Hiroshima drew the short straw

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    Been watching Above and Beyond - 1952 starring Robert Taylor - about the Mahhattan Project andthe dropping of the first A-Bomb.

    While the Enola Gay was still in the air - it was up in the air which city would be wipedout - due to visibilty.

    Hiroshima had thebest visibility - they were a secondary target.

    Thats how warsare won - beingmerciless and unrelenting................

    That was the exact quote in the movie - not sure it was historically accurate.
     
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    The biggest act of Terrorism ever.
     
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    That would be Obamacare.
     
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    lol helping the poor is an act of terrorism. That's why people laugh at conservatives when they say they care about working people.
     
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    Denying millions of people adequate medical care will make Hiroshima look like a picnic.
     
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    so Republicans are terrorists?
     
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    The dirty little secret is that the Japanese were defeated and they knew it. Their navy was gone and they didn't have the air power to resist 24/7 bombing raids on the mainland. They were trying to negotiate terms of surrender but Harry Truman refused to talk. The hangup was preserving the emperor and not executing him. The ironic thing is that the US did preserve the emperor and did not execute him but that was after we dropped two Big Ones on defenseless citizens.
     
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    If the Japs knew they were defeated - then they should have negiated faster.

    Were simply playing games and stalling for time to let the Russians get involved.
     
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    U.S. cut off all negotiations.
     
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    The projected losses of an Invasion were estimated to be 1 million allied casualties with over 100000 dead. For Japan it was likely a civilization ender. The plans by Japan had all able bodied civilians arming themselves with bamboo spears and human wave attacking the landing sites. MILLIONS would have died.

    And no Japan had no intention of surrendering before the second atomic bomb was dropped. The Army ran the Government and the only "offer" they made was a ceasefire and return to the Borders of Nov 1941.

    Do I need to link my source documents again?
     

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