The matter can be set out with a question: what is terrorism? Yes, it seems a silly question, everyone knows the meaning of terrorism, don’t we? However, there are some odd difficulties to define certain actions as terrorism or not.
In this post, “8 questions about the ‘oops’ justification”, the author argue against the common justification for the murder of hundreds of innocent Palestinians by Israel Defence Forces:
We are told: There is a fundamental difference between the Israeli regime and the Hamas regime. It is named as “intent.” Hamas intends to kill many (and actually kills few). Israel intends to kill few (and actually kills many). Isn’t it clear which side is the side of moral decency?
His answer is “no”, and explains it in his post, it’s worth to read it.
“The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.”
|Harry S. Truman
These were the words that this Truman said, in a radio speech, three days after the worst terrorist attack in the history of (in)humanity (August 6, 1945), and the same day that he was going to repeat in Nagasaki (August 9, 1945).
Damn the killer Truman for all the eternity.
Today, August 6, is the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, followed three days later by Nagasaki. Everyone knows the consequences of that attacks, hundreds of thousands dead, the effects of the radiation, illnesses affecting hundreds of thousands people during years, malformations in newborns during decades.
In this post, I want to put the focus on the words of two characters: the killer and one of the victims.