Mushroom was seen over Hiroshima.... Not a good day for the civilians.
The beginning of the end if you ask me...all of mankind can not be trusted with such a device...some one is liable to use that weapon again. The fact that one hasn't gone off since that fateful day (and after Nagasaki's bombing)...is some kind of a commentary that there are still reasonable and good people left in the world (despite many close calls...no doubt). But...for how much longer?
In regards to the actual bombings...I wish the very best to anyone surviving the aftermath of both bombings...those that are still with us...and to those that were effected by it.
That's the end result of rampant militarism. We should really pat attention to the lessons of the past.
Just the other day I watched a documentary that said that MacArthur wanted to use the atomic bomb during the Korean War. Imagine, after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Scary. These days I think someone would have to be mad just to think about using nuclear war heads seeing they are much more powerful than the atomic bomb.
He wanted to take the fight to the Chinese. That would have been the only way to do so. Truman at the time was convinced that the NK were not being supported by China when our GI's were recovering Chinese bodies on the front lines. Still it's a good thing we didn't widen the war. The Chinese and Russians have always had a cool relationship. Heck they fought a war against each other as late as the 1960's. Of course they haven't fought since China developed the Bomb, so maybe there is a little something to MAD.
Everyone can expect that the next bombing will certainly be around India, which has two enemies on its borders.. Pakistan, supported by atleast 60 other muslim countries, and China. And both the neighbours have the bombs in their arsenals. Pakistan claims a portion of Indian territory (Kashmir) and China claims Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
China forgets that Tibet was a free country before annexation by China. Pakistan forgets that Pakistan itself was part of India before 1947. If and when aroused with nuclear threat, India has the option of setting things right on all fronts on its borders.
No one would like the repeatation of Aug, 6 & 9 of 1945. But the situation in the subcontinent, around India does not reflect the aspirations of majority of humanity. Pakistan, a muslim country, supported by neighbouring muslim states is on the verge of using it on India. There were hundreds of threats to that effect since the day when Pakistan managed to test the bomb in 1998/99. India has made it clear that it will be "no first use" policy. If and when Pakistan tests the bomb on Indian soil, no one can stop the destruction of Pakistan and their supporters.
My Grandfather fought in WWII and flew something like 20 missions in one of the "Flying Fortresses" He always said he was glad the war ended but was sad that the Bombs had been used.
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