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Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 24, 2013 - 07:31PM JST
Perhaps it was just a horrible & more efficient way to end the war than an actual invasion. If you look at what was planned, based on the way the Pacific War was fought, Japan would have been destroyed as a nation, possibly even as a people. Operation Olympic planners considered the use of chemical and biological weapons, and as they learned about the weapon, even some tactical use of nukes. The Japanese were ready to turn their whole nation into a kamikaze force, making their country one big open grave. The history of that war, and pretty much any war, is the balance of horrible choices in order to get the job done. Morality really doesn't enter into it.
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 24, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
As opposed to forcing women to be prostitutes?
Posted in: Korean 'comfort women' cancel meeting with Hashimoto
Micheal Rhian DriscollMay. 16, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
He's not sorry for what he said. He's sorry he got caught.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
Micheal Rhian DriscollApr. 11, 2013 - 11:13PM JST
I have an excellent use for my Windows 8 Cd......as a coaster!
Posted in: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops
Micheal Rhian DriscollApr. 10, 2013 - 09:45AM JST
Let's get Italy in there too
Posted in: Germany gives Japan its backing as N Korea tensions rise
Micheal Rhian DriscollMar. 24, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
"relationship problems" gee ya think??
Posted in: 19-yr-old who dismembered mother wanted to know more about dissection
Micheal Rhian DriscollFeb. 11, 2013 - 07:17PM JST
Hey military. Are you trying to break the lease here or what?
Posted in: U.S. airman arrested in Okinawa for causing accident while driving drunk
Micheal Rhian DriscollJan. 05, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
The Japanese culture does shame, but not guilt.
Posted in: S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 30, 2012 - 08:57PM JST
It's not impossible the dud could be British, the RN sent a task force to work under USN command so they could be in at the death, as the saying goes.
Posted in: Sendai airport closed after WWII bomb found
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 06, 2012 - 10:13PM JST
What fun! What is the orbital path? Will it be over the East Coast USA? and when??
Posted in: Mini-satellite to flash code from space
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 06, 2012 - 10:10PM JST
It seems no good deed ever goes unpunished
Posted in: Inspiring or inconsiderate? Foreigner plays guitar for train passengers stranded by typhoon
Micheal Rhian DriscollOct. 06, 2012 - 10:25AM JST
Interesting. Wild animals have been finding ways to settle into American cities for some time now. Coyotes are apparently quite adaptable. Now there are indications of bears and mountain lions making their move.
Posted in: 11 bear sightings reported in Nagano City
May. 25, 2013 - 04:48AM JST
Is the j-spouse going to claim violence against him/her or against the kids?? Its the kids…
Posted in: Japanese law and the convention contradict each other, and this can be used as an excuse not to return the child.
May. 25, 2013 - 04:34AM JST
Japan still happens to be one of the safest countries on the planet,
Yet the country…
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat
May. 25, 2013 - 04:32AM JST
the boy is suffering from a nasty case of diarrhea of the mouth. is there a…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 25, 2013 - 04:30AM JST
@Sunnysideup: I fully agree with you,
May. 25, 2013 - 04:24AM JST
No, the solution is to buy more stuff “Made in China”. The logic is the deteriorating…
Posted in: Asia tension could lead to conflict: Philippine foreign minister