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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Hiroshima Decisions Revealed - 27:39  

From Here To Eternity:
U.S. Nuclear Policy From Hiroshima & Nagasaki Through Today
with
Professor Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Director of Cold War Studies, University of
Southern CA. at Berkley

Discussing his book “Racing the Enemy”, Professor Hasegawa argues that
there wasn’t any moral or political imperative to drop nuclear bombs on Japan
which was already determined to surrender and why we did. The issue with
Japan had to do with Japanese resistance to U.S. insistence that Japan
abolish their imperial system. The bombing schedule was also moved up to
prevent the entry of the Soviet Union in the War against Japan. Professor
Hasegawa demonstrates that it was the Soviet declaration of war, not the
atomic bombs, that forced the Japanese to surrender unconditionally.

and
Greg Mitchell, co-author of "Hiroshima in America" & Adviser to the Award-
Winning Film "Original Child Bomb"

The U.S. engaged in suppression of the film footage following the atomic
bomb attacks on Japan, and for decades afterward suppressed all film shot
in Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Now, a portion of that footage will finally reach
the American public so they will be able to judge for themselves why the
authorities felt they had to suppress it, and what impact their footage, if
widely aired, might have had on the nuclear arms race -- and the nuclear
proliferation that endangers us today.

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1 comments

  • Anonymous  
    August 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    So, let's see. We have a japanese professor, pulling the old "hiroshima guilt" number out.

    So, Professor Hasegawa, did your father participate in the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere? Did he rape anyone at Nanking?

    The Japanese deserved Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They killed miilions in Asia, raped millions of women, kept slaves in the "Comfort women" brothels.

    We have NOTHING to be ashamed of with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These were perfectly justified by previous Japanese atrocities.

    I suggest that you clueless bozos at Japanese Apology Radio learn a little history. The Japanese STILL have not apologized for the millions of Chinese they killed.

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