Friday, November 02, 2007
Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, who dropped the first Atom bomb ever - "the little boy", passed away today at age 92.
Tibbets reamined adamant until the end of his life, that he had carried out a necessary act which eventually ended the war and potentially saved thousands of lives. He had no remorse about Hiroshima.
The bomb is also a lesson for all humanity that ruthless, inhuman dictatorships must be fought with all means available - and that a nation is collectively responsible if it fails to stand up against such evil. Most Japanese supported their governments supremacist ideology and many willingly participated or supported bloodthirsty exterminations and torture. (Although I'm sure the hard left is already dancing on Tibbets' grave, yelling that the Japs were about to surrender blah blah blah. I wouldn't be surprised if DB already wrote that pearl harbor was actually done by George Bush and the haredim to be able to blame the Japs and try the bomb out on them.)
I regret that I didn't have a chance to shake his hand. May he rest in peace and his memory blessed.