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)
Read our selected articles below.
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By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 04, 2017
According to a leaked draft of the agenda, the secret meeting included discussions on “mini-nukes” and “bunker-buster” bombs with nuclear war heads “for possible use against rogue states”.
By Stephen Lendman, August 04, 2017
Called by some “the father of the atomic bomb,” Robert Oppenheimer quoted from the Bhagavad Gita saying: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
By Felicity Arbuthnot, August 03, 2017
80,000 people were killed or mortally injured instantly. The main area targeted was “the city’s principal residential, commercial and military quarters.”
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 31, 2017
As in the case of the first atomic bomb, which in the words of President Harry Truman “was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base”, today’s “mini-nukes” are heralded as “safe for the surrounding civilian population”.
By Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, July 28, 2017
The firestorm in Hiroshima ultimately destroyed 13 square kilometres (5 square miles) of the city. Almost 63% of the buildings in Hiroshima were completely destroyed after the bombing and nearly 92% of the structures in the city had been either destroyed or damaged by blast and fire.
By Peter Van Buren, June 18, 2017
To try and force the Japanese government to surrender (and no one in 1945 knew if the plan would work) by making it watch mass casualties of innocents, and then to hold the nation hostage to future attacks with the promise of more bombs to come, speaks to a cruelty previously unseen.
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