Invasion theory used to justify Hiroshima bombing is fictitious

To the Daily Sun,

A letter recently printed about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing is so full or errors I had to answer to present the truth, as I know it. The following is a corrected version of those horrific events.

Japan was a defeated nation. They were no longer a military presence in the Pacific. Japan's air power had been nullified owing to the fact that once we understood the mentality of the Japanese pilot they were easy targets shot out of the skies in overwhelming numbers. Their naval power was also greatly diminished in a war of attrition -- we sank more of their ships. Without air or sea power Japan was neutralized. As an island nation they were extremely vulnerable.

On March 10 we bombed the city of Tokyo killing 100,000 civilians leaving the city in a pile of rubble. Our unrelenting military was intent on bringing a defeated people to their knees. Japan was unable to retaliate, taking constant punishment.

The notion that we considered an invasion makes no sense whatsoever. Why would we risk the lives of thousands of Marines when Japan had been defeated and subject to the rule and dominance of the United States? The "invasion theory" has been used the shift blame. It is entirely fictitious.

Most people today believe the bombing was a tragic mistake. There is also a school of thought that contends the bombing was a show of force directed at Russia, in effect saying, "We've got the big one, don't mess with us!"

If only we had given Japan more time, in their political disarray, to form a new and viable government to negotiate a peace plan, we would not have this immense tragedy to live with.

Leon R. Albushies


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Schumer sees how Obama’s Iran deal threatens existece of Israel

To the Daily Sun:

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer just got put on the liberal poop list. Thats right one of the strongest Dem Senators in DC decided Obama's deal with Iran was so bad because it threaten's the very existence of Israel and lives of millions of Jews so he will vote against it. The liberal response is as could be expected. The Daily Kos has a cartoon showing Schumer holding an Israeli flag with the words "Traitor" captioning it. Move on writes, "Our country doesn't need another Joe Lieberman in the Senate. Happens both men are Jewish so can anyone doubt this is pure anti-semitism by Obama zealots who will gladly sacrifice Israel and Jews to the un-American Presidents pro-muslim agenda? No question about it.

Steve Earle


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Don Ewing (8-13) 415Americans will be victimized until we stop illegal immigration

To the Daily Sun,

Donald Trump brought more media attention to the problem of illegal immigration. Now we see that many Americans are raped, murdered, or otherwise harmed by illegal aliens daily. Recently an illegal alien who has been arrested four times but not deported by the Obama administration allegedly raped and bludgeoned a 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis to death with a hammer.

The Democratic spokesmen representing President Obama, who refuses to enforce our immigration laws, don't even seem to care about the victims of illegal aliens. They try to divert attention from President Obama who is the only one with the authority and funding to stop this crime wave against the American people.

Democrat spokesmen falsely claim that Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which neither Republican nor Democrat controlled Congresses passed, would have protected Americans.
But Comprehensive Immigration Reform wouldn't have stopped the harm to Americans. No law changes hardened violent criminals into saints.

And by rewarding illegal aliens with legal status, Comprehensive Immigration Reform would have encouraged even more illegal immigration causing even more harm to American citizens. Only the recording of crime statistics would change as the numbers of "Crimes by illegal aliens" would be counted as "Crimes by legal immigrants."

Congress didn't pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform because the vast majority of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents rose up in opposition. We know that not a single word needs to be added to our laws or another dollar allocated to stop most illegal immigration and protect the American people. Only the will to enforce our laws is lacking.

The American people have been lied to repeatedly about enforcing our immigration law, e.g., the border is "secure," the false claims of a record number of "deportations." We are tired of it. We're tired of being victimized by illegal aliens who are allowed to stay here because illegal immigration benefits politicians and their special interest supporters.

Americans will continue to be victimized by illegal aliens if we elect another president and another Congress who promote Comprehensive Immigration Reform rather than simply and finally stopping illegal immigration.

Many presidential candidates are disclosing good-sounding plans to handle illegal immigration. However, we've heard campaign promises before, and most candidates, like Clinton and Bush, have clear track records of supporting illegal immigration and fake "reforms."

Some candidates may have good intentions, but only Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, and Rick Santorum have the track records that show a commitment to stopping illegal immigration and protecting the American people.

Don Ewing

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LobsterFest contributions will help Old Town House and Fire Dept.

To the Daily Sun:

On behalf of the Center Harbor Heritage Commission, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Heritage Fund at the Aug. 6 LobsterFest that was held at our Fire House. These generous contributions will help restore our Old Town House and return it to public use for civic and community meetings and cultural events.

And, a special "thank you" to the Center Harbor Community Development Association for sponsoring the LobsterFest to support our dedicated Fire Department.

Listed on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places, the Old Center Harbor Town House was built in 1843 and used for Town Meetings and voting until 1964. It also served as a one-room schoolhouse for several years. It is still located on the original site at the corner of Route 3 and Waukewan Road. Sadly, despite its proud history of serving the townspeople, the Old Town House is only used for storage now and desperately needs repairs.

Anyone who would like to help save our Old Town House may mail a tax-deductible donation to: The Center Harbor Heritage Fund, PO Box 140, Center Harbor, NH 03226. The check should be made payable to: The Center Harbor Heritage Fund.

Karen Ponton
Center Harbor

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Veterans Home residents would like to meet more candidates

To the Daily Sun,
Those of us veteran residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home here in Tilton were visited by Governor Chris Christie, his wife and three of his four children on July 3.

To date he has been the only presidential candidate to tell us what he has done for veterans in New Jersey that is also making it into VA hospitals though out the United States. It was interesting to note how he explained to the Legislature of his state what financial condition the state was in
and what it would take to put New Jersey back on more stable ground. Even though of different political parties the legislators and the governor agreed on the plans necessary to fix their neighborhoods conditions, their public school problems and finally make New Jersey tourist areas more appealing to travelers.

When will other candidates find out that we might like to hear their efforts for veterans and the real life solutions they may plan to put into place without planning on all-out wars that seem to be a real possibility? While some of us believe that we must protect our freedoms others think
John Q. Public does not need AR - 15s or the like to hunt or target shoot with. Those public servants in safety agencies certainly require this type of protection against drug cartels, felons, some of the mentally deranged and others that threaten their ability to protect us.

We would truly like to hear the candidates' positions and plans so that our 100-plus veterans can plan to ask our questions and begin to think whom we might vote for in our state primary and final selection in the federal administrative and legislative elections.

Please make arrangements to be with us.

Bill Bertholdt

Resident Council President

New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton

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