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Hiroshima, the pictures they didn’t want us to see September 28, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
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I had to quote this blog article here, as it vital for people to see the destruction caused by US who today Policies the world.  Click here for the source of this article.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed about 250.000 people and became the most dreadful slaughter of civilians in modern history. However, for many years there was a curious gap in the photographic records. Although the names of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were incised into our memories, there were few pictures to accompany them. Even today, the image in our minds is a mixture of devastated landscapes and shattered buildings. Shocking images of the ruins, but where were the victims?

The American occupation forces imposed strict censorship on Japan, prohibiting anything “that might, directly or by inference, disturb public tranquility” and used it to prohibit all pictures of the bombed cities. The pictures remained classified ‘top secret’ for many years. Some of the images have been published later by different means, but it’s not usual to see them all together. This is the horror they didn’t want us to see, and that we must NEVER forget:

1. Signals

All the watches found in the ground zero were stopped at 8:15 am, the time of the explosion.

Within a certain distance from the site of explosion, the heat was so intense that practically everything was vaporised. The shadows of the parapets were imprinted on the road surface of the Yorozuyo Bridge, 1/2 of a mile south-southwest of the hypocenter. Besides, in Hiroshima, all that was left of some humans, sitting on stone benches near the centre of explosion, was their outlines.

The photograph bellow shows the stone steps of a Bank where a person was incinerated by the heat rays.

2. The massacre

On August 6, 1945, 8.15 am, the uranium atom bomb exploded 580 metres above the city of Hiroshima with a blinding flash, creating a giant fireball and sending surface temperatures to 4,000C. Fierce heat rays and radiation burst out in every direction, unleashing a high pressure shockwave, vaporising tens of thousands of people and animals, melting buildings and streetcars, reducing a 400-year-old city to dust.

Housewives and children were incinerated instantly or paralysed in their daily routines, their internal organs boiled and their bones charred into brittle charcoal.

Beneath the center of the explosion, temperatures were hot enough to melt concrete and steel. Within seconds, 75,000 people had been killed or fatally injured with 65% of the casualties nine years of age and younger.

Radiation deaths were still occurring in large numbers in the following days. “For no apparent reason their health began to fail. They lost appetite. Their hair fell out. Bluish spots appeared on their bodies. And then bleeding began from the ears, nose and mouth”.

Doctors “gave their patients Vitamin A injections. The results were horrible. The flesh started rotting from the hole caused by the injection of the needle. And in every case the victim died”.

This photograph shows an eyeball of an A-bomb victim who got an atomic bomb cataract. There is opacity near the center of the eyeball.

3. Hibakusha

Hibakusha is the term widely used in Japan referring to victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Japanese word translates literally to “explosion-affected people”.

They and their children were (and still are) victims of severe discrimination due to lack of knowledge about the consequences of radiation sickness, which people believed to be hereditary or even contagious.

Many of them were fired from their jobs. Hibakusha women never got married, as many feared they would give birth to deformed children. Men suffered discrimination too. “Nobody wanted to marry someone who might die in a couple of years”.

4. Yamahata, the photographer of Nagasaki

On Agust 10, 1945, the day after the bombing of Nagasaki Yosuke Yamahata, began to photograh the devastation. The city was dead. He walked through the darkened ruins and the dead corpses for hours. By late afternoon, he had taken his final photographs near a first aid station north of the city. In a single day, he had completed the only extensive photographic record of the immediate aftermath of the atomic bombing of either Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

“A warm wind began to blow – he wrote later – Here and there in the distance I saw many small fires, like elf-fires, smoldering. Nagasaki had been completly destroyed”

Mr. Yamahata’s photographs are the most complete record of the atomic bombing as seen in the most immediate hours after the bombing. The New York Times has called Mr. Yamahata’s photographs, “some of the most powerful images ever made”.

Mr. Yamahata became violently ill on August 6, 1965, his forty-eighth birthday and the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the duodenum, probably caused by the residual effects of radiation received in Nagasaki in 1945. He died on April 18, 1966, and is buried at Tama Cemetery, Tokyo.

More info at the Japanese Congress.
More info and sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Comments»

1. Herman - October 3, 2007

Terrible images. Yet more reasons why Iran should not be able to create nuclear weapons

2. infidelkafirwatch - October 3, 2007

…and Israel should be allowed to have Nuclear weapons? If big brother (USA) dropped a Nuke, what makes you say the little brother wont do the same?

Quote: Israel has not confirmed that it has nuclear weapons and officially maintains that it will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East. Yet the existence of Israeli nuclear weapons is a “public secret” by now due to the declassification of large numbers of formerly highly classified US government documents which show that the United States by 1975 was convinced that Israel had nuclear weapons.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/israel/nuke/index.html

Can you write to Bush and tell him that “You think Israel should not have nuclear weapons”?

3. Herman - October 4, 2007

OK, if you agree with me that Iran should not have them either. Surely anyone committed to peace as you claim to be would view Iran acquiring such weapons as abhorrent

4. infidelkafirwatch - October 4, 2007

Iran might be acquiring such weapons, but Israel has already got them. This naturally would start an arms race for other nations (in ME) to develop or obtain similar weapons to protect themselves, just like Israel is doing?

Take Russia and US for example, US and China, India and Pakistan, they all have done what the west is claiming Iran to be doing. The west (UK and USA) have just accused Iran, but then the west also said Iraq (and Saddam Hussein) had WMD launch-able within 45mins, they also claimed links between Saddam and Al-Q and we all now know that this information were just lies, lies to trick the public opinion in the west to support an invasion of Iraq (and Afghanistan). So there goes the credibility of the west.

The peace which you (or the west) talk about is just one sided and the world knows it.

5. Jeff Kuske - August 26, 2008

With Pakistan on the verge of fundamentalist rule we are sliding closer to nuclear armed terrorists. A major city will be destoryed by a nuclear weapon in the next fifty years. The future of mankind is in doubt.

6. infidelkafirwatch - August 26, 2008

I agree that a country like Pakistan is very unstable (at least at this very moment). However, having said that mankind should not forget the past, as the past allows us to reflect on previous mistakes made.

Any theory about the future remains a theory, however apart from the evil’s of united states, there is no knowledge of any other nation ever using nuclear weapons.

7. jenny anderson - January 21, 2010

this is horrible. i cant believe i live in a country that would do something so so so horrible! how could anybody do this? two wrong dont make a right. no right to do this.


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