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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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Fur is Murder
I bet he gets a load of pussy with that story.
2009-03-20 06:37:41

For all the horror inflicted on them, you still have to
consider the atrocities at Unit 731, matched not in
magnitude, but far exceeds in inhumanity. These
can't be reconciled - the simple fact is nobody was
justified, for all the empty slogans and lauded
martyrs. Led not with cause or reason, but simple
delusion and disinformation... And it still shows no
signs of stopping.
2009-03-20 01:19:24

looks like he has downs
2009-03-19 01:32:19

America tried not to enter WWII.Japan attacked us. If Renn attacked me i have the right to Nuke is candy ass.
2009-03-14 22:39:50

Land of dead
They didn't stop the war. So we stoped the war! Same with Islam! We will nuke mecca one day.
2009-03-05 20:18:18

richard muir
ur gay
2009-03-05 14:05:36

sir chedder cheese
renn ..

U so STupid!
2009-03-04 20:07:54


Save your pro-american patriotic "we-did-the-right-thing" bullshit.

you can see this is awful, as are all of the effects of war.

Human beings, as a species, are fucktards.

It's arguments that you pose such as this one, when some grotesque effects of war are put right in front of your ignorant little fucking face that remind me of that.

End of.
2009-03-03 12:09:11

you people are disgusting American lives were saved. Most of the men who would have died in attacking Japan would have been American civilians if Japan didnt attack us. And the Japanese never killed a civilian throughout the whole war that what some people are making it sound like.
2009-03-01 16:28:23

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