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  • Bing Cover Page

    08/06/2009 6:46:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies · 1,119+ views
    Looks like Bing pulled a Google today.
  • The Hiroshima Rorschach Test

    08/06/2009 6:01:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 99 replies · 1,829+ views
    WAll Street Journal ^ | August 6, 2009 | WARREN KOZAK
    On this day 64 years ago, an American B-29 named the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. We know that as many as 80,000 Japanese died instantly. We know the city was pulverized, and we know that an estimated 100,000 additional people died later from radiation poisoning. We also are aware that the Hiroshima bomb, and the Nagasaki bomb dropped three days later, ushered in the atomic era. At the time of the event, 85% of the American public favored dropping the atomic bombs, according to a Gallup poll (10% disapproved). Over the years, that...
  • It's time to Stop the Revisionist History on the Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb - Video

    08/06/2009 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 560+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Today marks the 64th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb by the United States on Japan, August 6, 1945. The decision by President Harry Truman to drop the bomb has been roundly criticized by revisionist historians and others on the Left. Some have even gone so far as to call Truman a "war criminal" for doing so. They could not be more wrong. The United States had already suffered hundreds of thousands of casualties at the hands of Japan, in a war Japan started. The Japanese had shown in battle after battle their willingness to fight to...
  • HIROSHIMA: 6 AUG 1945

    08/05/2009 10:16:39 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 26 replies · 1,718+ views
    Blog Post ^ | 2009.08.06.0815 | Bitpig (B-Chan)
    \ Photo: Seizo Yamada (7 km northeast of Hiroshima)
  • Hiroshima mayor calls for support for Obama's nuke free world appeal

    08/05/2009 9:22:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 725+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2009
    (AP) - HIROSHIMA, Aug. 6 (Kyodo)— Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba urged people around the world to join the city's effort to abolish nuclear weapons in response to U.S. President Barack Obama's appeal for a world free of nuclear weapons, as Hiroshima marked the 64th anniversary the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing Thursday. "We support President Obama and have a moral responsibility to act to abolish nuclear weapons," Akiba said in the Peace Declaration at a commemorative ceremony at the city's Peace Memorial Park, reiterating Hiroshima's conviction that "the only role for nuclear weapons is to be abolished." "To emphasize this point,"...
  • Poll: Use of atomic bombs in WWII OK (Most Americans support use of nukes in Hiroshima)

    08/05/2009 9:21:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1,446+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/5/2009 | John Christoffersen
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. | A majority of Americans surveyed think dropping atomic bombs on Japan during World War II was the right thing to do, but support was weaker among Democrats, women, younger voters and minority voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The poll, released Tuesday, found 61 percent of more than 2,400 American voters questioned think the U.S. did the right thing; 22 percent called it wrong, 16 percent were undecided. The first bomb was dropped Aug. 6, 1945, on Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people were killed instantly or died within a few months. Tens of thousands more...
  • Sydney marks Hiroshima Day

    08/05/2009 9:04:30 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 15 replies · 824+ views
    Nine News ^ | August 6, 2009 | Lisa Martin
    Anti-nuclear campaigners have marked the 64th anniversary of the world's first atomic attack with a plea for Australia to reconsider its uranium exports. A single nuclear bomb dropped by the Americans on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killed some 140,000 people. They died instantly or in the days and weeks that followed as radiation and horrific burns took their toll. Three days later, the US dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, which killed another 70,000 people. Japan surrendered on August 15, ending World War II. American scientist Steve Starr and the Sydney-based People for Nuclear...
  • UK bombings : links to Iran, Iraq and Syria

    07/04/2007 10:18:09 AM PDT · by drzz · 12 replies · 561+ views
    Various sources ^ | 07 04 2007 | drzz
    THE UK BOMBING WERE EXPECTED. (sources quoted below) What is good in blogging is that you keep the infos alive. The MSM was able to say one day that IRAQ was behind 9/11 and suddenly put the story down without real reasons. There is many facts which shows UK is acting the same way with the present attacks and their obvious ties with IRAN. Al-Qaeda is not a self-sponsored organization. Nor has it the money, the intelligence and the personal. It is a window to fool the western intelligence and protect the sates. Al-Qaeda is state-sponsored terrorism. Like Hezbullah and...
  • Jon Stewart: Truman's a War Criminal for Bombing Hiroshima

    Although historians have debated the issue for decades, Jon Stewart has no question about this controversial matter: former President Harry S. Truman is a war criminal for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945.
  • Jon Stewart: You know who was a war criminal ? Harry Truman

    04/29/2009 7:22:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 2,341+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 29, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Goldfarb, the key exchange comes at around 5:50. Hundreds of thousands of lives saved by averting a U.S. invasion of the Japanese home islands, and all this tool can do is point a finger and mumble “yes” in response to whether Truman’s a war criminal or not. Behold the face of mindless anti-torture absolutism. Like what you see?
  • Millions of Muslims gather for hajj pilgrimage

    12/07/2008 3:56:08 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies · 937+ views
    AP ^ | 7 Dec 08 | None given
    Nearly 3 million pilgrims chanting prayers converged Saturday in a valley just outside the holy city of Mecca at the beginning of the 5-day hajj pilgrimage, a lifelong dream for many Muslims. The pilgrims from about 100 countries left Mecca after completing the first ritual of the hajj by circling the sacred Kaaba stone structure seven times inside the Grand Mosque, which Muslims all over the world face during their five daily prayers. Dressed in white robes, pilgrims piled into and on top of buses on their way to a ritual of prayer and reflection in Mina, 3 miles east...
  • Pelosi Visits Hiroshima Memorial

    09/02/2008 2:02:00 PM PDT · by alpo · 26 replies · 111+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-2-08 | AP
    Nancy Pelosi is the highest ranking US Official to visit the memorial
  • Caption Pelosi in Hiroshima

    09/02/2008 11:55:20 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies · 1,210+ views
    US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R) poses with her Japanese counterpart Yohei Kono (L) before a meeting of parliament speakers from the Group of Eight major industrial nations in Hiroshima, western Japan. Pelosi earlier in the day laid flowers at the memorial to the Hiroshima atomic bombing, becoming the highest-ranking sitting US official to pay respects at the site. US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi lays a bouquet at the altar for atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima. Pelosi is the highest-ranking sitting US official to pay respects at the site. Speaker of the US House of Representatives...
  • Diary shows Tojo resisted surrender till end

    08/12/2008 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 81 replies · 369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2008 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO - Japanese World War II leader Hideki Tojo wanted to keep fighting even after U.S. atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, accusing surrender proponents of being "frightened," a newly released diary reveals. Excerpts from the approximately 20 pages written by Tojo in the final days of the war and held by the National Archives of Japan were published for the first time in several newspapers Tuesday. "The notes show Tojo kept his died-in-the-wool militarist mentality until the very end," said Kazufumi Takayama, the archives curator, who confirmed the accuracy of the published excerpts. "They are extremely valuable."
  • Continuing Education

    08/08/2008 12:07:02 PM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 8 replies · 159+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | August 8, 2008 | The Editors
    This video series is titled “In Defense of World War II.” I didn’t realize we had to defend it, but regardless of that, here’s an education brought to you by Victor Davis Hanson and Christopher Hitchens.
  • OAK RIDGE: Hiroshima Day brings contrasting reactions

    08/06/2008 10:58:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 342+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/7/8 | Bob Fowler
    Annual event near Y-12 features protest, praise of nukes - OAK RIDGE - At the minute Wednesday that an atomic bomb was dropped 63 years ago, Ralph Hutchison suddenly stopped reading somber reflections on that historic instant when the world forever changed.During the moment of silence that followed, a woman in favor of nuclear weapons could be heard in the background, defiantly singing "Onward Christian Soldiers." Such is the study in contrasts typical for the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance's annual commemoration of Hiroshima Day.In front of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, alliance members protested the production of nuclear weapons,...
  • Hiroshima: Necessary Evil

    08/06/2008 4:09:53 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 28 replies · 452+ views ^ | 2008.08.06 | Bruce Lewis
    THE WHITE HOUSE Washington, D.C.IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 6, 1945STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of T.N.T. It had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British "Grand Slam" which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare. It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against...
  • Hiroshima Plus 63 [Happy Hiroshima Day]

    08/06/2008 7:08:42 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 189 replies · 378+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | August 6, 2008 | PATRICK EDABURN
    This week marks the 63rd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the beginning of the end of World War 2. As is usually the case every year we have the stories of those who attack the incident as a ‘war crime’. These historical revisionists miss (or ignore) the fact that they are looking back with hindsight and applying modern attitudes to historical times.

    08/02/2008 9:19:16 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 53 replies · 229+ views
    Hiroshima Day remembrance. In California, Moonbats will be ragging on America again for defeating Japanese fascism. Corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. Sunday, August 3, 2008. Counters are needed. From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Dramatic Never Before Published Images of Hiroshima in Immediate Aftermath of Bombing (Very Graphic)

    05/03/2008 10:58:43 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 170 replies · 13,676+ views
    yawoot image collections ^ | May 3, 2008 | Staff
    The Robert L. Capp collection at the Hoover Institution Archives contains ten never-before-published photographs illustrating the immediate aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. These photographs, taken by an unknown Japanese photographer, were found in 1945 among rolls of undeveloped film in a cave outside Hiroshima by U.S. serviceman Robert L. Capp, who was attached to the occupation forces. Unlike most photos of the Hiroshima bombing, these dramatically convey the human as well as material destruction unleashed by the atomic bomb. Mr. Capp donated them to the Hoover Archives in 1998 with the provision that they not be reproduced until 2008. Three...