Lulz. Because that was funny, I am not going to point out that you just officially hijacked that thread in the Greenzone, and I'm going to take a deep breath and respond as politely as I can. And, as per the rules, I did not hijack that thread again, and instead created another thread. Yay!I looked up the word and did not find the quote you mentioned.
You be jibing me!
No, nerve gas wasn't used. Most countries abided by the Geneva Gas laws from 1925. I say most countries because, obviously the Nazis used it against the Jews, and the JAPANESE used it against the Chinese in 1941. So...yea, odd point you just made there.Total war also means using Nerve gas and it wasn't used. By "people", what people do you mean. The ones who did not succumb to the gov propaganda?
I suppose I don't know anything about the current Japanese ethos of war. But I can tell you that in WWII, they wanted to call all of Asia Japan, and, apparently, wanted North America's new name to be Japan as well. By any and all means. See above statement about the use of gas against China as evidence of that.What would you know of the Japanese "ethos of total war"?
What the hell difference does this make? That was seriously weak. So, by that reasoning, anytime you criticize America for anything, you are automatically wrong because you haven't lived here for the past 17 years?Did you live there for 17 years as I have?
Do you really know what you're talking about from first had experience living with these people?
buddhaboy: "America was gay in the 1900's."
Me: "What do you know about it? I live here."
buddhaboy: "You're right, my bad."
Do they teach history in Japan, or do they glaze over the embarrassment and shame of WWII like the Germans?
The Japanese waged absolutely brutal, all out, no holds barred war in Asia and the South Pacific, how can any reasonable person possibly argue that?
I ROFL'ed actually, because I found your hypocritical statement hilarious. I didn't say atomic fried Japs were funny did I? Am I really supposed to care? You do realize that if I am, I'm also therefore suppose to feel bad every time someone dies unjustly or horribly, which would put me in a perpetual state of depression.Tell me about how "hilarious" you found it. Did you ROFL and LOL and spit your coffee on the screen? Was it THAT funny?
So, you find it funny if folks mourn the loss of children who were instantly vaporized, not counting the ones who were maimed for the rest of their lives?
Mmkay, your 75+ year old circle of friends would have run, and quickly been shot in the back by other Japanese. You see, much like the officers of the German army keeping the conscripted polish/etc. in line with guns in their backs, or the Russian commandants keeping their soldiers in line the same way, the Japanese had the Kempeitai. I'm sure you know who they are, since you've lived in Japan for a lifetime, so I don't have to explain the propaganda enforcing kempeitai further.Ah, that is a big NO. I have met some of those people who lived during those years. Those were house wives practicing with broom sticks.
I asked a few if they would have actually used it. They said they would have "ran like a frightened cat" at the first look at a foreigner.
You have as much experience in WWII Japan as I do idiot. You weren't there. I can see right through your reference to "experience" as some cheep ploy to exhalt your knowledge of everything Japanese related, trying (but completely failing) to make an argument against you impossible. Every history book written about the period will back me up (that is, every history book written outside of Japan). You're self-proclaimed "experience" is laughable by comparison.This is Knowledge based on my Experience. Do you have that to back you up?
Ugh, I could care less if we bombed the shit out of a country made up entirely of starving, helpless, retarded orphans, let alone a country we were at war with. Again, that was pretty weak.This is more of the media hype to support the plans of the A-bomb and to make your conscious feel less guilty.
Ok, that was just fucking retarded. IF an invasion did occur on mainland Japan, you're saying it would have been hug and kiss, grab ass fest, with the only casualties being some poor GI's getting herpes from a 'dirty' welcome? It would have been slaughter. Again, no reasonable person would argue that.That is pure fiction. You don't know that as a fact because it never occurred.
I was born in 1982. I would sleep comfortably in my bed if we nuked all of Asia in 1945. It was a war I had nothing to do with, and the only consequence of which I endure, is freedom and democracy.More hype for the bombs justification and for the American public to sleep comfy in their beds.
This may be true, but my statement was made as a humorous attempt to stay on topic, sorry.You're an asshole.
Agh, I see now why all of your arguments have been baseless and unreasonable. You're fucking tired of defending Japan. Ok. I get it.I've been through this kind of talk with too many idiots on EZ and certainly on FY.com.
I'm not without reason. I understand that there is a debate about whether an atomic bomb OR an invasion was even necessary. Read a book or two and one will find that it wasn't so black and white. I get there is ambiguity in the decision, so don't get all pissy with me because other SC'ers and FU'ers pissed you off.
Anyway, Japs have stupid lookin eyes. What's your experience with that?:khi7h: