Those bombs were the first dropped atomic bombs and those bombs killed at least 129.000 people and vast majority of them were civilians Some people say especially americans that was necessary to shorten the war and save American lives and Some people say that was a brutal madness What Do you think of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
- That was necessary to shorten the war27% (6)56% (27)47% (33)Vote
- That was a brutal madness73% (16)44% (21)53% (37)Vote
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The Japanese raped and murdered more during the Rape of Nanking.
The British and Americans murdered more civilians in Dresden, as well as Cologne and Hamburg.
From an Australian point of view, the conduct of the Japanese during the war was to bestial that, as a nation, they had it coming.
Plan B, which I would have favoured, was to continue the fire bombing of Japanese cities; cut Japan off from all shipping; use fire bombing and chemical warfare to destroy all crops; destroy all bridges, rail lines and roads; generally destroy all infrastructure and food production; then sit back and wait for the Japanese to begin to eat their children.
For those who feel any sympathy for the Japanese, look up the Burma Railway, Changi Prison, the murder of the Australian nurses on the beach in Malaya, the sinking of Australian hospital ships by Japanese submarines, the industrial-scale rape of women who were given the title of 'comfort women' and the general Japanese treatment of prisoners of war and the populations of conquered lands.
Any claim that the Japanese had to being considered to be human beings was forfeited by those actions.
That was why when Australian engaged the Japanese, neither side had any intention to take prisoners, or be taken prisoner. One US field commander used the words 'vermin extermination' to describe the Australian approach to fighting the Japanese.2