March 21, 2015 Editor

Sixtieth Anniversary of Hiroshima and The World Safe

WN: This was a “what if” piece that when first published online several took to be in fact true…

image above: Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right)

An excerpt:

They said it would hasten making the world safe for democracy. It was novel and bold. British Joint Chiefs of Staff first floated it, and the Americans soon enough were convinced. The project, code named Operation Aztec, was launched by the Allies late in 1944. After all, the Germans started it by firebombing London… My dad said it had real potential to bring the War to an early end, if only outraged German citizens would rise up en masse against the Nazi Command.

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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