to whoever said that the people who arn't allowed Nuclear weapons have already prooven themsleves unworthy... the US is the only country ever to have actually used a nuclear weapon to indescriminantly kill people, far from just using one, the US used 2 bombs to decimate civillian cites (read men women children and babies). IMHO the US is the only country in the world that *prooven* that it can't be trusted with big weapons of mass destruction!
Yes, Truman decision to use the nuke to kill 300,000 civlians is far worse then killing thosee same ammount of civilians along with the entire japan army and a million american deaths on our side. As well having Japan divided up into two for 44 years is also a wonderful reason not use the nuke.
I fully respect Trumans decision to use the nuke, he knew that taking islands FAR AWAY from Japan that poeple fought to the death. He knew that a fight on homeland Japan would only be far more bloodier. Estimates said ally death toll for taking Japan could reach 1,000,000 ON OUR SIDE ALONE. In the course of this fight 300,000 civilians is a easly imagineable number to die due to the fighting, Japan army would also suffer I can see 80% death rate.
Truman saids far more lives then what poeple want to believe. Russia had already tooken back the lands that Japan stole in 1905 it was only a matter of maybe a month or two before there forces would cross the sea and invade the northern portion of Japan. Russia soliders would also rape, and steal as they marched into Japan killing everysingle Japan solider they saw without consideration of Human rights, just like they did in East Germany.
If yous till feel that using the nukes to kill 300,000 civilians to save MILLIONS MORE and keep Japan united was a mistake, then maybe you'd like to be a part of the million plus american soliders that would of died in Japan.
Japan would of fallen either way, but at what cost is teh question that Truman asked.
There were 7 missile launches, and i think there is 2 or 3 more that are waiting to launch...
But IMO we should press the big red button...
Taking military action aganist N. Korea isn't a wise option. THEY HAVE A LARGE ARMY. 1 out of every 2 males that are capable of serving in the armed forces, arae trained, and ready to fight. Do you really wanna fight that kinda war? And yes hitting them with a nuke will make the sitution much better, of cousre i'm sure the rest of the world will brush it off its shouldlers like its NOTHING! Well no actually no.
ANY TYPE of military action aganist N. Korea, and S. Korea captial will be gone. N. Korea has long range arterlly all over its country that would pound the CRAP out of souther S. Korea. Not only that they would prob invade the DMZ would be a bloody battle initself.
N. Kroea did this to negotiate, they want America to treat it like Iran and promise it lots of nice lil trade offs for it being nicer and not blowing up S. kroea and Japan.
However if America makes the first military strike I don't forseen the Russian Army, Japan, or China chipping in much. Let N. Korea strike first if they do (which they won't) the entire world will kick their butts into submission.
N. Korea leaders aren't blindly stupid they know any type of military action aganist any one of America's allies will result in a bloody war for them. And them striking america is redicilious. Sure they can hit teh western portion of northern Alaska considering thats a hugely military point of America is really makes you shake in your boots eh?
Anyways I could go on but I have to go. In short N. Korea just wants to talk and get a nice lil pay off for talking. Which I think they will do.