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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

November 24, 2010 by

The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila. If Harry Truman was not a war criminal, then no one ever was. FULL ARTICLE by Ralph Raico

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Sione December 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Newson

Did you watch Eichman giving evidence? What did you think of his performance?

Sione

newson December 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3CcJAKble4
berman clearly perjures himself in his testimony. any decent defense lawyer would have shredded him. i can’t cut and paste the other bit of the trial but it’s included in the larger file.
http://bit.ly/wzyrr

other critical “confessions” are similarly dubious, like gerstein, whose eyewitness account is really needed to hold the story together. pity he killed himself (?) in jail shortly after making his deposition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVekxO5RxVs

i don’t have to sympathize with eichman to believe that his trial was a circus.

newson December 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm

i’m just about to read this work on the trial:

http://bit.ly/giuZOu

harry elmer barnes was highly influenced by the author, whose credentials seem beyond reproach. camp survivor, interned for smuggling jews, leftist, and not someone afraid to be unpopular.

Beefcake the Mighty December 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Sione December 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Newson

Eichman was a cold, dead-hearted bureaucrat. He was a useless person, unfit to produce anything of value.

Watching him testify reveals the danger of the institution that gave him power and enabled him to express his base nature. Without the existence of that institution critters such as Eichman could not amount to anything much, certainly not anything as dangerous to many, many other people as he turned out to be.

Sione

newson December 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

to sione: agreed. war myths are not historical truths. just as the belgian babies on german bayonets proved baseless after wwI and greatly strengthened the isolationist movement (overcome only by the “surprise” attack on hawaii), so too is it risky to paint wwII as the ultimate triumph of good over evil. this seems all too prevalent.

newson December 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

never is the state so fearsome as when decked out in khaki and all full of righteousness.

Sione December 8, 2010 at 12:18 am

Newson

Aint that the truth!

I was just reading that Eichman, a creature of the state, never existed independent of the state. Even his demise was state ceremony. As an individual person he was worthless.

Sione

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