Saturday, August 06, 2011


Incineration of the innocents.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

"During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the first on August 6, 1945 and the second on August 9, 1945. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.

For six months before the atomic bombings, the United States intensely fire-bombed 67 Japanese cities. Together with the United Kingdom and the Republic of China, the United States called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945. The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman, the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on August 9.

Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a US estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from flash burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians."

But we all know that version is just liberal, anti military propaganda.
The worst that happened was just a slight, temporary hair loss.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe you will find a close investigation reveals that the three bombs - Trinity, Hiroshima, Nagasaki - were built in the Bavarian Alps by Werner Heisenberg and his associates, and that they were "liberated" and taken into possession by elements of the OSS a few months before, and transported with great caution to Los Alamos. There was a certain amount of skepticism among the Americans that the weapons would actually work. The Trinity test showed that at least one of them could, and did. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were essentially nothing more than lab tests.

Oppenheimer is reported to have said "I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds." The bomber crews were reported to have said "Holy. Ficking. Shit!!!"

12/8/11 2:24 PM  

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