Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Catholic Apologist on the A-Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Jimmy Akin, in his words "not a Euroweenie or a peacenik or a political liberal or even someone opposed to the use of nuclear weapons in principle," pens the following — Commemorating a Major U.S. War Crime. An excerpt:
    The idea was not to end the war through the direct destruction of military resources in these two cities, nor was it to end the war by scaring Japan into thinking we might destroy all of its military resources. It was scaring Japan into surrendering by threatening (explicitly) to do this over and over again and inflict massive damage on the Japanese population.
[link via Catholic and Enjoying It!]

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Blogger Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

I was doing some research on the Cold War and I stubbled onto something on the Conelrad Adjacent blog at http://conelrad.blogspot.com/2010/08/hiroshima-this-is-your-life.html

A disturbing clip from This is Your Life where a Hiroshima survivor meets one of the pilots who dropped the bomb.

I thought this might be of interest to you.

3:42 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Amazing television. Thanks.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

That might have been the reasoning, but come on...why not at least try detonating the bomb on a deserted island and let the Japanese know that without surrender, Japanese cities are next?

10:43 AM  

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