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Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
WHNS-TV ^ | May 27, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, The Associated Press

Posted on 05/27/2016 1:54:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

As the first American president to visit the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb, Obama came to acknowledge - but not apologize for - an act many Americans see as a justified end to a brutal war that Japan started with a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor.

Some 140,000 people died after a U.S. warplane targeted wartime Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and 70,000 more perished in Nagasaki, where a second bomb was dropped three days later. Japan soon surrendered....

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


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: bhoasia; disarmament; hiroshima; japan; nuclearweapons; obama; proliferation; wwii
Three page article.
1 posted on 05/27/2016 1:54:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hussein needs to go take Iran and Pokeestan’s nukes.....


2 posted on 05/27/2016 1:56:15 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Live Free or Die.)
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To: Paladin2

Come on Dude, we’ve only got about 8 months to surrender to everybody.


3 posted on 05/27/2016 1:59:51 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Except for Iran.

Obola's version of Manifest Destiny is for nobody except Iran to have nukes.

4 posted on 05/27/2016 2:03:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("During a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" --George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess only the 57 Islamic states should have nukes.


5 posted on 05/27/2016 2:03:32 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Calling Obama a POS is a major insult to S.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Let's start with Pakistan first. And then Iran (shortly).

Never going to happen, obviously. ....unless one day nukes become obsolete due to more effective and efficient weaponry.

6 posted on 05/27/2016 2:04:14 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Douche, meet bag.

Making war less horrible makes it more likely.

If you want peace, prepare for war.

Statements made by people far more experienced and far wiser than me.

Little Barry should STFU before he starts a war.


7 posted on 05/27/2016 2:18:55 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because firebombing every major city in japan and destroying almost all of their infrastructure while dragging thew war on for another few years as millions of innocent civilians ( who had no say about who was running their country since they had a Emperor at the time) starved to death in Japan would have been so much merciful than ending the war quickly so MacArthur could start rebuilding and turning them into a needed ally in pacific to counter the red threat from china.....

Yeah....

Obama is so damned smart and has such an “excellent”... grasp on history....


8 posted on 05/27/2016 2:22:51 PM PDT by GraceG (Only a fool works hard in an environment where hard work is not appreciated...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is no one he will not bow to;
Nobody to whom he will not grovel;
Nobody he has not apologized to...

pResident Bootlick


9 posted on 05/27/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Old Yeller

Bingo!!! Obama cannot be the reveal himself as the Mahdi if he does not strengthen the Islamic Nations for World Wide Takeover... Meanwhile the Pope and Megachurch pastors say Christians and Muslims worship the same God


10 posted on 05/27/2016 2:31:54 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let us say that the entire world, including the US, gives up nuclear weapons, what would the results be? Would the US remain the “sine qua non” (without equal) in terms of military power?

Not as the US Military is currently setup. As the truism goes, ‘Quantity has a quality all its own’ and a small military can only work (sporadically) when backed by the Nuclear hammer! Lacking that, we either resign to being merely one among many or spend a LOT MORE and TAX MORE!


11 posted on 05/27/2016 3:20:09 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reagan used to say the same thing. It’s just diplomatic baby talk. I hope.


13 posted on 05/27/2016 3:52:49 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Nessie ... Sasquatch ... The Free Syrian Army ...)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

President Reagan wanted to defend against them with the Strategic Defense Initiative. I doubt that Mr. Obama feels the same way.


14 posted on 05/27/2016 4:03:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. Many times he wished for a world without nukes. I remember too well. Did he really mean it?

I imagine they all say it.


15 posted on 05/27/2016 4:15:11 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Nessie ... Sasquatch ... The Free Syrian Army ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Los Angeles Times article has many negative comments about this traitor.
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-obama-hiroshima-20160527-snap-story.html

Like why he has not laid a wreath in Pearl Harbor etc.


16 posted on 05/27/2016 5:17:06 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 05/27/2016 7:58:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Paladin2

Sure he isn’t a Muslim. That’s why he is trying to disarm the west while arming Muslims with nukes.


18 posted on 05/28/2016 1:33:44 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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