Should America Apologize to Japan for Dropping Nuclear Weapons in World War II?

The White House indicated President Barack Obama may visit Hiroshima during his final visit to Japan next month.  His spokesman said “Obama would like to see the world rid of nuclear weapons,” and ” ‘symbolically’ there’s probably ‘no more powerful illustration of that commitment than the city that contained the victims of the first use of that weapon.’ ”

Put simply, Barack Obama wants to apologize to Japan for America’s use of nuclear weapons to end World War II.

The truth is, America should NEVER apologize to Japan. We ended the war in the most humane manner possible, saving SIXTY TIMES the number of Japanese casualties that would have resulted from conventional warfare.  Furthermore, casualties of war peaked in World War II.  The deterrent value of nuclear weapons is incalculable, but it’s safe to say that during the second half of the 20th century, global wartime casualties would have been between 4 and 10 times greater without nuclear deterrence.

During the summer of 1945, Operation Downfall was the conventional alternative to using nuclear weapons.  It involved the direct invasion of Japan, and comprised of two parts, Operations Olympic and Coronet, that would have resulted in Japanese casualties upwards of 20 million, as predicted by the Vice Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff, Vice Admiral Takijir? ?nishi. This was based on the fact that there were 2.3 million Japanese Army troops prepared to defend the home islands, backed by a civilian militia of 28 million men and women, and the mindset at the time is that all would have fought to the death for their Emperor.

American predictions were somewhat less, estimating the invading Allies would suffer between 1.7 and 4 million casualties in such a scenario, of whom between 400,000 and 800,000 would be dead, while Japanese fatalities would have been around 5 to 10 million.

Let’s average the American estimate, 7.5 million, with the Japanese estimate, 20 million. Result: 13.75 million Japanese deaths.

Reports of casualties for Nagasaki and Hiroshima vary, but even at the highest ends of the scale, they amount to approximately 160,000 immediate deaths with another 66,000 dying by December, 1945, for a total of about 226,000.

Compare these two figures, and please note that one figure is 61 times greater than the other:

1. Casualties of NOT using nuclear weapons: 13.75 MILLION

2. Casualties of USING nuclear weapons: 226 thousand.

If we had NOT used nuclear weapons, more than SIXTY TIMES as many Japanese people, mostly civilians, would have lost their lives. As it is, both targets were specifically chosen for their military nature in an attempt to minimize civilian casualties.

If the numbers are difficult for you to imagine, consider the following representation:

Casualties as recorded, using nuclear weapons:
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Casualties that would have occurred had we not used nuclear weapons:
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So, should America “apologize” for using nuclear weapons, thus ending the war FAR sooner and with VASTLY FEWER casualties?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

We didn’t start the war, but we certainly ended it, and in the most humane manner possible: “This weapon is to be used against Japan between now and August 10th. I have told the Sec. of War, Mr. Stimson, to use it so that military objectives and soldiers and sailors are the target and not women and children. Even if the Japs are savages, ruthless, merciless and fanatic, we as the leader of the world for the common welfare cannot drop that terrible bomb on the old capital [Kyoto] or the new [Tokyo]. He and I are in accord. The target will be a purely military one.” – Diary of President Harry S. Truman, from various pages on July 17, 18, and 25, 1945.

Winston Churchill on Islam

“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words:  Freedom.  Justice.  Honor.  Duty.  Mercy.  Hope.” – Winston Churchill

This great man, a great Briton befitting of a Great Britain, was irreplaceable in the Allies’ fight against Islamic-aligned Nazi Germany.

Oh, you weren’t aware that Adolf Hitler aligned himself with western-hating Islam the same way as he aligned himself with western-hating Japan?  Slept through history class, did you?

Churchill knew full well the backwards regression Islam forces on those who follow it’s insanely psychotic, hateful, and bigoted Winston-Churchill-Foundation-USteachings.  In 1899, a full forty years before the official beginning of the second World War, Churchill wrote:  “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

Boy, did he ever get that right!

Furthermore, he correctly observed the slovenly and destructive effects of Islam on the idiots who follow it:  “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”

Clearly, Islam is none other than Satan’s manufactured nirvana intended to distract the men and women God created from focus Churchill on Islamon God to focus on Satan.  Observe the fruits of the spirit that God promises, Christians have, Jews practice, yet Muslims so desire and attempt to bring into fruition, yet without God, they wind up doing the exact opposite, from Galatians 5:19-23:  “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; IDOLATRY and witchcraft; HATRED, DISCORD, JEALOUSY, FITS OF RAGE, SELFISH AMBITION, DISSENSIONS, FACTIONS, and ENVY; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Sounds a lot like Islam to me.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Sounds a lot like Christianity to me.

Winston Churchill was not only a great man to whom the free Winston Churchill on Courageworld owes mountains of debt, he was an insanely brilliant historian and student of mankind itself.

Islam has not changed.  Recorded prior to 700 A.D., the Qur’an remains the same today as it was then.  Regardless of whether one is Shi’a or Sunni, the Hadith was completed before 1200 A.D.

The observations Churchill made then remain precisely valid today.

Sadly, freedom-loving individuals continue to lose their lives fighting against that most heinous scourge of mankind we know as Islam.