Skip to comments.Nagasaki remembers its atomic fate
Posted on 08/08/2005 8:43:37 PM PDT by soundandvision
NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) -- A siren wailed and a bronze bell rang out through the air Tuesday as Nagasaki marked the exact moment 60 years ago that an American airplane appeared in its skies and dropped the plutonium bomb "Fat Man," killing some 80,000 people and sealing Japan's defeat in World War II.
About 6,000 people, including hundreds of aging bomb survivors, crowded into Nagasaki's Peace Memorial Park, just a few hundred meters (yards) from the center of the blast, for a solemn remembrance and moment of silence.
When the silence ended, Nagasaki Mayor Iccho Itoh had some angry words for the leaders of the nuclear powers, and especially the United States.
"To the citizens of the United States of America: We understand your anger and anxiety over the memories of the horror of the 9-11 terrorist attacks," he said.
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Welcome to FR. I checked his page to see if he'd been banned yet, but he's working on it.
Duh is where he belongs.
see post 20.
Ah....you've really outted yourself now.....
That's because we damned near missed. American's hate inaccuracy.
Gay troll gets...nuked. ;o)
Interesting....I did NOT know THAT....learn so much here at FR.....THANKS.
Did he/she say something in #24?
Yes.....can't repeat it.....
Boy, those mods are fast. I had time to refresh the page once, see the profanity in his new post 24 and then BAM, gone a few seconds later. Truly impressive. :)
Is he/she/it gone now?
**killing some 80,000 people ***
Has everyone forgotten that after two A-bombs we went back to conventional bombing raids and killed thousands before the surrender?
What gets their panties in a bunch is we used ONE A-bomb on each city. Had we mounted a 100 plane raid on Hiro and Naga and killed as many as we did nothing would be said about it today.
Hmmm, wonder what I missed?
He/she dropped the F-bomb. Probably tripped an alarm with that one. :)
I'm sure "he/she/it" is gone now.....probably to be re-incarnated under some other name, at another time.
Better a couple of nukes than even a few days of incendiary raids.
Dirty and vile. Why do they do things like that?
Even his screen name was a lame Al Franken book title rip-off.
We will never forget Bataan, Mayor. And we can relate that to Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot.
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