What’s the Secret re Japanese Surrender & the A-Bomb?

Paul Chong   Sunday 9 August 2015

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Seventy years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 70,000 people in the highest death toll from a single weapon. Just a few days later, another 40,000 civilians would die in the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.

The anniversary comes just as Japan is divided over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to pass unpopular legislation to expand the country’s military role internationally, a year after his Cabinet’s decision to loosen Japan’s war-renouncing constitution by adopting a new interpretation of it. Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi was then the prime minister 1957 -1960.

American University Professor Peter Kuznick spoke with CCTV America’s Anand Naidoo on the Heat on Thursday 6 August 2015 and shared some of his thoughts about the dropping of the atomic bomb and the push for re-militarization in Japan.

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Kuznick,History Professor & Director of Nuclear Studies Institute, co-authored with Oliver Stone the 10 part Showtime documentary film series and book “The Untold History of the United States” and offers an uncommon view of the atomic bomb and Japan:

1. “The atomic bomb was either militarily unnecessary or morally reprehensible.”
2. “The real target of the bomb was the Soviet Union.”
3. “The Japanese were initially welcomed as liberators [in Asia] because they were taking over from Western colonialists… but they were so cruel and oppressive in those countries that they were widely hated.
4. “Initially we imposed a very democratic radical reform on Japan… Japan would ban the use of warfare and offensive military forces. Now we’re supporting Abe in remilitarizing Japan… so we’ve had a complete reversal.”
5. “[Obama] marched against nuclear weapons in Central Park as a Columbia student in 1982… Obama is now calling for the revitalization of America’s nuclear capabilities.”
6. “Killing innocent women and children is a war crime, threatening all of humanity with extinction… goes far far worse.”

What Prof. Kuznick said may astound you & no doubt will take the whole world by horror. The Americans have since WWI adopted a policy of exceptionalism & idealism under the guise of democracy, human rights & freedom . . . in turn find themselves being hated & wonder “Why do they hate us when we are out there doing good?”

To have a better perspective, I came across another interview which Prof Peter Kuznick did with Paul Jay’s “Reality Exerts Itself” TV program. US wants to establish world dominance & hegemony & devise ways & means to cling on to its world power & the 50% of the world’s wealth when it’s having only 6.3% of global population . . . a situation no doubt an envy & resentment.

Americans, in contrast to others, claim to do “bad things with good objectives”, thus giving them the right to intervene, change regimes, bomb & kill millions of civilians. But the fact remains that truth must be revealed to the world & its citizens who have been deeply ingrained or indoctrinated with falsehoods.

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Above: George F Kennan- American Advisor, Diplomat, Political Scientist

Are the Americans really “the Saviour of the world”?

According to Prof. Kuznick there was no need for America to drop the A-bombs, first in Hiroshima & then Nagasaki when Japan was ion fact considering surrendering at the threat of Soviet Union’s entry into the war.

Senator Madeleine Albright, past Secretary of State, had this to say: (See picture below)

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Now 70 years oon, America is having a reversal of intent & supporting Japan to re-militarise & to send its soldiers to fight in wars outside Japan. Judging from Japan’s notorious past, can the world really trust Japan, especially China & Korea?

You’d be the judge & jury!

Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/08/06/what-this-academic-says-about-japan-and-the-a-bomb-may-surprise-you#ixzz3i9LJt78N
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Source: CCTV America, Paul Jay’s “Reality Exerts Itself” & YouTube

China: National Memorial Day (Nanjing Massacre Victims) 3 December

By Paul Chong
A Chinese by Descent
An Australian by Consent
Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Historical Background to the Japanese Arrogance & Atrocities in respect of the Nanjing Massacre/The Rape of Nanjing

The Chinese, the oldest existing civilisations in the world, once held the belief that their Emperors were “Sons of Heaven”, as descended from Heaven. In fact, the Emperor was the only one who had the privilege & access to pray to the Heavenly Father, as evidenced by the incredible grand old structure of the Temple of Heaven in the Forbidden City. He had the absolute power & authority
to rule over mankind.

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Temple of Heaven

The Japanese, through cultural influence by the Chinese, adopted & adapted many of the traditions as practised by the Chinese as in writing, attire & beliefs. The truth goes beyond the pages of history of a group of hundred young men & women who were sent to Japan by Emperor Qi Huang-ti in search of the medical herb of longevity. Not finding it & for fear of being beheaded back in China, never returned but settled down where they were in Japan. I cannot vouch for the truth of the legend or story, but it’s popularly passed down from generation to generation.

These Japanese, living in the confine of little island nation, always had (perhaps still have) the audacity & arrogance of claiming themselves to be the master of their Asian counterparts. The Chinese were looked down by them as the “sick men of Asia”. Only the Japanese , believed as they did (or do), had the power & heavenly authority to deliver them from the grip & influence of other western nations.

Despite China’s & South Korea’s warnings, displeasure & disapproval, Japanese cabinet ministers (led by their Prime Minister) continue to pay annual homage & honour
to their war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. These dead warriors were in fact war criminals of the Second World War.

This provocative act is a direct face slap to the Chinese & the Koreans, whose not only the men but the women as well suffered great atrocities & shame at the Japanese hands during WW2. Hundreds & thousands of women were forced & victimised as “Comfort Women” for the pleasure of the Japanese soldiers. Till today no apologies have been forthcoming from the Japanese let alone monetary compensations. To them, this never happened!

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Despite evidences of documentations & living testimonies of the war sufferers, the Japanese maintain that the “Rape of Nanjing” never happened or that the number of murders & killings was much less than 300,000. They even have the audacity to erase much of these evil happenings from the present pages of their history . . . so that the young would never learn of the evilness of the Japanese.

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Memorial Hall in Nanjing

After 77 years of such historical plight, perhaps a little late, but nevertheless a step in the right direction to bear down on the Japanese authorities & their emperor to remind them of their evilness.
For the first time, the Chinese authorities have initiated, instituted & dedicated a National Memorial Day for the Nanjing Massacre Victims.

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December 13 would be declared a public holiday, also as remembrance of the “Comfort Women”.

UnknownWould Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, & grandson of the former war criminal who escaped persecution & punishment, continue to deny & ignore this atrocious criminal act?

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National Memorial Day – a sign of frostiness with Japan.