Most of the men who were behind Japanese atrocities,were later paid off by the USA,to spill all their germ warfare secrets.
My uncle is a ww2 vet ,so I wanted to understand it,first hand .
As I know all the stories. Nanjing makes me nauseous ,to even think about .
He said we had to bomb them ,because they weren't going to stop.
They had a subterranean base our military had to take out .
I forgot what he said they did there .....I will ask him again .
The men who committed the atrocities,all went back to japan,after the war ,and became yakuza bosses.
These men were ruthless .
Many men who followed orders,felt shamed. Its why they lied in all the history books.
I still don't think this is a good enough excuse to kill 250,000 civilians .
Just to be clear about this: I am not saying that what is happening now and last year (earthquakes, tsunamis) is what the Japanese 'deserve' as part of their karma or some such nonsense.
On the other hand, if the US had not dropped these bombs the war would have continued and many thousands more civilians and soldiers would have died :