Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Before You Speak of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, You Had Better Speak of Pearl Harbor….

No attack on America, No Counterattack on Japan.

I have two words in response to those in the word balloon below (written by some punk on Facebook): 


A friend of mine added: "I can think of another pair of words that might be more appropriate for the punk…" 

1 comment:

AE said...

Prior to the Pearl Harbor slaughter...

...R. J. Rummel, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, estimates that between 1937 and 1945, the Japanese military murdered from nearly 3 to over 10 million people, most likely 6 million Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos and Indochinese, among others, including Western prisoners of war. According to Rummel, "This democide [i.e., death by government] was due to a morally bankrupt political and military strategy, military expediency and custom, and national culture." According to Rummel, in China alone, during 1937–45, approximately 3.9 million Chinese were killed, mostly civilians, as a direct result of the Japanese operations and 10.2 million in the course of the war. The most infamous incident during this period was the Nanking Massacre of 1937–38, when, according to the findings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, the Japanese Army massacred as many as 300,000 civilians and prisoners of war, although the accepted figure is somewhere in the hundreds of thousands.

They were guilty of:

Mass killings

Human experimentation and biological warfare

Use of chemical weapons

Torture of prisoners of war

Cannibalism - written reports and testimonies collected by the Australian War Crimes Section of the Tokyo tribunal, and investigated by prosecutor William Webb (the future Judge-in-Chief), indicate that Japanese personnel in many parts of Asia and the Pacific committed acts of cannibalism against Allied Forces.

prisoners of war

Forced labour