One of the most specious arguments that I see uttered by the usual hordes of America hating Iranians is the one that tries to claim lack of moral standing for the United States in human rights or nuclear non proliferation issues because it used nuclear bombs on Japan in order to ensure Japan’s surrender in WWII. As usual, that position comes with the standard lack of perspective by our beloved rabid America haters.
So, let’s look at some historical facts here. Imperial Japan was responsible for the largest mass murder of civilian population in WWII in what is known as the Asian Holocaust. The Japanese murdered up to ten million (10,000,000) Chinese, Filipinos, Indonesians and Indochinese and Western prisoners of war. They raped and murdered 300,000 people in Najing alone. They left behind a trail of murder, rape and destruction wherever they set foot. They committed beheadings, cannibalism, vivisection and they also buried civilians alive—and that was just for fun. They used to gas unsuspecting Chinese farmers and then cut them up alive to see how their organs reacted to the chemicals. And the icing on the cake was that they were the ones who attacked the United States first.
So, what was America to do with these nut jobs? Negotiate with them? Send troops to capture Japan and bring it into submission, and fight those suicidal, Basiji-type maniacs? To put that into perspective, consider this: in the battle for the two islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the U.S. suffered 88,000 casualties, which included 18,800 dead (source). One can only imagine the numbers if the Allies had to fight their way through Tokyo. Casualties would have been in the hundreds of thousands. By contrast, the dropping of the nuclear bombs brought the racist, genocidal and monstrous Japanese Empire to surrender literally overnight.
And spare me the arguments about civilians, etc. First, most of Japan’s victims were civilians. Second, a nation, at some point, will be held responsible for the acts of its rulers. For their appeasement of the rulers, for their tacit approval, for their submission, for their allowing of a monster to be created from their ranks. No regime in the world could commit atrocities on such mass scale without the support (tacit or active) of its citizenry.
Lastly, the A-bomb and its use were creatures of their time. There was a mad race by all sides at that point to build a nuke. And whoever had built the first one would have used it against the other side. The United States just happened to be the winner in that lottery, and used the bomb judiciously against the worst of the worst. Do you really believe that Japan, Germany or the Soviet Union would not have used an atomic bomb if they had gotten their hands on one first? Japan would have probably dropped one on every population center in China just for testing purposes.
So, please spare us your crocodile tears for WWII Japan. Even they have apologized—many times over—for their crimes against humanity. You, the leftover fossil America hating Iranians are some of the only creatures on this planet who—in your utter desperation-- turn a blind eye to their atrocities just so that you can throw a bunch of “fohsh” at the U.S.
Blog photo: Chinese civilians being buried alive by the Japanese. Source.
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