Discussion in 'Europe' started by Annie, May 19, 2005.
Same with Hiroshima/Nagasaki:
While no sane person desires the death of civilians in war, America was dealing with a Nazi state that started a war that lead to fifty million deaths. Germany also indiscriminately bombed civilians, as in the Blitz. The German regime in the 1930s and 40s was the first political organization to institute industrial scale mass murder. They had to be defeated with whatever intensity necessary. Germany is fortunate that it collapsed in May 1945. If it had lasted a few months longer, it would have been nuked.
If 10,000 people were dying a day in the concentration camps by the end of the war, not to mention the casualities mounting on the front line, you have to ask yourself why, if the bombing helped end the war that much sooner, why do the German casualities inflicted even matter, when stacked against the deaths occuring while their will to fight persisted?
I say crush a murderous enemy without mercy, until he is willingly surrenders, if you wish to save lives. Otherwise, you're just going to prolong the war and the agony and death.
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