Like Perl Harbor remembered as the one most unbearable grudge by Americans, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are regrettably remembered by Japanese. However, we don’t blame Americans; we just denounce the use of the atomic bombs.
You may not know how much exhausted Japan was shortly before the end of the WWII. There was only nominal military strength left to Japan then. Along with the long-run indiscriminate bombing over cities on the main islands and the landing operations and the battles of Okinawa and Iwo-jima had given Japan the fatal damages.
By August, 1945, it had already been obviously a matter of time for Japan to surrender. It is often said the atomic bombs hasted Japan’s decision to give up, but I don’t agree with the erroneous idea. They might have shortened the period of the war, if they did, only by a few days or weeks at most.
Just two atomic bombs killed more than 200,000 citizens, and would give the survivors intolerable pains from severe burns and radiation sickness that still last to this day.
The entire number of US’s war dead counts about 110,000 on the Pacific Theater throughout the WWII. So, it makes no sense at all that more lives of people (US soldiers) than the victims of Nakasaki and Hiroshima would have been lost to the landing operations and the following battles of the main islands of Japan.
I want Americans to come away with the idea that the mercy shots with atomic bombs saved people. They simply massacred.
Then, what was the purpose for the use of the atomic bombs? The answer is easy: the experiment. These cities, which hadn’t suffer extensive bombing with conventional weapons, were deliberately chosen as the targets so that the atomic bombs’ effects on intact urbs would be easily measured.
Did they need to give not just one but two satanic mercy shots? Of course not, but for the experiments’ sake, yes. “Little Boy” for Hiroshima was of uranium type and “Fat Man” for Nagasaki of plutonium type. Two different types of atomic bombs were tested in combat. (It was so easy even for the unarmed special B-29s, not escorted by fighters, to carry out the missions without having been intercepted by Japanese fighters, because Japan’s flying corps was near-extinct by then)
There was the predecessor atomic bomb called “Trinity”, which was detonated in the middle of a dessert in Nevada, demonstrated a mighty power of the nuclear reaction, but its result lacked information about its destructive ability against city buildings and radio-medical effects especially upon real humans.
The physical destruction was instantaneous but illness caused by atomic-bomb radiation lasts as long as the victim is alive and the radioactive damages on genes will be passed on beyond the generations…
I want you please to understand how inhumane the atomic bombs are.