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  • Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

    08/19/2017 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Riley · 95 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 19, 2017 | Ben Werner
    Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface.
  • WaPo: In Japan and America, more and more people think Hiroshima bombing was wrong

    05/10/2016 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    This month, President Obama will become the first incumbent American president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. That bomb - and a second atomic blast on Nagasaki on Aug. 9 - effectively ended World War II; Japan surrendered six days after the Hiroshima bombing. However, the human costs were huge. Estimates of those killed go as high as 150,000, and even for those who survived, it was a hellish, life-altering experience. [Snip] In the first Gallup poll from 1945 just after the bombings, a huge 85...
  • THANK GOD FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB

    08/06/2014 4:18:16 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August, 1981 | Paul Fussell
    Many years ago in New York I saw on the side of a bus a whiskey ad I’ve Remembered all this time. It’s been for me a model of the short poem, and indeed I’ve come upon few short poems subsequently that exhibited more poetic talent. The ad consisted of two eleven-syllable lines of “verse,” thus: In life, experience is the great teacher. In Scotch, Teacher’s is the great experience. For present purposes we must jettison the second line (licking our lips, to be sure, as it disappears), leaving the first to register a principle whose banality suggests that it...
  • A-Rod is A-mazing.

    09/17/2010 7:16:51 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 59 replies
    self ^ | 091710 | me
    Ninth inning, 3 run bomb to give the Yankees what will hopefully be (rare, of late) win.Very dramatic.Like him or no, the guy is the best.
  • HAPPY HIROSHIMA DAY!

    08/06/2010 6:55:36 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 31 replies
    My Fetid Brain ^ | August 6, 2010 | Shameless Vanity
    On December 7, 1941 my father was asleep in his barracks, his National Guard active duty commitment almost finished, he looked forward to returning to civilian life. Events that morning in Haiwaii dramatically changed his prospects. If not for the events of August 6, 1945 in Japan the chances that he would ever be returned to civilian life would have decreased significantly. Even had he survived the War, the chances that he would have returned when he did, pursue the career he did and met my mother and married her in 1948 and had a son in 1950 would have...
  • Son of Pilot Who Dropped A-Bomb Opposes Plan to Send U.S. Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony

    08/04/2010 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    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...
  • Atomic Apology? US to send first delegation to Hiroshima A-Bomb memorial

    08/04/2010 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | ERIC TALMADGE , ap
    TOKYO — Survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are welcoming a decision by the United States to send its first ever delegation to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attacks, but are asking for something they aren't likely to get — an apology. Tokyo has praised the decision to send U.S. Ambassador John Roos to the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday, though some survivors of the attack, which is seen by many in Japan as an unjustified use of excessive force against a civilian population, say they have mixed feelings. "They best thing they could do would...
  • US envoy ambassador to attend Hiroshima ceremony

    07/29/2010 8:02:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 07/28/10 | Staff
    The Obama administration said Wednesday it is sending its ambassador in Tokyo to a ceremony next week marking the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first time a US ambassador has attended the event. "Ambassador John Roos will represent the United States at the August 6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial, to express respect for all of the victims of World War II," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters.
  • Pakistan rejects A-bomb Talks

    01/26/2010 12:21:12 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 245+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 1/26/2010 | Reuters
    PAKISTAN, citing a 'clear and present danger' from its nuclear-armed rival India, ruled out on Monday global negotiations to ban the future production of material to make atomic bombs. Confirming a Reuters report from Jan 22, Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Zamir Akram, said such a treaty would leave Pakistan - the most recent member of the nuclear club - at a permanent disadvantage. Pakistan's stance, triggered by nuclear and arms deals between India and the United States as well as with other nuclear powers, is a blow to the Obama administration's efforts to revive global disarmament....
  • Obama to Korea: About that Nuclear Bomb Thingy

    04/06/2009 2:42:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 851+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | April 06, 2009 | Larrey Anderson
    I have been reporting on American Thinker for weeks that North Korea was going to launch a rocket that could carry a nuclear warhead -- possibly as far as Alaska or Hawaii. President Obama seems to have just gotten that message. And his response to the North Korean nuclear threat should scare the living daylights out of rational thinking people everywhere. Here is how the UK Times reported Obama’s reaction to the North Korean missile launch: President Obama faced his first big test on security yesterday after North Korea launched a missile designed to carry a warhead as far as...
  • Japanese man certified as double A-bomb victim (Was in both bombings)

    03/24/2009 5:25:36 PM PDT · by raybbr · 30 replies · 1,261+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 3/24/2009 | Mari Yamaguchi
    TOKYO—A 93-year-old Japanese man has become the first person certified as a survivor of both U.S. atomic bombings at the end of World War II, officials said Tuesday. Tsutomu Yamaguchi had already been a certified "hibakusha," or radiation survivor, of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing in Nagasaki, but has now been confirmed as surviving the attack on Hiroshima three days earlier as well, city officials said. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent...
  • Report: Obama Offers to Scrap Missile Shield If Russia Cooperates on Iran

    03/02/2009 1:23:55 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 114 replies · 2,517+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2009 | staff
    President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported. -------snip---- Obama inherited plans to build the system in Poland and the Czech Republic from the Bush administration, but the new administration has equivocated over the project. Though the plans were put in place to deter nations like Iran and North Korea from launching attacks and developing nuclear weapons, Russia has interpreted the planned installation as a threat.
  • 'Iran secretly accelerated A-bomb drive'

    02/22/2009 10:30:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 674+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/09 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Iran is speeding ahead toward the production of a nuclear weapon, and is operating a shadow nuclear program in tandem with its public program to achieve that goal, a US analyst of the Islamic republic has said, following the publication of a UN report that suggests Teheran already has enough enriched uranium to build a bomb. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurates a heavy-water nuclear facility in the central Iranian town of Arak. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week In a report unveiled in Vienna on Thursday, the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran had produced 1,010 kg....
  • al-Qaeda Claims to Have Nukes !!

    02/18/2009 5:45:59 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 54 replies · 1,812+ views
    Jamestown.org/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/18/09 | Yidwithlid
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, mastermind of 9/11 and chief operating officer of al-Qaeda, who revealed under intensive interrogation -- including the much-maligned tactic of waterboarding -- that a nuclear attack against the United States was a top priority for al-Qaeda. He wants to execute it in a way that kills up to 10,000,000 Americans. Former Clinton Secretary of Defense William Perry and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison believe that the nuclear destruction of one or more American cities is more probable than not in the very near future. Scary isn't it. Especially when you consider how close terrorist supporter...
  • (Liberal Moron Alert): Pelosi Visits Hiroshima A-Bomb Memorial

    09/02/2008 10:24:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 110+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Associated Press
    Pelosi Visits Hiroshima A-Bomb Memorial Tuesday, September 2, 2008 1:30 AM HIROSHIMA, Japan — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking serving American official to pay respects at the memorial site of the world's first atomic bomb attack. Democrat Pelosi is in Japan for a two-day gathering of top legislators from the Group of Eight industrialized countries. On Tuesday morning, she and the other G-8 representatives visited Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park before heading into an all-day meeting. No sitting U.S. president or vice president has ever visited Hiroshima.
  • Iranian Nuclear Rewrite

    02/08/2008 5:56:08 AM PST · by Brilliant · 7 replies · 234+ views
    WSJ ^ | February 8, 2008 | WSJ
    ...The December NIE made headlines the world over for its "key judgment" that in 2003 "Tehran halted its nuclear weapons programs" -- programs that previously had been conducted in secret and in violation of Iran's Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty obligations. This was a "high confidence" judgment, though the intelligence community had only "moderate confidence" that the program hasn't since been restarted... So it was little wonder that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad quickly called the NIE a "declaration of victory" for Iran's nuclear programs. Diplomatic efforts to pass a third round of U.N. economic sanctions ground to a crawl... Russia decided to...
  • Ahmadinejad hopes for celebration of Iran's full nuclear success ((THIS YEAR))

    11/14/2006 5:06:55 AM PST · by Biscuit85 · 16 replies · 471+ views
    IRNA ^ | Tuesday November 14, 2006
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday hoped that Iran's full success in the field of fuel cycle would be celebrated this year. President Ahmadinejad said here Tuesday that the so-called time of diplomacy is running fully in the Iranian nation's favor. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, President Ahmadinejad said the 5+1 group has eventually agreed to deal peacefully and cooperate with nuclear Iran. "Today, they have finally agreed to live and deal with nuclear Iran, which has mastered nuclear fuel cycle," said Ahmadinejad. He said today, Iran is a country possessing nuclear fuel cycle. He added that by the...
  • DNC Says North Korean Bomb Test 'Another Bush Failure'

    10/12/2006 10:06:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 271+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 12 Oct 2006 | John Semmens
    Reports that North Korea rested a nuclear weapon sparked a sharp denunciation of Bush Administration foreign policy by Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “North Korea’s announced A-bomb test is further evidence that President Bush has taken his eye off the ball, allowing a member of the so-called ‘axis of evil’ to acquire a nuclear weapon,” said Dean. Dean cited Bush’s discontinuation of the Clinton Administration’s “two pronged” approach. “The Clinton Administration’s policy slant and diversionary tactics fended off North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons for eight years,” said Dean. “But those gains have been frittered away by...
  • Nagasaki Marks 61st Anniversary of A - Bomb

    08/09/2006 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies · 575+ views
    New York Times ^ | Aug 9, 2006 | Reuters (no fauxtography, tho! ;>)
    Filed at 1:25 a.m. ET TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Nagasaki criticized Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs and had harsh words for the United States for failing to halt nuclear proliferation as the Japanese city marked the 61st anniversary of its atomic bombing. Elderly survivors, children and dignitaries bowed their heads at the city's Peace Park near ``ground zero'' for a moment of silence at 11:02 a.m. -- the moment when a U.S. bomber dropped the world's second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945. Earlier, others attended masses at Urakami Cathedral in the city, home to...
  • Iran, Plutonium and Assessing the Threat (Iran and Plutonium Old ...but think about it)

    05/08/2006 2:56:59 AM PDT · by Traianus · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Analysis Threatswatch ^ | March 9, 2006 | Steve Schippert
    ThreatsWatch Home About TW NewsBriefs Main Archives Categories RSS RapidRecon Main Archives RSS InBrief Main Archives RSS PrincipalAnalysis Main Archives RSS Commentary Main Archives RSS MultiMedia :Issues in Depth: Iran, Plutonium and Assessing the Threat What Is Not Known Is More Troubling Than What Is Known By Steve Schippert With all of the discussion surrounding Iran’s largely clandestine nuclear program concerning the enrichment of uranium, it is prudent to consider plutonium, which the Iranians have already produced quantities of by their own admission. A developing system of nuclear power plants, as Iran insists its goals are, has no use...