The scientists who had built the atomic bomb were gleeful when they received the news of its success at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
And this in spite of a lack of understanding the legitimacy or not of the threat these cities were said to represent in war terms.
Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were and still are very important merchant seaport cities. A thinking person might suspect that the destruction of those cities had more to do with expediting the expansion plans of the developers than any necessity of war.
In the book, Robert Oppenheimer, Dark Prince, by Jack Rummel, 1992, we find, p.96, "Back in the United States the news of the bombing of Hiroshima was greeted with a mixture of relief, pride, joy, shock and sadness. Otto Frisch remembers the shouts of joy, 'Hiroshima has been destroyed!' 'Many of my friends were rushing to the telephone to book tables at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe in order to celebrate. Oppenheimer walked around "like a prizefighter, clasping his hands together above his head as he came to the podium".'"
The key to trillions of dollars had just been turned in the lock that kept the treasury safe. I suppose that is reason to celebrate. It never ceases to amaze me how happy people can be at the suffering and agony of of the people that were burned alive on their behalf as long a a fairly believable demonization of those peoples has preceded the carnage.
I'm sure many were furious at the Japs for attacking Pearl Harbour. They feel justified in their homicidal distains. They rarely feel they should make excuses for their lack of a thorough understanding of the circumstances surrounding that incident. Never once thinking it was a tool designed to make you look the other way while the Japanese are tortured and killed in the worst imaginable ways.
We are talking here about people that are bright enough to know that little people have very little say in the decisions their masters make but they are the ones getting the ignited gasoline showers.
The M-69 was clearly a war crime and crime against humanity when they used it against the predominantly wooden architecture of the Far East. Nothing to celebrate.
Edited by Ghostwriter, 04 February 2014 - 09:23 AM.