newsletter

  • 'Game of Thrones': Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jon Snow and Daenerys' Incestuous Romance 21/08/2017
    'Game of Thrones': Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jon Snow and Daenerys' Incestuous Romance  Daily BeastGame of Thrones' Suicide Squad Have a Lot of Grudges  Screen RantHow to watch 'Game of Thrones' season 7, episode 6 for free  BGRThis season of Game of Thrones feels like fan fiction  The VergeFull coverage
  • Five sailors injured, 10 missing after US Navy destroyer collides with a merchant ship 21/08/2017
    Five sailors injured, 10 missing after US Navy destroyer collides with a merchant ship  Washington Post10 US Navy sailors missing after destroyer collides with merchant ship  CNN10 missing after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway  ABC NewsUSS John S McCain collides with merchant ship east of Singapore; 10 missing, 5 injured  Channel NewsAsiaFull coverage
  • Trump to unveil Afghanistan strategy after struggling with decision 21/08/2017
    Trump to unveil Afghanistan strategy after struggling with decision  PoliticoMattis confirms decision made on path forward in Afghanistan  Washington PostTrump to announce 'path forward' for US in Afghanistan  CNNTrump will address path forward on Afghanistan  ABC NewsTrump's Afghanistan strategy  Daily TimesFull coverage
  • Missing NC girl, 8, found safe in Kentucky 21/08/2017
    Missing NC girl, 8, found safe in Kentucky  WTVD-TVNC 8-year-old girl found safe; Amber Alert cancelled  WAVY-TVMissing 8-year-old Stokes County girl who was subject of Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky  myfox8.comFull coverage
  • Liberty University alumni to return degrees in protest 21/08/2017
    Liberty University alumni to return degrees in protest  CNNSome Liberty University Graduates Returning Diplomas to Protest Trump  Slate Magazine (blog)Jerry Falwell Jr. stands up for Donald Trump: 'I know him well'  Washington Times'This Week' Transcript 8-20-17: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jeh Johnson  ABC NewsLiberty University Alumni To Return Diplomas Over School Official's Trump Support  HuffPostFull coverage
  • A shocking crime in Chicago — and the suspects have ties to leading universities 21/08/2017
    A shocking crime in Chicago — and the suspects have ties to leading universities  Los Angeles TimesMichigan hairstylist stabbed 70 times was killed in sex fantasy, prosecutor said  MLive.comNorthwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago  New Jersey HeraldFull coverage
  • US-South Korea set for divisive military drills 21/08/2017
    US-South Korea set for divisive military drills  BBC NewsNorth Korea denounces joint military exercises to start between US and South Korea  New York Daily NewsThese Are the Most Vulnerable Foreign Companies in Korea  BloombergNorth Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills  CNNKorean crisis: US and South Korea kick off annual military exercises  The AustralianFull coverage
  • Anquan Boldin on retirement: 'My life's purpose is bigger than football' 21/08/2017
    Anquan Boldin on retirement: 'My life's purpose is bigger than football'  ESPNAnquan Boldin retires to 'make the larger fight for human rights a priority'  Washington PostAnquan Boldin says he's retiring less than two weeks after signing with Bills  CBSSports.comFull coverage
  • The slapstick, the telethons, 'Laaa-dy!' — comic and philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at 91 21/08/2017
    The slapstick, the telethons, 'Laaa-dy!' — comic and philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at 91  Los Angeles TimesFamously grumpy Jerry Lewis gave me the smackdown of my life  USA TODAYFor Jerry Lewis, Few Statuettes but Lots of Influence  New York TimesJerry Lewis Dies at Age 91  NBCNews.comROEPER: Either you got Jerry Lewis, or you didn't  Chicago Sun-TimesFull coverage
  • Houston's TD throw lifts Steelers over Falcons 21/08/2017
    Houston's TD throw lifts Steelers over Falcons  ReutersSteelers come from behind, win, 17-13  Steelers.comFalcons' rookie Takkarist McKinley shows burst in NFL debut  ESPN (blog)Full coverage
  • In totality's path, eclipse mania overshadows fears of Eclipsemageddon - for now 21/08/2017
    In totality's path, eclipse mania overshadows fears of Eclipsemageddon - for now  SFGateBefore a Solar Eclipse Crosses 14 States, a Great American Road Trip  New York TimesSolar Eclipse 2017: Last minute tips on glasses, viewing parties and pictures  The TennesseanTraffic still moving as solar eclipse approaches  San Francisco ChronicleSolar eclipses have always been weird. Don't let this one weird […]
  • Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins 20/08/2017
    Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins  CNNPolice: Man Confesses to Stabbing, Killing Sister, Cousins in Prince George's County  NBC4 WashingtonMan arrested after three girls found dead in Maryland home  WTSP 10 NewsFull coverage
  • Magic Johnson at center of NBA probe into Paul George tampering 20/08/2017
    Magic Johnson at center of NBA probe into Paul George tampering  ESPNLakers' Magic Johnson reportedly at center of NBA's Paul George tampering probe  Washington PostNBA looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George  Los Angeles TimesPeter Vecsey is creating NBA coverage | Patreon  PatreonPeter Vecsey on Twitter: "NBA investigating Lakers 4 purported tampering w PGeorge. Independent law […]
  • More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club 20/08/2017
    More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club  New York TimesFlorida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort  Washington PostTrump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week  SFGateJUST IN: Protesters march to Mar-a-Lago, denounce Trump comments  Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Zoo Releases Statement, Announces Gala Venue Change | Palm Beach Zoo  Palm Beach ZooFull […]
  • Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes 20/08/2017
    Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes  ABC News'I have learned my lesson,' says Missouri state senator who hoped for Trump's assassination  Kansas City StarMissouri Senator Apologizes to Trump, Stands by Refusal to Resign  OzarksFirst.comFull coverage

Barack Obama è a Hiroshima

da Il Post

È il primo presidente in carica a visitare la città dove gli Stati Uniti usarono la bomba atomica nel 1945: poco fa ha tenuto un discorso al memoriale della pace

Barack Obama con Shinzo Abe al memoriale per la Pace di Hiroshima, 27 maggio 2016 (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Barack Obama con Shinzo Abe al memoriale per la Pace di Hiroshima, 27 maggio 2016
(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Il presidente degli Stati Uniti Barack Obama è arrivato da poche ore a Hiroshima, in Giappone, la città dove il 6 agosto 1945 l’esercito americano utilizzò la bomba atomica su un obiettivo civile per la prima volta nella storia. Obama è il primo presidente degli Stati Uniti in carica a visitare Hiroshima: ha già detto che non si scuserà per l’utilizzo della bomba – perché secondo lui «in tempi di guerra i leader prendono ogni tipo di decisione, ed è compito degli storici indagarle» – ma in un discorso al memoriale della Pace ha offerto una qualche forma di condoglianze. Obama è arrivato a Hiroshima nel corso del suo terzo giorni di visita ufficiale in Giappone: nei giorni scorsi ha visitato il noto santuario di Ise e ha partecipato a una riunione del G7 incentrata sull’Asia.

Nel suo discorso, Obama ha parlato a lungo delle sofferenze causate dall’utilizzo della bomba, e ha spiegato che circa 70 anni fa l’umanità ha dimostrato di poter distruggere sé stessa usando armi di quella portata (facendo intendere che i principali stati coinvolti nella guerra avessero condiviso una escalation delle ostilità). Obama ha anche insistito sui passi avanti fatti dalla comunità internazionale in questi decenni:

«Trovandoci nel centro di questa città, siamo costretti a immaginare il momento in cui cadde la bomba. Le parole non sono sufficienti per descrivere tanta sofferenza. Un giorno le voci [dei sopravvissuti] non saranno più fra noi per offrire la loro testimonianza, ma il loro ricordo non dovrà mai venire meno. Quei ricordi alimentano la nostra immaginazione e ci permettono di cambiare. Da quel giorno drammatico abbiamo fatto molte scelte che ci danno speranza: gli Stati Uniti e il Giappone, da allora, hanno stretto non un’alleanza ma un’amicizia.»

Obama ha concluso il suo discorso lodando il fatto che l’uso della bonba a Hiroshima non è stato «l’inizio di un conflitto atomico, ma del nostro risveglio morale».

Dopo il suo discorso, Obama ha parlato brevemente con Sunao Tsuboi, un uomo di 91 anni che sopravvisse alla bomba. Prima di allontanarsi da lui, Obama l’ha anche abbracciato, anche se con un po’ di impaccio.

Invia un commento

Puoi utilizzare questi tag HTML

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>