Skip to comments.Son of Pilot Who Dropped A-Bomb Opposes Plan to Send U.S. Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony
Posted on 08/04/2010 12:45:04 PM PDT by Stoat
EXCLUSIVE: The son of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare says the Obama administration's decision to send a U.S. delegation to a ceremony in Japan to mark the 65th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima is an "unsaid apology" and appears to be an attempt to "rewrite history." James Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., says Friday's visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved. "It's an unsaid apology," Tibbets, 66, told FoxNews.com from his home in Georgiana, Ala. "Why wouldn't it be? Why would [Roos] go? It doesn't make any sense. "I know it's the anniversary, but I don't know what the hell they're trying to do. It needs to be left alone. The war is over."
James Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., says Friday's visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved.
"It's an unsaid apology," Tibbets, 66, told FoxNews.com from his home in Georgiana, Ala. "Why wouldn't it be? Why would [Roos] go? It doesn't make any sense.
"I know it's the anniversary, but I don't know what the hell they're trying to do. It needs to be left alone. The war is over."
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This has a European spin to it.
“If you’re the victim of a robbery, you’re partly responsible because you owned too much stuff.”
Next up a shrine for Emperor Hirohito at Pearl Harbor overlooking the USS Arizona in the interests of diversity and tolerance.
Did the Japanese apologize for the slaughtering of civilians in Manila Phillipines? (when we were liberating that city)
In Nanking China?
They SLAUGHTERED children All OVER the pacific by bayoneting them, because they didn’t want to “waste” ammunition.
FU the Japanese. They are lucky we did’t drop the damn thing on top of the Imperial Palace!!
My Father would have likely been one of those sent in with any invasion force. I sometimes wonder if he would have survived an assault on Japan.
Thanks to men like Tibbets, my Father and thousands of other like him lived to go on with their lives and build their families.
It is very humbling.
Just one more stop on Obama’s apology tour. Whatta maroon!
Hubby's Dad was scheduled to be shipped over in November of that year. He and all the men who were scheduled to be sent had no illusions about what would happen when they arrived on the Japanese mainland. They knew that not only would many of THEM be killed, but many civilians would be, as well.
I was impressed about the level of recognition for our sacrifice at Pearl Harbor, and really impressed at how automatic the response was from all hands without prompting.
That's his opinion. I look at it as our country honoring the deaths of our once enemy and now strongest ally for actions that were warranted in order to restore peace to this planet.
After all that we've been told about nuclear warfare, I find it ironic that both Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been able to rise above the nuclear rubble and build a sprawling metropolis while our own major cities such as Detroit have decayed into rubble........
I thought rendering honors was SOP when entering PH. Your post made it sound like it was the first time it had ever been done.
Brig Gen Paul W. Tibbets
no contest. Tibbets wins.
Please add to my #48 a full agreement with your sigline. Go Pokes!!
Are you out of your mind? The Japs own most of Hawaii. Also, every time I’ve been to the Pearl Harbor memorial there are as many of more Jap nationals there than everyone else put together. Its a very popular holiday destination for them.
In the poker game that was WWII, the Japs thought they had an unbeatable hand of four Aces in forcing us to invade the home islands.
However, as only poker players know, you can never be sure your hand is good enough. And shortly thereafter we laid down a straight flush by hiding mushroom cloud up our sleeve.
If gamers fought WWII:
tru_m4n: hi all
tru_m4n: OMG OMG OMG i got all his stuff!
tru_m4n: NUKES! HOLY **** I GOT NUKES
Stalin: d00d gimmie some plz
tru_m4n: no way i only got like a couple
Stalin: omg dont be gay gimmie nuculer secrets
T0J0: wtf is nukes?
T0J0: holy ****holy****hoylshti!!!111
*T0J0 has been eliminated.*
*The Allied team has won the game!*
Churchill: gg noobs no re
T0J0: thats bull**** u fockin suck
*T0J0 has left the game.*
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Yesterday, we presented a resolution honoring the award of a very belated bronze star to an infantryman who had been in the battle of Okinawa (Ryukyu) The allies suffered more than 50,000 casualties in that battle and Japan saw more than 100,000. Some have estimated that more than a million people would have been killed if the allies had continued their plans to invade Japan in order to finaly end the war. Instead, the bombs were dropped weeks after. Just gives a bit of perspective.
We didn’t start the fight: We just ended it.
That’s ‘cause we’re AMERICANS!!!!
“They are lucky we didt drop the damn thing on top of the Imperial Palace!!”
Damn straight! They thought was without their false god the emperor they would fight forever. I was watching History Channel and they covered the entire thought process about the bomb. The bottom line was that the jap government wasn’t so sure the people would even stop fighting. It took our bombs to convince the emperor to make his speech and there were still military officers trying to stop the speech and continue the fighting. Anyone saying the japs were near defeat doesn’t know the whole story.
“if the Japanese High Command had been in possession of their own A-bomb, how long do you think they would have hesitated before using it against U.S. military and civilian personnel?”
Excellent question. First time I can recall it. They would have used it immediately. So would the Germans. It is war. This is why we try to be civilized and avoid war.
That is funny. Copied, and will share at work tomorrow with a buddy who will get a kick out of it.