"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
It took 2 bombs to get Japan to surrender - their Shinto devotion to death to the last man included their women and young men,
even elder children
I've seen pictures of women drilling with pitchforks -the alternative was invasion of the Japanese Islands.
I wonder how many more millions would have had to die for that WWII to end like that.
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
Not Axis casualties,and not even Japanese civilian casualties - it was a horrible choice, but that is the nature of war.
Truman had no choice really when looked at it with clarity.
My personal perspective is Iran would eventually get the bomb if it wants it, and I'm not too happy about that
because that means the ME will go nuclear too.
But it's best to focus on what we can there -supporting Sisi in Egypt,
and trying to save what we can of Iraq from being a complete colony of Iran, with the exception of Anbar for the Sunnis and the upcoming Kurdistan.
Nukes are something we a re just going to have to live with, i'm not happy with Obama's end run around Congress either,
but there are bigger concerns then nukes.
I know most focus on nukes, but I just don't think even Iran would play that card
Or ISIS brand of Salafi jihad. apocalyptic meaning ISIL would gladly let loose a nuke,
Iran...I'm not 100% sure either way, but I'd like to at least not think so
Israel doesn't want war..not even Bibi Netanyahu...the problem is Iran is like ISIL in that regards..
The Iranian regime are a bunch of fundamentalist Shia clerics
Shiite Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism | Martin Kramer on the Middle East