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How Is Hiroshima Bombing Justified

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Its August sixth, 1945. Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, drops the bomb named ¨Little Boy¨ on Hiroshima. The citizens of Japan had never expected something as extensive as a bomb. The japanese were nowhere near aware of what was going to happen that day, and they had no idea of how much pain and suffering it would inflict. Three days later Charles Sweeney flew in the Enola Gay to Nagasaki, where the bomb ¨Fat Man¨ was dropped. Again, the Japanese had no knowledge of the bombs, causing even more devastating casualties. People have argued over the years if the atomic bombing was justified or not, and multiple points can be made on both arguments, yet I take it that the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not justified. Keep in…show more content…
Although Harry S. Truman said that the bombs saved the Japanese from thousands of casualties, it caused even more, and especially worse suffering. In Hiroshima, the death toll was between 80,000 to 120,000 people. The Nagasaki bomb killed 35,000 to 74,000. Even after the bombing there were more people dying from radiation, scarcity of food, and overall horrible living conditions. John Hall on Daily Mail showed pictures of the aftermath of the bombings, and corpses lying in rubble, other people barely surviving. One picture shows a large Japanese arch standing amongst bed frames, wagons, and pieces of wood from burnt trees with the caption, ¨Hardly any buildings were left in Hiroshima after the massive atomic bomb blast.¨ That is one of the less horrifying pictures, as others depict people suffering, with skin melting off of their bodies. A true story from Keiko Murakami was told by Drew Frame in the article, ¨The Effects Of the Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima and Nagasaki¨. Drew Frame described what had happened to Keiko in Hiroshima saying, ¨They got out of the rubble to find her mother,´with my baby sister in her arms...her right eyeball was out and drooped around her breast like a lump of blood.´….They found other people but ´Their faces were so damaged by the heat of the blast…show more content…
It also had long lasting effects that still impact Japanese lives. In the newspaper by Jack Doherty headlined ¨Atomic Bomb Fury Hits Japan¨ after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the president said, ¨It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction.¨ Yet, look where it has gone and how much damage it had cost Japan. I encourage you to not listen to these statements as if they were true, and right the wrongs the atomic bombs have done to Japan by unjustifying the act and telling others to do so as
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