Hiroshima’s nuclear history sounds an urgent warning for G-7 summit


Democracy Now, Laura Kelly,The Hill:May 19, 2023

HIROSHIMA — The cost of war is ever-present in this nuclear-scarred city, which this week is playing host to a high-stakes summit of the Group of Seven (G-7) nations amid Europe’s bloodiest conflict since WWII.

The Atomic Bomb Dome, bearing its skeleton roof and partially remaining walls from when it was irrevocably transformed at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, is a haunting testament to the horror wrought by man’s determination to pursue maximum destruction.

And it serves as the backdrop for aweekend summit at a timewhen the use of nuclear war is once again openly threatened on the world stage — from loose Russian talk, North Korean provocations, Iran’s nuclear buildup and China’s expanding arsenal………………………………………

President Biden, attending the summit, will not be issuing an apology on behalf of the United States for using the atomic bomb…

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