Skip to comments.Brutal Japanese Soldiers Butchered 20,000 Allied Seamen in Cold Blood
Posted on 11/04/2007 11:04:40 PM PST by america4vr
Japan's War Crimes
Sex Slaves of Japan's Imperial Army
The perpetrators of some of the worst atrocities of the Second World War remain alive and unpunished in Japan according to a damning new book.
Painstaking research by British historian Mark Felton reveals that the wartime behaviour of the Japanese Navy was far worse than their counterparts in Hitler's
Kriegsmarine. According to Felton, officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy ordered the deliberately sadistic murders of more than 20,000 Allied seamen and
countless civilians in cold-blooded defiance of the Geneva Convention.
"Many of the Japanese sailors who committed such terrible deeds are still alive today," he said."No one and nothing has bothered these men in six decades.
There is only one documented case of a German U-boat skipper being responsible for cold-blooded murder of survivors. In the Japanese Imperial Navy,
it was official orders."
Atrocity The Japanese executing prisoners
Felton has compiled a chilling list of atrocities. He said: "The Japanese Navy sank Allied merchant and Red Cross vessels,
then murdered survivors floating in the sea or in lifeboats.
"Allied air crew were rescued from the ocean and then tortured to death on the decks of ships. "Naval landing parties
rounded up civilians then raped and massacred them. Some were taken out to sea and fed to sharks. Others were killed
by sledge-hammer, bayonet, beheading, hanging, drowning, burying alive, burning or crucifixion.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Even today Japan, its culture, manifest the same smug, elitist attitude they've harbored about themselves throughout history, still worshiping the kamikaze fighters of
WWII as heroes and gods. The manner in which they've stonewalled any attempt by surviving Korean comfort women to seek redress against the government
emphatically demonstrates how they are wholly bereft of any remorse, compassion or semblance of humanity.
Japan displayed every bit the brutality, savagery, inhumanity as their fellow Axis partner, Nazi Germany, yet observe the dichotomy in the manner in which their
post war attitudes differ so remarkably.
Yet with all that encompasses the vast voluminous storehouse of historical proof, evidence documenting the unprecedented Japanese horror and brutality, they have
the brazen, unmitigated gall to milk whatever emotional capital the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can muster in proclaiming themselves pitiful, hapless victims
of a merciless US war machine taking out its vengeance on the innocent.
These were our men, our sailors, our boys, whom the Japanese massacred. Every time I see a glorious mushroom cloud I think of those who needlessly died at the
hands of these butchers. "This one's for you, boys"
I don't ever want to hear another maudlin, nauseating pukefest whereby Hiroshima, Nagasaki are labeled as atrocities.
War is Hell.
The Japs gave us war, we gave them hell.
The Japs richly deserved the fire bombings and the nuclear bombings.
Over 300+ comments.
and the nips of today moan and complain about Hiroshima....
It should have been Tokyo
Butchered and ate. Read the book Flyboys. Its about the attack on Iwo Jima and Chichi Jima. Canabalism by officers.
Sorry about the re-post.
You know, I’ve gotten in the habit of always doing a search to check if it’s already been posted but unfortunately neglected to do it for this article, the freshness of the article convincing me it was new to FR.
I MUST remember NOT to trust my intuition on these things.
There are people who even don’t know how to use key word search.
It WAS Tokyo; very likely a million killed, the 80K figures you read are BS. Tokyo had a population density of at least 150K per square mile and they incinerated 16 square miles of it. Somebody caught in that **** would have been clueless as to which direction to run with a 50% chance he’d be running INTO it. People who sought refuge in the river were boiled alive.
Although the causalities figures were hopeless estimates, they were made by the Japanese at the time.
And they were ready for far more.
It was to (in a friendly-ish manner) point america4vr and readers to extra comments which have already been made.
If you read the comments in the link in comment 4, you’ll see some freepers who consider the Japanese to be beasts.
My Uncle spent the war in a Nazi camp (he was an American pilot) but he talked about how grateful he was to only be with the Nazi instead of the Japanese.
He never got over how Americans could buy cars from that Japanese after that. To this day the Japanese leadership expresses “regret” instead of taking responsibility.
But, in principle, humans don’t like to think about the bad things in their past. I don’t like to think about what my ancestors may have done to Indians or blacks, for example.
And we did hold 2,000 trials and execute 1,000+ of the Japanese dependents. And almost half a trillion dollars of Japanese assets were seized as compensation.
And today they act as allies, more faithful than average allies.
My Grand Daddy was a live and let live, forgive but not forget Christian and I think he’d say this was one of those times. We should try to forgive with all our hearts - its good for us. But we remember and pass on the lessons to our children.
>...youll see some freepers who consider the Japanese to be beasts.
How many millions of Japanese heads did they chop off?
I very much appreciate the bump. There are many freepers out there who may not have seen the first posting (including myself)
Granted Japanese conduct during the war was abominable, they have to figure that the score is at least even. Moreover, if the chief beneficiaries of the Pacific war were the regimes which have controlled North Korea and China thereafter, then at least some people are going to ask what the Japanese could have had in mind to make life any worse for people in those countries.
I guess this would only be a surprise to the japs who insist on rewriting history and claim they are innnnocent in such atrocities.
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