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  •  I rest my case, but here's from one link (0+ / 0-)

    and just one paragraph from the many in the article (which all have supporting links)...
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

    John Pilger
    The lies of Hiroshima live on, props in the war crimes of the 20th century

    The 1945 attack was murder on an epic scale. In its victims' names, we must not allow a nuclear repeat in the Middle East

    The National Archives in Washington contain US government documents that chart Japanese peace overtures as early as 1943. None was pursued. A cable sent on May 5, 1945 by the German ambassador in Tokyo and intercepted by the US dispels any doubt that the Japanese were desperate to sue for peace, including "capitulation even if the terms were hard". Instead, the US secretary of war, Henry Stimson, told President Truman he was "fearful" that the US air force would have Japan so "bombed out" that the new weapon would not be able "to show its strength". He later admitted that "no effort was made, and none was seriously considered, to achieve surrender merely in order not to have to use the bomb". His foreign policy colleagues were eager "to browbeat the Russians with the bomb held rather ostentatiously on our hip". General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project that made the bomb, testified: "There was never any illusion on my part that Russia was our enemy, and that the project was conducted on that basis." The day after Hiroshima was obliterated, President Truman voiced his satisfaction with the "overwhelming success" of "the experiment".

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:18:55 PM PST

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