1998-06-04 - Re: Kirtland Air Force Base

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From: Doris Woods <dorisaw@idt.net>
To: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@invweb.net>
Message Hash: 66e015d4ec0fab7d6fd6dcae175b97fadca1485396d2480373cfd5a41fd418a2
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Reply To: <199806012257.RAA019.42@geiger.com>
UTC Datetime: 1998-06-04 19:14:22 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 12:14:22 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Doris Woods <dorisaw@idt.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 12:14:22 -0700 (PDT)
To: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@invweb.net>
Subject: Re: Kirtland Air Force Base
In-Reply-To: <199806012257.RAA019.42@geiger.com>
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William H. Geiger III wrote:
> In <35732427.ECA43EB9@idt.net>, on 06/01/98
>    at 05:59 PM, Doris Woods <dorisaw@idt.net> said:
> >Hi all,
> >bill payne wrote:
> >>
> >> Saturday 5/30/98 5:15 PM
> >> Masanori, the book Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb by Gar Alperovitz
> >> presents fairly good evidence some in US government nuked Hiroshima and
> >> Nagasaki merely to impress the Russians.
> >>
> >Carroll Quigley said in Tragedy and Hope...  they were worried the war
> >would be over with before they got their chance to use it!
> Was this before or after they estimated that it would cost upwards of 1
> Million lives to take the Japan mainland by conventional forces?
> - --

Well... a Leo Szilard web site ( How do you say it? Say sil'-ahrd.)
has an article where he is interviewed titled

_Leo Szilard, Interview: President Truman Did Not Understand_


"After all, Japan was suing for peace."

"Today I would say that the confusion arose from considering the fake 
alternatives of either having to invade Japan or of having to use the
bomb against her cities."

I admit I only followed a link from Home Page of J. Orlin Grabbe 

_Target Committee Meeting, Los Alamos, May 10-11, 1945_

to get to that particular story. 

Of more particular interest to myself is the shipment of 65% uranium
sent from the Belgian Congo, in 1939-40. 1250 tons were sent to 
Staten Island, NY, by Edward Sengier of Union Miniere, to prevent the
Axis powers from obtaining it. p 852.

It is a _good_ book. I enjoyed it.

Doris Woods