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Bomber pilot's son raps Roos' Hiroshima A-bomb day attendance
Kyodo News ^ | August 7, 2010 | Kyodo News staff

Posted on 08/06/2010 8:23:00 PM PDT by Christus_Rex

The son of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945 in World War II has criticized the U.S. administration for sending a delegation to Friday’s ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the bombing, a U.S. TV reported Thursday.

Tibbets, whose father died in 2007 at age 92, said of the administration of President Barack Obama, ‘‘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,’’ FoxNews said.

(Excerpt) Read more at japantoday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; hiroshima; japan; obama
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To: tanknetter
Boy ya got me thinking now....I have a friend with a limited edition painting of a B29 morphing into a B-2 with both their signatures. I'll have to go visit him look @ the painting for clues, because both their bio's are on it....
21 posted on 08/07/2010 6:27:30 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Christus_Rex

When I was in Japan, thirty some years ago, there were still a small number of Japanese smart enough and honest enough to realize that they owed Paul Tibbets their lives. Among them was my friend “Jimmy”. He figured that he would have died in the invasion. He had been trained to be an antitank weapon. He was to get under an American tank and detonate his satchel charge. Jimmy was eleven when the bombs were dropped. He was just one of the (tens of?)millions of Japanese who were still alive at the end of the war who wouldn’t have been without the bomb.


22 posted on 08/07/2010 7:38:51 AM PDT by magslinger (DISCLAIMER: No liberals were harmed in the making of this post. I'm sorry and will try harder.)
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