Do you think Japan deserved that atomic bomb by USA in 1945? What are your thoughts on that matter?
Most Helpful Girl
Considering that the other option called ''Operation Downfall'' would have been even worse (an straight forward invasion of Japan, which meant probably an eradication of the Japanese culture and 1 million US soldiers dead plus other allies) and they weren't going to surrender when it has been offered a couple times to sign an unconditional surrender treaty, I guess Japan had it coming.
During war, you just forget about everything and all you think about is defeating your enemy that's threatening your people.2
Most Helpful Guy
Deserve? We can perhaps discuss whether the bombs were necessary (which I believe they certainly weren't) but deserve is yet another level. Anyone who honestly thinks that these innocent civilians deserved to lose their children, their moms and dads etc. is a fucking asshole and potentially a psychopath.
But considering the past 60 years of US history, it wasn't really that surprising that Americans still today think it was totally okay to throw down those bombs. It's the same with all the other bullshit America has done in the past decades. There's always some stupid explanation that goes like "it was simply necessary to do this". Bush told the world that "it was necessary to attack Iraq". Unfortunately the world already knew at this point that Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. Yet, most Americans didn't really give a shit. Cuz hey, bombing is so much fun if you're not the one being bombed.
Also, I'm so sick of people saying stuff like "it's war, so you can do whatever the fuck you want". Obviously these people have never heard of the UN charta for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Just because you're fighting with your neighbor doesn't mean you can throw acid in his face. Or just because you're really pissed at your girlfriend doesn't mean you can pour burning hot oil over her. There's things you just don't know. One of them is spraying chemical weapons on your enemies as Bashar al-Assad did in Syria. Another one is bombing civilians with nuclear bombs.0