Did Bibi Make The Right Decision? – The Answer Is Obvious Looking At Japan’s Surrender On August 15, 1945

Bibi and President Trump having a major say in the final decision regarding the visit of the two Congresswomen

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 There is a major difference between the two events which took place in a 74 year time span on August 15. The Japanese were the enemy that was intent on destroying America and its people, according to various accounts that I have heard,  and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  were determined to continue fighting to the death.

That is why President Truman found it necessary to drop those two A Bombs. Once those bombs were dropped and the Emperor realized his mistake in refusing to surrender, he quickly decided that for the good of the country he must do so.

 

President Trump and Bibi are the modern day version of the two A Bombs (In A Verbal Sense).

 

Here is the August 15, 1945 story and the surrender speech of Emperor Hirohito as told by Wikipedia-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

Jewel Voice Broadcast

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Jewel Voice Broadcast (玉音放送 Gyokuon-hōsō) was the radio broadcast in which Japanese EmperorHirohito (Emperor Shōwa 昭和天皇 Shōwa-tennō) read out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the Greater East Asia War (大東亜戦争終結ノ詔書 Daitōa-sensō-shūketsu-no-shōsho), announcing to the Japanese people that the Japanese Government had accepted the Potsdam Declaration demanding the unconditional surrender of the Japanese military at the end of World War II. This speech was broadcast at noon Japan Standard Time on August 15, 1945.

The speech was probably the first time that an Emperor of Japan had spoken (albeit via a phonograph record) to the common people. It was delivered in the formal, Classical Japanese that few ordinary people could easily understand. It made no direct reference to a surrender of Japan, instead stating that the government had been instructed to accept the terms of the Potsdam Declaration fully. This created confusion in the minds of many listeners who were not sure whether Japan had surrendered.

 

The main subject of the speech was to announce the surrender of Japan, that Hirohito “ordered our government to communicate to the governments of the United StatesGreat BritainRepublic of China and the Soviet Union that our empire accepts the provisions of their joint declaration.”[2]

In the speech, Hirohito noted that the war arose out of “our sincere desire to ensure Japan’s self-preservation and the stabilization of East Asia […]”, but “the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage”. He then stated, “moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives”, referring to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that occurred days before. He did not, however, mention the Soviet invasion of Manchuria and other Japanese-held territories that had also begun a few days before. He also said, “it is according to the dictates of time and fate that we have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is insufferable.”

 

Full text

 TO OUR GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS,

After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in our empire today, we have decided to effect a settlement of the present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure.

We have ordered our government to communicate to the governments of the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union that our empire accepts the provisions of their joint declaration.[7]

To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations as well as the security and well-being of our subjects is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by our imperial ancestors and which lies close to our heart.

Indeed, we declared war on America and Britain out of our sincere desire to ensure Japan’s self-preservation and the stabilization of East Asia, it being far from our thought either to infringe upon the sovereignty of other nations or to embark upon territorial aggrandizement.

But now the war has lasted for nearly four years. Despite the best that has been done by everyone – the gallant fighting of the military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of our servants of the state, and the devoted service of our one hundred million people – the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest.

Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives. Should we continue to fight, not only would it result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization.

Such being the case, how are we to save the millions of our subjects, or to atone ourselves before the hallowed spirits of our imperial ancestors? This is the reason why we have ordered the acceptance of the provisions of the joint declaration of the powers.

We cannot but express the deepest sense of regret to our allied nations of East Asia, who have consistently cooperated with the Empire towards the emancipation of East Asia.

The thought of those officers and men as well as others who have fallen in the fields of battle, those who died at their posts of duty, or those who met with untimely death and all their bereaved families, pains our heart night and day.

The welfare of the wounded and the war-sufferers, and of those who have lost their homes and livelihood, are the objects of our profound solicitude.

The hardships and sufferings to which our nation is to be subjected hereafter will be certainly great. We are keenly aware of the inmost feelings of all of you, our subjects. However, it is according to the dictates of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable.

Having been able to safeguard and maintain the Kokutai, We are always with you, our good and loyal subjects, relying upon your sincerity and integrity.

Beware most strictly of any outbursts of emotion which may engender needless complications, or any fraternal contention and strife which may create confusion, lead you astray and cause you to lose the confidence of the world.

Let the entire nation continue as one family from generation to generation, ever firm in its faith in the imperishability of its sacred land, and mindful of its heavy burden of responsibility, and of the long road before it.

Unite your total strength, to be devoted to construction for the future. Cultivate the ways of rectitude, foster nobility of spirit, and work with resolution – so that you may enhance the innate glory of the imperial state and keep pace with the progress of the world.

(Hirohito‘s signature and Privy Seal)

Tokyo, August 14, 1945

 

Now I want to comment on the decision by Israel to ban the two Congresswomen on August 15, 2019-

I will not comment on Tlaib since I am not from her district, but I know very well the rich history in Minnesota’s Fifth District and what is expected of the  Congresswoman who claims to represent the people there. And yet from the very beginning of her term in Congress, she had only negative words for Israel, Jews and even America.

 

When criticized for her comments, she claimed to apologize, but continued along the same road, not backing down from her hatred toward the Jews or our  country. So her claim to represent the people in Minnesota’s Fifth District is totally false.

To compound her problems, it was discovered she most probably entered the US on a false passport and illegally has married her brother to gain entry. Because she continues to refuse to answer questions about her family or marriage history, those newly discovered facts appear to be true.

Now lets think logically about this whole situation facing Omar, especially when trying to gain entrance into Israel.  It is no secret, Security services in Israel are considered among the best in the world. When anyone flies El Al or flies to or from Ben Gurion, they can expect to be asked many questions by the highly trained security personnel.

When Omar flies to Israel, she most probably would be subject to the same treatment. Israeli’s are many things, but when it comes to security, they are not stupid. If there is any suspicion about any passenger, they make sure to check them out thoroughly  until their questions are satisfactorily answered. If the agents are doing their jobs, it is most likely they have heard  the questions about Omar’s marriage and family history. If in fact Omar is flying on a false passport, they why would Israel security even think of letting her into the country?

Back in Washington and Minnesota, she has been asked to explain all of this many times so everyone can get a clearer picture of who she is, her family history and if in fact she is married to her brother.  And on every single occasion she refuses to answer. There is no justification for a Congresswoman who claims to represent the Fifth District in Minnesota to keep all this information secret. The people she represents should not have to put up with this nonsense, and neither should the Israelis.

The Japanese Emperor needed two A bombs to finally decide to give up the fight and surrender in the interests of his people. And as Emperor Hirohito puts it above and I will repeat-

“Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives. Should we continue to fight, not only would it result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization.

Such being the case, how are we to save the millions of our subjects, or to atone ourselves before the hallowed spirits of our imperial ancestors? This is the reason why we have ordered the acceptance of the provisions of the joint declaration of the powers”.

The two Congresswoman follow the PLO and the above refusal to lay down their verbal weapons, then it was only appropriate Bibi took those weapons away from Israel.

And hence the decision by Israel to ban them  from our country is the most logical step to take. I must compliment Bibi on his decision and those involved and also President Trump who refuses to sit back and do nothing about this and has been a staunch ally of Israel ever since he took office.

In fact, President Trump perhaps is one of the biggest ally’s of Israel since the Reagan administration. But Present Reagan as far as I can recall never had to deal with a situation such as this.

Perhaps it is all G-d’s plan that President Trump comes along just as this time, since a decision regarding the banning of these two Congresswoman needed a strong Israeli supporter to get the job done.

It is also interesting to note that President Truman also had to be a strong Israel supporter to help create the State of Israel.

Perhaps if we look at both Presidents last names, we will again see a connection between the two all planned by Hashem many years ago-

TRUMAN   = TRUM plus AN

 

TRUMP    =   TRUM plus P

 

 

Wishing Everyone A Peaceful And Restful  Shabbat

 

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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