Hiroshima and Nagasaki: US Terror 73 Years Later

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North Americam narrative myth
8/6/18 Voice of America
On August 6, 1945, the U.S. drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people are killed in the first use of a nuclear weapon in war. U.S. President Truman authorized the bombing – and another three days later on the city of Nagasaki – to force Japan, the last remaining Axis power during World War II, to surrender quickly and avoid an invasion of the island country.On August 6, 1945, the U.S. drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people are killed in the first use of a nuclear weapon in war. U.S. President Truman authorized the bombing – and another three days later on the city of Nagasaki – to force Japan, the last remaining Axis power during World War II, to surrender quickly and avoid an invasion of the island country.

US Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki: 73 years more lies and global terror 
The Soviet Union, then a revolutionary socialist beacon, and existential rival enemy U.S. global domination must defeat to secure its port WW2 ‘order’

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6/8/10 by Jacques R. Pauwels http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20478
The unspoken objective of the atomic bomb was US Hegemony in Asia and the Pacific
Jacques R. Pauwels, author of The Myth of the Good War: America in the Second World War, James Lorimer, Toronto, 2002
...War Department study 'Use of Atomic Bomb on Japan' written in 1946 .declassified in the Seventies, found "the Japanese leaders had decided to surrender and were merely looking for sufficient pretext to convince the die-hard Army Group that Japan had lost the war and must capitulate to the Allies."...Eisenhower recorded telling Stimson "Japan was already defeated and dropping the bombs was completely unnecessary" and by Admiral William D Leahy "the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender."...as soon as the bomb was proven to work at the Alamagordo base in New Mexico on 16 July 1945 - the US military and civilian leadership no longer needed Russia. In fact, the bomb was a weapon against Russia. As Secretary of State-designate Byrnes explained, "our possessing and demonstrating the bomb would make Russia more manageable in Europe"... limiting its claims on a postwar set-up in the Far East. 

Nagasaki voices protest "new" type U.S.nuclear test
9/25/12 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/25/c_131872548.htm
OSAKA, Sept. 25 -- Japan's city of Nagasaki expressed outrage and protest against a new type of U.S. nuclear test conducted for the sixth time in August. US conducted the nuclear test, which simulated a nuclear blast using intense X-ray beams and how plutonium would react, at Sandia National Laboratories,New Mexico August 27. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue sent a letter of protest, dated September 24, to U.S. President Barack Obama....

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The myths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
By Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, LA Times 8/05/05
...Americans were told the use of the bombs "led to the immediate surrender of Japan and made unnecessary the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands. "The truth is that the atomic bombings were unnecessary. A million lives were not saved. Indeed, McGeorge Bundy, the man who first popularized this figure, later confessed he had pulled it out of thin air to justify the bombings in a 1947 Harper's magazine essay he had ghostwritten for Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson.
The bomb was dropped, as J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, said in November 1945, on "an essentially defeated enemy." President Truman and his closest advisor, Secretary of State James Byrnes, plainly used it primarily to prevent the Soviets from sharing in Asian influence and the occupation of Japan. They used it on Aug. 6 even though they had agreed among themselves as they returned from the Potsdam Conference Aug. 3 that the Japanese were suing for peace... 
Today, in the 9/11 era, it is critically important to face the truth about the atomic bomb. For one thing, the myths surrounding Hiroshima have made it possible for our defense establishment to argue nuclear bombs are legitimate weapons belonging in a democracy's arsenal....as Oppenheimer said, "they are weapons of aggression, of surprise and of terror," ...Hiroshima narrative myths have given rise to the American exceptionalist myth...

The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today
6/8/8 By John Pilger
When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting... At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite... I met Yukio, whose chest was still etched with the pattern of the shirt he was wearing when the atomic bomb was dropped. He and his family still lived in a shack thrown up in the dust of an atomic desert. He described a huge flash over the city, "a bluish light, something like an electrical short", after which wind blew like a tornado and black rain fell. "I was thrown on the ground and noticed only the stalks of my flowers were left. Everything was still and quiet, and when I got up, there were people naked, not saying anything. Some of them had no skin or hair. I was certain I was dead." Nine years later, when I returned to look for him, he was dead from leukaemia.
In the immediate aftermath of the bomb, the allied occupation authorities banned all mention of radiation poisoning and insisted people had been killed or injured only by the bomb's blast. The first big lie. "No radioactivity in Hiroshima ruin" said the front page of the New York Times...which the Australian reporter Wilfred Burchett put right with his scoop of the century. "I write this as a warning to the world," he reported in the Daily Express, having reached Hiroshima after a perilous journey, the first correspondent to dare. He described hospital wards filled with people who had no visible injuries dying from "an atomic plague". For telling this truth, his press accreditation was withdrawn, he was pilloried, smeared --- and vindicated...
The U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a criminal act on an epic scale.... premeditated mass murder...refuged in the mythology of the "good war", whose "ethical bath", as Richard Drayton said allowed the it... to promote 60 years of rapacious war, beneath the shadow of The Bomb.
The National Archives in Washington contain US government documents that chart Japanese peace overtures as early as 1943. None were pursued. A cable sent on May 5, 1945 by the German ambassador in Tokyo and intercepted by the US dispels any doubt the Japanese were desperate to sue for peace, including "capitulation even if the terms were hard". Instead, US secretary of war Henry Stimson, told President Truman he was "fearful" the US air force would have Japan so "bombed out" the new weapon would not be able "to show its strength"... 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." ...
In waging their bogus "war on terror", the governments in Washington and London have declared they are prepared to make "pre-emptive" nuclear strikes against non-nuclear states. With each stroke toward the midnight of a nuclear Armageddon, the lies of justification grow more outrageous.... just as the lies about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction originated with the US created Iraqi National Congress...The question begs: will we be bystanders, claiming like 'good' Germans that "we did not know"?
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In order to combat the strange new global terrorism, the United States attempted a global war centered largely on armed combat. As the events of last week tragically demonstrated, the US did not win. As former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recognized, “over the long term, the United States cannot capture or kill its way to victory.” That is not an effective strategy for the terrain of ideas and beliefs on which much of the battle with violent extremism takes place. Application of direct military force to terrorism will be enfolded into the battle of ideas. The US military can kill a combatant, but in his or her place ideas and feelings that inspire others will take root...
We must therefore return to a stronger war of ideas ... no way the same war of ideas...as a bipolar battle with a single “Islamic extremism” ideology... That war of ideas was modeled on the Cold War, with a more clearly bipolar battle between American free market democracy and Soviet communism.. Al Qaeda had no such coherence, especially in derivative forms...

Hillary Clinton: “War declared. We are in an information war and we are losing”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyjnEm8DZkIMarch 3, 2011
"During the Cold War we did a great job getting America's message out. After the Berlin Wall fell we said, 'Okay, we are done,' .. we are paying a big price for it. Our private media cannot fill that gap. We are in an information war and we are losing that war. “

"Attitudes toward western democracy and nonviolence are key markers"
US post-9/11 Strategy in the Muslim World: Promote Sunni, Shiite, Arab and non-Arab Divides
Rand Corporation Study Conducted on behalf of the US Air Force
The U.S. Air Force asked RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) to study the trends that are most likely to affect U.S. interests and security in the Muslim world. Researchers developed an analytic framework to identify the major ideological orientations within Islam, to examine critical cleavages between Muslim groups, and to trace the long-term and immediate causes of Islamic radicalism. This framework will help U.S. policymakers understand the political and military strategies available to respond to changing conditions in this critical part of the world. The Muslim world encompasses a band of countries stretching from Western Africa to the Southern Philippines as well as diaspora communities throughout the globe with critical implications for U.S. interests and strategy ...
....The Rand study called for madrassa and mosques reforms in the Muslim world and suggested that US should “support the efforts of governments and moderate Muslim organizations to ensure that mosques and the social services affiliated with them, do not serve as platforms for the spread of radical ideologies.”... the Rand Study suggested there should be government appointed and paid professional imams in all mosques to promote “civil Islam”. “While only Muslims can effectively challenge the message of radical Islam, there is much the US and like-minded countries can do in this ideological struggle. The struggle in the Muslim world is essentially a war of ideas, the outcome of which will determine the future direction of the Muslim world and profoundly affect vital U.S. security interests” explained Angel Rabas, RAND senior policy analyst and lead author of the report. 

"Full spectrum dominance"
"Joint Vision 2020" United States Department of Defense
www.fs.fed.us/  fire/ doctrine/ genesis_and_evolution/ source_materials/ joint_vision_2020.pdf
...US forces are able to conduct prompt, sustained, and synchronised operations with combinations of forces tailored to specific situations, with access to and freedom to operate in all domains - space, sea, land, air and information. Given the global nature of US interests and obligations it must maintain its overseas presence and the ability to rapidly project power worldwide in order to achieve full spectrum dominance....

Posture Statement - US Strategic Command
5/5/13...all domains—air, sea, land, space, cyberspace—threaten U.S. interests, allies, partners and homeland...maintain safe effective nuclear deterrent