USA Terrorism: HIROSHIMA / NAGASAKI Atomic Bomb
This video is a clip from a BBC Documentary called “BBC History of World War II: Hiroshima (2005)”. It is available on DVD
The US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the largest international terrorist attack in history. This attack was the only time that atomic or nuclear weapons have been used.
“Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation against civilians in the pursuit of political aims.
In the Geneva and Hague Conventions, which in turn are based upon the basic principle that the deliberate harming of
soldiers during wartime is a necessary evil, and thus permissible, whereas the deliberate targeting of civilians is absolutely forbidden.
These Conventions thus differentiate between soldiers who attack a military adversary, and war criminals who deliberately