember those killed at Pearl Harbor.Japan brought the atomic bomb on themselves
     
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    You can remember both.
     
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    Democrats dumped a reasonable smart Vice President Henry Wallace and replaced him with a dumb little bean counter Missouri senator Harry Truman when they knew that FDR was dying and would not live out his 4th term. Truman became president within three months of becoming vice president just like the democrat radicals planned. Japan was defeated and dying with no air cover to resist constant daylight raids and no effective navy. There were Bushido army holdouts but they could have been starved into submission or ordered to surrender without the use of the horrible weapon. Truman was a stooge without a clue and refused to negotiate with the defeated Japanese except for unconditional surrender (one of the major conditions was not to execute the emperor and it was confirmed after we reduced men, women and children to hot ash). Meanwhile the Japanese holdouts were trying to negotiate terms with Stalin. Truman signed the order to drop the Bomb and the egg heads who developed the abomination got their wish to use it on (sub) humans.
     
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    Whitehall, you are an idiot. Japan was nowhere near surrender. PLAN B was to reposition the thousands of 4-engine bombers from the European theater and use them to attack Japan and reduce the entire country to rubble. That is what the atomic bombs prevented. The Bombs saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
     
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    Yea, it’s hard to be compassionate about people who fought so ferociously. Who were so cruel to their pows. But I guess they had to do what they had to do. But so did we.

    I have a saying. Don’t screw with me and then be shocked at how I respond.
     
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    I attended the Black Ship Festival when stationed in Japan many a year ago.............It celebrates PEACE and the roads had Japanese and American Flags all over the place. When walking through the area.........Japanese people showed us the Peace symbol with their hands repeatedly and we did the same.
    They were basically saying to NEVER AGAIN go to War and promised not to do so again.

    The Atom bomb is an abomination to mankind................Man has had and still has the capability to kill everyone on the planet..........and man is probably stupid enough to do it in time..............It's something that we should wish was never invented...........but reality is different.

    Let's just hope the MAD Principle stays sane.
     
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    Perhaps one moment in history we will never repeat.
     
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