Friday, July 27, 2007
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.
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..."
|Agreed Kurenai i couldn't have sadi it better myself.|
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.
Not so much, it would've been wrong for
us not to retaliate, and take it up the
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.
|Bad as the bombs were, the alternate planned invasion of Japan would have been much, MUCH worse.|
|when i see his face i think of HERRO I AM AN ARRIAN FROM ARTOR SHPASH, PREASE AN FRANK YOUR|
|yeah id have to say nukes should not exist ever not a very effective use of uranium|
|fuking yanks had to ruin those poor cunts days lolol (:|
|GOD IS COMING LOOK HORNY|
|if there was no god fucking religion in the first place this website wouldent even exist which means none of the shit on here wouldent of even happened including this.|
|LORD HAW HAW|
|Bet his stocks went down that day.....lol|
|did he fuck american girlz?|
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