Okay, I haven’t read or researched anything on this in a very long time, so I can’t be certain. I’m not saying they were harmless. I am saying they said to the US, “okay, we know you got an A bomb, we surrender!”
And, the US said, “that’s fine, still gonna drop this A bomb on you though.”
Regardless of what they were doing over there, we didn’t need to drop the A bomb, there were other alternatives… I had to do this big research paper on it, AP America history, that’s the gist of what I remember.