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Yarpie

Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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EternalChe

who said Japan wasn't trying to surrender?

 

 

"By the end of 1944 and the beginning of 1945, the Japan campaign was underway as Allied forces closed in on the home islands. By the end of January 1945, some Japanese officials close to the Emperor were seeking surrender terms which would protect his position. These proposals, sent through both British and American channels were assembled by General Douglas MacArthur into a 40-page dossier and given to President Roosevelt on the 2nd of February, two days before the Yalta Conference. The dossier was reportedly dismissed by Roosevelt out of hand - the proposals contained all had the condition that Emperor's position would be assured, albeit possibly as a puppet ruler. At this time, however, the allied policy was to accept only an unconditional offer of surrender, although the eventual August settlement did keep the position of emperor in place."

Walter Trohan, BARE PEACE BID U. S. REBUFFED 7 MONTHS AGO, Chicago Daily Tribune, August 19, 1945.

 

The 1946 United States Strategic Bombing Survey, written by Paul Nitze, concluded that the atomic bombs had been unnecessary to the winning of the war. After reviewing numerous documents, and interviewing hundreds of Japanese civilian and military leaders after Japan surrendered, Nitze reported:

 

 

Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945, and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated.

 

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/USSBS-...ary.html#jstetw

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0806-25.htm

 

 

and maybe you're right, its just theoretical stuff. what happened happened and I can't change that.

 

 

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