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Do you believe he really had a choice?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Dec 7th, 2005 at 10:33:47 AM EST
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What would have happened if he had refused to fly his mission? Would he have been expected to perform seppuku on the spot? Summarily executed?

Are there no better options that to embark on a suicide mission for a regime you don't believe in? Maybe you can try to survive the mission and give yourself in to the enemy?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 7th, 2005 at 10:44:24 AM EST
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The Divine Wind pilots were supplied with just enough fuel to fly one way. Very few actually hit their targets. There's a museum in Japan (off-hand, can't remember the name of the place) near the kamikazi airbase full of the personal objects and last sayings of these "chosen martyrs." What little choice one of them may have had was to miss the target.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Wed Dec 7th, 2005 at 07:07:37 PM EST
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