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..."
|I think it's true that a lot of Americans in the '40s |
agreed that the atomic bombs ended the war more
quickly and saved many American lives. However,
what if the U.S. had been/is bombed? It is still
hypothetically possible. I think, after exposing the
horrible effects of the bombs to the public, the
sensible governments should try, as they SAY they
are, to get rid of or reduce nuclear stockpiles. It
seems that the unethical part of nuclear bombs is
that they don't discriminate between targets; they
just kill everyone. War is hell, but it doesn't have to
LITERALLY be hell for the civilians. A nuclear bomb
is, literally, hell. 'Nuff said.
|This is why it puzzles me that American politicians are condeming the civilian casualties currently ongoing in Srilanka. They are not directly aimed at civilians, rather they are caught up in the fire unintentianally (unless captive by tamil tigers). This fucking atrocitiy, was essentially mass murder, should never have happened.|
|Many people in Hiroshima were actually opposed to the war, but kept their opinions to themselves (violence against anybody who spoke out, like school teachers against students: see GEN). Some were ignorant. They all suffered.|
I don't think this man has eyes. I also feel that he smiles because he doesn't have enough of a face to show any other expression.
|dude. If you was alive then and you had to go throw ww2 then you would have said. "bomb them fuckers" just like the rest of us. America tried to get japan to surrender. They did not want to. Their people were the same way. They were controlled by there government to do what they say. Try watching ww2 documentary. It explains alot. Go out and rent a show called The War from PBS. Or an older one called The World At War.|
|Yea i agree:D LOL!!!|
|Omg motherfucking freak:D|
|Wow vet ur a fucking tard...innocent lives don't need 2 be taken in order to pay back the japanese for what they did...if anyone shud be blamed for this horrible event, it should be us...take it out on the source, not innocent civilians....all fuckin war vets r the same...they believe watever their commander says and then get their ass blown off bcuz they r fucking ROBOTS...|
|The city is pretty damn sizeable now. As of 2007 it was in the millions. Nice place, really. The port area and all the modern structures look badass.|
|hi every body|
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