Sunday, August 09, 2015

Could Kyoto Have Been Hit By an Atom Bomb?

In the final days of the Second World War, the USA dropped two atom bombs on cities in Japan. The old capital Kyoto, with more historical sites than Hiroshima or Nagasaki, was spared. Kyoto was one of the cities the American military leaders considered as targets, but the Secretary of War made sure the bombs were dropped on other cities.

There cannot be anything good about one city being hit by an atom bomb instead of another. Still, if there are degrees in hell, perhaps not as many people and dogs were killed when sparing Kyoto, and more historical sites were preserved. It might have been a little less evil, at least. Still, in the best of worlds, no city would have been the target of an atom bomb.

I hope we will never have to see the use of an atom bomb again.

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