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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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 26/05/2016 # ! Good (+0.5)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 26/05/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    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?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 26/05/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    ?? It's pretty much agreed that Truman's decision is well justified. Only the retards keep arguing about that.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Like the batshit crazy right wing fucks in charge of Japan's government. Abe is basically their Trump.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    How many times do i have to do this and say JAPAN HAS ALREADY FUCKING APOLOGIZE FOR THAT!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre#Apology_and_condolences_by_the_Prime_Minister_and_Emperor_of_Japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe people would remember that an apology took place it such an apology was sincere (previous apologies were anything but), in writing (which has never happened), and children in school were taught that such an war-crime occurred by their ancestors hands at all.

    Even my public school in the U.S. discussed the Japanese confinement that occurred during WWII and how most of those who were placed in such camps lost all of their belongings when they were eventually released because those they left the belongings with sold them off for personal profit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    But Japan did apologize for Nanking... look it up

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    @14:19 why is it so hard to do simple research?
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre
    go down to the headline "Apology and condolences by the Prime Minister and Emperor of Japan"

    and i quote "On August 15, 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of the Surrender of Japan, the Japanese prime minister Tomiichi Murayama gave the first clear and formal apology for Japanese actions during the war. He apologized for Japan's wrongful aggression and the great suffering that it inflicted in Asia."

    Clear now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan apologized many times for China... People can't do simple research. Only retards....

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    so let me get this straight people make a scene out of how japan has to apologize for all they did, but americans dont ? japan did a ton of apologies since the ww2 ended and they all go ignored ? are you all being hypocrites too much ? how does this even make sense ? some people are all like "lets forget its in the past" while going balistic against japan "when presented with their apologies" saying they didn't adress their crimes when reparations were done long time ago, who the fuck even knows how many they commited ? lets all wait for the apologizes from the USA aswell, carpet bombings in tokyo, the nuclear bombs, they should put the victim's names aswell. SO THAT THEY CAN ADRESS THEIR CRIMES PROPERLY ASWELL.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @14:19 here's another one, although not specific about Nanking, it was about wartime which most likely included Nanking. http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/why-are-japans-apologies-forgotten/

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japan never apologized for Nanking. Just look at them complaining and threatening UNESCO when they registered for Nanking.
    All this apologize did not mention Nanking at all.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan
    Apologizing for war damage can also just include building and property damage but not the brutal massacre of Chinese civilians and the rape of 20 000 Chinese women there. The apologize on Nanking need to be specific.

    When a German condemn Japanese right winger for glorifying war criminal he got arrested by Japanese police.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui7jrQTEFGU

    Comment by Anonymous

    And they even paid reparations...
    Well, all that was when the left wing managed to win the elections... They even ackwnoledged the existance of Unit 731.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @14:19 why is it so hard to do simple research?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre
    go down to the headline "Apology and condolences by the Prime Minister and Emperor of Japan"

    and i quote "On August 15, 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of the Surrender of Japan, the Japanese prime minister Tomiichi Murayama gave the first clear and formal apology for Japanese actions during the war. He apologized for Japan's wrongful aggression and the great suffering that it inflicted in Asia."

    Clear now?

    Comment by Anonymous

    How dirty, filthy, japanese right wing facist's propaganda...

    Probably japanese apologize for nanking...

    But never apologize for war sex slaves with china & korea otherelse. even existance of Unit 731.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731

    Comment by Anonymous

    The Imperial Japanese government & Japanese Right Wing Facist is just Only War Criminal.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No, they didn't and never apologize for Nanking.

    Comment by Anonymous

    and pearl habour as well

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I am not sure how accurate this is, but your argument seems VERY rational.

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    Comment by nanuchan
    18:32 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    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 ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:03 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, it was war after all. We use everything we can to achieve our goals, that's just how it is.
    It's just that different country had different goals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 27/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot the most important part - the shape shifting lizard men from the constellation Draco who've been puppeteering mankind from the shadows since the dawn of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Illuminati confirmed.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    13:46 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Literally worse than Hitler, now europe is raped to death by jews.

    Comment by Anonymous

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "SOLDIERS" is the keyword in what you just said. Apparently, we can just say a big FUCK YOU to Geneva accords according to you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:41 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    @19:44 American soldier is American citizen, why would the USA wants to prioritize enemy's citizen over their own during war time? Tell me that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    @19:30 What the fuck are you talking about? I never said anything about Japan, what kind of strawman are you arguing with?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    justified?! They bomb civilians. People who had nothing to do with the war. Nothing justified at all about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You are so got damn stupid it's unreal.

    Comment by Anonymous

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:07 31/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Japan was raping and killing thousands of civilians in other countries across Asia. They needed to be stopped, so they were.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone bombed civilians, remember Dresden? America just used a bigger bomb then usual.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Doesn't change anything in comment. I never tried to justify them either. But those people in Hiroshima and Nagasagi didn't go around and rape and civilians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The pot calling the kettle black.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, they sure know how to lie to own citizen..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    By that time in the war we had bombed everything of military significance..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:03 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 27/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    WELCOME TO WAR!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 27/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    WELCOME TO WWII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah? So how do you explain that the first thing the Japanese did in Korea was to ABOLISH SLAVERY? Then they built roads, schools and buildings the Koreans still use nowadays.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:25 27/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong the Koreans were pretty much used as slaves during the Japanese occupation.
    Many were conscripted to work in places like Hashima Island under deplorable conditions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet you say Dresden bombings AFTER WW2 ended were justified too, allied forces are disgusting war mongering freaks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "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

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, America was the first one to threaten Japan with warships.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nigga WHAT? Japan violated the Washington Treaty limiting capital ships on its own and made a huge naval buildup throughout the mid 1930s prior to invading China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    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.










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