At 01:22 AM 12/14/01 EST, Spudboy100 wrote:
>Finally, I remember responding to one of Damien Broderick's pleas for
>American restraint (I am paraphrasing). My response was "wait until it
>happens in Sidney, then you'll see.."
I assume you mean Sydney. In fact, Australia *was* bombed during WW2 in
1942... the northern town of Darwin copped some explosives from the air.
Hundreds were killed, hundreds more injured.
At least one mini-submarine nosed around Sydney Harbour and Newcastle.
I imagine that when Japanese civilians were nuked, most Aussies were
pleased as punch. I would have felt the same, I suppose.
The difference is that the victims' families knew that the Japanese
government and military were responsible; there was a war on. If those
responsible had run off to hide in China or Tibet, would those countries
have been bombed in reprisal? Maybe.
It's very troubling.
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