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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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Logic
Perfection does not breed imperfection= God does not exist, amen to that.
2010-03-15 21:47:28

Kat
GOD DOES NOT DWELL WITHIN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THE ANGEL OF MERCY TURNS ITS BACK TO TURN ITS HEAD TO THE UNJUST WRONGDOINGS OF AMERICA. God damns the USA.
2010-03-15 03:24:18

daylight
where is GOD?
2010-03-11 07:51:58

madafaka
FUCK YOU USA!
2010-03-09 21:38:17

fucker
FUCK YOU USA
2010-02-25 02:44:34

boon
he is Hansen's disease.
not a victim of the atomic bomb.
2010-02-23 05:16:40

Hawke
Lets just remember the americans advised
them plenty times to surrender, but no.
The japs would rather get nuked twice
than surrender. Their egos and pride
lost them 140000 people and a war. The
japs were stupid, and USA's bombing was
necessary. Im sure they had their
reasons for targeting civilians instead
of military places. The japs were
developing a nuclear "death ray" I know
it sounds stupid but it was just simply
a huge microwave oven that sprayed out
enough radiation to kill whole armies
in a minute. They would have destroyed
every last American on Earth. Both sides
played dirty
2010-02-18 18:02:47

bob
fuck you asians
2010-02-08 04:01:36

....
Agreed Kurenai i couldn't have sadi it better myself.
2010-02-05 19:54:34

/b/
"Kurenai
To those of you on one side or the other
of this moral argument: War is wrong. It
was wrong for Japan to bomb us. It was
equally wrong for us to bomb them.
Enough said."

Not so much, it would've been wrong for
us not to retaliate, and take it up the
ass.

But of course, look Americans won, and
they are such bad guys, their military
beat the Japs by such a long shot, they
are so evil for being effective at what
they do, poor Japanese who attacked
neutral USA who wanted nothing to do
with the war.
2010-01-26 16:50:16

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