The Shedding of Innocent Blood

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Wow. I was
reading a current article by Justin Raimondo, when I linked to one
of his articles dated August 10, 2001, Harry
Truman, War Criminal
, in which he responded to Tom Ambrose of
"God is pro-war" WorldNetDaily, who
criticized
Justin's earlier article "Hiroshima
Mon Amour: Why Americans are barbarians
."

Justin cleaned
Tom's clock, but read one of Tom's paragraphs:

"And
it must be noted that as awful as those two bomb blasts were,
they ultimately saved many lives. Indeed, they inadvertently continue
to save lives to this very day. How so? Because having seen the
horrible devastation wrought by those two ghastly events, political
leaders everywhere have so far refrained from actually using the
even more powerful, more devastating weapons they have built.
Let the revisionists say what they want to, but the fact remains
the war ended because of those two bombs and millions more Japanese
and Americans alike were spared further anguish."

Of course,
those words were written pre 9/11, Before Everything Changed. They
were written before we discovered that Iran is just days away from
nuking Kansas (or worse, Israel!). They were written before the
neocons declared pre-emptive wars are justified. They were written
before neocons declared that just pissing them off were grounds
for pre-emptive wars (and therefore justified).

The term "political
leaders everywhere" is govspeak for "political leaders
everywhere but here," because just 16 hours after the
FIRST bomb was dropped, Harry Truman issued a press release promising
even more destruction on the Japanese:

The Japanese
began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid
many fold. And the end is not yet.

We are now
prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive
enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city. We shall
destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications.
Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power
to make war.

It was to
spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum
of July 26 was issued at Potsdam. Their leaders promptly rejected
that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect
a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been
seen on this earth. Behind this air attack will follow sea and
land forces in such numbers and power as they have not yet seen
and with the fighting skill of which they are already well aware.

Does that sound
like Truman, after seeing the "horrible devastation" wrought
by the FIRST bomb, vowed to refrain from dropping the SECOND bomb?

The entire
press release is nothing but the sickening chest-thumping braggadocio
of a demented little psychopathic haberdasher, aka, a typical American
President. The last sentence of Truman's press release is quite
frightening:

I shall give
further consideration and make further recommendations to the
Congress as to how atomic power can become a powerful and forceful
influence towards the maintenance of world peace.

We won't know
until the last minute whether the entire world can restrain Bush
from nuking Iran for the cause of World Peace. (One of those old
Podhoretz men told Bush, "You are the only one who can prevent
a second Holocaust.")

What is missing
from Truman's press release is any mention of the "millions
of American lives saved." I have heard that we use this excuse
to assuage our consciences, but I disagree. Our consciences have
long been seared; up until Brig Gen Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola
Gay, died at the age of 92 in 2007, people flocked to get his autograph
at book signings
and public appearances
. At the age of 90 he was still
giving interviews.

I wonder if
the "Christian neocon pro-life war-mongers" at WorldNetDaily
know that the "shedding of innocent blood" is mentioned
24 times in the NKJ Version of the Bible as in Proverbs
6:16–19
, where the "shedding of innocent blood"
is listed as one of the seven things that are an abomination to
God or Jeremiah
22:3
where God admonished the King of Judah: "Do no wrong
and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow,
nor shed innocent blood in this place."

Of course,
to neocons and our government, no
one is innocent outside Washington, D.C.
, so what if God does
hate the shedding of innocent blood? What does that have to
do with them?

May
9, 2008

Kitty
Carr [send her mail] worked
for the federal government, before going straight.

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