Friday, July 27, 2007
War → WWII → 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..."
|Not this bob but the one that said that asian ppl are fucks|
|Are Asian people to blame? It’s the military commanders and the people that actually believed the bullshit Japanese propaganda. America tried playing nice at first(they dropped fliers before bombing runs.) The people weren’t man enough to stand against the government, so eventually after many years the US just dropped the bomb as a “We tried, and now lets try a different approach.” Think Japanese people would have debated ethics after dropping a nuke? They killed more innocent people at Nanjing, so obvs now. So shut up, idiotic fucks who think that the bomb was a mistake.|
|We would be arguing about how the US was unethical and let millions of people die instead of just dropping a bomb and killing a (relatively) few Japanese people(its even debatable if we would have won without the bomb.) Japan about to surrender?! You fucks are so stupid! Kamikaze attitude, Hello?! The modern parallel of Al Quaeda: Fanatics willing to lose their lives to hurt people as a last stand! Remember the Sepukku! You think that they hold their lives above their pride? Obviously not! Just because they lacked fuel says nothing about potential surrender. And fuck you to idiotic fucks like Bob, who probably doesnt understand a thing anybody is saying. I don’t hate Japanese people as a whole, but they bred evil, and if someone incites war, war must be used(it was not like civil rights where peaceful opposition was possible. In that case, people wanted to persecute the other. In this, all the Japs want is to kill people.)|
|Are you ppl against America really that stupid? You think that the president didn’t actually think it over, and that the thing was an experiment on destruction(tests were performed inside the US on what height was optimal, hence the initiation of the reaction a couple thousand feet up)? Man how dumb can ppl get? Japanese had concentration slave camps filled with innocent people from Korea and China and a slow takeover would lead the Japanese to working these people to death, and perhaps maybe exterminating them as a last "fuck you!" note. Think that they would have let the ppl go? They thought that the enslaved people were inferior, just like how Nazis thought about Jews. What happened as the Nazis were being gradually defeated? They killed as many Jews as possible, and if you didn’t know, I suggest you study before commenting like a dumb fuck. The bomb not only prevented potential US deaths, but also millions of Korean and Chinese lives. Imagine if we did not use the bomb.|
|You have the moral right to disobey any order that can result in murder or genocide.|
Yes... even in the U.S military you have that right.
|The pilot is an idiot for justifying it by saying he was only following orders. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.|
|F*ck, america is the big piece of shit|
|he creampied american girls|
|@ Kinshu, its war, Deal with it. We did what was necessary to end the war. How are you going to say you hate a pilot for dropping a bomb, and not say you hate the japanese for bombing Pearl Harbor? They aattacked US FIRST, or do you not want to come to that realization you idiot. |
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