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Love faqi's command of history

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 17, 2006 at 13:45

Faqi, it's nice to see someone out there has really taken the time to do the research and learn the history.

No matter what modern PC weenies say, an American invasion of Japan would have been many times more horrific than using The Bomb. Unfortunately, an invasion would have been the only way to end the war. There was no way we were going to negotiate a truce after the butt-kicking we gave Germany. Leaving the Japanese undefeated was not an option. We already understood them well enough to know that failure to defeat them totally would lead to decades of ongoing strife. Look how many years after the war it took some Japanese soldiers to surrender. The last one in the Phillipines was 1972. The Japanese were a tough bunch. Our victory had to be total in order to secure our future peace with them.

BTW, some modern Japanese scholars place the projected Japanese casualty count resulting from a American invasion at in excess of 10 million. That's Japanese casualties. It looks like we actually did our enemy a favor by dropping the damn things.

Now, a piece of WWII trivia. When the U.S. was developing the Bomb, which country was closest behind us in the nuclear development race? Hint, it wasn't one of our allies. If you guessed Germany, you're wrong. Some post-war intelligence estimates had Japan being within six months of having the Bomb when we dropped ours. Some say as little as four. Can you picture the result of a Kamakazie submarine surfacing in San Fransisco Harbor?

Yes, folks, Japan was a major industrial and scientific player when the war started. Their industrial base, both in quantity and quality, was second only to the U.S. In fact, there were critics within the Emperor's cabinet that argued against provoking the U.S. based on our industrial capacity. They had no fear of our military at that time. They figured we would never have to fight, just keep the rest of the world supplied.

And that brings this back around to the present argument. The Muslim world doesn't stand a chance once the U.S. gets pissed off. We took on the two best armies in history (Germany and Japan) at the same time, as well as taking on history's greatest navy (Japan). Yes, we had a lot of help, but most of the major butt kicking that was going on was from the toe of an American boot.

Remember, the Germans and the Japanese were major industrial powers, with access to all of the latest science and technology of their day. They had top-rank military machines the were highly disciplined, well trained, well equiped, and more than willing to die to defend their respective homelands. Both fell quickly and decisively under the onslaught of the U.S. military/industrial machine.

The combined force of the Muslim world would be no match for what we can do in the 21st Century. The only thing that has saved their war-mongering butts so far is that America really doesn't have a stomach for war. We have historically gone out of our way to avoid it (for the most part, there are exceptions of course). However, once some idiot has crossed the line and done something to place the future of the Republic in danger, we tend to get a bit brutal. The devestation of our own Civil War and WWII should serve as a reminder to the rest of the world of just what can happen if America does get teed off.
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