Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Obama

Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Obama

Victims of the atomic bombings of Japan want an apology from US President Barack Obama when he visits Hiroshima next week, the head of a survivors' group said Thursday.
Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, where the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, killing about 140,000 people in total.
Tens of thousands were killed by the fireball that the powerful Hiroshima blast generated, with many more succumbing to injuries or illnesses caused by radiation in the weeks, months and years afterwards.
Vast swathes of the city, including many of its military and industrial installations, were flattened.
The southern city of Nagasaki was hit by a second bomb days later, killing 74,000 people, in one of the final acts of World War II.
"I urge him to apologize to those who died, bereaved families and parents who lost their children," Terumi Tanaka, secretary general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations and a survivor of the Nagasaki explosion, told reporters.

In recent years, I have heard many American citizens, as well as citizens of other countries, criticizing America’s decision to use such inhumane tactics.  They seem to be convinced that the war was almost over and the use of nukes was unnecessary.  The truth is, the war was not almost over, and using the bombs not only saved untold thousands of American lives, it quite possibly saved many Japanese lives as well.

Obama should NOT apologize.  Not now…Not ever…
The attack on Pearl Harbor alone is reason enough to not apologize, but there are many other reasons that people seem to forget.

First, they were given the opportunity to surrender, and did not.  After the bombing of Hiroshima, they were given another opportunity to surrender, and did not.  The second bomb was then dropped on Nagasaki.

These bombs had never been tested so they were not even sue they would work.  They were of different design, I suppose so that if one design didn’t work perhaps the other would.  One was built using enriched Uranium, and the other with Plutonium.  So this was a desperate attempt to bring the war to an end, on the hope that at least one of them would work.

The attack on Pearl Harbor was not the only thing Japan was guilty of.  They were also guilty of numerous war crimes, which they were forgiven for as part of the surrender agreement.

Perhaps these people are unaware that the Japanese were guilty of many war crimes far greater than anything most Americans can even imagine.  Most of which, I have been aware of for many years, but I recently read about a very disturbing incident I had never before heard about.  You can read about it here:  http://universalfreepress.Com/Japanese-dissected-us-bomber-crew-while-they-were-still-alive-in-wwii-photos/

Just in case the article is no longer on that site, here are a couple more links.

It explains how downed American airmen were subjected to horrific medical experiments and were actually dissected while they were still alive during World War Two.

I recently watched a very good movie entitled “unbroken”.  It’s a true story about American POWs during WW2.  If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it.  It shows a little of what the POWs had to endure, but these are just a few examples.   Many American POW’s were used as slave labor, and some were beheaded.  Many American POWs starved to death.  You can learn much more if you Google “Japanese war crimes world war two”.  

Or you could just check out the following links.

 I realize all these events occurred a very long time ago, and I’m not trying to create resentment, or bring back bad memories for anyone, but before people call President Truman a murderer and a war criminal, they should know all the facts. 
I sometimes feel like our children today are being taught history with a very biased slant which tends to depict America as always being the “bad guys”. I’m not saying America has never made mistakes.  I’m just saying that the manner in which we brought an end to WW2 was not one on them.


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