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Today Is The 75th Anniversary Of The Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

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3 hours ago, click-00 said:

Just words your justice maybe open borders could we have had peace if we had surrendered to  Hitler is equality supporting  BLM a racist organisation  your definition is yours only and will probably differ from mine. 

For clarity, are you saying that you don't think fighting against injustice  and promoting peace and equality are good and worthwhile things?

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3 hours ago, Halibut said:

For clarity, are you saying that you don't think fighting against injustice  and promoting peace and equality are good and worthwhile things?

That depends on who your fighting. We currently have idiots running around claiming injustice, inequality and lack of peace in the very side of the world that has them. There is a side of this planet that is struggling with all of those things and this side isn't it - do they care? No. 

 

I have read one or two comments in the past where people somewhat justify the dropping of the bombs saying they ended the war and therefore potentially saving more lives in the long run. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Tomm06 said:

That depends on who your fighting. We currently have idiots running around claiming injustice, inequality and lack of peace in the very side of the world that has them. There is a side of this planet that is struggling with all of those things and this side isn't it - do they care? No. 

 

I have read one or two comments in the past where people somewhat justify the dropping of the bombs saying they ended the war and therefore potentially saving more lives in the long run. 

 

 

Who do you mean?

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No I am not saying that the way to achieve peace , justice, equality differs the radical extremist believes they are doing that. The dropping of the bombs on Japan brought peace  some historians say it shortened the war by two years and saved a million allied  lives would you say  that justified the use of them? I would say it did.

8 hours ago, Halibut said:

For clarity, are you saying that you don't think fighting against injustice  and promoting peace and equality are good and worthwhile things?

  

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On 06/08/2020 at 19:59, casualbystander said:

a lesson that has kept world peace since 1945.

World Peace, not on this Planet. :huh:

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The Japanese did surrender after the bombs were used. They could have gone on fighting for longer if it wasn’t for those bombs, and more British and Allied soldiers would have been killed.

 

A lot of British soldiers had been fighting in the Far East for five years and a large majority were worn out with tropical diseases and poor diets. As one old soldier who spoke a little about his experience in Burma said, he didn’t think he could have gone on another six months, he was treated for dysentery and malaria which killed a lot of soldiers, then sent back out to fight, the malaria stayed with him the rest of his life.  In five years he came home only once on leave because it was to far to send them home.  
He was grateful that those bombs were used because he had been told they were going to invade Japan if the Japanese didn’t surrender, and they predicted one in every three soldiers was expected to die if it had gone ahead, but because of the bombs it didn’t.

 

As well as the people who lost their lives because of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki spare some time thinking about those brave men who fought the Japanese in the Far East and the ones who lost their lives. Some of them in the barbaric Japanese prison camps. 

 

As Medusa said, it must have been a desperate situation that the world must have been in to use the bombs.

Edited by hauxwell

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The Russians had lots of troops in Manchuria, they’d have potentially got to Japan before the Americans.

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