Answer by Izsarejman at 12:42 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
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Answer by Carpy at 12:52 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
It was an act of war--genocide is a carefully crafted attempt to annihilatean entire ethnic group through murder. The goal wasn't to eliminate the Japanese from the face of the earth, but to make a bold, effective, and distinctive strike during a time of war. The devastation was unprecedented and I believe a surprise in its vastness. The loss of lives is horrible--but not genocide. What Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot did were genocides.
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 1:41 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:34 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
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Answer by UpSheRises at 9:53 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
I lived through that war, and my husband served on the U.S.S Indianapolis. We knew Carpy's father who served on the U.S.S. Gilmore. Anybody who thinks Truman did not do the right thing need to watch WW ll on the History and the Military channel.By dropping those bombs it saved millions of American lives by not having to invade Japan. More civilians were killed by regular bombs then were killed by THE bomb. What the Japs did to the Chinese, Philippines and other countries is unspeakable.
Anybody who think it was genocide, I would like to see them stand face to face with my husband, or the many Americans who were prisoners of war in Japan. Some people with their ignorance just make my blood boil.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:47 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
My husband just attended the 65Th memorial service in Indianapolis on Aug 1, for all his shipmates that were killed. Now would be a great time for anybody who thinks it was genocide to come talk to him face to face. He will be 89 next month, but you will get an earful, if not more.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 3:04 PM on Aug. 8, 2010