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).
Video: Download "hiroshima_human_shadow.wmv"
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!
|Neither bomb was tactically necessary. The Enigma code (which Japan used) had been cracked and the allies were aware that Japan's military was now in very poor shape. They would have been unlikely to have been able to fight for more than anotehr month.|
Strategically... Truman dramtically asserted the new post-war US position. To say the bombs saved lives is a myth. Sadly the old version is still taught all these years on.
|NOBODY FUCKING CARES!!!|
|I'm 36. My father was 47 when he had me and fought in WWII. He was on a caravan with orders to train for the invasion of Japan that November. On his way, Truman dropped the bomb. There is no doubt in my mind I would not be here today if Truman didn't. Lives were saved. Mine. |
|Whoever it was in the picture?, one thing's for sure... |
They were reduced to a shadow of their former selves!.
Luckiest city on Earth?... Kokura!.
Had Hiroshima been obscured... Kokura was the secondary target on August 6th, for the 'Little Boy' bomb.
Kokura was the primary target on August 9th, but it was obscured... so the secondary target Nagasaki had it's 'rendezvous with destiny', with the 'Fat Man' bomb instead!.
|There is no such thing as an "explosure".|
|you hope the plot in Fallout 3 happens to us? How fucking stupid are you? Do you not know what the fuck pain is? GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU DUMB FUCKING CUNT, STUPID IGNORANT FUCKING DIPSHIT, YOU PLAY VIDEO GAMES ALL DAY AND TRY TO INTEGRATE THEM INTO YOUR LIFE CONSTANTLY, IGNORING ALL SENSICAL AND ETHICAL THINKING, FUCKING DOUCHE BAG.|
|the only thing that sucked was no one had a PIP boy! I know Fallout 3 was released in much of the world, but we slovenes did not get it, so we ordered ours online. I would love for there to be a GLOBAL nuclear holocaust 100% annihilation of human race. just won't happen since government has bunkers and shit, oh well, they will not get to get their power-trip from ruling over people - there would be none left. |
|Possibly fake - no one could get that close to photograph it except if they wait for the area to be no longer contaminated. I know this can happen, but like I said before, these photos look like they were from the 40s and if so, the film would have been ruined from radiation. nice try though.|
|As an American Im not glad we used the bomb but I take into account that the Japanese at the time were arguably more dangerous and brutal than the Nazis we barely defeated.|
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