Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 1945

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by Morley Evans

Japan, August 1945 is remembered. But, of course, only fanatics and pacifists remember. Everyone else knows that dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary to save the lives of a million American GIs who would have been required to invade the Japanese home islands to defeat the militarists who had taken control of Japan who, along with the Nazis, threatened to bring the world into a new Dark Age. Every sensible person knows that. Don't they?

I had no idea until I stumbled upon this. I had never heard of it before in my life: 

I did not know this until last night:

On August 14, 1945, after the two atomic bombs had been dropped on Japan, and after Emperor Hirohito had agreed to surrender because “the enemy now possesses a new and terrible weapon with the power to destroy many innocent lives and do incalculable damage,” General Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold, to boost his already over-inflated ego (he was made a five-star general in 1944), undertook a completely unnecessary act of terror from the skies over Japan that had never before been seen. In their 1953 book The Army Air Forces in World War II, Wesley F. Craven and James L. Cate state:
Arnold wanted as big a finale as possible, hoping that USASTAF could hit the Tokyo area in a 1,000-plane mission: the Twentieth Air Force had put up 853 B-29's and 79 fighters on 1 August, and Arnold thought the number could be rounded out by calling on Doolittle's Eighth Air Force. Spaatz still wanted to drop the third atom bomb on Tokyo but thought that battered city a poor target for conventional bombing; instead, he proposed to divide his forces between seven targets. Arnold was apologetic about the unfortunate mixup on the 11th and, accepting Spaatz' amendment, assured him that his orders had been “co-ordinated with my superiors all the way to the top.” The teleconference ended with a fervid “Thank God” from Spaatz. Kennedy had the Okinawa strips tied up with other operations so that Doolittle was unable to send out his VHB's. From the Marianas, 449 B-29's went out for a daylight strike on the 14th, and that night, with top officers standing by at Washington and Guam for a last-minute cancellation, 372 more were airborne. Seven planes dispatched on special bombing missions by the 509th Group brought the number of B-20's to 828, and with 186 fighter escorts dispatched, USASTAF passed Arnold's goal with a total of 1,014 aircraft. There were no losses, and before the last B-29 returned President Truman announced the unconditional surrender of Japan.
This was the largest bombing raid in history. Yet, many timelines of World War II do not even list this event as having occurred. [emphasis added] Actually, there was a 1,000 bomber mission launched against Germany in 1942.

I found reference to the raid in this article:

Watch the interview with Robert McNamara. Is he INSANE?

This confirms my belief that the denizens of Washington are INSANE and that they have always been INSANE. I am simply amazed. Look at Washington's history:

Here is something about Pearl Harbor and FDR that you should know and almost certainly don't:

"Guided by the ferocious genius of Curtis LeMay, the Marianas-based B-29s had 'scorched and boiled and baked to death' more than 200,000 Japanese, left millions homeless, and turned their cities into ash heaps." Does that make you proud? Why? Why not? 

Pearl Harbor started the Pacific War 1941 to 1945 and justified everything, in some minds:
Pearl Harbor
Casualties and losses
United States
4 battleships sunk
3 battleships damaged
1 battleship grounded
2 destroyers sunk
1 other ship sunk
3 cruisers damaged[nb 1]
1 destroyer damaged
3 other ships damaged
188 aircraft destroyed
155 aircraft damaged
2,402 killed
1,247 wounded[3][4]
Empire of Japan
4 midget submarines sunk
1 midget submarine grounded
29 aircraft destroyed
64 killed
1 captured[5]
Civilian Casualties:
57 killed
35 wounded[3]

- Morley Evans comment tonight on Raimondo essay:

"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." People who believe they can "make reality" which we peons can only study and marvel at ARE INSANE. They are certifiably insane. No American should take them seriously. No one outside the United States should take them seriously. Not only are they INSANE they are DANGEROUS. These people need to be handled carefully until they can be put away in a secure rubber room someplace. Perhaps they can be incarcerated in some comic book dimension where they can rant and rave through their spittle while they leave the rest of us alone.

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