|BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI|
On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” … for more and video clip, go to http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki
The US please wake up! It's the 21st Century!
KUALA LUMPUR (January 2018): So the US has via its senior policy adviser to US State Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned China that the “US will defend the rule of law if and when China’s behavior in the South China Sea (SCS) becomes out of step”. (Read this for context: https://ilovemalaysiachinasilkroad.blogspot.my/2018/01/the-us-is-last-nation-to-trust-in.html)
Well, China has, for the past decade, stepped up its defence with various military installations backed by sea and air patrols in the SCS.
What now Mr Rex “Talk Big” Tillerson? Deploy your troops to SCS and China? Have you been ordered by your bosses to “talk big” and “swallow” the embarrassment of issuing such a statement?
Before the US can even think of taking on China, consider the might of the Chinese military and its new military upgrades - and don’t forget China’s ally, Russia!
I Love Malaysia-China Silk Road has this advice for the US: “After dominating global politics and waging so many wars against sovereign countries after World War II, please cast away the arrogance and grow up.
“Remove the blinkers, see and hear the rest of the world in the 21st Century Digital World. You have already lost whatever credibility for ending WWll by dropping the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.”
In short, are the Americans still living in the 20th Century, thinking they can do and achieve their global military agenda or world dominance by doing the same as they did to Japan?
Is the US turning a blind eye to the fact that both China and Russia also have weapons and technologies that match the Americans?
Read the following report:
ASIA UNHEDGEDREAL-TIME INTEL ON WHAT MOVES MARKETS
Powerful destroyers to protect China’s aircraft carriers
The weak underbelly of Chinese carriers will be guarded by these powerful, versatile destroyers
By ASIA TIMES STAFF JANUARY 8, 2018 3:42 PM
Inadequate fighter planes aboard China’s 1980s-vintage Liaoningaircraft carrier, as well as on the country’s first domestically made carrier, can seriously limit the might of the fledging Chinese carrier strike groups.
That is why the People’s Liberation Army has gone to great lengths to develop and construct ace guided-missile destroyers to remedy the problem and turn PLA carriers into fortresses at sea.
While the homemade Type 002 carrier is set to stretch its legs in a maiden sea trial rumored for February or March, the second ship of the Type 055 destroyer family earmarked to escort the carrier is also taking shape in the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, and its drydock will soon be flooded for the first time, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reports.
Modular assembly for the third and fourth Type 055s has been revved up and construction of the second batch of four extra modified sea bases has been scheduled for the Shanghai facility as well as the Dalian Shipyard.
|A still from a China Central Television news program on the launch of the first Type 055 destroyer at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. Photo: CCTV|
Each carrier strike group will have two such multi-role monster destroyers, measuring 183 meters in length and 22 meters in width with a displacement of 13,500 tons at full load, which was last matched in Asia by warships launched by the Imperial Japanese Navy before 1945.
Armored with a total of 112 firepower units and vertical launch systems, the versatile destroyer has air-defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine capabilities, as well as sea-land warfare, thanks to the surface-to-air HQ-9B and HQ-10 missiles, YJ-18A anti-ship and land-attack missiles, and the newly developed Yu-8 anti-submarine missiles that will form the backbone of the Type 055’s well-rounded assault capabilities.
It can also work in concert with Type 052C/D destroyers, the 093B nuclear submarine and 054B frigate as a command ship, Global Times reported, quoting a PLA admiral.
Type 055 destroyers could potentially rival the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, the first built around the Aegis Combat System, and the only US destroyers in service until the Zumwalt-class became active in 2016.
|World War II, after the explosion of the atom bomb in August 1945, Hiroshima, Japan.|
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By DAVID KAISER
May 25, 2016
President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, nearly 71 years after it was destroyed by the first atomic bomb, inevitably raises once again the questions of why the United States dropped that bomb, whether it was necessary to convince Japan to surrender and whether it saved lives by making it unnecessary to invade the Japanese home islands. Beginning in the 1960s, when the Vietnam War disillusioned millions of Americans with the Cold War and the U.S. role in the world, the idea that the bombing of Hiroshima—and the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki—was not necessary gained ground. Led by the economist Gar Alperovitz, a new school of historians also began arguing that the bomb was dropped more to intimidate the Soviet Union than to defeat the Japanese. By 1995, Americans divided so sharply on the necessity and morality of dropping the bombs that a 50th anniversary exhibit at the Smithsonian had to be repeatedly altered and eventually drastically scaled back. Passions have cooled as the generation that fought the war has left the scene and academics have turned to other topics, but the President’s visit is bound to reignite them … for more, go to http://time.com/4346336/atomic-bombs-1945-history/