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Former president Herbert Hoover wrote, “The Use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul … The Japanese were prepared to negotiate all the way from February 1945, up to and before the time the atomic bombs were dropped [in Aug. 1945].”

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Down through the annuals of history, central governments have been notorious in their consistent and repeated crimes against humanity; but perhaps, at no time were their crimes more heinous than during the years of the Second World War.

Since WWII, however, the severity and magnitude of governmental crimes have exploded exponentially. And, the explosions started in a monstrous way after the Japanese nation had lost its ability to wage war: It was then that US president Harry S. Truman issued his Executive Order to drop two atomic bombs on defeated Japan.

Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, Dwight David Eisenhower said, “Japan was already defeated and the dropping of the [atomic] bomb[s] was completely unnecessary.”

Prior to the atomic attack on Japan, the US had waged a fire-bombing war, not on the Japanese military, but on innocent Japanese men, women and children, beginning with the dropping of 700,000 incendiary bombs on Tokyo. Two nights later, a force of more than 500 B-29s, again, struck the heart of the Japanese Empire with 4,000 tons of incendiaries. Those Tokyo fire-bombs brought more horror than our minds can comprehend, but the resulting winds wrought even more terror. The heat from the flaming cauldrons below was so intense, that the B-29s flying above were often buffeted upwards by as much as 4,000 feet.

US reconnaissance photographs showed that 51.3 square miles of what was once Tokyo, teeming with 7, 000,000 human beings, had been reduced to ashes, sans the stench of burning human flesh. More