The 61st Hiroshima Day

 

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Remember Hiroshima


61 years ago on 6th August 1945 the first nuclear bomb, "Little Boy", a uranium bomb, was dropped on a civilian target, the city of Hiroshima in Japan, 3 days later on 9th August "Fat Man", a plutonium bomb, was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. These Americian acts of genocide, which killed as many as 210,000 people, were unnecessary and were designed "to kick-start the Cold War rather than end the Second World War".

Protests against nuclear weapons are expected to take place around the world, 80 protests have been organised across the USA: To mark the 61st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, rallies, vigils, teach-ins, and nonviolent protests will be held in more than 60 cities in 24 states across the country to demand an end to nuclear weapons and wars. Antiwar, nuclear abolition and indigenous rights groups are focusing on facilities run by the Bechtel Corporation, one of the world's leading nuclear weapons contractors, war profiteers, and violators of indigenous rights. Activities will take place under the banner: From Hiroshima to Yucca Mountain to the Middle East: No Nukes! No Wars! End War Profiteering! Support Indigenous Rights!

Protests are also expected in Perth and across Europe.

CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) in the UK have shown that 59% opposes the replacement of Trident, Britian's submarine-launched nuclear ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missiles) system. On Friday 5th August protestors handed in 53,000 signatures on a petition to 10 Downing Street calling on the government not to replace Trident or develop any new nuclear weapons system. On Tuesday 2nd August two peace activists were arrested after painting "Trident is Terrorism" outside Faslane naval base. In October Faslane 365 begins — a year-long continuous peaceful blockade at Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons submarine base.

The threat of thermonuclear genocide is now worse than it has been for many years — Bush's war plan includes use of nuclear weapons, Michel Chossudovsky argues that the US plans to use nuclear weapons against Iran and according to Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed UK Government sources have confirmed that war with Iran is on. Plans to nuke Iran are totally insane however this might not prevent it happening because "our 'leaders'... are are psychopaths" and war criminalsJohn Kampfner has reported that At a Downing Street reception not long ago, a guest had the temerity to ask Tony Blair: "How do you sleep at night, knowing that you've been responsible for the deaths of 100,000 Iraqis?" The Prime Minister is said to have retorted: "I think you'll find it's closer to 50,000."

Ardeshir Mehrdad has pointed out that "The struggles of the Iranian people and the peoples of the Middle East against Imperialism and reactionary forces are a struggle that will directly influence the destiny of humanity on our planet. In this battle we will either witness the burial of the architects of the New World order of slavery, and their twin allies in the backward religious movements, or the world will succumb to violence and barbarism. There will be few places left in the world that can remain immune to events in the Middle East."

The Doomsday Clock is ticking away, it has read 7 minutes to midnight since 2002, it is now, perhaps, much closer to midnight...

Links: CND | Nuking Iran is not off the table | Calculating the risk of war in Iran | The Hiroshima Myth | Wikipedia: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki |

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Emotional arguments not based on facts are called Literary Fallacies

Alan 07.Aug.2006 14:55

The 61st Hiroshima Day

61 years ago on 6th August 1945 the first nuclear bomb, "Little Boy", a uranium bomb, was dropped on a civilian target, the city of Hiroshima in Japan, 3 days later on 9th August "Fat Man", a plutonium bomb, was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. These Americian acts of genocide, which killed as many as 210,000 people, were unnecessary and were designed "to kick-start the Cold War rather than end the Second World War".

The U.S. acts of genocide may have been unnecessary but they were not 'designed "to kick-start the Cold War rather than end the Second World War"'. The cold war could not start and did not start until another power also had nuclear weapons, displayed that they were willing and able to set them off, and were politically opposed to U.S. governmental structure and policies.

One-sided arguments are one thing, this is something else. Your site has just lost my support.

"Literary Fallacies" and their relationship with My Foot.

general 08.Aug.2006 00:02

I never thought the longest word in the first edition of Oxford dictionary was actually useable. Until I saw the previous comment. Yes, Alan, the previous comment (yours!!) looks like a perfect example of Floccinaucinihilipilification. It seems odd that your narrow interpretation of "design" is all that you could come up with. And, btw, don't forget to greet your CNN buddies. Tell them that I too appreciate their political correctedness.

PS: Right, you got it: I am proud of the USA and I will never accept animals like you to defend its international image by denial. If you *actually* have something to say, then say it. If not, then please STFU.

Read the sources

author 08.Aug.2006 08:48

The quote that upset "Alan" (if this article upset him I wonder how the vaporisation of friends and famlies would go down, after all this is what happened in Japan...) is from the New Scientist,  http://www.newscientist.com/ :

"The US decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 was meant to kick-start the Cold War rather than end the Second World War, according to two nuclear historians who say they have new evidence backing the controversial theory."

 http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7706

Also follow the The Hiroshima Myth link:

"The conclusion drawn unmistakably from the evidence presented, is that Byrnes is the man who convinced Truman to keep the unconditional surrender policy and not accept Japan’s surrender so that the bombs could actually be dropped thereby demonstrating to the Russians that America had a new forceful leader in place, a "new sheriff in Dodge" who, unlike Roosevelt, was going to be tough with the Russians on foreign policy and that the Russians needed to "back off" during what would become known as the "Cold War." A secondary reason was that Congress would now be told about why they had made the secret appropriation to a Manhattan Project and the huge expenditure would be justified by showing that not only did the bombs work but that they would bring the war to an end, make the Russians back off and enable America to become the most powerful military force in the world."

 http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig2/denson7.html

This stuff is well documented.

lack of common knowledge inthe US?

clara 08.Aug.2006 09:02

I thought it was common knowledge that the first nuclear bomb was dropped to demonstrate power against russia (since it was already clear that japan was about to capitytulate), and the second one was dropped for military-scientific reasons to compare the two different types.
Or is this another example for the kind of knowledge that does not exist in the US?

annd before you consider this polemic: Please remember that even CNN is showing pictures of Iraqi casaulties on their international programmes, but not within the US because it could upset US citizens too much.

My dad is alive because of the atomic bomb

Shadow Merchant 11.Aug.2006 02:57

My old man is alive because the Japs got the atomic bombing they richly deserved. He was training for the invasion of Japan in full knowledge that there would be millions of casualties on both sides. He thanks his lucky stars that the bomb was invented and so do I. Millions of lives were saved.

Too bad we didn't impose an atomic Pax Americana on the whole world immediately.

THE POINT OF VIEW OF A FOREIGNER

Lemmon yellow sun 18.Aug.2006 19:40

I think that the foreign relations in America are despictable. First it was the nuclear bomb, then it was the iraqui war. When will the US. politicians understand that the world doesn´t belong to them. I think that the plot of "WORLD WIDE DOMINATION" is unfortunatelly not so far from the truth, eventhough the US says that they are the defenders of the democracy

you pathetic fuck

loljesus 24.Aug.2006 03:43

Who attacked whom? Nothing about Japanese genocide of Chinese, hmmmm???? Choke on your own vomit and die.

c est bizare

xxx 14.Apr.2007 23:06

cans la bombe d hiroshima a exploser ca fais un chanpinomg

Japanese

Ekranoplane 24.Jan.2012 04:36

Hope america will not do the same thing again in the future.

 http://ekranoplane.blogspot.com