WHY DID YOU POST THIS ARTICLE AND VIDEO ON THE HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI ATOM BOMBS? ARE YOU NOW AN ANTI-AMERICAN “WE HATE AMERICA” SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR, POLITICALLY CORRECT PACIFIST? AND WHY QUOTE FROM A SOCIALIST LIKE CHOMSKY?
Thank you for your email. You should know that I am not politically correct, I have never been part of the social justice warriors. I am not part of a “we hate America” movement. I have written many pro-American articles, countered much of the anti-American rhetoric of the left, in camps, courses, on radio, on TV, at public meetings, in schools, in colleges, in debate, for over 40 years. That is why American patriots like Dr. James Kennedy had me regularly on his radio programme, TV programme and in his pulpit.
I do not support socialists like Chomsky. However, even a stopped clock can be right twice a day. For this reason, I occasionally even quote Karl Marx. Marx said that the first battlefield is the re-writing of history, his disciples have been super busy doing that, including in your country.
What led to this researched article and presentation, of which there are video and audio links, was when my youngest son, Calvin, was asked to join the Scouts Jamboree (an international every four year event), in Japan, August 2015. I was immediately suspicious that they were going to use this International Scout Jamboree event for some anti-American propaganda concerning the A-bomb, which everyone knew was essential to end WW2 and to save both America and Japanese lives. That was why I poured myself into research and was astounded to find that all America’s top military leaders, at the time, opposed it.
You will see that I am quoting from Admiral William Leahy, General Douglas McArthur, General Curtis Le May, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz and other American leaders including U.S. President Herbert Hoover.
It astounded me that throughout the late 40s and 50s, opposition to American use of the A-bomb in Japan was consistent among conservatives. It was the liberal democrats who were justifying this A-bomb attack while the Republican conservatives were in opposition. For the reasons given.
I am sure you know of General Ben Partin, U.S. Air Force retired. A Board member of Frontline Fellowship and of Bill Bathman’s Mission, ITMI. General Partin was the first to explain to me how counter-productive the saturation bombing/strategic bombing campaigns of the RAF and USAAF were during WW2. It was General Partin who pioneered the precision guided weapons because of his conviction, as a Christian USAF Weapons Specialist, he was convinced that the strategic bombing campaign/saturation bombing of cities prolonged the war and of course, greatly increase the collateral damage of civilian deaths. He therefore promoted and energetically dedicated his life to the development of LASER, GPS, button batteries, producing in time cruise missiles.
You should know that I am not a pacifist and I am by no means anti-American. It is a mark of a Christian to be self-critical in a balanced way.
Military ethics are my concern as one who has regularly lectured the military and trained military chaplains. You ask what is the point of this article. To show the truth of what General George Patton wrote about in 1945, that communist agents of influence had infiltrated the U.S. State Department and White House to such an extent that they were serving the cause of communism in both Asia and Europe.
The U.S. Military were against it. The scientists were against it. Even many senior politicians, such as U.S. Secretary of Defence, Under Secretary of the Navy and Military Intelligence opposed it. However, as Admiral Nimitz reported: “Truman succumbed to a tiny handful of people putting pressure on the President to drop atom bombs on Japan.”
Have you read Freedom Betrayed by President Herbert Hoover?
Or Pat Buchanan’s, Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War?
No one can accuse Pat Buchanan and Herbert Hoover of being anti-American.
I understand your concerns and share them. My concerns are for the best for both your country and mine and for the world, which is our mission field.
May God continue to be your joy and strength.
Yours for the fulfilment of the Great Commission
Dr. Peter Hammond