The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II

5 August 2020 — National Security Archive

A Collection of Primary Sources

Updated National Security Archive Posting Marks 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan and the End of World War II

Extensive Compilation of Primary Source Documents Explores Manhattan Project, Eisenhower’s Early Misgivings about First Nuclear Use, Curtis LeMay and the Firebombing of Tokyo, Debates over Japanese Surrender Terms, Atomic Targeting Decisions, and Lagging Awareness of Radiation Effects

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The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Un-Censored Version By Dr. Gary G. Kohls

7 August 2013 — Global Research

68 years ago, at 11:02 am on August 9th, 1945, an all-Christian bomber crew dropped a plutonium bomb, on Nagasaki, Japan. That bomb was the second and last atomic weapon that had as its target a civilian city. Somewhat ironically, as will be elaborated upon later in this essay, Nagasaki was the most Christian city in Japan and ground zero was the largest cathedral in the Orient.

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Cancer Pandemic: Reaping the Seeds of Nuke Tests By John LaForge

28 March, 2013 — Global Research – Consortiumnews

The warnings about fallout from nuclear tests six decades ago often noted that cancers from the radiation would probably not begin appearing in large numbers for many years. But that time is now – and medical experts are wondering whether the surge in some cancers is a result.

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West Continues Speculation on Iran Nuclear Work By Afsaneh Ahadi

1 October 2012 Iran Review

One of the most common political tools, which has been always used by Western politicians is to aggrandize a security crisis anywhere in the world and repeat it in different ways. During recent years, efforts made by Iran to master nuclear technology have been used as an excuse by the Western officials in order to cast doubt on peaceful goals of Iran‘s nuclear energy program and warn the world that Iran will “soon” build a nuclear bomb. Continue reading

Japan urges ban on nukes 65 years after Nagasaki bombing

15 August, 2010 — RT Top Stories

The Japanese city of Nagasaki has remembered those killed by the second atom bomb dropped by the US in 1945. A minute of silence was observed on Monday to commemorate the moment when the bomb wiped out most of the city.

Tens of thousands of people were incinerated instantly as the bomb nicknamed ‘Fat Man’ buried the city under an explosion, with many more dying from diseases linked to radiation ever since.

Those who survived the attack say it was unjustifiably cruel and insist on a universal ban on nuclear weapons.

Sixty-five years ago Sumiteru Taniguchi was enjoying a simple morning bicycle ride when, in a tragic instant, his life changed forever.

‘I was thrown to the ground and I heard an ear-piercing sound,’ Sumiteru recalled. ‘I thought I had been killed, but I encouraged myself not to die, that it was important to go on living.’

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Iraq – Another Hiroshima? Investigative report 14 October, 2008

Maurizio Torrealta, of RaiNews24, presents the premiere of an interview with a US war veteran who makes this denouncement: “we used an atomic bomb in Iraq in 1991.

“There were very few Italian news reporters, but there were Iranians, Russians, Japanese and Spanish ones. It makes one stop and think.” Maurizio Torrealta of RaiNews24 has presented today in a preview the latest investigation that reveals a disturbing scenario. The United States, during the Gulf War of 1991, and to be precise, on the final day of the conflict, had released an atomic warhead with five kilotons of power in the area of Basra, in southern Iraq.

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