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In one fell swoop! Seriously? Who on Earth is stupid enough to believe THAT? Story in credit link.

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Oliver Stone: From . In one fell swoop! Seriously? Who on Earth is stupid enough to believe THAT? Story in credit link.
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5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24182 Posts
Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:49:47 PM
@CaptKangaroo: You couldn't be more wrong if you tried!
Japan was READY for a long siege! A prolonged invasion and continued bombing. Their ONLY hope of avoiding absolute surrender was to bleed the allies in the land invasion until they allowed some terms.
It was a good gamble for them: Nothing to lose (except millions of dead citizens and soldiers)!
And with the War In Europe over? The average American Citizen wanted the War In The Pacific over... NOW!
The USA was also facing internal strife: negros and latinos on the West Coast (especially) were one step short of violent rebellion.
ALSO: Moral among the European GIs was TERRIBLE! They expected to go home! Not to the bloodbath in Japan.

A history book or three might do YOU some good, @Captain...

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 1977 Posts
Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:25:09 PM
@randomxnp- Gosh, I bet ya read that in a book once- read a few more bub.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5175 Posts
Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:49:39 AM
@carmium, that's generally how I-A-Bers view informtion. Get the gist of a post and then tell the experts how they are wrong.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6290 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:33:11 PM
SInce I'm not about to watch an hour ans a half of this, can someone sum up what Stone is saying here?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12979 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:08:33 PM
@Pooptart, that wasn't a very nice thing to say.


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