The Bombs Of August

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by OWM, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. OWM

    OWM Well-Known Member

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  2. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    It was vaguely hinted at in that article but the real reason for dropping the bombs wasn't to force Japan's surrender. They were already beaten. Truman and others wanted to make a point with Stalin, who they rightfully feared was the real enemy. Remember that General Patton wanted to just keep moving east and take on the Soviets after Germany surrendered. Truman wanted to show our willingness to use nuclear weapons on civilian targets if necessary. The US had crossed its own Rubicon.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2020/08/...-75-trumans-human-sacrifice-to-subdue-moscow/
     

  3. OWM

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    You are correct and My position on the subject should have read two for Germany and two for the Soviet Union.