NY Times Uses Hiroshima to Justify Gun Control, Even as More Evidence Questions A-Bomb Scenario
By Daily Bell News - June 15, 2016

Lessons of Hiroshima ring again in Orlando … Thomas Friedman says we as a nation must address the moral implications as technology gives us more power to destroy move lives … I want to talk today about the horrific human tragedy of Orlando. But first I want to talk about Hiroshima – or, more precisely, the profound speech that President Barack Obama gave there …. -New York Times News Service

The New York Times has just published an article comparing the Orlando shooting to Hiroshima.

The point that is made is one we have discussed recently in these pages in several articles. It again justifies our perception that many modern trends, including increased government and military authoritarianism began with the Hiroshima bombing.

From the Times: “[Hiroshima]  represents a world in which for the first time ever a country possessed the power to kill all of us – and if it had to be any country, I am glad it was America.”

The Times opinion piece goes on to warn that there are parallels between today’s individual weapons and the Hiroshima A-bomb. Individuals will soon become “super-empowered” – able to kill “all of us.”

This is surely more scare-mongering, of course. But the Hiroshima argument is predictable enough.  Just as government was necessary to regulate and restrict A-bomb usage, so government is now necessary to perform the same task with hand-held weapons.

The article cites Obama’s recent speech at Hiroshima: “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us. The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well.”

In simplest terms, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima continues to empower government to make moral decisions for the rest of us. This is the great advantage that Hiroshima bestowed on bureaucrats everywhere, as we have already pointed out.

But what if Hiroshima was not “nuked?” In recent articles we’ve been raising this question. What if the A-bomb of the time was rhetorical device to allow Truman to make the same kind of arguments that Friedman is making now?

What if the “bombing” was necessary to place the US in a position of power as the world’s ultimate moral arbitrator?

Recently, we reproduced a video that provided an image of an AP article reporting that Hiroshima had been firebombed. You can see that video HERE.

Yesterday, Feedbacker Mary was kind enough to forward a Hiroshima VIDEO explaining that Japanese early warning radar showed that on the night of August 5-6, there were 66 bombers headed toward Imabari, close by Hiroshima, for a bombing run.

How can craft aimed at Imabari bomb Hiroshima?

Well … as the video explains, Imabari had apparently been bombed months before in several raids.

There was no reason to send 66 bombers on August 5-6 to Imabari. It was a desolate plain of jumbled ash. This is revealed in a book by Edwin Hoyt entitled Inferno, the Firebombing of Japan.

Here is some narrative from a PERTINENT PAGE in the actual book.

“Suddenly,  one day, I was told something unexpected,” Manabe said. “When I was looking at the train timetable, I found that no trains stopped at Imabari station … I wondered why the third largest city in the province had no train service. It  sounded ridiculous.

… The other guy said, “Wow! No Imabari Station. But … all the trains pass by Imabari Station.”

A third guy stepped up … “It’s not strange at all. There’s no stop because there’s no Imabari City anymore. It got burned up last April in the air raid … No buildings, no houses, no people … The whole city burned up and the people ran away …”

A fellow soldier explained to Manabe. “The air raids came on the 26th of April and the 8th of May. Imabari was burned up. My father was in business there. We had a wholesale draper business. All gone. All burned up.”

If Imabari had been bombed previously, then where were the 66 bomber pilots on August 5-6 actually headed? The video (address above) suggests they were actually headed to Hiroshima.

In our PREVIOUS ARTICLE we speculated that the young airplane combatants had been given coordinates but not the actual name of the city they were firebombing.

We have no reason to doubt the narrative in Hoyt’s book, though certainly there are problems we might not be aware of. But related documentation in Wikipedia states that on August 5-6, 66 bombers HEADED FOR IMABARI to firebomb a city that no longer existed.

Some sixteen hours later, Truman announced the atom bombing of Hiroshima. Truman gave due credit to the government and US Army.

Both science and industry worked under the direction of the United States Army, which achieved a unique success in managing so diverse a problem in the advancement of knowledge in an amazingly short time.

It is doubtful if such another combination could be got together in the world. What has been done is the greatest achievement of organized science in history. It was done under pressure and without failure.

The bombing of Hiroshima is horrifying but – on the Internet anyway – increasingly controversial. As with the moon landing, it seems additional anomalies are regularly being discovered.

Photos taken of Hiroshima after the A-bomb detonation reveal a city that looks a lot like Tokyo after its devastating firebombing. Much concrete on roads and buildings seems untouched.  You can see Hiroshima photos HERE.

We will once more provide the standard disclaimer regarding our certainty about Hiroshima as a potential Pentagon false-flag. Yes, it may have happened just as reported. But we have significant doubts: Questions, not answers …

The first reports of the Hiroshima blast clearly invoke a firebombing, including the AP report in the LA Times. And 66 bombers were sent to bomb a non-existent city near Hiroshima. As for doubts, we’ve reported additionally HERE.

There are parts of the Hiroshima narrative that remind us of other elite thematic elements of questionable social control: vaccines, central banking and global warming to name a few.

When it comes to modern technology as it is applied in health care, science and national defense, the mainstream media is hopeless. It simply regurgitates press releases.

There was never any independent investigation of Truman’s statement regarding Hiroshima. Instead, it was made a capital crime to discuss it.

The Hiroshima atom bombing gave birth to the modern 20th century with its celebration of technocracy and military industrial and intelligence complexes.

Conclusion: As we can see from the New York Times article, these authoritarian memes are now deeply buried in the culture. Given the central importance Hiroshima and continued questions about what actually happened there, considerable skepticism in our view, is warranted.


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  • Motohead42

    I have a very good friend who is from Imabari, and whose father was in the city during WWII as a teenager. I lived there in 1981. Yes, Imabari was firebombed in the spring of 1945, destroying the docks, shipyards and most of downtown. It was not subsequently bombed later. From the coast of Shikoku on a clear day, you can see across the Seto Naikai (inland sea) to the hills that surround Kure and Hiroshima. About 10 minutes flying time in a B-29.

    • Thanks. Why then were 66 bombers, Aug 5-6 sent to Imabari if it had already been bombed? And why didn’t they bomb it? And what did they bomb?

      Here is the Wikipedia passage mentioning the 66 on 5-6 sent to Imabari …

      During the night of August 5–6, Japanese early warning radar detected the approach of numerous American aircraft headed for the southern part of Japan. Radar detected 65 bombers headed for Saga, 102 bound for Maebashi, 261 en route toNishinomiya, 111 headed for Ube and 66 bound for Imabari. An alert was given and radio broadcasting stopped in many cities, among them Hiroshima. The all-clear was sounded in Hiroshima at 00:05.[125] About an hour before the bombing, the air raid alert was sounded again, as Straight Flush flew over the city. It broadcast a short message which was picked up by Enola Gay. It read: “Cloud cover less than 3/10th at all altitudes. Advice: bomb primary.”[126] The all-clear was sounded over Hiroshima again at 07:09.[127]

      Note: Here is another cite of the Imabari bombings on Aug 5-6. This one claims 64 bombers, not 66.

      5 August 1945 (pg 695)
      (Mission 316) Sixty-four B-29’s attack the Imabari urban area destroying .73 square miles or 76% of the city area.

  • Doc

    What about Nagasaki? The after pictures online look the same as Hiroshima.

    • Yes and both cities look a lot like Tokyo after its firebombing.

      • Doc

        Have you found similar indications that Nagasaki perhaps wasn’t nuked?

  • Ernie Hopkins

    Great thought provoking piece DB!!! The only counter argument that might have merit is the alleged radiation contamination in the city and related illnesses. This could be brought about by strewing radioactive dust over the city in conjunction with the fire bombing.

  • alohajim

    Considerable skepticism is warranted?? You guys are too polite. Request that you take off the white gloves, put on some shit kicking boots and deliver the blow!

    And what’s with the rest of the ‘alternative media’ and blogosphere? Why aren’t folks picking up on this and running with it? It’s time to blow apart the notion that because we don’t have PHD’s in various disciplines that we can not possibly understand our world. We live in a fantasy world because the humans that poplulate it have allowed governments and ‘experts’ to do ALL their thinking for them and they’ve been trained only to ‘feel’, not think.

    Someone needs to commandeer a nuclear device, take it apart, and show the world that indeed, it’s one giant hoax to keep people afraid and thinking that only governments and the ‘experts’ that work for them can protect us.

    DB : don’t let this one slip away – the truth of central banking/fiat currencies (the sole power base of the elite and thus the most pressing issue of all time) is, to most people, esoteric, difficult to grasp, and only folks with wealth to preserve are interested. Worse, those with wealth acquired it within the system and won’t be leading the charge to tear it down. Atom bombs being faked and a giant hoax for 71 years affects everybody, young and old. If this becomes known and accepted then no one except hopelessly stupid people or those who profit from tyranny will blindly accept anything that either governments or so called experts proclaim.

    Bankers rule us through their control of governments. Shatter government credibility and the bankers lose their power to legislate, legalize, and enforce tyranny.

    • Thanks. Try to forward the article … or maybe write about it yourself. Or talk (without alienating people).

  • Praetor

    Orlando is an ‘Agitation Operation’.

    To many question about this incident! The shooter looks to be a Homosexual, and this could be more inline with a lovers quarrel. And the security company, this person worked for is in question. To many problems here, for this to be considered an Islamist terror problem.

    We all know who created ISIS, we all know who is promoting terrorism and all that goes with it!

    What we don’t know is how to stop the people from believing in this garbage!!!

  • Ed

    Somebody needs to tell Friedman that countries don’t kill people. People kill people.

  • Bruce C.

    My understanding of the A-bomb droppings is that an A-bomb was placed in
    one hold of a plane but none of the pilots knew who had it, or even
    that it existed at all. The reasoning was they didn’t want any one
    pilot/crew to feel guilty for doing the deed. It makes sense that it would
    be mixed in with other regular fire bombers because no one knew if the
    A-bomb would even detonate, never mind what would happen next. It may be that the A-bomb didn’t work and that’s why H. and N. look like regular fire-bombed cities.

    If the A-bomb never existed or didn’t work, I guess the suspicion is that Japan had to agree to go along with the A-bomb narrative and so now we have the world wide cultural belief in the existence of nukes.

    • Mary

      As the story goes, the crew had to arm the bomb while in flight to the target. (Yeah, right…) This doesn’t jibe with your comment. Sounds like the story changes over time. What a surprise. Also, it appears that the Japanese were forced to go along with the narrative, rather than decided to.

      • Bruce C.

        Now that you mention it, there may have been some A-bomb look alike decoys, and I do recall something about having to arm them.

        Who knows? The truth almost always seems to be weirder than fiction. These “revelations” may just be another round of myths that aren’t true either. It’s pretty fascinating.