5 August 2017 — Global Research
Seventy-two years now, the people around the world together with the victims remember the egregious act of the US in dropping the first ever atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Washington had categorized Hiroshima as “a military base”. The stated objective was “humanitarian”, minimize collateral damage, avoid the deaths of innocent civilians. In the words of President Truman:
“The World will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.”(President Harry S. Truman in a radio speech to the Nation, August 9, 1945).
“The bombs of August are an ominous reminder that what happened to Japan can repeat whenever lunatics in Washington believe its to their advantage. Humanity may not survive their madness.” (Stephen Lendman)
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