Wow – using an actual event, that was actually pretty cowardly, that killed thousands of innocent Japanese against a hypothetical comment used as banter. Yeah, nice win America. Why don’t you drown some kittens in the canal while your at it.
Jesus christ “goodgodno” are you kidding? Obviously you don’t know much about the bombings, because if you did you wouldn’t refers to them as a cowardly event, and you would realize if we had chosen one of the alternatives, i.e an invasion on japan, it would have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1 million allied forces. Additionally, you would realize that it ended up being our only option. And the Japanese weren’t innocent, and if you knew what they did to our soldiers in POW camps, you’d realize the actuality of the situation. Oops. Sucks to suck, sorry bout it.
wilson, you make some very valid points. clearly, bombing a city full of civilians who never got a chance to avoid the death from the sky was a very courageous act. the act of a warrior!
and totally dude, yep, dropping atomic bombs was “our only option”.
you don’t have to apologise for sucking. most people do around here.
Obviously it was our only option, SLG; you weren’t alive yet, so we couldn’t send the toughest tough guy in the history of the internet over to just break the Japanese over his knees and make them submit to our evil will.
If you’re at war with someone, and your choices are wipe them off the map with plenty of warning about what’s waiting for them if they refuse to capitulate, or send millions of your own soldiers to die because seventy years in the future some whiny self-loathing babies would have preferred that your enemy had “a fair chance,” the choice is pretty goddamn clear.
but i was alive onion! i am 568 years old and what you don’t realise is that those nuclear weapons were simply my turds that i sold to the american government to drop on those terrible non-combatants. and you’re so right, i could have gone in and broken all those japs over my knee. that’s what they needed, a good over the knee breaking session.
thank you for your lesson in war. war is something i need to know a lot about. war is great. thanks buddy, for knowing so much about war and passing it on. i’m grateful. i’d pretty much never heard of it, or american self-justification rants about using weapons of mass destruction on innocent people.
I didn’t want to fuel a debate about whether it was the right thing or not. My granddad fought the Japanese in the Burmese jungle, he doesn’t hold a grudge and neither do I. Like Mario said, it’s all in the past and that’s what I was trying to get at. The jap guy could have come back with a Pearl Harbour comment, same thing, tactically genius by the Japanese but still highly emotionally charged for Americans. Not to be used as a comeback when you’re so unimaginative and can’t think of anything else.
Wilson3, you do realize that there was a civilian Japanese campaign that held rallies against the war, even when they knew they could possibly face punishment? And since when do civilians walk in and out of concentration camps so they can torture American soldiers?
Let’s be clear: the Japanese military were brain-washed to believe Americans are evil. Even still, not all Japanese military officers believed in the war.
To make a generalized statement about Japanese people is pretty ignorant.
Repeat after me, fuckers: “Shock and awe campaign”.
Yeah, it was cowardly. Yeah, it was necessary. Yeah, it curtailed the war by a good few years. No, the locations were not particularly strategic. Yeah, a fuckload of innocents died. Yeah, it would have been preferable to kill soldiers only… Like all wars. Doesn’t happen.
Yesterday was ANZAC Day, so I might be a little pissed off with the futility of war, but grateful to our veterans. Because, you know, trade routes and the assassination of Austrian royalty and stuff.
^By “fuck you up”, do you mean “start wars you can’t finish and running away”. And “come in at the end of a war we were too scared to enter, even though it was a legitimate cause when it’s just about over – whilst allowing the majority of our own battleships to be completely decimated by a race we consider inferior”?
SHUT THE FUCK UP.
crusty, yes, that’s exactly what I got out of #32.
I find it hilarious when U.S. “patriots” are so proud of their warfare history and present their retarded/ignorant opinions about the “might” of their nation, further proving that the U.S.’s health care and educational programs have been severely depleted by the military defense strategies they laud so highly.
That was not an over-reaction. That was a schooling.
And beatus, I heart many Americans. My beef is with the militant “patriots” who are ignorant of their own nation’s history and yet have a misplaced superiority complex.
Why? Because they’re told to. No questions asked.
YEAH! see what happens, KIDDO! we’ve got lots of guns mate! YEAH! you organise for your country to attack america and see what happens!! oh it’ll be a bloodbath! we’d totally shoot you! that shit is so cool!
you may mock america, guys, but i bet you all feel much safer knowing ALL those WMDs they found are now in safe hands, in the hands of people that would never use them on unarmed civilians…right? (i mean apart from nagasaki and hiroshima those little nips totally had it coming!)
not let’s attack iran!! YEAH boy more war woohoo!
The peace mongers on the West Coast would try to talk to everyone and convince them to be nice, which would utterly fail. The rednecks would run into the ambush, guns ablaze, run out of ammo and get shot. The East Coast people would just try to ignore the problem and carry out their daily lives as is nothing was different, which would end up being their downfall. The Hollywood Elite would make a movie, and die. The Southerners would all pray and ask God to forgive the sinners, and their churches would be destroyed along with them.
And then, the “enemy” would see Las Vegas, and begin to frolic in the beautiful oasis of sin and pleasure, with naked women dancing for them and promise of lots of money. They’d begin to play, and enjoy themselves, and spend all their money. Of course, we may have to bring some of the extremely hot girls from Miami, but why not? Everyone would get along just fine here, and no war would be necessary anymore, so it would stop.
Of course, we’d have to put a hit out on a few people, but that can be arranged…