Wednesday, August 5, 2009

News Talk Online August 6, 2009: 64th Anniversary Of Hiroshima

Thursday is the 64th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, a good opportunity to talk about disarmament, current nuclear treaties and nuclear realities; especially in light of an Israeli military intelligence assessment that Iran will be nuclear capable before year's end.

Joining guest host Boaz Frankel to talk about these very important issues on News Talk Online on at 5 PM New York time will be Matthew Rojansky, executive director of the Partnership for a Secure America.

Rojansky organized the signing of a statement about the best weapon against nuclear proliferation, co-authored a report evaluating U.S. policies to prevent weapons of mass destruction attacks and is a former fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.


ChristtrueMessiah said...

one of the reasons why the USA used 2 A-bombs was the enormous atrocities and warcrimes the Japanese army comitted in Asia
no words can describe the way the japanese behaved in their occupied territories...........
Rape of Nanking - Nanjing Massacre. Japanse Atrocities in Asia. Part I of 2. This documentary, by Rhawn Joseph is based on 20 years research and consists entirely of archival photos and film-clips
The purpose of this film is educational, and to explain the mind-set that led to a horrible crime: the torture and murder of 280,000 civilians by Japanese soldiers who took great pleasure in raping, bayonetting, beheading and burning people alive. We wish to emphasize: These crimes took place throughout Asia, and the Japanese planned the same for the White races as well, including America

Anonymous said...

Dropping the bomb saved American and allied lives. Imperial Japan was a horrific mad dog entity that had to be stopped. The Hiroshima bomb was a huge shock treatment that brought the Japanese to their senses. They started the war and USA ended it....a-so-positive thought for today
SHEMAGirl4ever :)

Anonymous said...

My father was on the Anola Gay. He was a Naval videographer and photographer and it was his job to record the event in images.

Prior to the Anola Gay going out, my father and another crew went over Hiroshima and took aerial photos of the area for use in planning the assault.

After the Anola Gay landed, and several days later, my father flew back over Hiroshima and took the "after" aerial photographs. He also saw,as they moved closer in, and photographed, the results.

My father passed on in 1987. Just prior to his death, he spoke about the bombing. He said that, though he knew they did the right thing (the Japanese were gearing up to attack the California coast line) that it will always stay with him. The devastation that he saw afterwards was embedded in his mind. He knew he had to do it. And perhaps that is why he often told me that: "doing the right thing doesn't always feel good."