Saturday, August 8, 2015
ATTACK ON JAPAN WEEK
I am a combat vet. I know the kill or be killed mentality - I had it. I was willing to kill women, children, old, young... if they posed a danger. Kill'em all and let God sort it our. Fortunately the necessity did not occur.
But: it doesn't make it right.
Between Hiroshima and Nagasaki the death tole of civilians - women, children, old people, babies, fathers, mothers, noncombatants - is estimated at 420,000 - nearly a half-million.
And no birds sang!
We can't justify that.
Dropping these bombs was a crime against humanity...we get to write the history and we have tried to justify our actions - to white wash the carnage by claiming unknowable statistics as justification. There is no justification for mass murder of civilian populations.
We cant justify this claiming we are always the good guys.
What if Germany had had the bomb first and dropped it on New York and Chicago? It is a good bet that they would have used the same justification when they wrote the history.