Sunday, August 19, 2007
Brutality → Human shadow on stone steps after A-bombing of Hiroshima (08/06/1945)
The photograph shows the stone steps of the main entrance of Sumitomo Bank in Hiroshima which was only 250 meters from the hypocenter of the atomic explosure on 08/06/1945. It is believed that a person sat down on the steps facing the direction of the hypocenter, possibly waiting for the bank to open. By a flash of the heat rays with temperatures well over a 1,000 degrees or possibly 2,000 degrees centigrade, that person was incineratied on the stone steps. Up to about 10 years after the explosion, the shadow remained clearly on the stones, but exposure to rain and wind has been gradually blurring it. So, when the bank was newly built, the stone steps were removed and are now preserved at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. You can also see the beautiful computer reconstruction of this atomic explosure made by BBC (UK).
Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a war crime? Of course, it's not. It was a war. To stop WWII immediately by killing thousands of people maybe was not a good idea. But you should know that only China's losses in the WWII were approximately 20 million killed by Japanese soldiers! Who could stop it? God bless America!
Thats a lie. The Japanese refused to surrender and only offered ridiculous conditions that had no chance of being accepted by the allies as an alternative (such as being trusted to disarm itself and try its own officials for war crimes with no outside help). Dropping the bombs saved many more lives than they ended and a far worse outcome. Look up Operation Downfall.
Not true. During World War II, the Second Army and Chugoku Regional Army were headquartered in Hiroshima, and the Army Marine Headquarters was located at Ujina port. The city also had large depots of military supplies, and was a key center for shipping.
|Nagasaki was a military target, due to their factories and oil supply. Hiroshima, however, was a 'civilian city'. There were no men there, because they were all fighting. There were no women there, because they were in the factories making weapons and what not (ie, in nagasaki). Hiroshima had a large population of elderly people and children (at the time of the bomb, that is). Infact, the bomb was dropped in the morning when most of the grandparents were taking the children to school.|
This is why a lot of the world consider Hiroshima to be a war crime. Not because of the nuke being dropped in and of itself, but because of who it was dropped on.
|its not all americans the UN also does nothing to protect everyone accept the chain of order and quit bitching about it.|
|So if its not a crime then why dont we just nuke these evil animal islamic fucks today? o.O?????|
|that means 11-9 is ofcourse not a crime lol it was an open war between America and Bin Laden .. so let it be.|
what a moron!
|The Japanese offered to full and unconditional surrender a full two weeks before the bombs were dropped. |
Bombs didn't end the war. The Japanese were already beaten. The bombs were about a show of power.
Even Pearly Harbor is a sham. You seriously think all those Japanese ships could sit just beyond the horizon without getting seen. The US was warned multiple times that a huge concentration of Japanese were on the way.
|God Bless America?|
I can say the same about 11-9: "It wasn't a crime. It was a war".
You're brainwashed by Mr. Bush. That was a crime much worse than 11-9!!
USA needed something for entering the war and making big bussiness. There are rumors about Pearl Harbor bombered by the USA government itself and blaming Japan.
|God bless amerikkka? God fuck amerikka. Bunch of ignorant pricks. I sincerely hope amerikkka gets bombed or nuked or chemical warfare-d|
wish you all suffer the same - of course, in the name of a better future.
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