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Eadie
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Pearl Harbor Day Reply with quote

Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day — Lest We Forget:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I think we HAVE mostly forgotten.

The Jappanese Empire was the most horrific entity to ever appear on this planet. The atrocities they committed makes the Nazis look like Boy Scouts. Our best was sent to put a stop to them , and thousands of our fathers and grandfathers died to end their scourge.

Today many apologize for using atomic weapons on them. Whatever it took...It was what was required...and most appropriate.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Los Angeles Times and other sites have articles about the fact that during the last year of WWII, Japan and Germany were working together to develop atomic bombs to drop on American.

As much as I wish the U.S. could have used the A-bombs in some less lethal manner to stop the war, it turns out that it wasn't a matter of showing our enemies the horrible new weapon WE had developed, it was a matter of showing them that ours had been completed before theirs!

The German's were sending their own stockpile of uranium to the Japanese to use for their bombs. Here's an excerpt from the LA Times article.
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On May 19, 1945, a Nazi submarine was captured and discovered to be delivering 1,200 pounds of uranium oxide to the Japanese military. The vessel was dispatched for Japan shortly after Adolf Hitler committed suicide, a time when the Germans wanted to dispose of their large amounts of uranium. Two Japanese officers were aboard the submarine; both committed suicide upon being captured.
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It also includes this ironic bit of info.
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In an article published in October 1946, the Atlanta Constitution cited an unidentified Japanese officer as saying that U.S. air raids on Japan forced the military to move its bomb plant to Japanese-occupied territory in what is now North Korea, delaying Tokyo’s bomb development schedule by three months.
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So, Japan was hoping to develop atomic bombs, and they had to relocate the plant . . . to the very country that eventually finished the job and now threatens the U.S. Shocked

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