- Dear Gary,
- Your essay reveals that the Japanese were attempting
to surrender before the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were dropped on unsuspecting
civilians. However ... it was much worse than that.
- The US Strategic Bombing Survey reveals that the Japanese
began peace feelers shortly after their defeat at Midway in April, '42.
The Japanese figured they had 16 months from Pearl Harbor to beat the US,
without one setback. Midway was the setback that guaranteed their
- George Marshall, Roosevelt's army chief of staff, would
not hear of any peace attempts. As we now can see, the whole purpose
of Pearl Harbor, from the Roosevelt POV, was to get us into a war with
Germany. A secondary purpose was to install Mao Tse-tung in China,
which demanded the annihilation of the Japanese and the selling out of
Chiang Kai-shek. We can see now the idea behind the Communization
of China - the transfer of US jobs to Chinese slavers.
- Peace feelers continued through '42, '43 and '44, when
the blood was really flowing in the Pacific. They tried through the
Soviets, the British and the Siamese. Marshall would not consider
anything but Unconditional Surrender, knowing the Japanese would not give
up Hirohito to the hangman, which didn't happen anyway. But this
was always threatened, deliberately driving the Japanese to desperate acts
to protect their god-leader. All well understood by the psychiatrists
in FDR's gang. Even after Okinawa, Marshall said the desperate attempts
at surrender were "premature." Going through the list of
terrible battles in the Pacific while the Japanese were frantically attempting
to end the war is mind-numbing.
- Marshall was taking his orders from Harry Hopkins, who
has been revealed as Stalin's most important agent in the US. Stalin
never declared war on the Japanese and wanted the fighting to continue
so that he could occupy Manchuria when he was ready, and when the Japanese
were no longer able to resist. He didn't declare war on Japan until
the Hiroshima bomb was dropped. Marshall still wouldn't accept
surrender until the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The anticipated
effects of atom bombing were too interesting to forego.
- Meanwhile, Hopkins had arranged for the transfer
of the atom bomb plans and an entire bomb-manufacturing industry from
Oak Ridge to Moscow via the airlift command at Great Falls, Montana (see Major
George Racey Jordan's Diaries).
- There has to be greater understanding of the reasons
behind the military partnership between the US and the Soviet Union from
1941 to 1945, when the New World Order was established. Soviet Communism
was saved and then spread around the world, and this was the main purpose
of FDR, which was why he desperately needed the Japanese to attack Pearl
Harbor, because Hitler would not fall for his provocations in the Atlantic,
as the Japanese did in the Pacific. But few Americans understand
how revolting and outrageous were FDR's provocations against the Japanese,
which reached a crescendo in his attempts to get them to attack.
He and his psychiatrists knew that this was the only way Americans could
be tricked into supporting another world war in twenty years.
- This is exactly what the Zionists behind Bush did when
they came up with their "Project for a New American Century,"
in which they wrote that the American people would not support their aggression
against Islam without a second Pearl Harbor. It is clear that they
engineered the WTC attack, just as their uncles engineered the Hawaiian
attack. Only the modern guys actually did the WTC because they couldn't
take any chances on their stooges blowing it, as they did in
- George Marshall forced Mao Tse-tung on the
Chinese in 1949. He gave Ho Chi Minh the northern
half of Indochina in1945. Millions of Chinese and Vietnamese
and thousands of Americans perished as a result. But this was
exactly what our government wanted, just as the carnage in the Middle East
is exactly what is wanted now.
- How low will we go?
- --J B Campbell
- Whitewashing Hiroshima - The Uncritical
- Glorification Of American Militarism
- By Gary G. Kohls
- Back in 1995, the Smithsonian Institute was preparing
an honest but aggressive display dealing with the 50th anniversary of the
atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Amid much right-wing reactionary
wrangling, from various ultrapatriotic veterans groups all the way up to
the Newt Gingrich/GOP-dominated Congress, the Smithsonian was forced to
eliminate that painful but historically important part of the story
the Japanese civilian perspective. So again we had another example of powerful
politically conservative groups influencing public policy and messing
with history because they didn't have the courage to face up to unpleasant
- The historians did have a gun to their heads, of course,
but in the mêlée, the media and therefore the public ignored
a vital historical point. And that is this: The war would have ended soon
without the atomic bombs, and thus there wouldn't have been a bloody American
invasion of Japan. American intelligence, with the full knowledge of President
Truman, was fully aware of Japan's desperate search for ways to honorably
surrender weeks before the order was given for the Holocaust that was Hiroshima.
- American intelligence data, revealed in the 1980s, shows
that a large-scale US invasion (planned for no sooner than November 1,
1945) would have been unnecessary. Japan was working on peace negotiations
with the Allies through its Moscow ambassador in July of 1945. Truman knew
of these developments, the US having broken the Japanese code years earlier,
and all of Japan's military and diplomatic messages were being intercepted.
On July 13, 1945, Foreign Minister Togo said: "Unconditional surrender
(giving up all sovereignty) is the only obstacle to peace." Truman
knew this, and the war could have ended by simply conceding a post-war
figurehead position for the emperor a leader regarded as a deity
in Japan. That concession was refused by the US, the Japanese continued
negotiating for peace, and the bombs were dropped. And after the war, the
emperor remained in place. So what were the real reasons for 1) the refusal
to accept Japan's offer of surrender and 2) the decision to proceed with
- Shortly after WWII, military analyst Hanson Baldwin wrote:
"The Japanese, in a military sense, were in a hopeless strategic situation
by the time the Potsdam demand for unconditional surrender was made on
July 26, 1945." Admiral William Leahy, top military aide to President
Truman, said in his war memoirs, I Was There: "It is my opinion that
the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material
assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated
and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful
bombing with conventional weapons. My own feeling is that in being the
first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians
of the Dark Ages." And General Dwight Eisenhower agreed.
- Truman proceeded with the plans to use the bombs, but
he never officially ordered the Nagasaki bomb that followed Hiroshima only
three days later. There are a number of factors that helped Truman make
- 1 The US had made a huge investment in time, mind and
money ($2,000,000,000 in 1940 dollars) to produce the bombs, and there
was no inclination and no guts to stop the momentum.
- 2 The US military as did its citizens had
a bloodthirsty appetite for revenge because of Pearl Harbor. Mercy wasn't
the mind-set of these professed Christians, and the missions were accomplished
- 3 The Nagasaki bomb was a plutonium bomb and Hiroshima's
was uranium. Scientific curiosity certainly was a major factor for the
mass slaughter of the Nagasaki community. The decision to use both bombs
had obviously been made well in advance. The three day interval was unconscionably
inadequate Japan being in shambles in its communications and transportation
capabilities and besides, no one, not even the Japanese high command,
fully understood what had happened at Hiroshima.
- 4 The Russians had proclaimed their intent to enter the
war with Japan 90 days after V- Day, which would have been Aug. 8, two
days after Hiroshima. Indeed, Russia did declare war on August 8 and was
marching across Manchuria when Nagasaki was incinerated. The US didn't
want Japan surrendering to anybody else, especially a future enemy, so
the first nuclear "messages" of the infantile Cold War were sent.
Russia indeed received less of the spoils of war, and the two superpowers
were mired in mutual moral bankruptcy and economic near-bankruptcy for
the rest of the century.
- An estimated 80,000 innocent civilians plus 20,000
young essentially weaponless Japanese conscripts died instantly in
the Hiroshima bombing. Hundreds of thousands suffered agonizing burns,
leukemia and infections for the rest of their shortened lives, and generations
of the survivor's progeny inherited horrible radiation-induced illnesses,
cancers and premature death. What has been covered up is the fact that
12 American Navy pilots, their existence well known to the US command,
were incinerated in the Hiroshima jail on Aug. 6.
- The 75,000 Nagasaki victims were virtually all innocent
civilians, except for the inhabitants of an allied POW camp near Nagasaki's
ground zero. They were incinerated, carbonized, then evaporated, by a scientific
experiment carried out by obedient, unaware soldiers. The War Dept. knew
of the existence of the POWs but, when informed, simply replied: "Targets
previously assigned for Centerboard (atomic bomb mission code name) remain
- So the end of the war in the Pacific was just one more
myth in a long list of myths Americans have been fed by our military and
civilian leaders, war being glorified in the process. A short list of some
of the others includes the censored-out military invasions of (and usually
CIA-orchestrated atrocities in) Korea, Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Granada,
Panama, Iraq, the Philippines, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala,
Haiti, Colombia, etc, etc. But somehow we still hang on to our shaky "my
country right or wrong" patriotism, desperately wanting to believe
that our nation only works for peace, justice and democracy and not mainly
for capitalism. While it is true that the US military has faced down a
few despots, with natural heroism and sacrifice from the dead and now dying
American soldiers, more often than not our methods of rationalizing the
atrocities of war are identical to those of the "godless communists"
or "evil empire" on the other side of the battle line. August
6 and 9, 1945 are just two more examples of the brutalization of innocent
civilians in "total war," whether it is called "regretful
collateral damage" or "friendly fire."
- The time has come for Americans to stand up for real
justice and peace (rather than the unaffordable "armed truces"
we have all over the world) by acknowledging the whole truth of history
and owning up to the numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity that
have been perpetrated by American militarism in the last half-century.
And then we need to start accepting the consequences of our leadership's
actions, like the courageous and honorable people we claim to be. Doing
what is right for the whole of humanity for a change, rather than just
what is advantageous for us over-privileged Americans, would be real honor,
real patriotism and an essential start toward real peace.
- August 3, 2006
- Gary Kohls, MD is an associate of Every Church a Peace
Church and a practicing physician in Duluth, MN
- Copyright © 2006 Gary G. Kohls, MD
- Originally noticed at
- J Fele - New Jersey
- J Bruce,
- Who cares? I would be proud to have my taxes go and pay
for the Nukes that hit Japan! I am not proud that my taxes are buying bombs
to kill innocent Iraqi and Lebanese women and children!
- Unit 731, the Rape of Nanking, the way our POWs were
treated and Pearl Harbor justified those two nukes dropped in 1945. Every
time I see a Japanese Nuke survivor on TV I want to yell "you asked
for it!" Never the less if North Korea were to nuke Japan today and
not hurt any Americans at all I would probably break open a nice bottle
of Champagne or maybe even saki and celebrate! Why you ask? Because the
WW2 Japanese soldiers were demons and demons belong in Hell and Hell is
like a nuclear explosion! Get it?
- Today's Israeli and American Nintendo pilots and the
Hezbollah missile shooters are push button Homos and when they are shot
down or captured they run like scared little children. Sadly, long gone
are the days when men were men and used swords and killed other men, not
wimps pushing buttons and killing innocent women and children. On the plus
side, if we have a total Nuclear war, we will go back to swords and men
will be men again. Shalom,
- J. Fele NJ USA
- Dear Mr. Shalom,
- Re: http://www.rense.com/general72/jee.htm
- Your email got me to thinking. So - payback is a bitch.
War crimes by your government justify atom bombs on civilians who probably
were against war in the first place. Because your government waged aggressive
war on others.
- That means that we Americans deserve to be incinerated
by atom bombs. Because, as you point out, you are paying for bombs to kill
innocent Iraqi and Lebanese women and children. We are waging aggressive
war directly on Afghanistan and Iraq and are waging aggressive war indirectly
on the Lebanese and Palestinians through our Israeli puppets, who are supplied
with our best weapons of mass destruction. We intend that our puppets wage
more aggressive war on Syria and Iran, which we may go ahead and do ourselves
if they can't handle it. Am I wrong anywhere?
- The Japs had mean prison camps. So do we. We torture
and kill our prisoners, who aren't even soldiers. Our wonderful boys rape
and murder women and children and try to cover it up, after making the
husbands watch. They slaughter whole families. They, in our name, kidnap
taxi drivers and fly them to hell holes all around the world to be held
without charges for years. Our wonderful boys (and girls) are so cruel,
on the direct orders of Rumsfeld, that the taxi drivers and store owners
are driven to suicide. I never heard of any of our guys in Jap camps killing
themselves - did you? Twelve of them were evaporated at Hiroshima, but
that was collateral damage. Were they worth more than the 2400 sailors
at Pearl Harbor? Hell, no.
- When we get right down to it, our wonderful boys (and
girls) are starting to make the Japs look good. And by your attitude, that
qualifies us all for collective punishment by anyone against whom we are
waging aggressive, unprovoked war. As much as you may hate the Japs, you
can't say that Pearl Harbor was unprovoked. Did you ever hear of the Flying
Tigers? Did you ever hear of us cutting off trade with our number one trading
partner in 1941, our attacks against Japanese shipping in the Pacific by
submarines and destroyers and insults calculated by our New Deal psychiatrists
to provoke a Bushido response? Probably not. How about ordering the Japs
out of the Dutch East Indies, where they were getting their oil?
- Pearl Harbor was a military target. Our fire-bombing
was against civilians, just as it was in Europe. That's our way and has
been since 1863. Ever hear of Atlanta? Waco? Burnt offerings to Yahweh?
- FDR ordered the fleet bottled up in Pearl Harbor - but
not the carriers. The battleships were considered obsolete and expendable.
The sailors were considered live bait and useful for enraging Amerians
worn out from the Depression and not wanting to go into another world war.
- I want to thank you for your cold-hearted email. It helped
to focus my mind on the problem of self-righteous Americans who still have
this blind spot regarding the treacherous Japs who sneak-attacked us without
warning, even though the US Navy was reading their codes for fifteen years
and knew exactly where they were and what they had in mind from the moment
they left home port for Hawaii. Roosevelt ordered the Navy not to warn
the Navy about what was coming because he wanted thousands of sailors to
die, so he could take us to war against GERMANY.
- Wake up and smell the gefiltefish, Mr. Shalom. The breakfast
of war criminals!
- JC Denton
- After reading what you posted on rense.com, I had to
write you to ask, where in the world did you get your information from?
What are your resources? Yes, it is true that the battle of Midway dealt
the Japanese a crushing blow to their naval forces, by having 4 of its
carriers sunk. But, by no means were the Japanese ready, willing or able
to surrender. If you knew anything of Japanese history you would know that
during the time of the second world war the Japanese strongly and fiercely
believed in Bushido "the way of the warrior". This belief was
first developed in Japan between the Heian and Tokugawa Ages (9th-12th
century). This is one of the main reasons why the Japanese fought so fiercely,
why very very few surrendered. It was considered a disgrace and dishonor
if one were to surrender. This fanatical belief is why the Japanese were
so cruel and sadistic towards any and all of their POW's in their
charge. One of the Japanese warrior code of Bushido sayings were, "Do
not survive to suffer the dishonor of capture, surrender made captives
sub-human". Look it up!
- As for your claim that the Japanese fought fiercely to
protect Hirohito (the Emperor) from the hangmans noose is absurd. The reason
that Hirohito wasn't hanged is because the U.S. thought it would be best
to keep him in place (as a puppet) none the less he was kept in place
so there would be less of a chance of a Japanese uprising against American
occupation after the war. And it worked!!
- By the summer of 1942 the Japanese had taken over 320,000
allied prisoners of war. Being a prisoner of the Japanese in world war
2 would prove to be 17.5 times more lethal than fighting them. You should
research before you post otherwise you end up looking idiotic. Research
such topics like, the Bataan death march, Sian Burma death railway, Kiang
Wan, Corregidor, Nanking, I could keep going on and on but I think that's
enough to get you started.
- JB Campbell Response:
- As I said, peace feelers started shortly after Midway,
prior to the US assault on Guadalcanal in August, '42. See Journey
to the Missouri by Toshikasu Kase, an official of the Foreign Office.
Foreign Minister Togo had him deliver a message to Sir Robert Craigi, the
British ambassador who was interned in Tokyo, which stated: "Should
it happen that the British government become desirous of discussing or
negotiating peace they would find the Japanese government ready to be helpful."
- This was just the beginning of peace feelers. They
would become a flood as the years dragged on. The best source is,
as I wrote, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, headed by
Rear Admiral RA Ofstie. A good summary of all the writings of the
people involved in suppressing or encouraging peace attempts is The Enemy
at His Back (1956), by Elizabeth Churchill Brown, wife of the famous columnist
for the Washington Star, Constantine Brown.
- MacArthur notified Roosevelt in January, '45, before
FDR went to Yalta, that the Japanese were willing to surrender all
Japanese forces on the sea, in the air, at home, on island possessions
and in occupied countries, surrender of all arms and munitions, occupation
of the Japanese homeland and island possessions by allied troops under
American direction, relinquishment of Manchuria, Korea and Formosa as well
as all territory seized during the war, turning over Japanese whom the
US might designate as war criminals, release of all prisoners of war and
internees in Japan and in areas under Japanese control. This was
finally reported by Walter Trohan of the Chicago Tribune on August 19,
1945 (simultaneously in the Washington Times Herald). Trohan had
promised his source in army intelligence that he would sit on
it until the war was over.
- Obviously, Roosevelt ignored MacArthur's urgent report
and what happened at Yalta revealed America's true nature as a Communist
war criminal nation.
- After MacArthur returned from Korea in '51, Herbert Hoover
took the Trohan article to his suite at the Waldorf Towers and asked him
if it were true? MacArthur confirmed every detail.
- Now, this was before the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa
and the huge loss of life on both sides. This was exactly what the
US accepted eight months later. The problem was that our noble ally,
Josef Stalin, wasn't ready to make his Manchurian land-grab yet.
Every action our military was directed to make in Europe and in the Pacific was
based on Stalin's post-war plans. The war was fought for a total
Communist victory. Do you doubt this?
- The traits you mention were true for the Tojo-War Party
men. But there was also a Peace Party that included Togo, the Foreign
Minister and the Emperor himself. And, yes - the Japanese military
did believe that Hirohito might be tried as a war criminal and hanged,
such was the intense hatred of Japan created by our mainly Jewish propagandists
in government and in Hollywood. The terms of Unconditional Surrender
were deliberately kept vague and ominous by Roosevelt and Marshall because
they wanted the war to go on as long as Stalin needed to get his troops
into Manchuria. The fact that MacArthur himself chose to treat Hirohito
honorably - against the vehement demands by American Jews and their brainwashed
dupes that he be tried and executed - is seen by you in hindsight now.
But that came as a total surprise to both Americans and Japanese after
the war, all of whom expected him to be put on trial.
- There is no way to sugar-coat this. American war
crimes were as ghastly then as they are now - more so, really. And
all of it to create the Council on Foreign Relations' plan called the New
World Order. This meant that much of the world would have to become
Communist to exterminate normal, freedom-loving people and produce
the world slave system. And this doesn't even touch what we did in
Europe, during and after the war. But Japan had to be destroyed so
that it would never threaten America's plan for reducing China to
slavery under its stooge, Mao Tse-tung.
- The long-range purpose of this crime against humanity
was what we have today: massive losses of American jobs and security
and a total dependence on Chinese slave-made goods. The CFR's plans
are coming to fruition with their announcement of their North American
Union in 2010 - the merger of the US, Mexico and Canada with a CFR government
over us all. This is all the result of the CFR's World War II, which
was produced by their manipulation of the Japanese at Pearl Harbor
and their nuclear annihilation three and a half years later.
And yes, Japan tried to surrender a long time before the bombs were gratuitously
dropped on them.