On this day, at 8:15 in the morning, 'Enola Gay', a B-29 Superfortress commanded by Colonel Paul Tibbets, accompanied by an escort B-29 called 'Necessary Evil', flew over the city of Hiroshima in Japan, and dropped 'Little Boy', the first nuclear weapon to ever be used in anger. Just a split-second later, the lives of 140,000 men, woman and children were instantaneously snuffed out, with thousands more to follow over the years to come from sicknesses caused by the radiation of the blast. Three days later, another B-29 called 'Bock's Car', commanded by Major Charles W. Sweeney, escorted by the B-29's 'The Great Artiste' and 'The Big Stink', dropped 'Fat Man', the second, and so far last, nuclear weapon to be used in anger on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 35,000 and wounding 60,000 more.
The nuclear age had begun, and since the atomic genie had been let out of the bottle, the shadow of nuclear destruction has haunted us ever since. What thoughts do the good people of QOL have on this, be it the justification of the missions, the thoughts of nuclear war, the arms race and so on? Discuss.
Forks Over Knives!
"Raging in thought, mouthless, the millions obey; so call off your dogs, you preachers of what we can say."- Silent Nation, Asia.