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Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 23, 2016 - 07:37PM JST
It was a pragmatic choice. I can see it.
Posted in: Mountbatten’s Samurai: Imperial Japanese Army, Navy Forces under British control in Southeast Asia, 1945-1948.
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 21, 2016 - 10:51AM JST
For me it's simple. Let Japan & the other Axis nations own their own actions that led to the creation & use of this horrible weapon..... FIRST. Then we can talk.
Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 19, 2016 - 09:56AM JST
As I understand it, even after the bombs had dropped, & the Emperor made his surrender recording, there was an attempt to destroy the record, capture the Emperor, & continue the war. This would have resulted in an invasion & the annihilation of Japan. Odds are, tactical nukes, gas & CBW would been employed, based on the ferocity of the fight Japan made elsewhere. But there were enough sane men left in Japan to protect the surrender process, The bombs were horrible weapons, but they helped avoid far worse, & saved what was left of the country. War is so often about horrible choices. This time it was a choice between horrible & terrible beyond measure means to end a war begun by the fascist powers.
Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima trip stirs debate on Truman's fateful choice
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 16, 2016 - 07:46PM JST
Nissan learned nothing from Volkswagen
Posted in: South Korea to fine Nissan for alleged bogus emission data
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 08, 2016 - 09:02AM JST
Perhaps they are all tired of English & French, for some reason
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 28, 2016 - 10:17PM JST
I appreciate his feelings but that's way harsh on the tree dude!
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 05, 2016 - 10:09PM JST
Good for you guys. Change is life!!
Posted in: Lady Mary an ex-con? After 'Downton,' stars seek challenges
Micheal Rhian DriscollJan. 11, 2016 - 09:04AM JST
Abe Lincoln? Well, if that don't beat all. I wish I could see how it all turns out. I bet in the next world, he's smiling at this.
Posted in: Takarazuka all-woman troupe producing musical about Abe Lincoln
Micheal Rhian DriscollDec. 22, 2015 - 12:38PM JST
oh the ironic fragility of bullies
Posted in: Trump demands apology from Clinton on debate remarks
Micheal Rhian DriscollDec. 12, 2015 - 08:25PM JST
Well, he would learn that being POTUS is somewhat like being the King on a chessboard. Both powerful & impotent at the same time. After all, the other two branches of government can be quite jealous of their pieces of the pie.
Posted in: What do you think the world will be like if Donald Trump becomes U.S. president?
Micheal Rhian DriscollDec. 12, 2015 - 08:56AM JST
Maybe Zamperini's captors were unable to forgive themselves? Letting someone off the hook is often easier than doing as much for yourselves.
Posted in: 'Nothing to forgive,' says U.S. vet on crashed plane
Micheal Rhian DriscollNov. 22, 2015 - 09:43AM JST
shouldn't the charge be "attempted murder?"
Posted in: Laser beam directed at cockpit of landing aircraft
Micheal Rhian DriscollNov. 11, 2015 - 09:04PM JST
3000 to 350? That Soviet general was rather generous with his men's lives.
Micheal Rhian DriscollNov. 07, 2015 - 09:15AM JST
I'm glad Disney did this thing.
Posted in: Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan gets early screening
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 25, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
This is a gracious act & much appreciated.
Posted in: Japanese group returning to Pacific island to search for U.S. World War II MIAs
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 13, 2015 - 11:25PM JST
Meiyouwenti --- There was an effort to take Japanese prisoners at first But their unfortunate habit of suicide outright, or waiting to take at least one American with them, tended to discourage the practice. Then too, finding American & other Allied soldiers tortured to death was a poor way to encourage the taking of Japanese prisoners. Now from time to time, Japanese soldiers did surrender, a few at first, but more towards the end. They were treated properly for the most part, though I imagine that, as in "Letters from Iwo Jima," attempts to give up were met with a bullet but I refer you to the above Japanese practice of false surrender. It was a hard & bitter war but Japan made it far harder than it had to be.
Posted in: Former American POWs visit Japan, recount memories
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 13, 2015 - 09:48AM JST
I'm glad for these men at least, their war is finally over
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 11, 2015 - 09:49AM JST
more clever than smart, cause they got CAUGHT!
Posted in: How Volkswagen set the pace for new era of 'smart fraud'
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 09, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
you forgot fassbender
Posted in: 'Pan' taps origins of Peter Pan's 100-year pop culture adventure
Micheal Rhian DriscollSep. 30, 2015 - 07:11PM JST
too bad about the observational equipment
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May. 27, 2016 - 05:21PM JST
The UN can only represent the countries under itself. This is on Australia not the UN…
Posted in: All references to Australia removed from U.N. climate report over tourism fears
May. 27, 2016 - 05:20PM JST
Nobody needs to give Trump a pass. He has been making himself unelectable by the US…
Posted in: Trump, Sanders explore staging unusual presidential debate, bypassing Clinton
May. 27, 2016 - 05:19PM JST
Hasn't this been tried before after other crimes?
Posted in: U.S. military bans alcohol consumption outside bases in Okinawa
May. 27, 2016 - 05:13PM JST
Many low life choose Thailand for crime.
The Japanese have a dedicated road 'Thaniya' where
Posted in: Japanese man nabbed on suspicion of sexually assaulting boys in Thailand
I doubt this would do much, especially seeing as it's only for 4 weeks. No doubt…
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