The U.S. government atom-bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki sixty-six years ago
The following is a re-print from my August 6, 2009, blog entry on this matter. Updating this entry is the tentative schedule of the anti-nuclear Faith and Resistance Retreat through August 9.
The U.S. government atomic-bombed Hiroshima sixty-six years ago, followed by atom-bombing Nagasaki. Thereafter, the U.S. government and the Soviet Union escalated brinksmanship nuclear weapons buildups. Today, there is no Soviet Union, but now the risk of nuclear weapons being set off by terrorists, and not only by governments.
Here are some thoughts:
– My 1999 visit to Hiroshima was very sad. Here I am adding to the collection of peace cranes at Hiroshima’s memorial.
– Hiroshima’s horrors are highlighted by the ash mound of tens of thousands of victims whose remains were not claimed: .
– A huge number of survivors of Hiroshima carry/ied deep physical and emotional wounds. Young Sadako Sasaki was one of the leukemia victims.
– Here is the Hiroshima peace site page.
– Deeply disturbing pictures from Hiroshima before and after.
– I write more about the Hiroshima bombing here.