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Little Boy makes a lot of noise and changes our society

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    Today is the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Not a pleasant day at all considering the world's present state.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If not for the world's present state, it would be such a pleasant day.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Because in the right context, mass killings can be such a positive thing.
  5. boots

    boots New Member

    The world is fucked up. The United States thinks its THE NUCLEAR REGULATOR of the world. Countries that were considered third world have put a bought the second world, and put a firm down payment on the first, thanks to their nuclear knowledge.
    That little boy opened up a Pandora's Box.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    There is nothing remotely funny about that statement.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Hey, do you want to step into PM?
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    I've been called out. Whatever suits your pleasure. I just said that I didn't find anything remotely funny about your statement. What that bomb did completely altered civilization from many aspects.
  9. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Because if the United States hadn't dropped the bombs on Japan, no one would have ever invented atomic bombs ... right.

    The "what ifs" of that situation can be fun to think about, but aren't likely to be useful to this discussion.
  10. IU90

    IU90 Member

  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Whether we agree with the numbers involved ... 1 million (more or less depending on your historical take) American casualties coupled with at least as many (and likely more) Japanese casualties, it certainly seemed like the right decision at the time. Few of the decision makers foresaw what eventually happened over the next 50 or 60 years.

    It's revisionism at its best to say otherwise.

    And the atomic/nuclear technology would have been invented even if we hadn't dropped the bomb.
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    The statement is self explanatory.
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