Manatee Slayer said:
-The Japanese had virtually no Navy or Airforce to speak of.
Not true. The Japanese did have a Navy. The US Navy sank the majority of it after Allied Intelligence cracked their communication codes. Since the Japanese were too proud to admit their codes could be cracked, the location of their fleets were given away to the allied forces.
-The Americans had blockaded Japan, meaning they couldn't get any imported recources, which is nearly everything. lol
The blockade is only regarded that by the Japanese. In reality, the seas were very much open, but the Imperial Navy had a policy that all ships were to broadcast their locations and status to the Imperial Naval Command on a daily basis. So their ships weren't being kept in harbor. They were being destroyed. Also, the intention of this military action was to prevent another Raping of Nanking.
-The japanese were terrified by the thought of the Russians coming, due to the fact they had lost to them before and that they would probably take over the country and install communism.
The more accurate statement is that the Japanese feared failing the Emperor. Had a ground war commenced, a militia of 10 million Japanese civilian men (ranging from 10-60 years of age) would have been forced into service.
-Many high ranking officials were against the attack saying it was unnesisary and that the Japanese were ready to surrender anyway.
Possibly truth, you're using several ambiguous words (many and high ranking) without naming names. George Marshall, General of the Army and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate was the one who informed President Truman of the existence of the A-bomb and advised that it be used.
-Winston Churchill in his book ("The World At War") said that the bombs did not play any part in the defeat of Japan.
True, however, British Fields Marshall Harold Alexander, Bernard Montgomery and British Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding held very low opinions of Churchill's military opinions in their memoirs. The fact is that Churchill never served in combat.
-The only reason people think that the bombs won the war in the Pacific is due to American Propagada.
Not true at all. It was made apparent that the United States had the capacity to manufacture multiple A-bombs and with the continued conventional bombings of Tokyo, the Emperor acknowledged that continued attrition would result in the loss of Kokutai in Japan (most accurately translated as the Unifying National Identity of Japan).