Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Africa (2)
THE dark, mushrooming (toadstool shaped) cloud that followed detonation, quickly became an iconic image—the symbol of a new era, in which states that could harness and unleash atomic energy would reign supreme on planet Earth.
As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) put it, in a posting by its Office of History and Heritage Resources, the mushroom cloud provided “a visual image that has become imprinted on the human consciousness as a symbol of power and awesome destruction”.
“Power,” of course, is what the atomic bomb was all about: Something Black intellectuals and policy makers simply do not understand. It had nothing to do with “morality”. The use of nuclear weapons against Japan was a matter or race, power and retribution.
This is clear, from Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s speech, after Germany surrendered. Japan’s “treachery and greed,” he said, plus “The injury she has inflicted on Great Britain, the United States, and other countries, and her detestable cruelties, call for justice and retribution”.
Now, anyone who has read the history of World War II knows, that Churchill’s remarks were deceptive and hypocritical—disinformation, designed to prepare the world for the sinister detonation of nuclear devices over Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Remember, Churchill was speaking on May 8, 1945: Nearly a year after Allied troops started to reveal the horrors of the Holocaust. It is a fact, that both the U.S. and Britain knew what was happening in the concentration camps (where millions of people were gassed or worked to death) long before July, 1944.
Alas, no known acts of Japanese “treachery” or “cruelty,” during World War II, could match the German state’s murder of some 11 million Jews, Rhineland Africans, Senegalese prisoners, Roma (Gypsies), mixed-race Germans and other “impure” or “none-Aryan” types.
Yet Churchill omitted any mention of German atrocities. His motive, no doubt, was to exacerbate anti-Japanese sentiments: And further cultivate, in Europe, a political climate, favorable to the Allied plot.
The test—code named “Trinity”—was still eight days away. But by this time, it was apparent to most insiders that the Manhattan Project was going to succeed. So confident were its scientists, that the Uranium bomb, which exploded over Hiroshima, was never tested.
It is equally apparent, that from a very early stage in the Manhattan Project (a British, American and Canadian enterprise) that Japan was the sole intended target of the bomb—and that its use was a forgone conclusion.
The U.S. Department of Energy reports, for instance, that immediately after the test, a lieutenant, attached to the military administrator of the project, remarked to his boss that “the war is over”—to which the officer replied, “Yes, after we drop two bombs on Japan”.
No less instructive, is the callous demeanor U.S. President Harry Truman (who ordered the bombing), after the first device had destroyed Hiroshima and wiped out 66,000 Japanese—instantly.
You Tube footage, of Truman’s address the next day (uploaded April 8, 2014, by “Critical Past”), shows that the President burst into a big grin, during a break in the recording!
Before the bombing, anti-Japanese sentiment had led to the internment law-abiding citizens on the U.S. west coast, which faces Asia across the Pacific Ocean. But while Japanese were being held in detention camps, the U.S. military was dealing secretly with a firm that was founded in Germany.
Established in Munich, in 1879, Linde Air Products was contracted to process “K-65” residues, which Wikipedia describes as “very radioactive mill residues resulting from a uniquely concentrated uranium ore, discovered before [World War] II in Katanga province…of the [now] Democratic Republic of the Congo..”
To be continued.