You are uninformed. I suggest you read a bit more an pick up something other then the Government approved crap sold down there as “history”
The US Government forced The Chicago reporter not to publish this article during the war . That is how the US Government works.
Admiral Leahy who was against the bombing leaked this to the press. Since that time people like yourself and other Government stooges have been trying their best to claim the Japanese were “fanatics” would “never surrender” and the USA had no choice but to drop the bombs. In fact they kept inflating the number of casualties they would suffer if they had to invade japan.
From the article
Trohan’s article revealed that two days prior to Roosevelt’s departure for Yalta, the president received a crucial, forty page memorandum from General Douglas MacArthur outlining five separate surrender overtures from highly placed Jap officials offering surrender terms which were virtually identical to the ones eventually dictated by the Allies to the Japanese in August.
The MacArthur communication was leaked to Trohan in early 1945 by Admiral William D. Leahy, FDR’s chief of staff, who feared it would be classified as top secret for decades or even destroyed. The authenticity of Trohan’s article (which elicited no editorial notice or re-publication in any other major U.S. newspaper), was never challenged by the White House. Former President Herbert Hoover personally queried General MacArthur on the Tribune’s story and the general acknowledged its accuracy in every detail.
It is pretty god damn hard for a country to surrender if everytime they offer to do so the other party refuses thus YOUR crap that the Japanese would never surrender. 5 seperate overtures all rebuffed is NOT never offering to surrender. This is Propaganda hard at work. (You should perhaps review how Bernays was contratced by the US Government to deliver this sort of Propoganda to help make Americans pro-war but I doubt you will read anything that does not contradict your “shining ciity on a hill hookum” )
I also suggest you read the article on the racist comments made by one of your good Senators on Iranians. Just because the media fails to report on those comments hardly means they were not made and that same media was hard at work in post war USA making sure Americans never heard about Japanese offers to surrender.
By the way. The Philippines campaign was the single largest land battle the US engaged in during the Pacific war. The USA lost a total of 13000 KIA. Russia lost more than that taking Berlin. The Japanese units had no air cover, no armor, no effective way to deal with armor and little in the way of supplies. (Point of fact in both battles the attacker outnumbered the defender by some 3 to 1. Russia lost as many KIA to the Germans as they inflicted. The Americans lost a third KIA to the Japanese as they inflicted. It an established fact that a dug in defender will inflict more casualties then they take all things being equal. They were not equal to due to firepower superiority which the USA had in spades and which the Russians had in Manchuria)
They simply lacked the firepower to face the USA and Russians. This crap that all the good troops were fighting the USA and this why the kwantung army defeated so quickly is just that. US writers have now started claiming that the USA and western allies faced the best German forces on the Western front and that the Russians faced third raters. It the same mentality.
Japans best units had been depleted in years of war in Manchuria and China and South East Asia and Burma. Just as with the Germans the ranks of veteran units were undermanned and filled with recruits with little training. This was made evident in the Air campaign after what was called “the great marianas turkey shoot” where the Japanese Air force sent porrly trained pilots against the US forces and were destroyed. They managed to damage one US vessel, This directly refutes your crap about “5000 kamikazes” good lord where do you come up with this stuff? You can not just stick a guy at the controls of an aircraft and expect him to fly it into a ship anymore then you can stick a guy behind the controls of a 747 and expect him to fly it into a skyscraper.
The difference between the German units and the Japanese units was the Germans still had better training overall and more importantly had more firepower.
The dropping of Nuclear bombs on cities was the work of fanatics and a war crime. Any that would engage in the mass slaughter of civilians including women and children in order to accomplish their goals IS a fanatic.