Re: Interview with Pilot of Enola Gay
Just for the sake of discussion, after reading that, I wonder how many folks know that the Japanese people had attempted many times the entire summer prior to the bombings, to surrender? We refused to allow it. Why? Because they bombed pearl harbor? No. Because so many of our GI's had been killed? No.
True. Why would we want to continue if they wanted to surrender?
The US had no intention of invading the islands. Everybody knew that invading would have cost a lot of lives.
That option was never on the table.
The US had a problem. And that problems name was Joseph Stalin. We wanted to show him, in no uncertain terms, that we not only had the bomb, but were more than willing to use it against him and his country if he dared to come toward us.
To prove it, we dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima...Three days later we went to the other end of the islands, and dropped one on Nagasaki.
Hirohito's so-called Resolve, had nothing to do with it. We had a message to deliver to the communists.
They, along with the rest of the world, got our message loud and clear.
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