Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
No it wasn't necessary. We could have kept dropping incendiaries and burnt out all of their homes, shops and businesses which would have increased the death tool on both sides by multiples. Innocent men, women and children burnt out of their homes, their livelihood and suffering from burns, infections and exposure would have been a lot more humane that that nasty nuclear double whammy we hit them with.
Then when we stepped ashore we would have been met by a million or two people with sharp sticks, knives, swords, spears, pikes, bows and arrows and antique firearms with nothing to lose. It would have been kind of costly for us but we sure would have killed a lot of orientals who had little or nothing to do with the war. Look how much we could have accomplished if only we had left those stupid bombs to home.
Just think how many more windows we could have decorated at home with stars and flags because our youngsters already exhausted, tired, walking wounded got to land on Japan and found out he had to face 30 or 40 men women and children for every bullet he had in his gun and spare clips. Nope, didn't need that dumb bomb at all.
"When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil."~~- Thomas Jefferson
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