Online Journal, Aug 12, 2009
By Gary G. Kohls, MD
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Sixty-four years ago, on August 9, 1945, the second of the only two atomic bombs ever used as instruments of mass destruction was dropped on the defenseless civilian city of Nagasaki, Japan, by an all-Christian bomb crew who had been training for this mission for months. The crew was only “doing its job,” and they did it with military efficiency and precision.
It had been only three days since the first bomb, a uranium bomb, had incinerated Hiroshima, with chaos and confusion in Tokyo, where Japan’s fascist military government leaders and the Emperor Hirohito had been searching for months for a way to an honorable end to the war, a war which had exhausted Japan to virtually a moribund defenseless state.