Leftists love to lie.
While it’s absolutely regrettable that so many people were killed and wounded in the dropping of two nuclear bombs on Imperial Japan, what would have been worse however, was an invasion by hundreds of thousands of US troops of the Japanese mainland. The carnage that would have ensued would have quadrupled the amount of those who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
In the event that the US would have opted instead for the continued carpet bombing of Japanese cities involved with its military industrial complex, the result would have been the same. There would have been far more numbers of civilian dead than what took place in those two ill-fated cities. So the next time you see footage of memorials for Hiroshima and Nagasaki on TV, mull over what you read here, and thank the daring men who flew the Enola Gay and dropped its payload over Japan.
NOTE: Oliver Stone is flake with too much time and money on his hands..
The Atom Bomb and the Truth Bomb
World War II is unique for many reasons. One of those reasons is that it revealed the duplicity of the left and its utter lack of consistency. Before John Kerry was for the Iraq War before he was against it, the left was for World War II before it was against it, before it was for it, until it was once again against it.
The left was for war before Stalin signed a pact with Hitler. It was vociferously against war once Hitler and Stalin were playing on the same team. When Hitler launched a surprise attack on the USSR, then they were even more loudly for war. And when the war drew to a close and Stalin stopped thinking of survival and began looking for ways to maximize territorial gains from the war, then the left, with the predictable rhythm of a weathervane blowing in the cold wind from Moscow, turned against the war.
Or rather against the occupation of Europe, the Marshall Plan and the atom bomb. That attitude of the old left, with its deep red veins of Communist sympathies, pulses through Oliver Stone’s propaganda series, “The Untold History of the United States.”
The third episode of the series, “The Bomb,” labors to make the case that using atomic weapons on Japan was unnecessary because a Soviet invasion would have forced Japan to surrender in any case leading to a lesser loss of life.
Supposing we take that assumption at face value, it is at best unclear whether Hiroshima and Nagasaki or a Soviet invasion would have led to a higher civilian death toll. Certainly an atomic bomb, unlike the Red Army, did not rape several million women. And looking at Communist Asian countries like China and North Korea, it is not difficult to imagine that a Soviet occupation of even part of Japan would have led to a far higher civilian casualty rate than dropping the bomb.
But Oliver Stone, like the rest of the left’s historical revisionists, doesn’t really care about Japanese civilians. Stalin had killed far more people, Russian and non-Russian, than every atom bomb combined. When it came to cynical power plays, the Soviet Union starved millions and would have starved millions more in the name of the same dominance that Stone and Kuznick accuse Truman of.