Japanese Defense Minister Falsely Justifies Nuclear Bombing

1 de julio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><p>July 1, 2007 (LPAC) -- Japanese Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma, referring to President Truman's nuclear incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, said in a speech on June 30: "I understand the bombings brought the war to its end. I think it was something that couldn't be helped." He added that the United States must have thought the atomic bombs "could prompt Japan's surrender, thus preventing the Soviet Union from declaring war against Japan."</p><p>The Japanese population is in an uproar, with many demands for Kyuma's resignation. While the anger is focused on Kyuma's justification of the nuclear bombing, it is important also to note that Kyuma's premise is historically false, on two important counts. First, the war could have been ended <em>before</em> the nuclear bombs were dropped, since the Japanese had sued for peace through the offices of the Vatican, on essentially the same grounds upon which the surrender was eventually signed. Thus, secondly, the issue of the Russians joining the war, or the common argument (not stated by Kyuma) that the US would have had to invade if Truman had not dropped the bombs, are simply false. MacArthur had already won the war by cutting off Japan's supply lines.</p><p>The reason Truman, and his British sponsors, did not accept the Japanese surrender plan, and chose to go with mass murder instead, is that Churchill, with the evil Bertrand Russell lurking in the shadows, wanted to demonstrate the power and the brutality of the western powers, in order to force the world to accept world government, giving up sovereignty for "security" against nuclear annihilation.</p></div></body>