Contrary to a popular assertion that nuclear bombs used on civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary to end World War II, US government documents have indicated that the atomic-bomb atrocities were “test blasts” to “justify” weapons development expense.
On Tuesday, the 71st anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, a massacre just three days after the annihilation of some 146,000 people in Hiroshima, the White House has again refused to issue an apology to the people of Japan for what some historians call an act of genocide.
Many in the United States believe that, despite the carnage, the use of the weapons was a necessary evil to bring about a quick end to World War II. Recently, the Obama Administration has set about to increase and make more usable the US nuclear weapon stockpile, budgeting some $1 trillion over the next 30 years toward “nuclear modernization,” while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump states blandly, “why can’t we use them?”
To mark the anniversary of the Nagasaki attack, Loud & Clear’s Brian Becker sat down with Kevin Kamps, an activist with the radioactive watchdog organization Beyond Nuclear.
Source: US refuses to apologize for nuclear bombs used to kill 226,000 civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki