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August 6, 1945.....
August 6, 2011
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This Man Helped End The Second World War And Saved Countless Lives... :thumbup:

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God Bless Colonel Paul Tibbets And His Crew For Making It Possible For My Father To Come Home Alive Along With A Lot Of Other People........ :clap:

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August 7, 2011
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It was a momentous day in history and a lot of us owe a great deal to those that decided to drop the bombs. Yet I can't fathom celebrating the loss of tens of thousands of civilian lives as the price to pay for the end of the war.

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August 7, 2011
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exactly!!

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

August 7, 2011
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"at1with0" wrote: It was a momentous day in history and a lot of us owe a great deal to those that decided to drop the bombs. Yet I can't fathom celebrating the loss of tens of thousands of civilian lives as the price to pay for the end of the war.

The next time you say that remember the following people as well....

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The Victims Of Unit 731
The Victims Of The Bataan Death March
The Chinese Raped And Butchered In Nanjing 1937
The Victims Of Pearl Harbour
The Victims Of The Railway Of Death
The Asians Brutalised And Murdered Under Japanese Occupation
The Many American, British, Australian, Dutch, Filipino, And Asian POWS

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August 7, 2011
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What makes you think I do not care about that?

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August 7, 2011
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Every year we seem to post this anniversary, and every year we have opposing views about it. All I can say is, none of us were there, and none of us know what Harry Truman had to weigh out on that day. Hindsite 55 years later, is pretty irrelevant. I am very sure the reports on his desk of the Pacific battles, were horrific, an the thought of a long drawn out Mainland battle, would have been endless. Japan called it quits after the second bomb, but the emporior was stupid enough to let a second bomb be dropped. I think history shows every attempt was made for Japan to surrender beforehand, as well as phamplets dropped prior to the bomb. Japan did not have one bit of mercy at Pearl Harbor, with our POW's, Kamikazi and Bonsai attacks, and any of the Island battles.

August 7, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: Every year we seem to post this anniversary, and every year we have opposing views about it. All I can say is, none of us were there, and none of us know what Harry Truman had to weigh out on that day. Hindsite 55 years later, is pretty irrelevant. I am very sure the reports on his desk of the Pacific battles, were horrific, an the thought of a long drawn out Mainland battle, would have been endless. Japan called it quits after the second bomb, but the emporior was stupid enough to let a second bomb be dropped. I think history shows every attempt was made for Japan to surrender beforehand, as well as phamplets dropped prior to the bomb. Japan did not have one bit of mercy at Pearl Harbor, with our POW's, Kamikazi and Bonsai attacks, and any of the Island battles.

Well Said John Sr....

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August 7, 2011
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Why not end every war with a couple of nukes, then? Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan to name a few. Hmm? If the ends justify the means then what's stopping us from killing tens of thousands of more civilians to meet our goals again?

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August 8, 2011
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You came a heartbeat away from that with JFK during the cuban missile crisis.

August 8, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: You came a heartbeat away from that with JFK during the cuban missile crisis.

Yep. Nukes have done wonders for the world. Laugh

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