Friday, May 27, 2016

Obama's Hiroshima Speech

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb







From UPI
Hiroshima was the first of two U.S. nuclear targets intended to bring an end to World War II in August 1945. Just after 8 a.m. on Aug. 6, a 393d Bombardment Squadron B-29, called the Enola Gay, dropped the bomb known as "Little Boy" on the southwestern Japanese industrial town.
The bomb contained about 140 pounds of uranium-235 and took about 45 seconds to reach its explosion altitude of 1,900 feet.
"Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil," the president said. "We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead."
A thinly veiled blaming of the USA, while things like the Rape of Nanjing, Unit 731 and countless other atrocities by Japan are completely omitted.

Of course Obama is in it for his own legacy, so the best thing to do is to forget about him. Remember the atrocities committed by Imperial Japan and the fact they really had it coming. Also, the bombings actually brought the war to a more favorable end for both the USA and Japan, as an invasion of the main islands would have been resulted in millions of fatalities for both sides.

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