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Friday, July 27, 2007

WarWWII → Victim of atomic bombing of Hiroshima

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks during World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States of America under US President Harry S. Truman. On August 6, 1945, the first choice target, Hiroshima, was having clear weather. At 8:15 a.m. (local time), the Enola Gay's door sprang open and dropped "Little Boy." The bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the city and only missed the target, the Aioi Bridge, by approximately 800 feet. Staff Sergeant George Caron, the tail gunner, described what he saw: "The mushroom cloud itself was a spectacular sight, a bubbling mass of purple-gray smoke and you could see it had a red core in it and everything was burning inside... It looked like lava or molasses covering a whole city..." The cloud is estimated to have reached a height of 40,000 feet.

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Hiroshima's population has been estimated at 350,000; approximately 70,000 died immediately from the explosion and another 70,000 died from radiation within five years. A survivor described the damage to people: "The appearance of people was... well, they all had skin blackened by burns... They had no hair because their hair was burned, and at a glance you couldn't tell whether you were looking at them from in front or in back... They held their arms bent [forward] like this... and their skin - not only on their hands, but on their faces and bodies too - hung down... If there had been only one or two such people... perhaps I would not have had such a strong impression. But wherever I walked I met these people... Many of them died along the road - I can still picture them in my mind -- like walking ghosts..."

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The Doctor
WW2 was bad for everyone. We must remember that
not everyone was a bad guy, but not everyone was
innocent. I agree that the invention of this weapon is
a terrible, terrible thing. However, the Nazis were
close to inventing this 1st, and I think we would all be
dead if they did. The Japanese aren't completely
innocent though. The Baton death march, pearl
Harbor, what they did to the Chinese... One more
thing: the Japanese were on the Nazis side, and if
they invented this horrible weapon 1st, the exact
thing would have happened to the U.S. and Europe,
thus leaving us under Nazi rule. Also, IM A TEENAGER
2013-08-13 02:10:40

Down with usa
2013-08-09 00:05:48

Nah sacre

Contests for who could kill 100 people with swords. e_rape_killed.jpg

Look at that picture.... yes exactly what it looks like. Not all Japanese were horrible people that committed these acts, just as not all Americans are ignorant and killers.
2013-08-07 01:13:03

As horrible as it was, it came down to years more of war by invading Japan with hundreds of thousands of US deaths or bombing them. Given those choices I have a hard time believing that ANY COUNTRY would choose otherwise. You are in war to win it. The only fair fight is the one you win. Not to mention the Japanese were not so innocent. Look into the Rape of Nanking, or the Baton death march.
2013-08-07 01:06:01

It's call war. You might have read about it in books. Golden Rule: Don't start not shit; there won't be no shit.
2013-08-06 18:51:18

World should never forget this. USA - nation of killers...Testing atomic weapons on innocent people !!!
2013-08-06 18:11:43

Read up on what the Japanese were doing to the Chinese. Too brutal for me to even repeat. It's also important to understand what had been happening in the last 50 years in regards to Japan.
2013-08-06 16:19:51

More people died in the hiroshima bombning
Pearl harbor died about 3000. 70'000 died
2013-08-04 11:28:58

the truth
fuck off skull, you americans provoked the
japanese first, they attacked pearl harbor
which was a military place, you attacked
hiroshima and nagasaki, it was a place
where PEOPLE were living there.
2013-08-01 12:56:30

should not repeat
2013-07-28 05:50:23

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