Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Hiroshima: 63 years on

"Even without the atomic bombing attacks, air supremacy over Japan could have exerted sufficient pressure to bring about unconditional surrender and obviate the need for invasion. Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that ... Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated."

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, 1946. Quoted by John Pilger, "The lies of Hiroshima live on..."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really good article there by Pilger. Here's another one about the Hiroshima bombings.

It really makes you realise that winning a war can give you that much power in shaping the way people think and act in the future.


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