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GO!!! said:The bombings of Japan were good for Canada and Canadians, and should be celebrated for what they were - VICTORY!!
Victory, and thats excatly waht it was. I am not pro-nuke, and infact I wish there was none.
I agree, but sadly the politically correctiveness has even creeped into this. As a seasoned soldier with almost 30yrs service in two armies, I think we can all agree that all war is insane, but at times a necessary evil. WW2 was total war, and differs from the conflicts we are invloved in today when the PC people wine if one bomb goes astray.
The bombing of the Japs did indeed save thousands of allied lives (our fathers and grandfathers), and as wierd as it sounds thousands of Japanese lives too (potenetail mil and civvy casualties from the ground invasion, which would have been nasty.
They started the war, and none of this would have happened if they would have stayed within their own borders, so at the end of the day the nuking of Jpan was brought upon by themselves.
It also taught us the ferocity of the atomic bombs, and we realized what they can do, and that alone may have been a deturant from the end of WW2 to the end of the cold war, keeping us and the Reds honest.
Am I sorry about these bombings. No. For the lives of my father, his brothers and family on my Mom's side were deemed to fight in Japan, and their lives and the lives of their friends were indeed saved.
Here in Australia, many of the the Veterans still today have a very bad taste in their mouths agains the Japanese, who are considerred ignorant/arrogant about the war, and onlt saw it as expansion of their empire. The attrocities committed against Allied PoWs was and is unthinkable.