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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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Or The United States.
2012-09-16 06:17:07

Louis Lipsky
Imagine if an evil empire got their hands on such a weapon, Iran for example.
2012-09-11 14:09:35

The comments on here from jingoistic, heartless, callous and insane dolts are both sad and disgusting. There really is no hope for Mankind if the vast number of the comments expressed here are representative of the majority view.
2012-09-11 10:50:10

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2012-09-09 13:00:15

Timothy Alchemy Freeman
And Japan should never need to think of revenge...
The U.S. already got their punishment in the great
depression. Just as China did not need to get revenge
because Japan got theirs in the Bombings... Maybe we
should learn from this... War SUCKS.
2012-09-08 17:15:19

Timothy Alchemy Freeman
There is no such thing as a good war. The Japanese
soldiers raped and slaughtered thousands of people
in China and Korea. Watch the Movie, "The Flowers
of War" to get an Idea. I do not promote what the
Japanese leaders did nor do I agree with what the
United States Leaders did... Lots of innocents get
mistreated in wars. One can definitely say Karma is
fact. One can definitely argue they deserved it but
one can also argue that it was not right to be the
one to provide that judgement.
Killing, raping, pillaging, bombing, etc can never
truly be justified, but if a nation does these things
on anthers home land they most definitely should
expect that it will come back to haunt their land in
the end. Karma.

Us civilians get screwed.
2012-09-08 17:11:32

It is so sad that citizens become victims during war. However,....if there had never been a Pearl Harbor attack, there would never have been an atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thank the Japanese warlords for this.
2012-09-07 05:30:31

So, you seem to be talking about
restarting violence. Against America?
Are you blind people? You should
understand : nobody wants to fight
against particles or waves. That's the
lesson,isn't it?
2012-09-07 00:16:51

No country deserves this , the USA must
pay for what they did , and please do
not compare pearl harbor with this ! For
years these people had to deal with shit
the government did , its not the people
who bombed pearl harbor !
2012-09-06 08:19:29

its world war, so they can do what they
want because japan attack pearl harbor so
USA fire back,
by the way, past is past
2012-09-06 06:14:22

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