Today we will all be subjected to lies and half-truths from the evil and poisonous mainstream media about the reasons why U.S. political leaders dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
TV reports say that the nuclear destruction of these two cities ultimately saved lives, and that it helped to accelerate the end of the war. Both claims are false.
The decision to drop nukes was purely a political one. And using nukes was not necessary to achieve military victory.
So why were the nuclear bombs dropped? What was the real purpose? And why have numerous generations grown up under the dark clouds of nuclear annihilation?
If we are going to remember what happened seventy years ago, let it be the truth.
An excerpt from, "American Military Leaders Urge President Truman not to Drop the Atomic Bomb" :
The Joint Chiefs of Staff never formally studied the decision and never made an official recommendation to the President. Brief informal discussions may have occurred, but no record even of these exists. There is no record whatsoever of the usual extensive staff work and evaluation of alternative options by the Joint Chiefs, nor did the Chiefs ever claim to be involved. (See p. 322, Chapter 26)
In official internal military interviews, diaries and other private as well as public materials, literally every top U.S. military leader involved subsequently stated that the use of the bomb was not dictated by military necessity.
In his memoirs President Dwight D. Eisenhower reports the following reaction when Secretary of War Stimson informed him the atomic bomb would be used:
During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. . . . (See p. 4, Introduction)
Eisenhower made similar private and public statements on numerous occasions. For instance, in a 1963 interview he said simply: ". . . it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing." (See pp. 352-358, Chapter 28)