Saturday, August 16, 2003

August Marks Another Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Japan, the Ultimate Act of Terrorism: "The true motive for using this ultimate weapon of mass destruction was suppressed even longer. The official truth was that the bomb was dropped to speed the surrender of Japan and save Allied lives. Today, as the public becomes more attuned to the scale of government deception, this was probably the biggest lie of all. As the historian Gar Alperovitz, among others, has documented, US political and military leaders, knowing that Japan's surrender was already under way, believed the atomic bombing was militarily unnecessary. In 1946 the US Strategic Bombing Survey confirmed this. None of this was shared with the public, nor the belief in Washington that the atomic bomb 'experiment' in Japan, as President Truman put it, would demonstrate US primacy to the Russians."

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