Ya'll make it sound like these folks were falsly invited to a party and then mowed down while they munched corn on the cob.<quoted text>
.. Native Americans, Hiroshima, Nagasaki ..
.. need more ??..
And that simply isn't the case.
The genocide of the native tribes of the America's was began by the Spanish as far as outsiders is concerned. But in truth the natives warred against each other for century's. And we don't know how many that took part in the genocide of the North American Indian were in fact American Nationals ...surely a great number were immigrants. But I can say with absolute certainty that not a single one of you can look upon the heart of anyone and declare if they are a people of faith ...or what faith.
The wheels of history were in motion. There is nothing anyone was going to do to stop it. It is what it is.
And since you brought up the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and sticking with that time period & WWII, it was the Empire of Japan that called us out.
How many civilians died at Pearl? How many civilians died around the world at the hands of the Empire of Japan?
The Emire simply bit off more than it could chew.
And lets not forget the many beheadings, death marchs and other forms of torture committed against the Allied forces.
How many civilians died in the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat? Europe was screaming for aid. The USA didn't just march in and start shooting the place up.
This war had to come to an end ...it was enough.
I'm not advocated the wholesale slaughter of innocents ...but damn, we should turn away while Americans are slaughtered early on a Sunday morning ...or sent to the depths of the icy seas by an unknown hunter.