Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hiroshima and Nagaskai: Terror Bombing and Evaporation of Innocents

It was on this day 56 years ago 9 August 1945 that the U S Military and political leaders committed mass murder on the Japanese people of Nagasaki, Japan. This was three days after the first Atomic bomb in history was used in war. Both bombs were used against civilian population centres, and they vaporized these people in an instant.

And, they were the lucky ones considering the terrible pain and deaths inflicted upon those who did not die in an instant.

There was absolutely no reason, nor military necessity to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those who ran the American Empire had various motives to drop the bombs.

For President Truman it was principally revenge and racism of Japanese, or Asian peoples.
But, Truman lied to the people of America, and the world when in announcing the detonation of the Hiroshima bomb he stated “SIXTEEN HOURS AGO an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base.” Hiroshima was not an army base it was a city.
(Harry S. Truman 93 - Statement by the President Announcing the Use of the A-Bomb at Hiroshima
August 6, 1945 http://bit.ly/pbD4nb )

Imagine if Japanese leaders dropped an Atomic Bomb on Los Angeles and said this, “SIXTEEN HOURS AGO an Japanese airplane dropped one bomb on Los Angeles, an important American Army base.” It would not just be a lie, but an attempt to cover up the truth of the barbarity of such a crime.
That is what it was, and that is also why there was a complete blackout of news photos showing the reality on the ground.

I do not mean the sanitized photos of the cities reduced to rubble, but of the people with their horrible injuries, and of the silhouettes of people burned into the walls of buildings.

So the very announcement was the beginning of great lies about these horrible weapons.
Truman gave as his principle reason for using the bomb on Hiroshima “The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold… 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 those who brought war to the Far East.”

Privately, Truman excitedly said to confidant’s “Wasn’t it great?” And, he referred to the Japanese as ‘Japs.’ And he said “We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city…Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war…. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

Those are the words of a man who seems to lack an ability to reflect on what it means to wipe erase, to vaporize 80,000 people in an instant of time.

But, it is his statement after the Nagasaki bombing that is stunning to this writer. He says this as his reasoning for using the bomb. “"Having found the bomb we have used it.” That statement sounds like the bomb was something that was ‘found’ on the street, not the deliberate result to create the most destructive weapon in history. (PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN http://bit.ly/q2eV6L )

Truman’s Nagasaki statement went to on say “We have used it against those who attacked us
without warning at Pearl Harbor.” This was completely untrue, as the US had broken the Japanese naval code, and knew precisely where the attack would be. That is also why NO American aircraft carriers were anywhere near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

President Truman also said that the bombs were dropped “against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare.”

Those precise reason would justify bombs being dropped on America because of all those detainees killed in the custody of the CIA and US military. And, since 9/11 it is America which has “abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare.”

Other reasons given were to shorten the war and to save American lives. The following are taken verbatim from ‘HIROSHIMA WHO DISAGREED WITH THE ATOMIC BOMBING?’ The overall opinion of US military leaders was that there was no military necessity to drop the bombs at all!

‘The military intelligence officer in charge of preparing intercepted Japanese cables - the MAGIC summaries - for Truman and his advisors said this
"...when we didn't need to do it, and we knew we didn't need to do it, and they knew that we knew we didn't need to do it, we used them as an experiment for two atomic bombs."

"Just when the Japanese were ready to capitulate, we went ahead and introduced to the world the most devastating weapon it had ever seen and, in effect, gave the go-ahead to Russia to swarm over Eastern Asia.

"Washington decided that Japan had been given its chance and now it was time to use the A-bomb.

"I submit that it was the wrong decision. It was wrong on strategic grounds. And it was wrong on humanitarian grounds."

(Deputy Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence) ‘How We Bungled the Japanese Surrender, ‘Look, 6/6/50, pg. 19-21.

(Vice Chairman, U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey)

"Even without the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it seemed highly unlikely, given what we found to have been the mood of the Japanese government, that a U.S. invasion of the islands [scheduled for November 1, 1945] would have been necessary."

Paul Nitze, From Hiroshima to Glasnost, pg. 44-45.

There was “no military justification for the dropping of the bomb. The war might have ended weeks earlier, he said, if the United States had agreed, as it later did anyway, to the retention of the institution of the emperor."

Norman Cousins, The Pathology of Power, pg. 65, 70-71.

(Chief of Staff to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman)

"It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.

"The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children."

- William Leahy, I Was There, pg. 441.


"...in [July] 1945... Secretary of War Stimson, visiting my headquarters in Germany, informed me that our government was preparing to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. I was one of those who felt that there were a number of cogent reasons to question the wisdom of such an act. ...the Secretary, upon giving me the news of the successful bomb test in New Mexico, and of the plan for using it, asked for my reaction, apparently expecting a vigorous assent.

"During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face'. The Secretary was deeply perturbed by my attitude..."

- Dwight Eisenhower, Mandate For Change, pg. 380

In a Newsweek interview, Eisenhower again recalled the meeting with Stimson:

"...the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing."

- Ike on Ike, Newsweek, 11/11/63

I believe that what the Prophet Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) said “As Ye Sow; Ye Reap” applies to nations as well as individuals. And, as Truman stated “the end is not yet. With this bomb we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces.” I believe that we are just a matter of six months, more or less before the United States and Israel begin World War III using even worse devastation. I hope I’m wrong, but…

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