Skip to comments.The truth about the atomic bombs (Whittle)
Posted on 05/01/2009 10:25:00 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
Bill covers the WW2 nuke bombing of Japan. Video at the link...
This was a wonderful rebuttal of the idiotic Stewart! I even learned about the dropped leaflets containing the warnings - something new and make me feel even better about dropping the bomb. Sounds like they did all they could to mitigate civilian deaths (the Japanese were a fanatical group).
Bill is a research hound :) He does his job well!
That does seem to require an explanation?
Though somewhat rushed, it is a well-done piece.
This is a little off topic but having read a few books about the bombings and the damage I have always been a supporter of duck and cover, my impression is that if they knew what it was and had been conditioned to protect themselves from the burns and flying debris the casualties would have been far fewer, including the blindness.
Truly excellent presentation. I very much appreciated the over/under analysis of the possibility of a “demo” bomb explosion; that it was 1/4 of our available arsenal of nukes; that the ACTUAL detonations didn’t work, so why would a demo?
And as posted earlier, I didn’t know of the leafletting.
Well Okay... Of course at that time, even we did not really know what the total effects would be. I think warning them to leave was more than enough - of course, if we have given them much more information, they would have sent their complete Air Force to stop it.... One bomber did not scare them...
I didn't mean for them of course at that time, I was just speculating how much reduction in injuries there would have been if they knew what the public knew here in 1960, I think that duck and cover has always made sense.
Heh...reminds me of my early years! We practiced drills in school on the ole “Duck and Cover”. Only in my later years did I realize that that works only if you are several miles away from the epicenter. Actually, most of that was a feel good effort by the government to calm the citizens. Heck, saving ourselves from the initial blast was the least of our problems...
I do understand what you’re saying though - heh...
Democrats have always been a security risk..
If you read what damaged people it was because they stood and watched, we would never allow that for hurricanes or tornadoes but because the same effects originate from an unPC atom bomb we now don’t include it in the duck and cover that we still do for tornadoes.
As I recall (history - not quite that old), the Japanese, the Germans, and the Russians were all working on the atomic bomb back then and we got there first. Now I do think that spies passed information but have not heard about the Democratic involvement. Do you have any specific information?
Probably true - but most of those would have perished later due to radiation (assuming that they were that close to the blast)...
Jonny Stewart is such a COWARD and Bill Whittle owned him in this wonderfully put-together historical video.
Pass it around to everyone you know!
Truman feared being accused of causing a Japanese holocaust. He appointed his War Sec. to chair a committee about the decision, and they carefully documented every alternative and choice.
In the end, the decision was obvious, but the committee was set up to document the thought process for history and make it clear to revisionists that there was careful deliberation.
Yes, Japan was working on some type of bomb in Korea I believe.
What cowardly Liberals fail to ask themselves when they pass judgement on the USA in dropping the bomb is: “Do you think the Japanese would have hesitated to use the bomb on US if they had it, or were they more ethical than the USA??? Duh!
Of course they would have used it and they did not fight an ethical war (witness the Rape of Nanking).