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  • The Bombs of August

    08/23/2018 7:50:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped a uranium-fueled atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, another U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 repeated the attack on Nagasaki, Japan, with an even more powerful plutonium bomb. Less than a month after the second bombing, Imperial Japan agreed to formally surrender on Sept. 2. That date marked the official end of World War II -- the bloodiest human or natural catastrophe in history, accounting for more than 65 million dead. Each August, Americans in hindsight ponder the need for, the morality of, and the strategic rationale behind the dropping of...
  • A Look Back at History: A Reality Check for Those Who Deplore the Nuking of Japan

    05/04/2018 9:37:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2018 | Spike Hampson
    In the decades immediately following World War II, American public opinion generally supported President Truman's historic decision to unleash nuclear weapons on Japan. Everyone accepted that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was an unfortunate necessity brought on by the unwillingness of Japan to surrender. Those two bombs, which killed over 140,000 civilians, were viewed as a way to avoid the obscene costs in men and materiel associated with invading the Japanese homeland. Nowadays, many question whether those bombs were necessary. Given that they killed almost exclusively civilians and that the second of the two was dropped only two days...
  • 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...
  • On The Flight to Chile, the Pope Distributes to Journalists the Picture of the Child from Nagasaki

    01/15/2018 5:59:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 1/15/18 | Andrea Tornielli
    Released in December, the image is a warning against every conflict and a condemnation of todays piecemeal Third World WarThe fruit of war.... To the journalists who accompany him on his flight from Fiumicino to Santiago de Chile, the first stop of his apostolic journey to Chile and Peru, the Pope wanted to distribute the photo of the child who, after the atomic bombardment of Nagasaki, in 1945, is carrying his dead brother on his shoulders to a crematorium. A brutal image taken by American photographer Joseph Roger O Donnell, that the Pope already wanted to be printed and distributed...
  • Japan: Trump must declare Hiroshima a war crime

    05/26/2017 4:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 190 replies
    JAPANESE peace campaigners have written to US President Donald Trump urging him to declare the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings a war crime. A copy of the letter from the Society for Requiring the Admission of Historic Responsibility of the US Government for Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan, dated today was sent to the Morning Star. This indiscriminate mass killing should not be forgiven, because it was a crime against humanity, it read, pointing to the 340,000 deaths from the bombings on August 6 and 9 in 1945. But Washington continues to justify the atrocities with the excuse that they hastened...
  • Active Shooter reported at sasebo naval base in Nagasaki, Japan

    11/02/2016 7:40:43 PM PDT · by reed13k · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02 Nov 2016 | Victor Morton
    An active shooter was reportedly on the loose Thursday morning at an American naval base in Japan, the commander of the base confirmed.
  • Blood on the Lotus: A history of Christian persecution in Japan

    09/08/2016 5:05:42 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVqkUNJYS_E This is the history of persecution during Japan's medieval period during and following the Sengokujedai(Age of the country at war)period and during the Tokagowa shogunate. Also features segments on the Shinabara Christian rebellion, St Francis Xavier and The shoguns of Japan. In additon, an epic recreation of the Shimabara rebellion using Shogun 2 Total war, the battle of the last stand of persecuted Christian Samurai. WARNING! CONTAINS VIOLENT BATTLE SCENES AND SCENES OF CHRISTIANS BEING ASSASSINATED AND TORTURED TO DEATH! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! SIGN IN ON YT TO VIEW VIDEO!
  • Study: Long-term health effect of atomic bombs is overstated

    08/15/2016 3:36:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    pulseheadlines.com ^ | 08/14/2016 | By Marioxy Betancourt
    Former studies have found that radiation exposure increases cancer risk. It has also been found that the average lifespan of survivors from the atomic bombing was only reduced by a few months. Such findings refute any popular conception about health risks caused by exposure to radiation. Scientists have not found health effects or any radiation-associated mutations on children of the survivors. Jordan suggested it would be possible to find subtle effects through more detailed tests on survivors genomes. Even then, the biologist believes that the children of survivors will face small health risks linked to atomic bombs. Most people, including...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    08/09/2016 5:51:28 AM PDT · by knarf · 4 replies
    taraross.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Tara Ross
    Did you know that Nagasaki was not the original target? The intended target was an arsenal near the city of Kokura. In a twist of fate, American plans were changed by something as simple as the weatherand the stubborn refusal of smoke to drift away from Kokura. Early on August 9, the weather over the city was deemed acceptable, but Kokura was soon covered with smoke and haze. Matters became further complicated when the bomber began to run low on fuel as it circled the area.
  • Dropping the Bomb: Why Did the U.S. Unleash Its Terrible Weapon?

    05/29/2016 6:29:04 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 150 replies
    New American ^ | 21 August 1995 | John F. McManus
    Much of the historical perspective on the era holds that the Japanese were prepared to fight to their very last man, and that until the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been visited upon their homeland Japanese leaders had no intention of surrendering. But in fact the Japanese had sent peace feelers to the West as early as 1942, only six months after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. More would come in a flood long before the fateful use of the atomic bombs. In her 1956 book, The Enemy at His Back, journalist Elizabeth Churchill Brown supplied overwhelming...
  • I was better to End WWII with a Nuke than start the Korean War with one ~ Vanity

    05/27/2016 2:40:37 PM PDT · by GraceG · 67 replies
    All these threads about Hiroshima got me to do some thinking. What would have happened had by some miracle we didn't drop the nukes on Japan and they had surrendered after a the equivalent amount of firebombing but right before an invasion. Some libs would think this would have been the "best Case Scenario" but I think it would have been a disaster! This is why: After the two nukes hit Japan many news reels in the months and years after it showed off to the whole world the absolute horrors of what Nuclear Weapons could do. We saw images...
  • JAPANESE HAPPY OBAMA TO VISIT HIROSHIMA, APOLOGY OR NOT

    05/11/2016 7:14:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | May 11, 2016 | MIKI TODA AND MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama's decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed Wednesday said they aren't seeking an apology. Even those who want one realize that such a demand would have ruled out a U.S. presidential visit.
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshimas memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerrys statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Japan's War in Colour; 2004 Documentary with never seen before films

    08/22/2015 6:49:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2004 | TWI Carlton Production
    Japan's role in World War II gets a whole new perspective in this consisting entirely of full color footage, including color films from Japan that were recently discovered. As the visuals of the world war take on a new vivid immediateness, the story of the rise of the militarists in Japan is told through the personal writings of the Japanese themselves. From the first overconfident tastes of victory, to the devastating losses that led to an unthinkable defeat amidst the ruins, the Pacific Theater of World War II is told through the Japanese's eyes. It was assumed no color films...
  • Truman was right to use the bomb on Japan

    08/18/2015 9:47:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Should the United States apologize for the nuclear bombing of Japan at the end of World War II? The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 years ago this month, killed as many as 250,000 people, most of them civilians. For many of the victims, it was a horrible, excruciating death, and for many others, the effects of burns and radiation, although not immediately lethal, produced years of agony. Should we say were sorry? My answer is no, but I do not dismiss the question out of hand. It is, after all, naggingly relevant, raising issues of proportion, race and culture....
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Russia calls for military tribunal on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    08/07/2015 12:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jared M. Feldschreiber
    MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An international military tribunal should be formed to examine the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Russian officials suggested at a roundtable discussion at Moscow State University. State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said historians and military science specialists have long argued whether nuclear weapons should ever be allowed in war. A tribunal would examine international law as it relates to wartime practices. In May, Naryshkin labeled the bombings in Japan at the end of World War II a "crime against humanity, which still has not been correctly assessed." At the time, he was speaking...
  • Thank God for the Atom Bomb

    08/06/2015 9:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2012 | Libby Sternberg, Novelist
    The title of this short piece is actually the title of an essay by Paul Fussell, the writer, literary and cultural critic who just passed away at the age of 88. His New York Times obituary notes his withering scorn for the romanticization of war, which was due, in part, to his own experience of battle in World War II as an infantryman wounded in southeastern France. His most well-known book is probably The Great War and Modern Memory (about World War I), of which Steven Hayward at Power Line says: Fussell managed the extraordinary feat of weaving together a...
  • Hiroshima 70th Anniversary: A Just End To World War II

    08/06/2015 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jarett Siteman
    Seventy years ago, the B-29 Enola Gay, piloted by Paul Tibbets, Jr., dropped an atomic bomb, Little Boy, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The blast and ensuing radiation killed an estimated 150,000 people. Though the devastation from the bombing was astounding, it did not bring Americans war with Japan or World War II to an immediate end. Three days later, the United States dropped another atomic bomb, Fat Man, on Nagasaki, and the Empire of Japans leaders finally capitulated.
  • Dropping the bomb

    03/12/2015 7:17:13 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 137 replies
    http://triablogue.blogspot.com/ ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Steve Hays
    I'm going to comment on the ethics of nuking Japan. This is one of those perennial issues that America-bashers constantly raise. There are two extremes we need to avoid: "my country right or wrong," and "blame America first." For me the war has a personal dimension. My late father was a WWII vet who served in the Pacific theater. He was radio operator in the Air Force. His squadron conducted reconnaissance over Japan. He had some interesting stories to tell: i) He trained on B-17s in Alaska, then flew on B-29s in Florida. ii) Our pilots discovered the jet stream....