For the first time since the events of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, a US sitting president will visit Hiroshima this month in May, 2016 while at the Group of 7 meeting in Japan. The Group of Seven summit will take place in Shima, Mie Prefecture, on May 26 and 27, so the US president will likely visit Hiroshima only briefly during this period of time. The Atlantic recently published pictures taken of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in light of the anticipated trip to Hiroshima by the US president, the first time in 71 years since the alleged nuclear bombings took place in 1945. Viewers are encouraged to go to The Atlantic website and carefully look over these images taken before and after the destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. I suggest carefully because as more evidence is carefully scrutinized after 71 years, it appears to a few of us that the alleged nuclear bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima weren’t destroyed with nuclear weapons, but by fire bombings which the Americans had demonstrated previously with their devastating method of fire bombing entire cities. Considering the US president’s visit to Hiroshima this month, the observation here is that the US president is making the visit to Hiroshima to reinforce US foreign policy towards Japan that Japan is clearly still under US direction.
Source: The Atlantic
Hiroshima: Before and After the Atomic Bombing
by Alan Taylor
May 12, 2016
Later this month, Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, 71 years after the United States dropped the first atomic weapon used in warfare on the city in 1945, killing tens of thousands. President Obama plans to tour the site with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but will reportedly not be offering any apologies or revisiting the decision by the U.S. to drop the bomb. On my last visit to the National Archives, I found a number of pre-war and post-war images of Hiroshima, and have gathered them here, a stark reminder of what happened when a nuclear weapon was detonated over a densely-populated area.
Looking upstream on the Motoyasugawa, toward the Product Exhibition Hall building (dome) in Hiroshima, before the bombing. The domed building was almost directly below the detonation, which occurred in mid-air, about 2,000 feet (600 meters) above this spot. Today, much of the building remains standing, and is known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
Please go to The Atlantic website to view all of the pictures before and after of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.