International Olympic Committee Refused to Honor Victims of 1945 Hiroshima Bombing

"Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold a moment of silence at 8:15 am on Friday"

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Friday marks the 76th anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The anniversary coincides with the Tokyo Olympics, but organizers of the games refuse to honor the victims of the massacre.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold a moment of silence at 8:15 am on Friday, the time that the bomb was dropped, but the request was denied.

The letter read: “We want athletes and related officials to somehow understand the reality of atomic bombs. Could you please call on them to join in spirit the Peace Memorial Ceremony held in Hiroshima by offering a silent prayer at the Olympic Village or wherever they are?”

The IOC denial came after the organization’s president, Thomas Bach, visited memorial sites in Hiroshima in July. “I wanted them to take just a bit of time. What did Mr. Bach visit Hiroshima for? We feel betrayed,” said Toshiyuki Mimaki, a 79-year-old of Nihon Hidankyo, an organization of A-bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Explaining its denial of the request, the IOC said it made a decision not to call on athletes or officials to hold a moment of silence. The closing ceremony of the Olympics scheduled for August 8th will have a segment commemorating victims of historical tragedies. The IOC said the Hiroshima bombing could be remembered during the closing ceremony but added that the segment would not be about victims of any single incident.

The real death toll of the US bombing of Hiroshima will never be known, but estimates put the number at about 140,000. The estimated population of the city at the time the A-bomb was dropped was approximately 255,000. Nagasaki was bombed a few days later, on August 9th, where an estimated 70,000 people were killed.

Source: Antiwar.com

7 Comments
  1. Thomas Lash says

    It’s terrible how an event so grotesque, perpetrated on a civilian population, became justified to our world community. Europe and Japan were both defeated, this technology was really used as a show of force, to cement the new Cold War that has lasted for eight decades. #industrialmilitarycomplex #endlesswar #endlessspending

  2. Joe_Below says

    Yet another hoax. Nagasaki and Hiroshima were firebombed. There’s no forensic data to indicate otherwise.

    1. GMC says

      I’ve seen that theory before, but in the end it doesn’t matter really – they murdered a couple hundred thousand civilians for – the hell of it.

  3. Raptar Driver says

    The greatest acts of state terrorism ever.
    The japanese were guilty of brutal acts of war however no one deserves That.
    Satan laughing spreads his wings.

  4. Ron says

    You know the “Holly-Hoaux” would never be given this treatment. We are bombarded with this reminder everyday. Fact is, truth is always suppressed and lies are constantly repeated.

    1. Richseeto says

      In case one is unaware, that is the hallmark of US daring-do and always gives excuses for whatever evil and criminal acts it does and what’s more the whole Western world in particular excuses the world bully for doing however a heinous act on the world itself.

  5. geo says

    The ones deciding to genocide the Japanese Christians are the same controlling IOC, UN. WHO, UNICEF, FMI, WB,and other “international” organization amd most of the media and all the money printing…. they will not agree to ashame themselves.
    Yes – the Talmudic Babyhlonians, the Frankist sect.

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