|above: Hiroshima's so-called A-Bomb Dome. |
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I've been busy with family matters the past few days, so I missed the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima two days ago and I may not be posting tomorrow on the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.
These unspeakably heart-wrenching events have long been near and dear to my heart, and I'd rather just point you in the direction of an old post of mine, "The Unluckiest Town on Earth," about a South Korean hamlet very adversely affected by the attacks, and a post at The Western Confucian that may influence you to rethink what you believe about the necessity to drop these two weapons of mass destruction on what actually were civilian targets, and this post on the recent death of the only official "double A-bomb survivor" (a man who was in both cities when they were bombed).