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13835 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Aug 2012 at 9:02 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-30 12:55:57 PM  
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HotIgneous Intruder:

You do not know what the fark you're talking about regarding the bomb sites or targeting priorities or teh firebombing of British cities.
Citations or GTFO and stop pulling gobs of nonsense out of your butthole.

I told you not to mention the war!
2012-08-30 10:45:48 AM  
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Arkanaut: IMO though, the atomic bomb saved millions of people that would have been killed or starved if there was an Allied invasion of Japan. And imagine if the Soviets took over Hokkaido and northern Honshu? Fuhgeddaboutit.

As an American of German descent living in Japan, married to a Japanese woman, I am absolutely shocked how the Japanese disregard what happened to Germany at the end of WWII. The nation was split into three parts, and the easternmost third was forever lost. On the occasions that WWII and its aftermath comes up, I have repeatedly told her how lucky she is that her own people of Hokkaido were not exiled forever from their homeland, or forced to work in concentration camps until their survivors were repatriated into southern Japan, and any Japanese living in northern Honshu would be under Soviet rule, being target practice whenever the Soviets wished for the next 45 years.

My ancestors from both sides of my family came from the German Baltic state of East Prussia, near Koenigsberg. When I was growing up, my grandmother would tell stories of her own grandfather and his life before he emigrated to Illinois in the 1890s. It left a very deep impression on me. Eastern Prussia(the true East Germany)had a unique culture, much as Scotland is different from England. It would be as if all of Scotland was wiped out and resettled by the Russians, all of their cemeteries bulldozed and all of their culture wiped out, and all of their population forced to resettle into England. Everything that was uniquely Scottish for the last 1000 years would be lost forever, and their people and accomplishments would be looked on as an embarassing reminder of the unpleasant past. The homeland of my ancestors I will always refer to as Occupied Koenigsberg, and not the temporary name that the current occupiers have placed upon it.

I have met many people with European ancestry, and they have been proud of the heritage and history not only of their nation, but of the region that they came from. One of my best friends has a family that comes from the Catalonian region of Spain, and he is fiercely proud of his Catalonian heritage. I am envious that his heritage survived and mine didn't. Every time that Spain is brought up, why don't people constantly make Franco jokes over and over, and any time any Spain makes any accomplishments, why don't people immediately bring up Spain's fascist history?

As I grow older, I find this sort of behavior and people who constantly gleefully talk about this every time Germany or Japan is brought up to be really disgustingly disregarding of human life and culture and much closer to the spirit of fascism for doing so.

2012-08-30 09:27:44 AM  
1 vote:
Gives an interesting snapshot into what it may have been like 70 or so years ago when they were raining down all around.
2012-08-30 09:10:40 AM  
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A Sergeant in motion outranks a Lieutenant who doesn't know what's going on.

An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.
2012-08-30 09:04:41 AM  
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the explosion blew out windows, caused some rooftops to catch on fire, and half of one house to collapse

Good job.
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