Gut-wrenching is anything that causes mental or emotional anguish
By Eileen Fleming
“Gut-wrenching” was how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defined his visit to the site of the world’s first targeted atomic bombings of innocent civilians.
Kerry became the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park, located at ground zero for the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Japanese cities despite these following facts from the Institute for Historical Review:
Japan already had been defeated militarily by June 1945…American warplanes ranged at will over the country, and US bombers rained down devastation on her cities, steadily reducing them to rubble.
Even before the Hiroshima attack, American air force General Curtis LeMay boasted that American bombers were “driving them [Japanese] back to the stone age.”
Henry H. (“Hap”) Arnold, commanding General of the Army air forces, declared in his 1949 memoirs: “It always appeared to us, atomic bomb or no atomic bomb, the Japanese were already on the verge of collapse.”
This was confirmed by former Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoye, who said: “Fundamentally, the thing that brought about the determination to make peace was the prolonged bombing by the B-29s.”
Months before the end of the war, Japan’s leaders recognized that defeat was inevitable…American officials, having long since broken Japan’s secret codes, knew from intercepted messages that the country’s leaders were seeking to end the war on terms as favorable as possible…
In the Guestbook at the Memorial, Kerry wrote: “It is a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to re-dedicate all our effort to avoid war itself.”
The stark, harsh and gut-wrenching fact “that a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and two hundred thousand lives were vaporized within twenty minutes has not prevented man from dreaming up more ways to fill space with weapons of mass destruction.”–Father Louis Vitale, Keep Hope Alive
Another stark, harsh and gut-wrenching fact is that in April 2015, The National Security Archive of George Washington University published documents corroborating much of what Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower Mordechai Vanunu has been saying for thirty-years and which has been totally ignored by American politicians and the elite media.
However, the documents that detail the discovery of Israel’s nuclear deceptions, debates over Israel’s lack of candor and efforts to pressure the Israelis to answer key questions about the Dimona during the Eisenhower years are also enshrined in “Heroes, Muses and The Saga of Mordechai Vanunu”
In 2003, Peter Hounam the journalist who broke Vanunu’s 1986 story, told the BBC:
Vanunu told the world that Israel had developed between one hundred and two hundred atomic bombs [in 1986!] and had gone on to develop neutron bombs and thermonuclear weapons. Enough to destroy the entire Middle East and nobody has done anything about it since.
In 2005, this American writer made her first of eight gut-wrenching trips to both sides of The Wall in Palestine Israel.
While in east Jerusalem, a ‘chance’ encounter with Vanunu led me to realize my childhood dream of becoming a reporter after Vanunu tells me:
The French were responsible for the actual building of the Dimona. The Germans gave the money; they were feeling guilty for the Holocaust, and tried to pay their way out. Everything inside was written in French, when I was there. [1976-1985] Back then, the Dimona descended seven floors underground.
In 1955, Perez and Guirion met with the French to agree they would get a nuclear reactor if they fought against Egypt to control the Sinai and Suez Canal. That was the war of 1956. Eisenhower demanded that Israel leave the Sinai, but the reactor plant deal continued on.
President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons. Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection.
When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to ’69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.
Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year.
In this excerpt from “30 Minutes with Vanunu” Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower invites “Hillary Clinton and all the Christians to come and see the real Wailing Wall: the Apartheid Wall”
Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park came at the end of two days of talks in Hiroshima with foreign ministers from the Group of Seven in preparation for the G-7 summit that President Obama will attend in Ise-Shima, Japan in late May.
The G-7 summit will discuss terrorism, nuclear disarmament, refugees and other issues.
The G-7 countries are America, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan.
In 1986, Mordecai Vanunu was kidnapped by the Mossad in Rome after being lured from London.
On or before this April 21, Israel’s Supreme Court will rule on Vanunu’s 8th Appeal to END the gut-wrenching human rights restrictions that have kept him captive in Israel ever since he emerged from 18 gut-wrenching years behind bars for providing the photographic proof of Israel’s 7-story underground WMD facility at Dimona in the Negev Valley.
You cannot talk like sane men around a peace table while the atomic bomb itself is ticking beneath it. Do not treat the atomic bomb as a weapon of offense; do not treat it as an instrument of the police. Treat the bomb for what it is: the visible insanity of a civilization that has ceased to obey the laws of life.- Lewis Mumford, 1946
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