Obama to Japan: “I Will Not Apologize For Hiroshima!”

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US SJW-in-chief Barack Obama has stated that he will issue no apology for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during his upcoming Japan visit, naturally instilling shock amongst less internationally astute Japanese citizens.

The Nobel laureate stressed that his pilgrimage to the prefecture (the first presidential visit since the bombing) would be to emphasize the established friendship the two nations have formed since that horrible event.

According to an interview, Obama had mentioned that leaders are often tasked with making difficult decisions in times of war:

“It’s important to recognize that in the midst of war, leaders make all kinds of decisions, it’s a job of historians to ask questions and examine them.

But I know, as somebody who’s now sat in this position for the last seven and half years, that every leader makes very difficult decisions, particularly during wartime.”

Supporters generally regard the bombings to have been a necessary evil in order to end the war quickly and save millions of Allied and Japanese lives alike, albeit at the expense of the innocent citizens caught up along with the many munitions factories and otherwise – opponents on the other hand tend to point out that at this point Japan was already sending out peace feelers and the whole affair was gratuituous.

If previous incidents are any indication, any actual apology by a US head of state would be so enormously controversial as to overshadow whatever diplomatic benefits could be had from poking through the faintly radioactive ashes of two long since rebuilt cities…

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  • Even though I’m against the bombings myself, I can see where he’s coming from. He doesn’t want to judge Truman’s actions and probably doesn’t want to apologize for something he had nothing to do with.

    Also, it’s not like Japan has ever apologized for the Rape of Nanking either…

  • Anonymous says:

    The Imperial Japanese government were a dirty bunch using dirty tactics. Pearl Harbor happened after Japanese diplomats distracted the US with fake peace negotiations. The Japanese treated their POWs like sub-human filth. The Japanese feigned surrender with guns strapped to their backs, that when they bowed they could kill distracted US soldiers.

    The bombings were entirely justified. On top of that, the American air force dropped hundreds of thousands of pamphlets written in Japanese to warn the citizenry to stay away from the areas they were going to attack. Civilian casualties were minimized thanks to Americans.

    The Imperial Japanese government was something that had to be eliminated quickly, and fortunately for all of us, it was.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s amusing how often the anti-Americans overlook that there was a plan underway in the Japanese military to overthrow the emperor in a coup d’etat and keep fighting the U.S. if he sought for peace. The bombs squashed that completely.

      War is something you can try to make look noble and valiant, but in the end it boils down to winning, and every side in every war commits atrocities. No reason we ought to apologize to a nation that doesn’t apologize for Nanking, ‘comfort women’, the Bataan Death March, or Pearl Harbor. The fact that Obama is even visiting Hiroshima at all ought to be viewed as a major acknowledgement. People will debate Truman’s decision as long as humanity exists, but there isn’t a single one of you that would have wanted to be in his shoes to have to make that call. Do you use a weapon you know in all likelihood will kill a ridiculous amount of people, or do you refuse and pursue a plan that in all likelihood will kill an even more ridiculous amount of people?

    • Anonymous says:

      Pamphlets, sometimes, yes. They also firebombed rings around neighbourhoods to keep civilians from escaping while they bombed the insides.

      The first bomb was debatable, the second was a gratuitous bonus. The US knew Japan was close to capitulating but wanted to hurry the process to prevent a soviet invasion (and control the rebuilding process in order to construct a capitalist rather than communist Japan), and to show the soviets their military power to convince them to not try anything with Germany out of the way.

      • Anonymous says:

        “the second was a gratuitous bonus.”

        Mmmm…yes and no. One A-bomb makes folks wonder if it was a one-hit weapon that the U.S. might not be able to duplicate, or duplicate quickly. Two A-bombs answers that question.

        Was the result of the attacks horrific? No question it was. Was there another way that would have led to a quick and unconditional surrender of the last of the Axis powers while also keeping Russia (whom NO-ONE trusted for multiple reasons) away from having a Forward East Base of operations not the cold-as-fuck Siberia?

        I haven’t heard a good alternative yet after 70 years.

        • When K-On was aired there was a K-Onification of most airing anime drawingstyle.

          Since Donald Trump got into the presidential race american politicians seem to have suffered some kind of Trumpification as well…

          My dear american born colleagues in hobby, you do realize the rest of this world dwellers are perfectly aware japanese only surrendered after and because the soviet union declared war on them, right?
          And therefore the nuclear bombs were nothing but a show off american style, right?

          Kisses for europe ^^

    • Anonymous says:

      “the Roosevelt administration, while curtly dismissing Japanese diplomatic overtures to harmonize relations, imposed a series of increasingly stringent economic sanctions on Japan. In 1939 the United States terminated the 1911 commercial treaty with Japan. “On July 2, 1940, Roosevelt signed the Export Control Act, authorizing the President to license or prohibit the export of essential defense materials.” Under this authority, “[o]n July 31, exports of aviation motor fuels and lubricants and No. 1 heavy melting iron and steel scrap were restricted.” Next, in a move aimed at Japan, Roosevelt slapped an embargo, effective October 16, “on all exports of scrap iron and steel to destinations other than Britain and the nations of the Western Hemisphere.” Finally, on July 26, 1941, Roosevelt “froze Japanese assets in the United States, thus bringing commercial relations between the nations to an effective end. One week later Roosevelt embargoed the export of such grades of oil as still were in commercial flow to Japan.”[2] The British and the Dutch followed suit, embargoing exports to Japan from their colonies in southeast Asia.

      An Untenable Position
      Roosevelt and his subordinates knew they were putting Japan in an untenable position and that the Japanese government might well try to escape the stranglehold by going to war. Having broken the Japanese diplomatic code, the Americans knew, among many other things, what Foreign Minister Teijiro Toyoda had communicated to Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura on July 31: “Commercial and economic relations between Japan and third countries, led by England and the United States, are gradually becoming so horribly strained that we cannot endure it much longer. Consequently, our Empire, to save its very life, must take measures to secure the raw materials of the South Seas.”[3]

      Because American cryptographers had also broken the Japanese naval code, the leaders in Washington knew as well that Japan’s “measures” would include an attack on Pearl Harbor.[4] Yet they withheld this critical information from the commanders in Hawaii, who might have headed off the attack or prepared themselves to defend against it. That Roosevelt and his chieftains did not ring the tocsin makes perfect sense: after all, the impending attack constituted precisely what they had been seeking for a long time. As Stimson confided to his diary after a meeting of the war cabinet on November 25, “The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves.”[5] After the attack, Stimson confessed that “my first feeling was of relief … that a crisis had come in a way which would unite all our people.”

      http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1930

      During World War II, some members of the United States military mutilated dead Japanese service personnel in the Pacific theater of operations. The mutilation of Japanese service personnel included the taking of body parts as “war souvenirs” and “war trophies”. Teeth and skulls were the most commonly taken “trophies”, although other body parts were also collected.

      The phenomenon of “trophy-taking” was widespread enough that discussion of it featured prominently in magazines and newspapers, and Franklin Roosevelt himself was reportedly given, by a U.S. Congressman, a gift of a letter-opener made of a man’s arm (Roosevelt later ordered that the “gift” be returned and called for its proper burial).[3][4] The behavior was “officially” prohibited by the U.S. military, which issued additional guidance as early as 1942 condemning it specifically even though it was often overlooked by the U.S. Government.[5] Nonetheless, the behavior continued throughout the war in the Pacific Theater, and has resulted in continued discoveries of “trophy skulls” of Japanese combatants in American possession, as well as American and Japanese efforts to repatriate the remains of the Japanese dead.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_mutilation_of_Japanese_war_dead

    • Anonymous says:

      Coming from a patriot from a country who admitted they have CIA trained the “terroists” to overthrow their own government.

      The US isn’t prone to lying themselves they are just as bad as the rest of the countries both Eastern and Western.

    • Anonymous says:

      The USA has been a evil country since their so-called European descendants arrived in the shores of North America in the late 1500s and murdering the Indigenous tribes and lay claim they “discovered” the lands when people were already there just like their brethren the Spaniards, French, Portuguese, Dutch, etc in Central, South America and the Caribbean Islands saying the same load of crap.

      They have instigated wars for so long many seem to not realize the real history the victors try to portray themselves as. WW1 is no different with the US purposely getting involved. WW2 the very same thing. The excuses for dropping the bomb on the Japanese citizens who may not have been even involved is disgusting as heck.

      The follow up wars after was more of the same thing except they got their ass kicked by the Vietnamese but their arrogance won’t allow them to admit they lost that war. Now they attacking Syria to do the same thing they did in Libya, Iraq, Kuwait, etc.

      • Anonymous says:

        luls 1500s?

        just gonna put this out there. the internet, your computer and plenty more quality of life improvement items were made by citizens of the “evil” USA, so before you criticize look at your surroundings and think; how many of these amazing items would not exist if our ancestors had not colonized this land.

        also 3 of those wars were sorta compulsory and saved millions of lives. the rest are cia ops and puppets getting the whip for disobeying their masters.

        ps. if you want an apology ask one of the many cucksucking libtard millennials here in the states, pretty sure most would kiss your ass if you say your in an “oppressed” minority or something bad happened to your ancestors a billion year ago.

    • Anonymous says:

      And where does the oil embargo on Japan from the US come into play that started all of this? You know that little hush hush thing the Western side tends to purposely ignore. Sanctions = War.

    • Anonymous says:

      Disgusting. No matter how much to try and justify the bombing it doesn’t change the fact that innocent people who probably made no decision on the war died due to the bombing. It’s a sick action to take.

    • Anonymous says:

      Gee. Your country is such a big bully, thus you deserve to be murdered.

      You’re fucking retarded. There’s no way to justify what happened. Politicians are given a free pass to fuck over peoples lives but when a doctor makes a tiny mistake he gets immediately sued. What a load of shit and you’re full of it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Even at it’s worst the US was down right civilized compared to imperial Japan in WWII.

      The truth is Hideki Tojo’s government was the same kind of regimen as Nazi Germany and was prepared to burn the country to the ground and fight to the last man to avoid surrender.
      The nukes ended the war quickly and saved millions of lives and untold suffering on both sides.
      The allies commanders calculated an invasion could cost the lives of over a half million allied troops and ten million Japanese.

      Besides if they did not surrender to the US the Soviets would have invaded Japan and ripped the country to pieces.

      • Anonymous says:

        it’s a fucking war, when Japan invaded china, korea and philz i don’t think they gave a shit murdering and raping civies. But oh hey they weren’t innocent right cause they had no Japanese blood flowing through their veins.

        The bomb was justified for breaking the Japanese army’s hope. Without the bomb more lives would have been sacrificed, they would have to send Japanese troops to defend their towns and they would of died including civilians in the ensuing gunfire against the Americans. Not to mention the American lives that would of been wasted just to tell the Japanese army to fucking stop this senseless sacrifice. For the greater good a % of lives were taken to save the larger quantity that would of died if the war kept going.

        • Anonymous says:

          Where fuck did you get all that from. I never justified japans attack on civilians. Seriously, where the fuck did you get that from? I just can’t justify bombing the shit out of civilians like that. But than again, America is build on attacking and genociding innocent people so I’m not really that surprised.

    • Well, the whole ordeal is fairly complicated. Looking it from a tactical and logical point of view, the decision had merits.

      Now, looking it from a humane point of view, the decision was heartless. And the US government was not exactly forthcoming to the US public with the ill-effects of using a nuclear weapon.

      That led to many naive people becoming arrogant and snobbish about their use for decades.

      Looking it that way, you destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people instantly (literally in seconds, whereas carpet bombing with B22’s took hours), and affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of others afterwards.

      Thank god that they did not drop the other ones they had ready (Which they were ready to do so). They could’ve well slaughtered 95%+ of the Japanese population rather easily.
      It would put Nazi Germany’s war crimes to shame.

      • Anonymous says:

        Heartless? Not at all. It practically saved millions of American soldiers, what better choice than that? Japan were their enemy and the bomb even saved Japanese lives.
        Because if not for the bomb American would have to send ground troops to defeat Japan and that will actually cause more death than we can ever imagine.

        The bomb kill a total of 110,000-230,000 at most but the invasion would’ve killed millions… tens of millions.

        • Anonymous says:

          Saved Japanese lives… funny how you say that when it turned a country into full coward mode throughout the years after the war.

          It’s an apology, not compensation. Japan already compensated the countries they affected, contributed largely to technology and fucking paved the way for you to be even here in a site that dabbles on their culture. Americunts won’t lose a cent but if you want your allies in the pacific turn on you then that’s fine.

    • Anonymous says:

      That little war trick is better than killing actual ‘civilian’, two towns full of civilians?

      Nonsense.

      I know US sent warning pamphlet etc, but they still nuke the civilians when full aware innocent people are still inside.

      They could’ve nuke military places, but nope, pick a freakin towns instead.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree. The atomic bomb is an act of SELF DEFENSE by the US. The Japanese STARTED the war by attacking China and Pearl Harbor.US and China are in self defense.

      The purpose of the atomic bomb is to end the war, a war that the Japanese started.On the other hand, the Rape of Nanking, where the Japanese rape 20 000 Chinese women are nothing more than barbaric and evil act by the Imperial Japanese army. Japan,please apologize to China. You never apologize to China. Although a lot of apologize has been issued, non of them mentioned or include Nanking. Japan even threatened UNESCO when UNESCO registered Rape of Nanking.

      • Anonymous says:

        To be fair, “american free citizens” were bombing japanese positions in China even before WWII started. Because, as everyone knows, plenty of american civilians can afford to own their own fighter and bomber planes to go fight for freedom in other countires.
        Plus fuel, bombs and other supplies, all while being away from their home country.

    • Anonymous says:

      We deeply “regret” bad stuff that happened while carefully play with words so that at no time the term “apologize” is used, even when translated loosely. We thus avoid admission of responsibility for these “regrettable losses.”

      -Thusly, Obama “regretted” the terrible loss of life due to dropping of the bombs, without apologizing even once.

      Oh wait, were you talking about Japan’s “regrets” over atrocities they committed during WWII, where total number of civilians killed exceeded those killed by the 2 atomic bombs combined by 800 fold?

    • Anonymous says:

      And they basically called the surviving sex slaves in war as whores and offered no compensations.

      Another problem is that Japan see Diaoyu/Sentaku as territory of Japan with no issue of territorial sovereignty to be resolved.

      • Anonymous says:

        “Comfort Women of the Empire” by Professor Park Yuha

        “Comfort Women of the Empire” was written by Professor Park Yuha of Sejong University in South Korea.

        “I first confronted the comfort women issue in 1991. It was near the end of my study in Japan. As a volunteer I was translating former Korean comfort women’s testimonies for NHK. When I returned to South Korea, the nationalism was out of control. The anti-Japan lobby “Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery” aka “Chong Dae Hyup” (정대협 挺対協) was formed by the South Korean communists. Its leader said publicly it was determined to defame Japan for the next 200 years. Its propaganda turned me off, so I stayed away from this issue for years. I regained my interest in this issue in the early 2000’s when I heard that Chong Dae Hyup was confining surviving women in a nursing home called “House of Nanumu.” The only time these women were allowed to talk to outsiders was when Chong Dae Hyup needed them to testify for the UN Special Rapporteur or the U.S. politicians. But for some reason I was allowed to talk to them one day in 2003. I could sense that women were not happy being confined in this place. One of the women (Bae Chun-hee) told me she reminisced the romance she had with a Japanese soldier and the sorrow when he died in combat. She said she hated her father who sold her. She also told me that women there didn’t appreciate being coached by Chong Dae Hyup to give false testimonies but had to obey Chong Dae Hyup’s order.

        When Japan offered compensation through Asian Women’s Fund in 1995, 61 former Korean comfort women defied Chong Dae Hyup’s order and accepted compensation. Those 61 women were vilified as traitors. Their names and addresses were published in newspapers as prostitutes, and they had to live the rest of their lives in disgrace. So the rest of the women were terrified of Chong Dae Hyup and wouldn’t dare to defy again. Chong Dae Hyup (some of its members were arrested as North Korean spies) has used the comfort women issue for its political purpose, which is to drive a wedge into U.S.-Japan-South Korea security partnership.
        (etc)

        http://scholarsinenglish.blogspot.jp/2014/10/summary-of-professor-park-yuhas-book.html

        • Anonymous says:

          The fund isn’t for Chinese. Basically, the killed the sex slaves, called the rest whores and offered no compensation.

          Time is running out as almost all the victims are dead.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why would anyone need to apologize for something that their grandpa generation did? It’s not like apologizing would bring back anything anyway, at this point apologizing doesn’t even seem to be the “polite” thing to do.

    Both sides should just forget it and move on already. We’re not making the Mongolian people apologize for anything Genghis Khan did either, did we?

  • Anonymous says:

    Hahha america genocided like 8 races so clearly you knew it was a resource fight again most likely because japan wasnt buying weapons from them xD now donald wants to ethic cleanse hes going to be left with only 50 people hahaha. It makes sence because from what i heard was russians captured royal family xD so clearly you didnt need nukes

  • Anonymous says:

    If you vote for Hillary Clinton she will apologize for dropping the bombs in Japan. Child Rapist Savior, Rapist Husband Savior, She will save the country, she promises everything to everyone and dumb zombie people believe her.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think it is brilliant that he framed the answer under “difficult decisions leaders took in the past” without saying “right’ or “wrong”. WW2 was a clusterfuck of decisions ranging from bad to horrifying. Sometimes bad decisions had to be made to counteract horrifying decisions and other times, horrifying acts had to put an end to bad decisions. Such is the case of atomic bombs coming as result of the greedy, opportunistic and entirely unnecessary decision of Japan of getting involved in that war.

  • Anonymous says:

    That’s nice, A big jungle filled with many “Heros from USA”
    You are from USA = Then you are USA = Then you are a liar
    w/o YES or NO, USA is in his correct way <—— ???????

    Point anything related against with USA and "people" will get mad as I can see with these big and boring comments.

    Obama version "black and white"
    "Incoming Obama white edition in Hiroshima"
    ——————– TO BE CONTINUED ——————-

  • I have to say I am surprised and impressed. He is still my least favorite president in my lifetime since he doesn’t believe in Capitalism and as the article says he is SJW in chief and I am in now way a SJW. But this was the right decision. You started the war Japan we ended it. In a war you kill as many of your Enemies as you can and the enemies are anyone even remotely working in a military setting. Thus the article is wrong when it speaks of innocent “munitions factory workers”. As well the fact it saved Japanese lives is irrelevant (though true), Japan was not going to give the unconditional surrender that was the only thing we should have considered, (and thankfully the only thing we did consider) unless we invaded, invading would have cost American lives bombing saved those lives. This is what makes the bombing right and the only thing that matters.

  • Anonymous says:

    “opponents on the other hand tend to point out that at this point Japan was already sending out peace feelers and the whole affair was gratuituous.”

    Something that does not get widespread press regarding this. It has become a media legend that Japan was sending out Peace Feelers. This is a half truth. There were some high ranked people in the Japanese Foreign Ministry (the State Department) who were sending out peace feelers. They were doing so against orders and with no backing from the Military Government. The Military Government of Japan was completely unwilling to surrender and sue for peace. To the extent that not long afterwards they moved to remove the Emperor in order to prevent his peace gestures following the bombings.

    The peace overtures came from some well meaning civilian statesmen in the Japanese Foreign Service acting on their own. The allies by that point had fully broken both the Japanese Diplomatic and Military codes and knew that the peace overtures were wholly unsanctioned, and those making them had no actual power or ability to bring about a cease fire.

    • Anonymous says:

      False! Numerous of those people who were sending out peace feelers were PART OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT THEMSELVES!
      That is a common fallacy that people have fallen into due to LIES from the people who rejected those overtures during World War II.

  • Anonymous says:

    Who expected something else? As long USA doesn’t need something what Japan has they will not bent. And I wonder if the majority of the japanese people even care about it or just we otakus/weabos… . Is someone of us here japanese? What’s the opinion of the bombing there? Is it considered a war crime? Or more something like gods wrath or fate as some of us here in Germany see the bombings and mass rapings of WW2? As punishment for our sins of our people in the last 2000 years.

  • Anonymous says:

    There shouldn’t ever be any apology, for three reasons:

    1. Attacking a city of an enemy who has yet to capitulate (even in they have sent out peace feelers) is a legitimate act of war in any era.
    2. Hmmm, has Japan ever apologized for some of the wartime atrocities they committed?
    3. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has contributed mightily to preventing a nuclear war from happening since then. Seeing the horrific destruction even a (by modern standards) comparatively low-grade warhead can have has doubtless made world leaders less trigger-happy.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve always wondered why Japan was never subjected to the equivalent of the Nuremberg trials after the War. I suppose if the two atomic detonations over their soil were to have never taken place, there would have been an equivalent trial?

  • Anonymous says:

    After all is said and done, the US may seem evil in one’s eyes and they may seem like saints in others. The past is the past, and one president shouldn’t apologize for another president’s and a general’s actions. Let it go, your words aren’t going to change anything. Like a famous philosopher once said, “Natural disasters are needed to control the population of the many economies.” What is seen as a necessary action will be taken whether it’s good or evil? Only the majority will determine what happens to our future. Imagine what would have happened if the bombs weren’t dropped…we could all be communist or we could be where we are today except Japan being in Korea’s spot. We are lucky that things with Japan aren’t as bad as they could be. We wouldn’t be able to enjoy the majority of the cool Japanese things we have today. So get over it. You guys keep falling off the subject…

  • Anonymous says:

    Who cares about an empty apology! Stop forcing japan to pay compensation to korea for those non-existent korean women who were supposedly kidnapped and turned into sexslaves by japanese military!

  • Anonymous says:

    The U.S. don’t need to apologize. Japan need to thank the U.S. for not wiping them off the face of the earth. It was war and the aftermath of it. You don’t kill your enemies and then apologize as they ‘were’ your friends for having done so.

    Furthermore, it doesn’t make sense to have the President apologize for what transpired almost a century ago. If what hadn’t had happen, he wouldn’t be where he is today. It’s like saying sorry the Japanese didn’t win the war and some of their people had to die to get them to open their eyes to surrender. Better luck next time.

  • Anonymous says:

    There would had been a lot more casualties if the nuclear bombs had not caused a quick surrender.

    The USA has made a lot of terrible things in recent times but that was not one of them

  • Anonymous says:

    I don’t think it is Obamas job to apologize to Japan at this point.

    A lot of nasty stuff happened during WWI and WWII
    Some effects can be seen even today.

    My point here is we should all forgive rather than apologize for what happened. Apology seems to be formality.
    And often it is harder to forgive than apologize.

    I know there’s alot of stupid stuff in this comment section. Trolls and people who sincerely believe in shit they say.

    And most likely my message will be ignored and even mocked.

    What I want everyone here to get from my message is that We can only really move on when we forgive our enemies.

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hmm… considering that due to failures of communication on both sides, the U.S. thought that they had to force Japan to surrender before the island nation went psycho on ’em, while Japan thought the U.S. military was about to invade in the most gratuitously evil way they could think of, things could’ve gotten very hairy very quickly. While the bombing was a terrible event, there’s a very high chance that it prevented one or more WORSE events, and one or both countries may not exist with the culture they have now if not for pretty much forcing that particular war to end.

    Also, why would Obama apologise for something he didn’t do? Should Justin Whatshisface apologise for John A. Macdonald’s blatant racism? Should Pope Francis apologise for the Inquisition? Should Shinzou Abe apologise for Nanking? Are we our fathers’ keepers?

  • Seeing all the retards in the comments talking about how they support the SLAUGHTER OF TOWNS FULL OF CIVILIANS, decimating the land for generations, because IN A TIME OF WAR, the japanese attacked a MILITARY STRONGHOLD.

    It honestly makes me wish more events like 9/11 would happen to the US, since they don’t seem to care about the lives of civilians. After all, they cheer and televise when they go out and murder people, because “MERICA”…

    • Anonymous says:

      The Japanese attacked many civilians during WW2. Japan’s military and government wasn’t some Saint that was honor bound, they were straight up monsters. Nobody thinks the nukes where the right thing but the necessary thing, and being necessary doesn’t mean being right or good. Tell me how the rape of Nanking and all sorts of torture they inflicted to Koreans and other Asians was necessary? It’s war, sure, but if you’re going to judge by today’s standards, then don’t be bias.

  • Anonymous says:

    lol, old news.

    the gov said that even if obama is going to Japan, that doesn’t mean he will appologize for it. its not obamas decision really as much as everyone else’s in the gov.

    • Anonymous says:

      Huh?? south korea IS slave, but not China. There are only few countries in the world that are able to delete stupid and greedy america from map, once and for all. And China is one of them. But, no worries, in some 10-20 years China will just purchase the whole america without any wars 😉

  • Anonymous says:

    War will always be dirty no matter how clean you try and keep it. Had we not dropped the bombs we AND the Soviet Union would have had to invade the country itself. Hundreds of thousands of lives would have been lost on both sides and we would have ended up with a North and South Japan like we did with an East and West Germany. I don’t think that is something we should apologize for… ever.

    Also poor choose on having Obama for the OP pic. WORST. PRESIDENT. EVER.

  • Anonymous says:

    lol at “US SJW in Chief” I mean there proably would never have been a “United States” is it was from the original “SJW in Chief” George Washington who Wared on the Social Injustice from the King of England

  • Anonymous says:

    Operation Downfall and Ketsu-Go.

    For any anti-American morons who think themselves morally superior over the evil, filthy Americans, how about you go read about that and ask yourself if the alternative was better.

      • Anonymous says:

        1) What “genocide” was planned against the Japanese? This is a very stupid thing to say.

        2) Both cities were of military importance. It’s not like they were chosen at random; the selection of targets was a very important task that was given to US military leaders and physicists involved with The Manhattan Project. In fact, there was much consideration for what cities would become targets that Kyoto, being one of the initial targets, was removed from the list as it was considered a place of great cultural and religious importance.

        The importance of targeting areas of strictly military importance was also noted in Truman’s journal as thus:

        “This weapon is to be used against Japan between now and August 10th. I have told the Sec. of War, Mr. Stimson, to use it so that military objectives and soldiers and sailors are the target and not women and children. Even if the Japs are savages, ruthless, merciless and fanatic, we as the leader of the world for the common welfare cannot drop that terrible bomb on the old capital [Kyoto] or the new [Tokyo]. He and I are in accord. The target will be a purely military one.”

        Leaflets were also dropped onto Japan (tens of millions) to warn the Japanese of the bomb raid. It would have worked if not for the Japanese military arresting anyone to have been found in possession of one. This also further illustrates your “genocide” comment to be completely retarded.

        3) Yes, actually, profit. After the two nukes were dropped, Japan was unwilling to give up and their parliament told the Japanese people to fight to the death, until the emperor told them to stand down and announced their surrender. Parliamentarians from southeast Asian nations thanked the US for stopping the war as quickly as they did, as any further fighting would have been worse hell. As mentioned in OP’s comment, you should read about those two operations that were planned and consider if the alternative was any better, as I’m sure you have yet to read anything about them.

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s right. I will remember to rape every jap bitch I want like that solider did and throw money at her afterwards and say I am sorry – not sorry. Everything’s okay afterwards lol

        Japs have no right to face saving bullshit or otherwise. They should be grateful they got to live on after what they pulled in china and korea not to mention se asia and indochina.

        Japs have never really apologized for shit, sincerely or otherwise – only lying excuses, ‘regrets’, other obvious bullshit. The world knows, and japs will be held accountable at EVERY level.

  • Anonymous says:

    Si the japan emperor actually dont apologize (DOGAZE) for the massacre of nankin, the 30 millions of people from asia who be killed, torture and other insane things maked for hims? the infamous Unit 731?? and inclusive many times in his history books deny that. why Obama need to doit?.

  • Anonymous says:

    Unlike the Rape of Nanking, I would consider NEVER considered the atomic bombing as war crime? This is because the bombs are for self defense by the United States.Their objective is to end the war.Had Japan create atomic bomb ahead of US, they would surely drop one in the US. On the other hand, in Rape of Nanking, 20 000 Chinese women were raped by the Japanese soldiers. This is an barbaric and evil act by Imperial Japan. Japan, you OWE China an apologize. No, Japan did not and NEVER apologize for Rape of Nanking. Just look at the list of war apologize by Japan. Did they mention or include Nanking in the apologize? NO! They even complain and threatened to cut fund when UNESCO register Nanking Massacre. Japan themselves are hypocrite.

    • Anonymous says:

      “This is because the bombs are for self defense by the United States.Their objective is to end the war.”

      The Atomic bombs were a conspicuous deterrent to the Russians, a veiled threat for them to stay out of western Europe and US interests. The US needed a way to stop the Russians from taking more than east Germany.
      By the end of the war the US blockaded Japan to the extent that the people were starving. A coup was moot as there was no Japanese navy or air force still operating. The Enola Gay made 8 practice runs(sorties)over Hiroshima and Bockscar made 13 practice runs over Nagasaki, neither aircraft encountered any resistance, no anti-aircraft cannons nor fighter intercept aircraft from Japan.
      The US blockade would have ended the war without ever dropping the bombs.

      Pearl Harbor was an action resulting from the 1940 US oil embargo with Japan. The US Export Control Act, cut oil, iron and steel exports to Japan Through the 1930’s the US supplied 90% of Japan’s oil needs.

      Americans believe their country is a “Global Force for Good” in reality, it’s always been just looking after corporations.

      Read Smedley Butler’s “War is a Racket” a chilling monograph of a disillusioned WWI Major General realizing he was just a hired thug to enforce Wall Streets interests.

      • Anonymous says:

        I really don´t know where you get that from. Your list of complaints sounds like a polemic misrepresentation of what is going on.

        Some people thought US need to apologize because they thought atomic bombing is like war crime like Rape of Nanking which is total bullshit.

        Japan is the war aggressor who started the war, attacking China and Pearl Harbor first, hence the atomic bomb is justified.

      • Anonymous says:

        Japan attack China and Pearl Harbor first. Japan are the war aggressor. Atomic bomb are in response of Pearl Harbor and the war aggression Japan started. Japan is the bad guy here.Atomic bomb is response of self defense by the US against Japan who started the war. Japan too are developing their own nuclear weapon during WW2. If USA didn’t develop and drop it first, Japan surely would have done it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Japan was developing nuclear weapon too during WW2. If America didn’t develop and drop it first, Japan would have done it. USA drop the bomb to end a war that Japan started. Japan attack Pearl Harbor and invade China first. America respond towards Japan war aggression which means America is in self defense here unlike Japan,the war aggressor.

        • Anonymous says:

          Except that the nuke was NOT self-defense since the Japanese were already suing for peace. We Americans were being stubborn asses and said “No peace without unconditional surrender!” which almost never happens in a war.

        • Anonymous says:

          OMG you are so stupid.. Read wiki and to find out who was war aggressor and annexed Hawaii first. Hawaii never was part of america. It’s annexed land. Some war aggressors just murdered natives and built a military base there.

        • Anonymous says:

          It was the US that started it first dude that got Japan to bomb them. What are you talking about? The US claimed neutrality till their profits were going to be hit so it was all about money. Embargo on any country is automatic declaration of war. This was purposely done and Japan attacked them. Plus the ploy of the Zionists also plays in part of all of this since they were trying to implement their plan from WW1 that failed.

  • Anonymous says:

    Regardless of apology or justification, it still doesn’t change the fact that the US is the only country in the entire history of the world to nuke a civilian population.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean everyone of that country is responsible for it, nor do I expect reparations.

    But there are always people constantly boasting about it, as if it’s something to be proud of. Killing civilians who probably didn’t even want to go to war to begin with is not a good thing. But people won’t understand until the same thing happens to them. How would you like to be bombed by a country you didn’t agree with your government on fighting?

    I’m not fearmongering, but the very existence of “weapons of mass destruction” means that some day, people are going to blow each other up for whatever stupid reason. Because humans are humans, after all.

    If you want to bomb each other, go ahead. Just leave the rest of us out of it, thanks.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t know of anyone who boasts of it other than ignorant rednecks who don’t know better. Most Americans regard the bombs as a necessary evil to prevent an even greater catastrophe, and we’re arguing amongst ourselves about it to this day. What bugs me is revisionists who come in with after-the-fact hindsight and try to make the losers of every war look like innocent victims when they were usually the aggressors.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m fine with there being no apology. But I wish he’d call it “truly regrettable.” It translates well into Japanese and would express that, while it was a terrible thing to do, the US need not admit that it was the wrong choice (because it probably wasn’t).

    One can do the right thing, but still regret that it had to be done.

  • Anonymous says:

    The past is the past. It’s the future that matters, and to make sure we don’t repeat those past mistakes.

    An apology for what was done almost 60 years ago is pointless, other then to provide lip service. Blame lay with the parents, not the children.

      • Anonymous says:

        In fact, America did dictate the antiobscenity laws, among many others, when they were still controlling all the changes after the war. Not removing them even after over 75 years is the japs fault.

        • Anonymous says:

          The anti obscenity laws have been on the books since the 1870s. The only thing America dictated to the Japanese was that they had to guarantee free speech in their constitution. Japan won’t remove the laws because they’re full of conservative old people in power and because the corrupt cops can extract protection money from the porn industry.

  • Anonymous says:

    DONT YOU GUYS GET IT? BY HIM EVEN GOING THERE IS KINDA LIKE AN APOLOGY.. THE JAPAN WE SEE TODAY IS NOT THE ONES WE WERE AT WAR WITH! PEOPLE CHANGE AND THATS WHAT JAPAN DID BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THE JAPS WERE PURE EVIL BACK IN WWII SO THEY WERE NUKED TO END THE WAR!

  • Anonymous says:

    Well the Japanese should not have tried to surrender to the Soviets first. Look it up, only when the Soviets started attacking wholesale did Japan decide to accept UNCONDITIONAL surrender to the Americans. Before that point Japan was trying to claim that Korea, Taiwan (Formosa) , and various islands were part of the japanese nation. This after being told in ’44 (surrender was Aug ’45) what the terms were.

    Eeven after Nagasaki there were military officers (all branches) trying to raise a coup and keep fighting, the idiots were afraid to live to see what would happen to Japan since their own acitons against others was so vile.

  • Anonymous says:

    The only good that came from Nuking Japan:
    No one ever used it again, cuz the sheep power is just too frightening.

    I’m not sure it was a necessary evil, but i am sure it worked.

      • Anonymous says:

        There’s knowing what needs to be done and then there’s actually DOING it.

        Suffice to say that the military leaders who actually ruled Japan during the Imperial era wanted to neither see what they needed to do (surrender/end the war to save the nation) nor actually do it (because they didn’t want to look like cowards/pride got in the way.)

        The bombs essentially came about to convince the leadership to actually DO SOMETHING other than throwing away lives for because of their pride an honor.

        In hindsight, the bombs may seem unwarranted, but who actually knew enough back then to actually make that call? We can do it now because we had over 70 years to research and debate the situations of the war.

        Learn from the past; don’t dwell/live in it.

        • Anonymous says:

          They could launch the bomb in the country, in the Fuji, the explosion had been enoguth “the next one in tokyo if you dont surrender”, but no, they wanted see the effects.

        • Anonymous says:

          The reality is japan wouldn’t have given in look at the islands they basicly told the Japanese civilians living there they would be captured and tortured to death and or worse theres video form different islands where a Japanese man is on a bullhorn urging people to come out and give up in the next frame you see a girl pop up form hiding who runs and jumps off a cliff. there were familys that the military gave a grenade to to kill themselves do not think for a second a land invasion of japan itself wouldn’t have cost a LOT more lives US and Japanese then the bombs killed. As for the 2 bombs the US took steps to minimize civilian deaths they dropped leaflets well before stating they were going to bomb the city and to get out. They were ignored by and large as for the 2nd bomb same thing pre warned as to why they didnt give up after the first their scientist told their leaders we couldn’t possibly have enough material to make a 2nd bomb hence it was a bluff(remember they were working on the bomb as well so their scientist had knowledge)which was sort of a bluff in reality if I remember right we didn’t have enough material ready for a 3rd bomb at the time. Also I don’t know how true it is but ive heard before all the purple hearts given out since ww2 even upto the current conflict are from the same patch made in preparation for the invasion of the Japanese mainland which if true explains just how many wounded and dead on all sides were expected.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wow, utter BS and you’re an idiot.

          If setting one off anywhere other than Hiroshima would have caused them to surrender, then why did we have to drop TWO you idiot?

          The very fact that they did NOT surrender after the first bomb renders ALL arguments about NOT needing to drop the bomb as idle speculation by stupid halfwits.

      • Anonymous says:

        I do remember an article where a japanese journalist went over to china to interview a nanking survivor. She was only 12 when her entire family was raped and massacred. She barely survived after being raped herself.

        This cheeky jap journalist brought a bunch of nuke ‘victims’ photos, handed her the pictures, and asked what she thought of them. She observed the photos, never taking her eyes off of the journalist’s face for more then a second each time.

        After going through the pictures a third time over, she carefully laid down the pile of pictures in a neat stack, slid them over to the journalist, and simply said:

        “Good down payment”.

        You fucking japs deserve everything you get, especially because you haven’t learned your lessons. Nation known as japan and japanese do not deserve to live.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lol, nice ignorance buddy. Japan had no intention of ever surrendering not even after the two atom bombs were dropped.

        They surrendered only after their land armies in China melted when the Soviet army invaded their Chinese territory.

        Even then some of their top brass attempted a coup against the Emperor just so they could stop the surrender message.

  • Anonymous says:

    I say they were lucky to be nuked. With the treat of total destruction they surrendered sooner. Had the war dragged on it would have meant the Soviets would have also joined in on a land grab. Japan could of been part of China!

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, I hate that no one seems to know the firebombings of Japan actually happened. The nukes were nothing compared to how many Japanese cities we burned to the ground. The documentary Fog of War made good comparisons – something like the equivalent of 58% of Cleveland, 99% of Chattanooga, 40% of Los Angeles, etc were burned down in Japan.

  • Anonymous says:

    Not as if Japan ever even admitted to the atrocities it committed during WWI and WWII so I see no problem with that. If you keep dwelling on the past you can’t go forward anyway…

  • Why does anyone think he should even apologise in the first place.
    It was a WAR. Did japan say sorry for pearl harbour? Because if they did, I sure can’t find any info on it.
    And really, it’s not like Obama was the one who ordered the nukes on Hiroshima, he wasn’t even fucking born yet. So why should he say he’s sorry for what people have done during Wartime, over 15 years before he was born?
    This is like if the british came out today and said they were sorry for the American Revolutionary War, like, really.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Japan, I really do. My wife is Japanese.

    I don’t really have a problem with the President apologizing for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    As soon as the Japanese government gets up and apologizes for Pearl Harbor. Until then, there is nothing to discuss on the matter.

    • Anonymous says:

      But Japan did apologize for pearl habour as well, look it up.
      The big question is why everyone seems to not realize these apology. Like, the apology didn’t make the headline or something…

  • Anonymous says:

    Japan was going to surrender sooner, than time when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuked. This crime agains humanity was only to show world how strong USA was (and is). Aspecially to communists… Ave Communism and socjalism. Let’s nationalize all private companies.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree.

      Make a statement that American agree to apologize for the nuke only if Japanese agree to apologize for the Pearl Harbor etc.

      Many people here are shortsighted, a formal apologize will allow everyone to move on past this matter.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t. Why lie if you don’t have to and it’s not like my ‘apology’ would change anything after he/she heard it for the 50000th time over the period of 10 minutes.

      In this case, it’s enough that people acknowledge it. For many middle-eastern countries today it’s much worse with americans having killed close to ~2million civilians over the span of 20 years yet barely anyone acknowledges it AND they get the label of being terrorists.

      Japanese have it comfy, imho.

      • Anonymous says:

        americans killed 2 million? got a link? And if you quote the debunked lancet , we can all have a sensible chuckle.
        Because last I checked arabs (plus shiites from Iran) have killed millions but american forces only pulled the table out from arab despots and killed about 250K. If that’s a problem then maybe you should not threaten USA or their Allies.

        But considering how many people the Turks killed (armenians) or how many arabs of all the present states did by their constant skirmishes, like Jordan has killed more Palestinians than Israel has(see Arafat: Bloody September 1970)