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Old 10-12-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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same story from an alternate source: Japanese Government Nixed Idea of Obama Visiting, Apologizing for, Hiroshima - ABC News
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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I am in no way a liberal....but I have to say.....the war was pretty much won long before the bombing started. The atomic bombs were dropped to "seal" the deal.

anyways, between the firebombing (hundreds of thousands of civilians killed ) and the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, they would have been considered war crimes by our standards today.
Do the same standards apply to war criminals?
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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The Japanese were bored, we were bored, schit just happens under those circumstances.

I was bored this summer, so, you know what happens when you feed a dog peanut butter?

Well, I put some out for the crows.

They played hell getting it off the outside and inside of their beaks.
This should help your understanding of Japans actions in the years prior to 1942.

File:Japanese empire.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

derp derp derp
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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A little too late isn't it, and after the fact. All involved asre most likely dead now.
no, there are still more than 200,000 still alive..

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The total number of A-bomb survivors in the nation was 219,410 as of the end of March.

Hiroshima marks city's A-bombing : National : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Do the same standards apply to war criminals?

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Old 10-12-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Sadly, it's becoming clear that the charges that President Obama and his wife have some sort of loathing for America are true.

I didn't want to believe these charges at first and dismissed them as the rantings of an increasingly unhinged far right movement but it appears these charges are true. There really is no excuse for this type of behavior from a sitting US President.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm aware of the massacres particularly against Manchuria. I'm simply saying the Japanese knew their fate was sealed when they attacked us and they accept the responsibility that comes with waging war with the US. Whether they approved of their actions leading up to war is another conversation altogether.
I was specifically referencing the ongoing tensions in SE Asia over just this topic.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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The American Government has been "apologizing" and Japan has been says "lolno" for nearly 70 years now just as a farce to make fun of Obama?

Silly lemmings.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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The OP's article cited the wikileaks which are from State Dept wires. Folks really need to understand real journalism can occur outside of the mainstream press.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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The American Government has been "apologizing" and Japan has been says "lolno" for nearly 70 years now just as a farce to make fun of Obama?

Silly lemmings.
I know right!
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