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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The biggest crimes in World War II

Few people know that the three biggest crimes in World War II allies committed. These crimes are almost forgotten today, only from time to time be remembered in Germany and Japan. In the west these events are celebrated as a triumph over Nazism and as a deserved punishment for the Germans and Japanese, and it is this penalty cost the Germans and Japanese hundreds of thousands of lives of innocent civilians. The reason for forgetting is simple: the winners write history.

To get this straight: I am a Serb, and the Germans in the First and Second World War had killed three million of my people. To put it mildly I do not like them, because they showed us how it will look like when the days come doomsday when Judgment days come. They showed us how a man is able to hate for no reason. But we should say that the allies made the planned crimes, not just Nazis.

The bombing of Dresden

U.S. and British air force 13-14 February 1945 threw 3900 tons of high explosive bombs on the baroque capital of German state of Saxony. The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles (39 square kilometres) of the city centre, or more than 80% of city. During the bombing, killed over 25,000 people, mostly civilians. This attack has remained a controversial topic for historians, because of the military aspect did not have much meaning.
Berlin has suffered enormous damage during World War II, the Allies and the Soviets between 1940 and 1945, the joint forces destroyed two-thirds of the city.
Although they are remembered for great crimes, not even the Germans and Japanese destroyed cities to the ground.

Burning of Tokyo

Another even bigger crime, have made Americans 9 -10 March 1945. In the single deadliest air raid of World War II, 330 American B-29s rain incendiary bombs on Tokyo, touching off a firestorm that kills upwards of 100,000 people in just two days, burns a quarter of the city to the ground, and leaves a million homeless.  Sixty-three percent of Tokyo's commercial area, and 18 percent of its industry, was destroyed. An estimated 267,000 buildings burned to the ground.

Nuclear disaster: the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Americans are 6 and 9 August 1945 dropped an atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For the first time in human history man has had so much power that in seconds can kill several hundred thousand people. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a US estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from flash burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.

Not even the Germans and Japanese did not commit a crime so terrible that for a few seconds kill thousands of people. The firebombing campaign, coupled with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are believed to have killed more than 1 million Japanese civilians between March and August of 1945, and feel the effects even today, sixty-five years later.
These events do not deserve to be celebrated as a triumph, but as a defeat of humanity, since the second world war was just that.

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