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Daemon
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US Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima (1945)

After Germany surrendered in May 1945, the Allied forces focused on ending the war in the Pacific. Japan refused to surrender, dismissing the Allies' vows to devastate the country. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was the first ever dropped on a populated area. At least 130,000 people were killed, injured, or declared missing, and 90 percent of the city was leveled by the blast. Another atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki three days later. When did Japan surrender? More...
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A lot of innocent people lost their life, but their government did it.

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MTC
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 5:15:22 PM
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Christine wrote:
A lot of innocent people lost their life, but their government did it.


The same might be said of the U.S. War in Iraq.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:26:47 AM

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And all of that would have been unnecessary had there been leaders who knew how to behave and act like decent human beings.

Alas, there seems to be no shortage of such fools – the Middle East being a current prime example.


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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 3:21:40 PM

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FounDit wrote:
And all of that would have been unnecessary had there been leaders who knew how to behave and act like decent human beings.

Alas, there seems to be no shortage of such fools – the Middle East being a current prime example.


I believe that Japan's leaders in 1945 wanted to stop the war but their subordinates would not have it. So who were the fools here?

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FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 8:30:43 PM

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I'm assuming that is a rhetorical question.

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