What would be the biggest lie from the 20th century that could shatter our beliefs in the world? No, it’s not related to religion, but the nuke bombings in Japan that wiped out nearly 2 lakh people in 1945.
There is this absurd conspiracy theory that Hiroshima and Nagasaki received the conventional “firebombing treatment”, and that no nuclear weapons were used against them at all. Such a kind of statement not only underscores the plight of the victims, but also tend to show the West, especially the USA in a good light.
If the US never ever used any nuke bomb on the thousands of innocent lives, couldn’t they be called angels? Well, the answer would be definitely NOT! Because, donning the garb of a white sheep would never transform a wolf. The evil has been done, and no amount of conspiracy theories can ever roll this black chapter in history.
Importantly, the political implications of fraud atomic bombs would be enormous. That would mean all the nuke-making countries cheating the world with their so-called claims of working on nuclear projects, while pocketing those millions of dollars from the public tax funds.
Such a probability will put the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Israel on a fraudster list, for all these countries have been working on atomic projects for decades now.
If the theory were to be true, that would mean the US and Russia argued over a non-existent threat, when Khrushchev and Kennedy into argument about Cuba’s missile crisis in 1962.
Importantly, if we are to accept the theory, the Bhaba Atomic Centre would turn into a bogus place, where shady dealings take place. Going by that, Dr Homi Bhabha would also one of the biggest dhongis, or fraudulent person, who took the entire nation on a ride with concocted stories about atomic research. But all these can’t be, for the nuke bombs were for real.
Detractors pretend that the world is full of non-existent nuclear weapons to convince the world that America never used any nasty weapons of mass destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki! Hiroshima got the first atom bomb, Nagasaki the first plutonium bomb.
For firebombing Tokyo, tons of bombs were used over several days. Big planes were used to wipe out 1 lakh people. But at Nagasaki, a lighter bomb, that weighed just a few kilos, snuffed the light out of 37,000 Japanese in just a matter of 9 seconds.
And, the thousands of Japanese people from the two cities whose generations are still living with the repercussions of the deadly radiation were witness to a singular plane dropping a lone bomb that changed their entire lives for bad.