How could the world didnt punish America for dropping nukes on Japan? If Russia did that to Germany they would get in trouble?
- 3 years agoFavorite Answer
Japan was the aggressor in WWII. Just look up Manchurian China or atrocities in Korea. Japan was simply not going to surrender without being invaded and conquered by the U.S. which would have costed more lives to accomplished than the bombs killed that was the reasoning. Easy to look back monday morning quarterback so many years later.
- 3 years ago
Every so often, we wring our hands about the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A few months earlier, American planes flew north over Tokyo dropping kerosene and then flew south dropping fire-bombs. The houses were built mainly of wood and paper. The resulting fire-storm killed more people than in Hiroshima and Nagasaki put together. That set in train the process that led to the Japanese surrender, but the USA couldn't wait for Japanese bureaucracy to take its course and had to try out their new bombs.
- 3 years ago
The dropping of those two atomic bombs on two thriving cities in Japan by the U.S. was done only a week after the bombs had been invented---and each bombing was done as an experiment, sad to say.
If you study up on the topic and dig beneath the after-the-event propaganda designed to pretzel-twist "justification" for killing so many civilians, you learn that part of the experiment was to study the devastation each of the two bombs could caused based upon the terrain of each city chosen as targets. The first city, Hiroshima, was picked because it was more spread out, without any mountains surrounding it, and with a high density population as well as many thriving business and office buildings, but the second city, Nagasaki, was then picked because there were mountains surrounding it and the military wanted to study whether the devastation would be more intense due to the mountains that, the scientists surmised, might concentrate the energies of the atomic bomb and therefore do more damage. An "experiment" involving hundreds of thousands of innocent lives gone in a split second---buildings vaporized, hospitals destroyed, so no help available for any who somehow managed to survive the blast. The post-bombings "spin" that we have been reading in our history books is that these bombings were "necessary" in order to convince Japan to sign the treaty ending the war that grew out of their bombing of Pearl Harbor.
As devastating as the bombing of Japan may have been, however, we have a more recent example of war crimes committed by the U.S., the 2003 ILLEGAL invasion of Iraq and the subsequent Bush/Cheney-condoned TORTURE of Muslim detainees, most of whom had not committed any crimes ...they were simply Sunni Muslim men rounded up on the orders of the lawless Bush/Cheney administration to prevent these (probably patriotic) Iraqi Sunnis (whose tribe had ruled in Iraq for 35 centuries) from defending their nation against the ILLEGAL invaders (us). Iraq never once attacked the United States and had no role at all in the 9/11 attacks, but oilmen Cheney, Bush (an Rumsfeld) were plotting only four days after being sworn into office how to "come up with an excuse the American people would buy to [illegally] invade oil-rich Iraq" (described by then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who admits he quit in disgust: "The Price of Loyalty" by Russ Suskind).
I'd like to see Iraq file a damages claim with the World Court at The Hague, so that GW Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and any other Bush/Cheney administration official involved could be put on trial as the war criminals they are.
- MAD MAXLv 73 years ago
Simple we did nothing wrong dropping Two A Bombs on Japan. Or would you rather Japan or either Germany got the bomb first because they were working on it..
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- Anonymous3 years ago
Japan was entirely responsible for how WW2 ended.
- justLv 63 years ago
They were nazi japan. Nazi's deserve to get nuked.
- Anonymous3 years ago
Loose nukes sink ships.