10 mai 2006

Témoin brûlant

(Wikipédia: Champignon atomique sur la ville de Nagasaki)

Il y a quelques temps de cela on pouvait lire sur Brainflooding un billet sur Tchernobyl (comme si vous y étiez).

Aujourd’hui je suis tombé sur un article ("Eyewitnesses to Hiroshima and Nagasaki") qui montre une autre face de la puissance (destructrice) du nucléaire. Je vous livre, pour poursuivre cette réflexion, le témoignage de Yoshitaka Kawamoto (13 ans à l’époque) :
"One of my classmates, I think his name is Fujimoto, he muttered something and pointed outside the window, saying, "A B-29 is coming." He pointed outside with his finger. So I began to get up from my chair and asked him, "Where is it?" Looking in the direction that he was pointing towards, I got up on my feet, but I was not yet in an upright position when it happened. All I can remember was a pale lightening flash for two or three seconds. Then, I collapsed. I don t know much time passed before I came to. It was awful, awful. The smoke was coming in from somewhere above the debris. Sandy dust was flying around. I was trapped under the debris and I was in terrible pain and that's probably why I came to. I couldn't move, not even an inch. Then, I heard about ten of my surviving classmates singing our school song. I remember that. I could hear sobs. Someone was calling his mother. But those who were still alive were singing the school song for as long as they could. I think I joined the chorus. We thought that someone would come and help us out. That's why we were singing a school song so loud. But nobody came to help, and we stopped singing one by one. In the end, I was singing alone."

A garder en mémoire vis-à-vis du nucléaire en Iran (et se rappeller que le pays qui se prononce le plus contre le nucléaire aujourd'hui est aussi le seul à l'avoir utilisé).

Après tout, ce n’est pas la première fois que l’Histoire se répète