My earlier post won't earn me any friends but my intention was to make a point. What the rest of the world wants to see and hear is just an acknowledgment and maybe some act of contrition then things can focus on the present time. As for the evilness of Admiral Halsey's quote. It's what America felt at the time but here's something you don't know. It was said he recanted when he saw the Japanese as human beings like us and realized how an entire populace can be misled by a few power hungry individuals. How about forgetting this 'war' and concentrating on the now?
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Like they say the first casualty of war is the truth. But the truth of the matter is the rest of the world knows what Japan committed in China. What galls the world is the Japanese arrogance and refusal to acknowledge the actions of their army at Nanjing and they're also forgetting their treatment of civilians in the occupied areas of China. What you don't realize was those two devices were an ultimatum to your army and your government to surrender or face a horrible consequence. No one likes to see civilians caught in a crossfire, but your country didn't leave us much choice. Alot of our commanders wanted to follow through on a quote Admiral Halsey spoke of "After we're through the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!". Many felt here the Japanese populace was so pumped up on it's own propaganda they were willing to go down fighting for a lost cause. Trust me guys if you pushed the Allies a little further, they would have tried to make good on that promise. Fortunate for Japan, more moderate commanders said, lets' give Japan to opportunity to surrender little longer. Lucky for Japan the Emperor relented. What is irksome is that war is over. The world on wants you to acknow what you did and then move on. The world already knows we dropped two bombs but that isn't the issue here.
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