In the second World War, the Ellwood Pier in Goleta was destroyed by a Japanese submarine, but it was stated that they did not want to invade here because many locals had guns, unlike Japanese subjects who were expected by their emperor to hold off invaders with bamboo sticks.
Times have changed and the rhetoric of Santa Barbara politicians is similar to the faulty claims that Jon Stewart presented regarding World War II.
At 2:45 a.m. on 6 August, the Allies’ B-29 “Enola Gay” left the island of Tinian near Saipan. Its primary target was Hiroshima, where the 2nd Japanese Army stood poised to defend against an expected Allied invasion of their homeland. At 8:15 a.m., the “Enola Gay” destroyed Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb.
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