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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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Tall guy!
The mess we made? Haha look up Unit 731, the
bataan death march and the general treatment of
civilians in asia during the japanese conquests. We
went in there and stopped them. Question our
methods if you must, but you can't deny the
results. We finished the second world war that they
2011-01-21 04:45:57

Max A. Frankow
You know what? I have tremendous sympathy for
the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but we had
no other choice. We gave Japan numerous chances
to surrender, but to no avail. They were sending
their own people to their deaths needlessly with
such thinks as kamikaze attacks. That and if we
didn't use that bomb, then it would've been a full
scale invasion of Japan that would've cost millions,
yes I said millions, of lives on all sides. If you want
to blame someone, blame Adolf Hitler for starting
all of this in the first place.
2011-01-21 04:41:38

2011-01-19 23:36:18

I'm the only person I know who can put a whole
pint can of beer I'm my asshole. I luv being gay
2011-01-19 08:45:37

Smash the Left
Fuck all you dumbass uneducated liberals. You all need to grow some balls and face the facts of the war. Good American boys were being killed by countless kamikaze attacks, among other things. You take care of your own first, I would think that pussy ass liberals wouldn't care, since you're all so obsessed with smashing National Socialism. You're all dumb, go work at Mcdonalds please and kill yourselves!
2011-01-18 20:08:40

The enemy, as has been said so often, is war. The comments here show that sixty-five years later (some) Americans and (some) Japanese are still fighting the war. War is the problem. I came to this site looking for evidence that the so-called "new war" thesis overestimates how much more brutal contemporary warfare is than earlier warfare. Clearly the atrocities committed by Japanese Imperial forces and those committed against Japanese civilians in Hiroshima are equal to the atrocities committed in today's so-called "new wars." Not surprisingly, those who would fight them (again) don’t appear much different either. (former US Army paratrooper – 1/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment)
2011-01-12 21:37:51

some of u people are retarded (looking at u egy) the american people didnt drop the bomb the government/army did.. most of us know our government is fucked and corrupt.. we cant help where were born so suck it.
2011-01-11 04:16:26

what did the world come to on this tragic day
2011-01-10 22:39:34

i think America is going to b fucked soon, lol, wizza saying drop this on muslims, i think it show how american people raised up with poor ethics and bad souls, good for u pls keep the ur bad soul and make it burn u for ever
2010-12-30 11:14:40

Now drop a couple on these fucking muslims!
2010-12-25 22:37:16

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