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Posted in: White House wanted USS McCain out of sight while Trump was at Yokosuka See in context

Hervé L'Eisa

The issue is that Mr. Cheeto had REQUESTED the name be covered up. THAT is not "fake news" but fact as shown by his Twitter posting.

To rant like this, many months after Mr. McCain has been dead and buried shows nothing less than pre-adolescent temper tantrums and is not at all worthy to represent the people of the United States. In fact, for any of these taunts he has given to any of those of whom he disagrees is so blatantly immature shows that he needs to grow up far more than he has so far.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress treat Trumps with French dinner, live orchestra See in context

I can hear it now... "French dinner? Where are the French Fries?"

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. will arm Japan to shoot down N Korean missiles See in context

I wonder if Mr. 45 realizes that when Japanese people say "yes" that they are acknowledging what you are saying, and NOT necessarily agreeing with you.

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Posted in: Survivor recalls life in internment camp for Japanese-Americans See in context

What seems to fall through the cracks is the fact that, even after the Reagan bill for compensation was passed, the delay in payment lasted for an extremely long time - possibly to allow some more survivors to step out of the way through death so that measly sum (a mere $20,000, which should have been in 1941 money, not at that time current monetary value) would not have to be paid.

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Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable? See in context

JeffLee - as stated before, the ONLY reason why the Potsdam Treaty was not accepted by Japan is because the Japanese people wanted to keep Showa-sama (Hirohito) as the symbolic figurehead (yes, without any power). Thanks to General MacArthur, that finally was allowed to happen.

This could have been avoided if the U.S. had listened to MacArthur some 6 months earlier. No nuclear bombs, no hundreds of thousands of people dying. The argument that the Japanese would have killed more than a million U.S. soldiers was nonsense.

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Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable? See in context

Even General Douglas MacArthur, Dr. Norman Cousins and a large group of other military and social scientists claimed that it was not necessary.

People apparently were never taught that Japan had been trying to surrender since February of 1945 as they were out of literal energy as well as emotional and physical energy to fight any more. The ONLY sticky point that the U.S. did not enjoy was that they wanted to keep Showa-sama (also known as Hirohito-sama) as purely a figurehead. Even MacArthur was for that, but President Harry S. Truman wanted to use his "toys", apparently to scare the Russians to not invade.

Pearl Harbor was an emotional response to yet another broken treaty from the U.S. government, promising to supply heating and cooking oil for the civilians of Japan, with the decision to NOT send these things to Japan caused hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians to die of starvation and exposure. While it may not have been an intelligent thing to reciprocate like that, I can understand why Japan DID do that.

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