NY Times: Hiroshima Mushroom Cloud Actually ‘Smoke from Raging Firestorm’
By Daily Bell Staff - June 20, 2016

President Obama plans to visit a memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, that displays a large photograph of the city’s destruction seven decades ago. The striking image is typically identified as a mushroom cloud. But nuclear experts say it actually shows billowing smoke from a raging firestorm. –NY Times

We missed this report from the New York Times last month pointing out that the photograph of the atomic bomb’s mushroom cloud at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum “stretching from floor to ceiling” is actually a photo of the Hiroshima firestorm.


“This is not a mushroom cloud,” said Richard L. Garwin, a noted bomb designer and longtime adviser to Washington on nuclear arms … Military experts say the cloud and its dark shadow can be seen as a kind of sundial that suggests when an American plane took the photograph. John Coster-Mullen, an expert on the Hiroshima bomb, put the time as just before noon.”

The article explains that the large cloud has been used for its “dramatic effect,” and has been appeared on book covers and in photos accompanying AP stories. The New York Times itself ran the photo in an article about Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima – hence the necessity for clarification.

But the clarification puts into focus larger manipulations and questions regarding Hiroshima and the nuclear warfare narrative generally. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are seminal elements of a kind of liturgy that makes the US in particular the gatekeeper of world peace and nuclear sanity.

We’ve been pointing out difficulties with this narrative, beginning with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima itself. There are identifiable elements of a “dominant social theme” when it comes to the initial bombings and subsequent elaborations.

Many of the videos of subsequent nuclear tests appear to have been faked, for instance. And there are reports that US personnel were asked to exaggerate the damage and injuries in Hiroshima. Photographic evidence following the bomb blast is questionable.

In examining the photos of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo, it becomes clear that damage in the three cities is much the same. Tokyo was subject to an enormous firebombing.

In Hiroshima, bridges remain standing, tree trunks are erect and at least one building near the bomb blast is still in use today.

The only journalistic report to be issued from Hiroshima in the aftermath of its destruction came from Wilfred Burchett. But according to documents copied from Soviet archives, Burchett eventually became a paid KGB operative.

His later reporting on the Korean war accused the US government of dropping “germ warfare” bombs on Koreans, claims since debunked.

A video HERE, presents an AP report that Hiroshima was firebombed not nuked. And HERE we may have discovered the actual group of pilots responsible for the firebombing.

Some 66 bombers were dispatched to Imabari, close by Hiroshima, for a bombing run on August 5-6 when the atomic bomb was dropped. But Imabari had been bombed twice previously. There was no reason to send bombers to Imabari.

The more we examine the Hiroshima bombing, the more questions occur. One supposition: Perhaps the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and accompanying a firebombing, was not nuclear but something else. There eye-witnesses to the blast, to be sure, but these individuals were only children in 1945. Are they remembering correctly?

In the US, almost everything reported on nuclear munitions and developments comes directly from  the US government and the Pentagon. Neither the government nor the Pentagon have a good track record when it comes to telling the truth.

Conclusion: Technology reporting in the mainstream media is generally lamentable – especially when it come to nuclear coverage and NASA space achievements. Yet literally trillions of dollars have been spent in both these areas based on assertions rather than third-party evidence. The questions begin with Hiroshima and multiply from there.



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  • Praetor

    The reality is! If they can destroy a city with one bomb or 1000s of bombs the city is destroyed, and 10s of thousands of people are dead.

    Maybe the one bomb can destroy the city ups the fear factor.

    I don’t think it matters much because they can obviously destroy a city, one way or another, and most everyone living there will be dead!!!

    • spdlf

      It does matter because these ‘jokers’ have been holding the world hostage for 60+ years based on fake events and lies. The jokers run their own Nuclear Club and get to play by their own rules.

      It seems pretty clear now the Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic bombings have been faked for propaganda purposes. Like 9/11 the ‘authorities’ claim you are seeing one thing but all reason and evidence point to another. Japan was already defeated at that point so the excuse that it was needed to save GI lives is misdirection. Photos of victims that are described to be from the bombings are actually firebombed victims or earthquake victims from years prior.

      Also read that seismographic readings from 1944-45 have been ‘memory holed’ (readings which would confirm a nuclear explosion [also earthquakes can ‘mask’ claimed nuclear detonations and there several in Japan during this time]), however I’m not sure how to confirm this.

      Whether nuclear weapons were eventually developed for real over time remains to be seen, although it’s not looking likely so far.

      If they had any real footage/pics (that aren’t doctored) to show us then they wouldn’t need to fake it. Think about it.

      • Lynn Ertell

        They probably are stocked for their potential chemical warfare / toxic poisoning capabilities. Even the supposedly “inert” leftovers used as DU to coat everything from cannon rounds to bullets, end up “salting the earth” in an orgy of destruction that might shock a Roman general in fallen Carthage.

      • Mart

        OK, so if 9/11 was faked, then the trade center still stands, you seem to want to say.

        Actually no seismogram, only underground A-bomb makes an earthquake, not Hiroshima’s explosion in the air.

        If Islamists get one A-bomb, then you may be able to see explosion on your own eyes, probably not for very long, though.

        If you are willing to admit that nuclear power plant is real, than A-bomb is the same reaction, just faster with more refined fuel.

  • john cummins

    Reminds me of all the fake pre-Hominid men that supposedly pre-dated Homo sapiens, virtually all of them faked by the Darwinists.

  • LawrenceNeal

    With ‘government’, nothing is as it seems. I use parenthesis because there is no ‘government’, there are only the .001% Elite, the 400 families that own almost everything in the US, including the Stock Market Scam, The Too-Big-To-Fail Banks scam, the Federal Reserve Counterfeiting Scam, and the so-called ‘Government Scam. They are our defacto Feudal Lords.

  • mike

    If you know the back history of The Godzilla movies, the scars on the suite made of tire rubber for Godz were representations of radiation burns either at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. If you look closely at the opening scene in the first (?) movie, there is a tiny boat which is engulfed in the blast zone. This was a fishing boat which was actually caught in the fallout zone from one of the atomic bomb tests on Bimini or the Marshal Islands. The One world Gov’t people seem to want this.

    What, therefore, doth it Profit a man If he loseth the world and his soul? For he gainth nought, neither gold or cloth, neither chariots nor swords of iron: excepting this: the fires of Ghenna.

    He does get to live underground for 129 years before emerging to a “hot” world where his descendants will live 40-60 years filled full of cancer. Remember: Human corpses make excellent food sources for the underground life. They could also be recycled for more plant food. (Grind the bones, bone meal will easily recycle calcium, magnesium, et. al. Of course, other small animals could be easily recycled for food such as rats, mice, fish. Hamsters. Rat Soup might become the soup de jure “cause they serve it everyday.

  • mary

    DB, do you have a link to the picture mentioned in the nyt article? Thanks.

  • Mart

    Firebombing? No problem, nuclear blast has over 10 million degrees, that’s what I call fire! And actual fire is not radioactive, what about reports of radiation sickness from Hiroshima?

  • it doesn’t matter

    Please, please, PLEASE continue questioning their phony nuclear bomb. You may not be able to perceive the urgency and importance of exposing this meme at this point in time, but please do not become discouraged. The belief in nuclear bombs by the populace is CRITICAL to their plan. ALL WILL FAIL should the truth become generally accepted. Also critical for them is their UFO/Aliens promotions. Those two are interdependently critical and if either (or both) become public reality porn they must start over. Thank you for your dedication.

  • dauden

    What do you know! Next we’ll be hearing that NASA faked all the photographs to the moon! Or the earth is flat! Ha! Here’s a good debate on that one: