Friday, August 06, 2004

Today is the day that 59 years ago a mushroom cloud rose into the skies above a town in Japan called Hiroshima. It rained death to a degree that mankind found unimaginable.
Three days later, it was Nagasaki that witnessed the same.

We have been living in fear and awe of the atomic bomb since then.

I can only wonder what would have gone through the minds of Paul Tibbets and Charles Sweeney after they realised the destruction that they had unleashed.
Did they ever repent ( though they were just following orders)?

1 comment:

Sundar said...

I vaguely remember having read one of them (the bombers) exclaim, "Oh God, What have I done?" soon adropping the bomb.