Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Essentially it comes down to the fact that almost all remembrances of Hiroshima and Nagasaki seem to be a combination of whitewashing the far worse crimes of the Imperial Japanese by playing the victim card, and good old fashioned anti-Americanism, and either way, I want no part of it as every other legitimate alternative would have been far, far worse.
    As I have said earlier, dropping those bombs on the Japanese was perhaps the greatest act of fortuitous luck the Japanese people could have received.
    Keep in mind, that had operation downfall commenced, the trophy skull taking from the later Pacific battles would have been tame to what would have happened to the remaining Japanese.
    First we would have starved then, then we would have burned them alive in their cities, and then the survivors would have been subject to every opportunistic disease outbreak possible, and only then would we have started killing all their resisters in earnest.
    No, the Japanese were very lucky things turned out the way they did and they had MacArthur (an actual Japanophile that loved the Japanese people and culture) in charge of their reconstruction.

    They could have done far worse.

    • pike bishop

      I don’t think that the US was going to whip the Japanese single handedly just to hand half of the islands to the Russians. Mr. Truman was a new sheriff.

    • Destroyer-Drone

      Very true, furthermore Op. Downfall dwarfs any imaginable death toll for the US forces. Estimates and predictions varied between 1 to 2 million US troops on the ground. Odds are that a land invasion might have cost far more lives than that.

      In fact this would have probably resulted in a more frequent use of A-bombs for tactical purposes (instead of the psychological context concerning Hiroshima & Nagasaki), couple that with the relative ignorance of the device and its effects by belligerents in the forties and it becomes a true nightmare on both sides.

      But hey, as long as it helps them hate on the West and muffle the screams of the victims of Unit 731/rape of Nanking/Manila/Death Railway. I guess it’s whatever floats their boat for ’em.

      • bob goldberg

        muh 6 million

        • Destroyer-Drone

          Muh Zionist conspiraciz.

          • UCSPanther

            That “thing” is a troll. DO NOT feed it.

    • The pre-war Japanese ideology responsible for the Japan’s war needed to be changed.

      That happened. Was it the bomb that did it? In hindsight, it sure looks like the bomb was the causation factor of Japanese capitulation.

      Islamic ideology of world domination also needs to be changed. Will a nuke work there? I doubt a single bomb or two will do the job. A hundred thousand cartoons might do it.

      Keeping the brainwashed Islamic mullahs in Iran from getting the bomb, is a necessary goal. If and when they get the bomb, you can be sure the end result will be driven by their hate filled religious texts.

      Islam without reformation will continue its slow 1,400 year expansion. The world will look like Pakistan.

      And when the jihadi fruitcakes in Pakistan get the Pakistani bomb, expect the worst.

      The non-Muslim world ignores Islamic reality at its peril.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Dip the Nips ever apologize for bombing Pearl Harbour?

    • bob goldberg

      I dont know, kike, did they? Did Israhell ever apologize for the USS Liberty slaughter?

      • Destroyer-Drone

        Yep, paid millions in reparations as well. But it’s all a big conspiracy.

  • Clink9

    Good article. I grew up on a steady diet of George Jonas and his ex Barbara Amiel in the old Toronto Sun days.

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    • DMB

      I really wish DISQUS would show a tally of all the dislikes people have for comments rather than just likes that way people like bob “Mohammad” goldberg can truly see how distasteful their comments are and hopefully give people like a better opportunity to think more carefully before they post comments.

      • Destroyer-Drone

        True. And quite frankly I stopped downvoting ever since they removed said dislikes.