Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: Hiroshima
Posted on 08/06/2014 4:12:28 AM PDT by Master Zinja
On this date in 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, causing possibly as many as 80,000 deaths, with thousands more later from radiation and other illnesses. While many still debate the morality of the use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there is no doubt that, had the Japanese not surrendered following the dropping of the bombs, the Allied invasion of Japan, scheduled to begin on November 1, 1945, would have likely caused millions of casualties on both sides before Japan would have capitulated.
And I believe that because of those two atomic bombs being dropped, and seeing the destruction, is why there has been no use of atomic bombs since then.
Of course the ‘mad mullahs’ and their culture of death are a new factor.
A thousand years from now, the gap between the first and third use will not seem huge to the students learning about it.
It’s coming again.
The Nazi's get the prize for war cruelty but the Japanese were ten times worse in murder, genocide and cruelty. Much of their misdeeds were hidden but of the little we can document is horrific. The rape of Nanking was only a glimpse of Japan's terror campaign over 10 years through out Asia...
I visited Hiroshima a few years ago. I was curious about how the Japanese there viewed Americans.
To my surprise, I could find no animosity. I was told by a tour guide that Japanese school children were taught pretty much the truth, that their own out-of-control military was to blame. I was also told that older Japanese, those who lived through the war, would be the only ones who still harbor animosity. I never found any.
I participated in the Hiroshima ceremony, right outside the museum, in which every year one Japanese citizen and one American citizen is chosen to walk ceremoniously up the quad and ring the “Peace Bell”. I was that American on that day.