An account like any other August 9, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
…but none the less interesting for that. Many will no doubt think this is a thinly veiled bollocking for America, but this Japanese survivor-of-the-Nagasaki-bomb’s account to the BBC makes for pretty gory reading. I suppose, with age, I am coming gently round to the view that perhaps these bombs were necessary evils, yet it is, it goes without saying, always important to remember the scale and nature of the destruction these bombs bring with them. (And I, for one, certainly don’t think the BBC can be accused of anti-Americanism for such an article.) Proliferation is undoubtedly a cause for huge concern, and it’s depressing to know the Iranians have restarted their nuclear programme today. They may well claim it’s all for peaceful purposes, but it does now mean diplomatic channels are closed. The European softly-softly approach has had the door slammed in its face, loudly-loudly.