HIROSIMA 6 AUGUST 1945 – NAGASAKI 9 AUGUST 1945…….we knew the world would no

HIROSIMA 6 AUGUST 1945 – NAGASAKI 9 AUGUST 1945…….we knew the world would no
“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.”
“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

“Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday,
words can’t describe the feeling and the way you lied.
These games you play, they’re gonna end in more than tears someday
Enola Gay, it shouldn’t ever have to end this way
It’s 8:15, and that’s the time that it’s always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you’re coming home
Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
this kiss you give, it’s never ever gonna fade away
Enola Gay, it shouldn’t ever have to end this way
Enola Gay, it shouldn’t fade in our dreams away
It’s 8:15, and that’s the time that it’s always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you’re coming home
Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
this kiss you give, it’s never ever gonna fade away”

Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,00080,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a more plausible estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 1520% died from radiation sickness, 2030% from flash burns, and 5060% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.
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During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

After six months of intense strategic fire-bombing of 67 Japanese cities the Japanese government ignored an ultimatum given by the Potsdam Declaration. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of “Fat Man” over Nagasaki on August 9. These two events are the only active deployments of nuclear weapons in war. The target was chosen as Hiroshima was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan’s Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot.

Six days after the detonation over Nagasaki, on August 15, Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Powers, signing the Instrument of Surrender on September 2, officially ending the Pacific War and therefore World War II. Germany had signed its Instrument of Surrender on May 7, ending the war in Europe. The bombings led, in part, to post-war Japan adopting Three Non-Nuclear Principles, forbidding the nation from nuclear armament. The role of the bombings in Japan’s surrender and the U.S.’s ethical justification for them, as well as their strategical importance, is still debated.

NO MORE HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
HIROSHIMA ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVER
ENOLA GAY

HIROSHIMA MUSHROOM-CLOUD





HIROSHIMA A BODY BURNT


NAGASAKI




NAGASAKI CHILD VICTIM
GLORY TO THE HEROES OF ENOLA GAY
The Enola Gay’s crew of course included Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets as the pilot as well as Co-pilot Capt. Bob Lewis, Bombardier Ferebee, Navigator Van Kirk and 1st Lt. Jacob Beser, radar countermeasures officer.

Enola Gay’s crew on 6 August 1945 consisted of 12 men:

(Asterisks denote regular crewmen of the Enola Gay.)
Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. Pilot and Aircraft commander

Captain Robert A. Lewis Co-pilot; Enola Gay’s assigned aircraft commander*
Major Thomas Ferebee Bombardier ; replaced regular crewman Donald Orrphin.
Captain Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk Navigator
U.S. Navy Captain William S. “Deak” Parsons Weaponeer and bomb commander; replaced regular crewman William “Bill” Arre, due to his advanced knowledge of atomic weaponry.
Lieutenant Jacob Beser Radar countermeasures.. (also the only man to fly on both of the nuclear bombing aircraft)
Second Lieutenant Morris R. Jeppson Assistant weaponeer
Technical Sergeant George R. “Bob” Caron Tail gunner*
Technical Sergeant Wyatt E. Duzenberry Flight engineer*
Sergeant Joe S. Stiborik Radar operator*
Sergeant Robert H. Shumard Assistant flight engineer*
Private First Class Richard H. Nelson VHF radio operator*
John P. Merrill — flight surgeon
Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. (February 23, 1915 November 1, 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force, best known for being the pilot of the Enola Gay, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb in the history of warfare. The bomb, code-named Little Boy, was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and one of biggest criminals against humanity.
During a 1975 interview he said: “I’m proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it, and have it work as perfectly as it did… I sleep clearly every night.”[5] In March 2005, he stated, “If you give me the same circumstances, I’d do it again.”
Major Charles W. Sweeney which dropped a second nuclear weapon, “Fat Man”, on Nagasaki.

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (19451953)
His decision to use nuclear weapons against Japan, the founding of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, the beginning of the Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Chinese Civil War, and the Korean War.
Albert Einstein ( 14 March 1879 18 April 1955)
The Einsteins were non-observant Jews.
Einstein was persuaded to lend his enormous prestige by writing a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 2, 1939, alerting him to the possibility that Nazi Germany might be developing an atomic bomb. According to weapons historians, the letter was “arguably the key stimulus for the U.S. adoption of serious investigations into nuclear weapons on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II.” As a result of Einstein’s letter, the U.S. entered the “race” to develop the bomb first, drawing on its “immense material, financial, and scientific resources.” It became the only country to develop an atomic bomb during World War II.
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The United States Government has always lied to its citizens with regularity in its history and the bombings and senseless Murder and Destruction at Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are no exception.

Yes the Japanese did bomb Pearl Harbor with 2897 Americans killed, 879 wounded, and 26 missing. It was an egregious act of cowardice; however did FDR know it would occur?

Pearl Harbor did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt know of the attack?

There are many who believe that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did in fact know the attack was imminent. However at the time the USA was in an isolationist frame of mind and wanted no part of the conflict in Europe. This after the great loss of American lives in World War I; there were more than nine million soldiers and civilian deaths in that conflict on both sides.

After World War I the United States had become a country without a moral compass its citizens were only interested in their own lives and were not ready to suffer anymore causalities to another conflict. Remember that WWII started in 1939 and that the United States did not enter the war until the attack by the Japanese on December 7 th, 1941 a full two years after the conflict had begun. The United States government wanted to enter World War II, but they needed a reason to get the people of the country to support their plans.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor could not have come at a better time and was seen as a way for FDR and as a byproduct the United States of America, to engage the people of this country in the conflict because of its horrific aftermath.

There were accounts that the United States had not broken the all important Japanese military codes prior to the attack, this was in fact a lie. There are now documents that have been released which paint a very frightening picture.

One out of the more than eighty three messages intercepted by the US Navy which were sent by the Japanese Admiral Yamamoto to his fleet commanders is the most damning which read in part, “… the task force, keeping its movements strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet in Hawaii and deal it a mortal blow … “, this was sent November 25 th 1941.

A future Presidential hopeful and opponent for FDR in the next election Thomas Dewey became aware that the Japanese code had previously been broken prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. He had hoped to use this against FDR in the 1944 election. His desire was to do a series of political speeches where he would charge that FDR new of the attacks and did nothing to overt the pending doom in Hawaii.

However the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General George Marshall talked to Thomas Dewey and told him that the Japanese were not aware that their code had been broken. Rather than place our American forces in harms way by compromising their intelligence gathering capabilities, Dewey relented and no speeches were given, FDR went on to win the election of 1944.

It was also previously stated that the Japanese Navy operated under strict radio silence this again was another lie otherwise the US Navy would not have intercepted eighty three messages that were sent to the Japanese fleet.

There were also those that were present when FDR heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and they observed, “The President’s surprise was not as great as that of other men around him. Nor was the attack unwelcome. It had ended the past months of uncertainty caused by FDR’s decision that Japan must be seen to make the first overt move. ”

It is more than probable that because of this cold calculating mindset that over 2897 American soldiers died needlessly just to give the United States the needed political and national momentum to enter the war.

The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Why did President Truman order the slaughter of Seventy Thousand people in Hiroshima and another 40 to 70 thousand in Nagasaki and give the United States of America the historical distinction of being the only country in the world which has ever used a Nuclear device to devastate and destroy a nation?

The names were comical, Fat-man and Little Boy but the aftermath of their use in Japan was far from being anything of the sort. Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 th, 1945. Fat Man was dropped a few days later on Nagasaki on August 9 th, 1945 with their deadly payloads.

But why did the US unleash this untold death and destruction when Japan clearly wanted to surrender? The Soviet’s under their leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Harry S. Truman all knew that the Emperor of Japan had accepted the terms of an unconditional surrender 19 days before the first atomic bomb was dropped.

President Truman knew the Japanese wanted to surrender however he was not going to allow the Soviet Union to be the peace broker as he feared they would gain the upper hand. He wanted to show the Soviet government and the world at large the destructive power that the United States had in its arsenal the loss of human life was just an afterthought to be dismissed.

From President Truman’s own handwritten diary an entry on July 18th, 1945, “Discussed Manhattan (it is a success). Decided to tell Stalin about it. Stalin had told PM (Churchill) of telegram from Jap emperor asking for peace … “This was nineteen days before the bombings, he knew yet he pursued the path of death and destruction.

Another diary entry this from an assistant to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes by Walter Brown, the entry from August 3 rd, 1945. It was written that Byrnes, Admiral William D. Leahy and President Truman, “Agrred [sic] Japas [sic] looking for peace. (Leahy had another report from Pacific) President afraid they will sue for peace through Russia instead of some country like Sweden. ”

Manhattan Project scientist Leo Szilard recalled what Byrnes thought process was; “(Byrnes) was concerned about Russia’s postwar behavior. Russian troops had moved into Hungary and Rumania, and Byrnes thought it would be very difficult to persuade Russia to withdraw her troops from these countries, that Russia might be more manageable if impressed by American military might, and that a demonstration of the bomb might impress Russia. ”

Yet President Truman bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki even though the Japanese government clearly wanted to surrender, all for the political gain the US would realize.

The United States stated that by dropping these bombs countless American soldiers’ lives would be saved. But no saving was needed the Japanese wanted to end the war and they unfortunately engaged the Soviet Union as their emissary, because of this for the first time in the history of the world Nuclear bombs were dropped for no reason other than to strengthen the mighty hand of the United States of America. As a footnote in regards to the current Middle Eastern conflict in Iraq as well as the problems facing Israel, it is worth noting that the superpowers of the world in 1948 created the current atrocities. Again for personal gain the Middle East was chopped up and artificial countries and borders were created by the superpowers for economic and political reasons. If this had not occurred the war in which we are presently involved in would have never even been started in the first place. If the USA had never placed permanent military installations in Saudi Arabia the Twin Towers would still be part of the New York skyline as well for Osama bin Laden and his hatred for the United States would have never manifested itself within his mind. When will the superpowers of the world learn, how many have to needlessly die?

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Posted on December 1, 2011, in ANTIWAR. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. War is a policy of greed……a bleeding wound on people’s hearts….

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