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mw775Aug. 09, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
This kind of rhetorical question begs the use of 20/20 hindsight. To be truly understood, the question must be asked within the context of the time, information at hand, and the assessment of intelligence that predicted what might have happened had the pursuit of "unconditional surrender" played out as anticipated. It is easy to judge and condemn from the comfort of one's own armchair many years after the fact.
Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes?
mw775Jun. 27, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
Unless someone in your family is murdered. I'd like to hear what your response would be to that.....
Posted in: Man sentenced to death for double murder in 2004
mw775Jun. 10, 2013 - 10:33AM JST
For Dennis Bauer: Weather comes in quickly on Iwo To, especially at night. If the field goes IMC (instrument meterological conditions) and the aircraft could not safely land, that would constitute such an emergency. There are a lot of mitigations that reduce the risk however.
Posted in: Amid safety fears, U.S. Navy jets train on Iwo Jima
mw775Dec. 10, 2012 - 10:20AM JST
Is it possible to join the program from here in Japan?
Posted in: Is the JET Program right for you?
mw775May. 01, 2012 - 07:42PM JST
For ExportExpert..... "Dick heads with no idea making meaningless laws again." As for your "meaningless" comment, what exactly would you recommend be done....in a democracy such as Australia??
Posted in: Australian state to declare Hells Angels a criminal organization
mw775Oct. 17, 2011 - 12:09PM JST
gaijintraveller you are obviously a regional security expert well grounded in geopolitical reality. Your observation displays and intuitive grasp of the irrational/delusional. Obviously China and North Korea do not factor in your equation. Why aren't you in a government position rather than being just a "gaijin traveler?" That way you can have a real influence rather than posting pre-adolescent drivel.
Posted in: Japan's aging Air Self-Defense Force plans major overhaul
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:09AM JST
Difficult to see England going through based on what I've seen under Hodgson. Japan in with…
Posted in: Spain face Dutch in World Cup repeat, England draw Italy
To be clear, the whole criminalization for encouraging a leak... does this mean if I a…
Posted in: Diet passes controversial secrets law despite protests
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:04AM JST
Victory NipponDEC. 07, 2013 - 10:34AM JST
The Japanese people need to riot against this evil…
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:03AM JST
Japanese politicians paying tribute to anyone not Japanese is a ridiculous concept.
However, paying tribute to…
Posted in: Abe pays tribute to Nelson Mandela; may attend funeral
Dec. 07, 2013 - 10:58AM JST
And yet another award people should be embarrassed about, and this one very environmentally unfriendly to…
Posted in: Rei Kikukawa wins Fur of the Year award