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Fire and Fury and The Rain of Ruin

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Donald Trump’s thunderous threat to North Korea warning of  the “Fire and fury like the world has never seen” is uncomfortably familiar.

This uncanny echo has been heard before and no, not from Kim Jong-un and his blustering Korean state media but from a former U.S. President.

Harry Truman the only president to have actually used atomic weapons warned Japan after we had bombed Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 that  “If they did not  now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

Without the convenience of twitter, Truman announced the news of the bombing of Hiroshima in a press release from the White House and in a radio address.

Truman was discouraged by Japans refusal to accept the demand for unconditional surrender that had been issued at Potsdam on July 26.


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August 10, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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