“America’s needless firebombing of Tokyo in 1945 is one of the ‘good war’ myths used to justify the endless war policies of today.
March 9, 2015 marked the seventieth anniversary of the American firebombing of Tokyo, World War II’s deadliest day.
More people died that night from napalm bombs than in the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But few in the United States are aware that the attack even took place.
The lack of ceremonies or official state apologies for the firebombing is unsurprising considering that many Americans see World War II as the “just war” fought by the “greatest generation.” These labels leave the war and the atrocities Americans committed during it largely untouched…
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