a6mzero wrote:I was't on a a damn meaningful a quest for the truth to start with all I was doing was commenting about how many times the Japanese rejected surrender in the summer of 1945. I wasn't writing a masters thesis just stating my knowledge of events learned through years of being hobbyist so to speak of WW2.Now u can flap your gums some more about how stupid I am but it don't change the fucking facts about the surrender.
The Japanese said that the condition for surrender would be keeping their emperor. It was rejected by the US twice. After the bombs and the unconditional surrender, the US let them keep their emperor. I think BBS pointed this out.
The point being that Truman wanted to bomb them. He was being advised by the powers that be at the time, the military and he was too much of a nobody to say no. Truman didn't even know there was a bomb until he took office and most people feel that Roosevelt or Wallace wouldn't have dropped it but would have agreed to the surrender and meted out better terms to the Russians, thereby foregoing the cold war and nuclear arms race.