by Morley Evans
August is the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Do you believe this was necessary to end the War? Most people believed that at the time. None of the war planners or commanders of any country believed that, especially Harry S. Truman, President of the United States, who personally gave the order and knew the truth. The atomic bombings continued the moral abomination of firebombing Japanese cities that had been going on for the previous five months. The policy of wholesale killing of hundreds of thousands of women, children and old men was a war crime, unprecedented in history. Do you think this was necessary? Moral? You need to know the truth. Yes, you need to have your nose rubbed in it because the threat of the mass killing of defenseless noncombatants is still our policy today. Know the truth.
Daniel Ellsberg on Scott Horton Radio
|Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki|
Did you remember that "Hitler killed six million Jews?" Isn't it interesting how that seems to excuse everything? It is used as a green light for evil doings. After daily propaganda for almost seventy years, we think, "What we did was not so bad. It was necessary. They deserved what they got."
Know this, pilgrim, and listen up, during the Cold War, the Pentagon planned and was prepared to kill 600,000,000 people in the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Europe and their surrounds with a first strike if they decided that one was necessary and they could get away with it. The Pentagon had — and has — the capability to do much worse than that. They could end life on earth, tomorrow or today. Trident submarines made the missiles in silos obsolete fifty years ago, but the Air Force does not wish to give up prestige and money to the Navy so the nukes remain stationed in North Dakota, Montana and Utah, where they are serviced, along with the reorganized Strategic Air Command.
SAC was established after the War by USAF General Curtis LeMay who had bombed Japan into the Stone Age in 1945. LeMay had learned area bombing from Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris, 1st Baronet and Chief Air Marshal of the RAF. British Bomber Command along with its partner, the USAAF 8th Air Force, had bombed Germany into the Stone Age. As Churchill would say, "This was our finest hour." Indeed.
If you compare what the Allies did in WWII to what the Axis did, you will be surprised. Who dropped the first bombs on civilian targets? How does the Battle of Britain compare to the bombing of Germany? How does the bombing of Pearl Harbour compare to the bombing of Japan? Now compare the resources available to each side. Do you still think Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo planned to take over the world as we've been told over and over and over since the 30s? We'll return to this question later.