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Japan! A Well planned Christian Holocaust
Some time ago, I came across a booklet, titled Failure At Nuremberg. On the back cover was a statement by Taylor Caldwell, the American novelist. After expressing his outrage at the trials, he wrote …but the bombing of the only two Christian cities in Japan in August 1945 via the atom bomb calls to high heaven for retribution. Hiroshima and Nagasaki!
This letter focuses on Nagasaki because while Hiroshima has received little attention, Nagasaki has received none. Therefore, it has been called the “Inferior A-bomb city.”
Christianity came to Japan in 1549 when St. Francis Xavier came from Portugal, and landed near Nagasaki. It was a place of beauty — a deep sea port surrounded by hills. He stayed here for a year, learned the language and began to spread the word, conversion was not difficult. By the early sixteen hundreds, ten percent of Japanese were Christians. Nagasaki was becoming the gateway and centre for western culture.
For the Jews, the main settlement was in Yokohama — seventeen miles from Tokyo, the capital. Here they could influence the government; and that they did. They developed a close money-relationship.
Kobe was another Jewish settlement, when Japan closed it’s doors to all foreign traders, the Dutch Jews were the only ones with the privilege of trading.
Before and during WW II, Kobe was a staging area where Jews from Poland and Russia were kept while arrangements were made to send them to North America.
From the middle of the 17th century for two hundred years Christians were persecuted. Many were killed; many went underground.
When in 1859 Japan was forced to open its doors to foreigners, 20,000 Christians came out of hiding in Urikami, a suburb of Nagasaki. They had practiced their Faith secretly for two hundred years; with tears of joy they came forth being able now to be Christians, openly. In 1895 they built the Urakami Roman Catholic cathedral -was the largest in all Asia — the symbol of Christianity. The Christian Faith was regaining much of the ground it had lost because of centuries of persecution. But then the war and the Bomb!
There have been many words to justify the bombings and many more words condemning them.
The justification is that more allied lives would have been lost if the bombs had not been dropped because the Allies had planned a bloody invasion of Japan.
Condemnation of the bombings rests on the fact that Japan was a beaten Nation. It was suing for peace using Russia as the go-between. Then Russia turned against Japan.
Japan could not have held out much beyond October, 1945. In fact, Japan was finished in Sept.1944 when the Allies engulfed Japan in a total sea and air blockade.
Amongst those who were opposed to dropping the bomb were: General Dwight Eisenhower; General Douglas MacArthur; Fleet Admiral William Leahy; General Carl Spaatz; Brigadier General Carter Clarke; Major General Curtis LeMay; Admiral Ernest King; and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
Notice that these men were not humanitarians; nor religious leaders; nor intellectuals. They were top-flight military men who were in positions to assess the situation.
General Eisenhower sums it up”…… my grave misgivings, first on the basis that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking the world opinion by the use of a weapon ,….no longer necessary to save American Lives.
The united states strategic Bombing Survey explains: Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Surveys opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated.
The consensus was that the bomb was completely unnecessary from a military point of view. Even those who would give an argument for dropping the first bomb on Hiroshima, were at a loss to vindicate dropping the second bomb, three days later, over Nagasaki. This bomb referred to as “fat man” was not a uranium bomb like the one dropped on Hiroshima. It was a Plutonium bomb with twice the power of the first bomb. This was saved for a militarily insignificant city.
Obviously, it was a political decision. By whom and why? Of all the material I read, only one -writer, Lowell Ponte, points a finger straight at the “Marxocrats” in the Roosevelt-Truman administration.
The sequence of events justify his conclusion: It was reported that Nagasaki was not on the list of targets. At the last minute, the order came to replace Kyoto with Nagasaki. Although there was a large Mitsubishi Plant near Nagasaki, the pilot went a mile off course to Urakami. There he dropped the bomb on the Urakami Cathedral at almost ground zero; Thus killing 45,000 instantly and another 50,000 died in the next few weeks.
Who, in Washington, was capable of such a barbarous act? More than one no doubt. But one man stands out above the rest. He was Henry Morgenthau Jr. He was responsible for the diabolical Morgenthau Plan For Peace in post-war Germany. He was close to Roosevelt throughout Roosevelt’s presidency. That was when the plan to drop the bomb was hatched; And the two Christian cities were to be the targets.
Morgenthau was a prominent Zionist; He was chairman of the American Financial and Development Corporation for Israel; financial advisor to Israel; And chairman of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
If the bomb had been dropped on Yokohama and six thousand were killed, the media would be in a state of perpetual hysterics, we would be reminded in every conceivable way: every year; every month; every day. We could not escape it.
But there were no Jews in Nagasaki — just Christians and Gentiles of other faiths; Not worth the consolation of remembrance.
And so, good-by to the cathedral, the symbol of Christianity in Asia.
Good-by to 500 years of Christian work, suffering, and dying. Before WW II, Christianity was on it’s way to sweeping Asia. Today, less than one percent of Japanese are Christian. Japan has been secularized. That means that money-worship has replaced moral and spiritual values. Just another day, another dollar; and taxes eat 80% of the dollar.
Virginia Gauzza Viacava