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War Devastation

4 Photographs of Hiroshima Ground Zero taken on the day the bomb was dropped. Here’s an essay about the photographer along with an interview and other eyewitness accounts.

Even more shocking to modern sensibilities are these American videos of American soldiers killing off Afganis and Iraqis (links near the bottom of the page). Even more shocking than the videogame quality to the footage is the apparent lack of mercy shown by the soliders from their helicopter. This video has no context, so we have no idea what events led up to it or whether the retribution is somehow deserved. But as with Hiroshima, we have a case of Americans overlooking a landscape, spilling out death to those they think deserve it. In the case of Hiroshima, out of those 90,000 people killed, a large percentage were children.

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