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  • Hiroshima’s Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/11/2014 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now America faces an enemy whose chief power is hate. The Islamic terrorist has no other real asset except his hate. Unfortunately hate is our weakness In the summer of ‘45, the United States concluded a war that had come to be seen by some as unwinnable after the carnage at Iwo Jima with a bang. On August 6th, the bomb fell on Hiroshima. And then on the 9th, it was Nagasaki’s turn. Six days later, Japan, which had been preparing to fight to the last man, surrendered. For generations of liberals those two names would come to represent the...
  • Were Hiroshima and Nagasaki Racist Acts?

    08/09/2014 1:11:12 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 108 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | Palash Ghosh
    Saturday marks the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima – devastating acts that helped bring World War Two to a close. (Three days after Hiroshima, Nagasaki was similarly battered). The attacks – the only time nuclear weapons have ever been used in world history to date – killed tens of thousands of people and shocked the planet with the scale of their destruction. There has been much controversy over the decision to bomb Japan and some speculation that it might have been racially motivated (given that the U.S. military did not drop such weapons on European civilian targets)....
  • Happy Anniversary, 'Little Boy' And 'Fat Man

    08/09/2014 1:11:01 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 6, 2013 | Henry I. Miller
    Today marks one of the United States’ most important – but least celebrated – anniversaries. It is remarkable not only for what happened on this date in 1945 but for what did not happen subsequently. What did happen was that the “Enola Gay,” an American B-29 bomber from the intentionally obscure 509th Composite Group (a U.S. Army Air Force unit tasked with deploying nuclear weapons), dropped “Little Boy,” a uranium-based atomic bomb, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. That dramatic act hastened the end of World War II, which concluded within a week after the August 9 detonation of “Fat...
  • No apology: Japan deserved Enola Gay's visit

    08/06/2014 8:52:08 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 40 replies
    The Hook ^ | December 11, 2003 | Neil Steinberg
    There's a museum in Tokyo dedicated to Japan's ample history of warfare. But if you visit the plainly named Military Museum, you'll find no reference to the grotesque medical experiments the Japanese army conducted in World War II or the sex slaves it kidnapped.
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Was Imperative

    08/06/2014 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 63 replies
    Self | August 6, 2014 | Self
    We now mark the 69th anniversary of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW II. The generations which made the decisions for World War II have passed away. The generation which faced the tragic violence required for carrying out those decisions is rapidly leaving us. As this personal knowledge becomes ever rarer, we must increasingly listen without response to revisionist contra-factual analyses expounding about what a needless, tragic and profoundly immoral decision the United States had made. The arguments advanced display a pleasing, deliberate ignorance which burnishes this peculiar new morality. However, these views can be countered...
  • THANK GOD FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB

    08/06/2014 4:18:16 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 29 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...
  • The American Flag Daily: Hiroshima

    08/06/2014 4:12:28 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 6, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, causing possibly as many as 80,000 deaths, with thousands more later from radiation and other illnesses. While many still debate the morality of the use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there is no doubt that, had the Japanese not surrendered following the dropping of the bombs, the Allied invasion of Japan, scheduled to begin on November 1, 1945, would have likely caused millions of casualties on both sides before Japan would have capitulated.
  • Barton J. Bernstein: American conservatives are the forgotten critics of the atomic bombing of Japan

    08/06/2014 2:28:23 AM PDT · by No One Special · 56 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Agust 2, 2014 | Barton J. Bernstein
    "The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul," he wrote. "The only difference between this and the use of gas (which President Franklin D. Roosevelt had barred as a first-use weapon in World War II) is the fear of retaliation." Those harsh words, written three days after the Hiroshima bombing in August, 1945, were not by a man of the American left, but rather by a very prominent conservative -- former President Herbert Hoover, a foe of the New Deal and Fair Deal. In 1959, Medford Evans, a conservative writing in...
  • The Atomic Bomb: It Was Always Right

    08/02/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 251 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Larry Provost
    This week Major Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving Veteran of the Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, joined the rest of his comrades. His passing is a reminder of why using the atomic bomb was the right thing. In August 1945 the Allied Powers, led by the United States, were at war with Imperial Japan in the latter days of World War II. Japan would not give up. For every ten thousand Japanese soldiers that were killed by the Allies only a minuscule amount gave up; usually in the single digits. We were at...
  • Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93

    07/30/2014 4:22:58 AM PDT · by Freeport · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | N/A
    ATLANTA – The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93. VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was a single mission in the Pacific that secured him a place in history. He was 24 years old when he served as navigator on the Enola...
  • Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941: Major victory for Japan

    12/08/2013 3:25:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    communities.washingtontimes ^ | December 6, 2013 | Dennis Jamison
    The sinister surprise attack against the naval base at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Military is recognized by historians as one of the most successful sneak attacks in military history. While many Americans initially thought the Empire of Japan intended to attack the United States mainland – Californians along the coastal areas felt especially vulnerable – the real targets were in Southeast Asia: Hong Kong, Siam, Malaya, Thailand, and the Philippines, as the first of many. The attack upon the naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, shocked America and the world. While Americans were still reeling,...
  • Atomic bomb re-enacting dropped from Ohio air show

    04/18/2013 8:54:51 AM PDT · by oxcart · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2013 | By DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- A popular southwest Ohio air show has canceled plans to stage a re-enactment of the devastating World War II atomic bomb attack on Japan after protests, officials said Thursday. Dayton Air Show spokeswoman Brenda Kerfoot said the June 22-23 event at Dayton International Airport will keep a planned "Great Wall of Fire" pyrotechnic show but not as an event meant to re-enact the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima. The B-29 plane "Fifi," similar to the Enola Gay B-29 bomber used to attack Japan, will remain in the show but in a separate role. Air show officials...
  • Top Israeli official “sick” of commemorating Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb victims

    08/15/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 40 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 08/16/2013 | Jiji
    JERUSALEM – A senior Israeli government official has posted online comments on Facebook saying he is “sick” of commemorations for the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, a local newspaper reported. “I am sick of the Japanese, ‘Human rights’ and ‘Peace’ groups” over holding their “annual self-righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims,” the Haaretz daily quoted Daniel Seaman, a deputy director general at the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, as writing in his Facebook post. Seaman, a key Israeli online public relations official, also wrote on the social networking site: “(The bombings of) Hiroshima...
  • Greenfield" Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/13/2013 5:35:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, August 12, 2013 Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In the summer of '45, the United States concluded a war that had come to be seen by some as unwinnable after the carnage at Iwo Jima, with a bang. On August 6th, the bomb fell on Hiroshima. And then on the 9th, it was Nagasaki's turn. Six days later, Japan, which had been preparing to fight to the last man, surrendered. For generations of liberals, those two names would come to represent the horror of America's war machine, when...
  • ‘It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing’ --- Why dropping the A-Bombs was wrong

    08/10/2013 6:09:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 317 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/10/2013 | Timothy Carney
    Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey’s opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated.That was a conclusion of the 1946 U.S. Bombing Survey ordered by President Harry Truman in the wake of World War II.Gen. Dwight Eisenhower said in 1963, “the Japanese were...
  • No Apologies for the Bomb: History easily justifies what was done in Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    08/06/2013 7:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 139 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2013 | Roger D. Luchs
    August 6, 2013 marks the 68th anniversary of the first use of an atomic bomb, and August 9th the last. Japan did not surrender for five days after Nagasaki was bombed, during which time the Soviet Union declared war and the Americans conducted additional, conventional firebombing raids on a Japanese city. Emperor Hirohito was asked to break a deadlock in the imperial cabinet that had blocked an unconditional surrender up to that point. To this day, Harry Truman is viewed by ardent critics as a war criminal and the United States is deemed as being stained by a sin as...
  • Japan marks 68th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

    08/06/2013 3:44:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2013
    HIROSHIMA, Japan – Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.
  • Proof Democrats are worse than atomic bombs

    07/19/2013 10:01:15 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

    02/28/2013 10:40:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese government-backed researcher said Friday no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living nearby. The pronouncement by Kazuo Sakai of Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences is the latest by authorities seeking to quell fears over the long-term effects of the disaster. But it was dismissed by campaign group Greenpeace who said the government should not seek to play down health worries. "Since the accident in Fukushima, no health effects from radiation have been observed, although we have heard reports some people fell ill due to...
  • History Channel New Propaganda Tool for Oliver Stone's Rewrite of History

    12/02/2012 7:09:51 PM PST · by winner3000 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 12/2/2012 | Self
    I just listened to yet another disturbing piece of propaganda by Oliver Stone, the Untold History of the United States. It is about the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As can be expected in a good leftist piece of propaganda, the point made is that the US was the bad guy (including Truman) , who bamboozled poor Japan and Poor USSR during that time. The horrible US dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan, knowing that Japan was going to surrender without its use within a couple of weeks anyway. Then the laughably improbably logical gymnastics come...
  • Thyroid cancer risk persists decades after Japan atomic bombs: study

    08/20/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 August 2012 | Staff
    Aug 20 (Reuters) - People who survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as children continue to have a higher-than-normal risk of thyroid cancer more than 50 years after radiation exposure, according to a U.S. study. Thyroid cells are particularly vulnerable to ionizing radiation, the kind produced by the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown or the atomic bombings in Japan. The study published in the International Journal of Cancer tracked new cancer diagnoses in people who were in Japan during the bombings in 1945 and those who were not. In total, there were 371 thyroid cancers diagnosed between 1958 and 2005...
  • An 'Anniversary' we'd prefer to forget - but can't.

    08/06/2012 11:59:49 PM PDT · by Noremac · 21 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Richard Cameron
    We have readers all over the globe and some of them are from the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. I heard from one of them today, reminding me of the 67th ‘anniversary’ of the dropping of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. I have been reading a book called ‘The Fall of Japan’. It brings out a considerable amount of evidence indicating that most of the Japanese government officials, diplomats and many of the top officers in the Imperial Navy were trying to influence their government toward suing for peace with the Americans, but the very top dogs in the military...
  • The Third Atomic Bomb Was Going To Be Dropped On 19 August

    08/05/2012 4:49:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    National Security Archive ^ | 13 August 1945 | General Hull and Colonel Seaman
    This is a telephone conversation transcript between Colonel Seaman of the Manhattan Project and General Hull of Marshall's staff that took place on 13 August 1945. The subject is atomic bomb deployment and production timeline.
  • Harry Truman grandson to visit Hiroshima

    07/30/2012 5:10:13 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 July 2012 | Martin Foster
    Clifton Truman Daniel will visit Japan from August 2, and attend ceremonies in Hiroshima August 6, and Nagasaki on August 9, according to Kyodo News as reported in the Nihon Keizai Shinbun. It is the first time a member of the late president’s family will attend the ceremonies, and will holds a deep symbolic meaning for the Japanese. Public papers from his time in office reveal a man with no regrets about using the A-bomb, but his grandson told Kyodo News that the late-president was horrified by the destructive power of the Bomb.
  • Low dose ionising radiation IS harmful to health

    A landmark study on Hiroshima survivors comprehensively disproves nuclear lobby spin about ionising radiation being safe at low doses. Noel Wauchope reports. The nuclear industry has a long history of concealing the truth about low dose radiation This week, a new report about low dose ionising radiation was published — one that should put a spanner in the works of the nuclear lobby. It is called ‘Studies of the Mortality of Atomic Bomb Survivors, Report 14, 1950–2003: An Overview of Cancer and Noncancer Diseases’. First of all, let me explain why this report is so important and so timely. It’s...
  • Military Course Called For 'Muslim Hiroshima'

    05/12/2012 3:10:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    Sky ^ | 5/11/12 | Greg Milam
    A course for the US military, which called for Muslim cities to be obliterated "like Hiroshima", has been suspended by the Pentagon. Details of some of the inflammatory language used on the course, which was taught at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia, have been posted online. It teaches that America's enemy is Islam in general and not just terrorists and calls for a "total war". "They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless you submit," the course instructor Army Lt Col Matthew Dooley said in a presentation for the course last July.
  • Amends for Hiroshima: Obama To Bomb Two U.S. Cities

    10/14/2011 12:19:28 AM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/13/11 | Red Square
    In a belated expression of remorse for the nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki sixty six years ago, President Obama has authorized the Army to launch apologetic nuclear strikes on two American cities. The selection of cities is not final, but they will most likely be Dallas and Houston in a nod to the Democratic desire to attack cities in a "red" state prior to national elections. After Tokyo had denied Obama's bid to go to Hiroshima to publicly apologize for America’s dropping the bomb there, Obama reportedly sought advice from his staff about an alternative way to turn America's...
  • A Commercial for Power Line.....(in which Japan nixed Obama apologizing for....)

    10/13/2011 11:38:29 PM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 13, 2011 | Steven Hayward
    I think Power Line deserves to take a bow once in a while. After I heard a tip last week from someone just back from Japan about the Wikileaks disclosure of a cable rebuffing an Obama “Apology Tour” stop at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2009, I naturally Googled to see what I could find. Although the story had appeared in a number of English language newspapers in Japan, I couldn’t find any mention of it anywhere in the American media, or in the blogosphere. So I think it is fair to say Power Line had the story first (The World...
  • Was Obama Planning to Apologize For Hiroshima?

    10/12/2011 7:04:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/12/2011 | John Hayward
    An article published in the Japan Times on September 28 is beginning to generate some buzz on our side of the Pacific, as it suggests Obama wanted to stage some apology theater at the A-bomb craters in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but the Japanese government said no: A senior official of Japan's Foreign Ministry told the U.S. ambassador in Tokyo it would be premature for U.S. President Barack Obama to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima during his November 2009 trip to Japan, according to a secret U.S. cable recently released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. The cable indicates the Japanese...
  • Obama's perilous "Hiroshima" gambit

    10/13/2011 8:06:10 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2011 | Arthur Herman
    Obama's perilous "Hiroshima" gambit!!!
  • Wikileaks cable hints that Obama wanted to issue apology for Hiroshima

    10/12/2011 11:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Don’t worry too much about this story. I’m sure Barack Obama would have waited for Japan's apology for Pearl Harbor, the Rape of Nanking, the Bataan Death March, the treatment of American POWs … The cable indicates the Japanese government was then effectively discouraging Obama from visiting Hiroshima despite growing expectations over it following his call for a world free from nuclear weapons in a speech in Prague in April 2009.The cable, dated Sept. 3, 2009, and sent to U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton, reported Japan’s then Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling Ambassador John Roos on Aug. 28 that...
  • Apologies Not Accepted

    10/11/2011 4:56:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 11, 2011 | Editor
    Leadership: Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one? The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family. Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30....
  • Hiroshima 6 August 1945

    08/06/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 83 replies · 1+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | August 6, 2011 | Bruce Lewis
    “After Biak the enemy withdrew to deep caverns.Rooting them out became a bloody business which reached itsultimate horrors in the last months of the war.You think of the lives which would have been lost in an invasion of Japan’s home islands – a staggering number of Americans but millions more of Japanese..."
  • Catholic Caucus: Miracle of Hiroshima

    03/16/2011 8:33:55 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    M+G+R+ Foundation ^ | February 2000
    The M+G+R Foundation Divine Protection at Hiroshima or why out motto isIn God we trust and everyone else must prove himself firstPURPOSE The purpose of this document is to share certain dramatic events which occurred im Hiroshima that may help some see the importance of sincere prayer in order that Psalm 91(1) becomes a reality in one's life. INTRODUCTION We requested one of our frequent visitors to research the mostly ignored manifestation of the Divine protection for certain individuals in Hiroshima when the A-bomb was dropped there by the allied forces. We do not need any proof to live what...
  • Paul Tibbets Interview [Studs Terkel interviews Enola Gay pilot]

    12/21/2010 5:52:03 PM PST · by Kimmers · 11 replies
    AV Web ^ | 11/01/2007 | editor
    Studs Terkel: We're seated here, two old gaffers. Me and Paul Tibbets, 89 years old, brigadier-general retired, in his home town of Columbus, Ohio, where he has lived for many years. Paul Tibbets: Hey, you've got to correct that. I'm only 87. You said 89. Studs Terkel: I know. See, I'm 90. So I got you beat by three years. Studs Terkel: Now we've had a nice lunch, you and I and your companion. I noticed as we sat in that restaurant, people passed by. They didn't know who you were. But once upon a time, you flew a plane...
  • What is more destructive the bomb or politics?

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  • Japanese News (Translated): Today's Vote Is "No Confidence" Measure Regarding Obama

    11/02/2010 12:27:30 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 54 replies
    Chugoku News (Original In Japanese) ^ | 2 November 2010 | Tohru Mukai, Reporter
    Chugoku Shimbun (News), in Japan, is from the Hiroshima region of the country. Their online report of the election just appeared in original Japanese. During these wee hours in the USA, I'm happy to "FReepranslate" the first paragraph and article headline as follows: "US Midterm Elections: Republicans Heading For Landslide?" "Washington Reporter, Tohru Mukai: "Polls one day before the big US midterm elections show a 15 point lead of popularity of the Republican Party over the Democratic Party. For all intents and purposes, tomorrow's vote in the US is a vote of confidence or no confidence against President Obama....
  • OBAMA Nixes Plans For Hiroshima Apology Tour (Afraid of US Electorate): My Translation from Japan

    09/18/2010 5:07:51 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies
    Sankei Shimbun News, Tokyo, Japan (Original in Japanese) ^ | 19 September 2010 | Rui Sasaki, Reporter
    Sources within the Obama Administration as well as with the ruling Japan Democratic Party here have leaked and confirmed that Obama (and Japan side) have come to the conclusion to make the decision to cancel any side trip to Hiroshima, Japan in November as part of O's ongoing worldwide apology tour.
  • Obama insensitive to mark Hiroshima anniversary

    08/11/2010 7:19:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 61 replies · 1+ views
    KoreaTimes ^ | 08-10-2010
    WASHINGTON: Some 25 years ago I was asked to speak at a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the death of the famous war correspondent, Ernie Pyle, who had been killed by a Japanese sniper on a small island off Okinawa in the last days of World War II. The memorial was held in the Punch Bowl, the national military cemetery overlooking Honolulu. It was a mid-morning affair that attracted more than a thousand spectators, most of them veterans of the bloody campaigns in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima and Okinawa ― all of them "Ernie's boys.'' In...
  • Commemorating a Major U.S. War Crime

    08/10/2010 5:42:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 209 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8/8/10 | Jimmy Akin
    Friday was the anniversary of the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Monday is the anniversary of its bombing of Nagasaki. The explosion of the Fat Man atomic device over Nagasaki is pictured. It rose eleven miles into the sky over Ground Zero. The important thing, though, is that it—together with the Little Boy device that was deployed over Hiroshima—killed approximately 200,000 human beings. And it ended the war with Japan. It is understandable that many Americans at the time were relieved that the long burden of the bloodiest war in human history could finally be laid down....
  • Bomber pilot's son raps Roos' Hiroshima A-bomb day attendance

    08/06/2010 8:23:00 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | August 7, 2010 | Kyodo News staff
    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.
  • A Hiroshima Apology? (State Dept "to express respect for all the victims of World War II")

    08/06/2010 9:08:07 AM PDT · by mojito · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/2010 | Warren Kozak
    For the first time since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan 65 years ago, today the U.S. ambassador to Japan will attend the official commemoration ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. The U.S. ambassador has always declined the annual invitation, but this year is different. President Barack Obama decided to acknowledge the event with the presence of a high-level dignitary. As State Department spokesman Philip Crowley explained, Ambassador John Roos will be there "to express respect for all the victims of World War II." Gene Tibbets—the son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the pilot who...
  • Hiroshima 65 years later: US attends ceremony, but offers no apology

    08/06/2010 7:59:03 AM PDT · by americanophile · 75 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | August 6, 2010 | Gavin Blair
    Sixty-five years after the United States dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, effectively ending World War II and ushering in an era of nuclear dread, the US sent its first delegation to the annual ceremony to remember the over 100,000 Japanese who lost their lives in the bombing. Britain and France also sent representatives for the first time. While some Japanese hailed the presence of the US and other nuclear powers as a sign of commitment to eventual nuclear disarmament, for others it was too little, too late. Some Japanese still want an apology for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and...
  • U.S. Sends Ambassador to Hiroshima Ceremony: Revisionist History You Can’t Believe In – Videos

    08/06/2010 7:11:55 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 6, 2010 | Brian
    Here are video reports on today’s observance in Hiroshima, Japan of the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb by the United States on Japan. President Harry Truman made the decision to drop the bomb after warning Japan repeatedly the terrible weapon was coming and would be used if they did not surrender. Truman dropped the bomb to avoid an already planned invasion of the Japanese home islands that would have brought an estimated 1 Million+ U.S. casualties, and even more Japanese casualties. Yet, despite the obvious historic justification for the dropping of the bomb, President Obama...
  • Remembering August 1945

    08/06/2010 7:02:21 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 6, 2010 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000. Truman’s objective was to compel surrender from an intransigent enemy that refused to halt its naked aggression. The barbarous mentality of 1940s Japan was beyond belief. An entire nation lost its mind, consumed by a ferocious militarism and hell-bent on suicide. Facing such fanaticism, Truman felt no alternative but to use the bomb. As George C. Marshall put it, the Allies needed...
  • U.S., allies to send first delegation to Hiroshima memorial

    08/05/2010 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 5, 2010 | Staff
    Sixty-five years after dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and killing more than 140,000 people, the United States will send its first ever delegation to a ceremony commemorating the attack. On Friday, U.S. Ambassador John Roos will join representatives from 75 countries at the Hiroshima event, but he is not expected to speak. World War II allies France and Britain will also send delegations to the ceremony for the first time.
  • U.S. Delegation Will Not Offer Apology at Hiroshima Ceremony

    08/05/2010 11:19:44 AM PDT · by RansomOttawa · 28 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | August 5, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The U.S. delegation will not offer an apology for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki when it attends a ceremony in Japan on Friday marking the 65th anniversary of the attacks, which brought World War II to an end. State Department spokesman Noel Clay said no apology will be offered by the delegation, to be led by U.S. Ambassador John Roos, at the ceremony in Hiroshima. "As Assistant Secretary [P.J.] Crowley stated, at this particular point, we thought it was the right thing to do," Clay said in an e-mail on Thursday. "Ambassador Roos will attend the ceremony to...
  • 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? U.S. to Send First Delegation to Hiroshima A-Bomb Memorial

    08/04/2010 10:19:19 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | August 4, 2010
    TOKYO (AP) — 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.
  • 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...