Re: European vs. American Fanaticism

Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 10:30:11 MDT

In a message dated 7/2/2001 10:42:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< That's true enough, and in addition, according to Ben Wattenberg, the US
 caused _at least_ ten times more casualties in Japan by firebombing than by
 nuking, and the reason the US stopped the firebombing was that we ran out of
 bombs. Anyway, WWII demonstrates overall just who the nuttiest nations were,
 and fairly well demolishes the argument that extremism has its capital in
 America (unless one categorizes freedom as a form of extremism).
You leave out the behavior of the Japanese military in WW2 in the region of
Manchuria (Manchukyo) with Unit 731, and their work with tularemia, bubonic
plague, anthrax, cholera, live human dissections and the like, perhaps using
incendiaries was "too passive" for the Japanese? I wonder if the Imperial
Family was destroyed by targeted bombings, if that would not have hastened
the wars' end, in the Pacific? That being plausible, as we know see how
Hirohito was the prime mover of aggression in Asia. Incendiary comment, that!


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