The Bombing Of Japan With Nuclear War Heads

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Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” the bombing of Japan with nuclear war heads was in no way a good deed, but was it entirely evil? And was the “fallout” from the bombing itself, or rather the events leading up to and immediately after, worth it, or are we truly to be judge by our last worst act? In the eyes of many the US is a terroristic nation, but why do we take on the lion’s share of the blame for this incredible, truly terrible and horrific, but incredible act? Built in 1942, the Boing B-29 Superfortress became one of the world’s most famous and infamous aircraft when it dropped the world’s first nuclear bomb. It was crewed by twelve, the Commander and most famous of these men was Colonel Paul Tibbets, whose mother, Enola Gay Tibbets, will forever be linked to the single most catastrophic act of war the world has ever known. It was the Enola Gay that dropped a “little boy” on the city of Hiroshima, Japan in an attempt to force Japan into an unconditional surrender, ending to the Second World War. Two brilliant physicists were ultimately responsible for the establishment of the nuclear bomb program within the US, Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi, each were European Scientists that had fled war bound fascist nations, Germany (Einstein) and Italy (Fermi). Both men were absolutely convinced that President Roosevelt needed to be informed on the status and threat of the Axis Powers Atomic Program as well as establish a
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