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70 Years On: Facing The Facts About Japan and The A-Bomb

21st Century Wire says…

If any subject is verboten in the US, it’s any revelations about the atomic bombs which Uncle Sam dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945.

The ‘Little Boy’ bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, and the ‘Fat Man’ bomb was then dropped on the city of Nagasaki on August 9th. Such charming nicknames for such violently destructive weapons. The bombings were estimated to have killed some 140,000 people in Hiroshima and up to 80,000 in Nagasaki, along with countless others who are likely to have died or been born with birth defects long after the initial exposure.

“70 years after the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the real reasons behind the decision still divide historians. Recently declassified documents from the time suggest the nuclear strikes may have been performed not out of military necessity – but to intimidate the USSR. RTD’s Peter Scott travels to the two Japanese cities that were devastated by the attacks, where he visits a victims’ memorial and meets nuclear blast survivors still haunted by their memories. He also interviews President Truman’s grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, on the subject of his grandfather’s controversial legacy.”

Watch this outstanding piece of documentary work released by RT’s Documentary Channel…


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