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WW2:Little Known Facts:Acts of Terrorism and Atrocity by Japanese

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posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 01:41 AM

Nanking, China. Over 200,000 Chinese men used for bayonet practice, machine gunned, or set on fire. Thousands more were murdered. 20,000 women and girls were raped, killed or mutilated. The massacre of a quarter million people was an intentional policy to force China to make peace. It did not happen. World opinion, which until this time had accepted modern Japan's desire to oversee backward China, was repelled in horror.
New officers indoctrinated to the expectations of war by beheading Chinese captives. The last stage of the training of combat troops was to bayonet a living human and a trial of courage for the officers. Prisoners were blindfolded and tied to poles. Soldiers dashed forward to bayonet their target at the shout of "Charge!"
Combat medical units moved to China where live bodies were plentiful. If the class was in sutures, a chinaman was shot in the belly for doctors to practice; amputations, then arms were removed.
Bacterial warfare experiments conducted by an infamous medical unit moved to Manchuria. Bombs of anthrax and plague tested on Chinese cities until the results were so good that too many Japanese soldiers also died. This unit also practiced vivisection. More details of unit 731 unit, along with Web citations for those with the stomach.
Malaya. Japanese troops decapitated 200 wounded Australians and Indians left behind when Australian troops withdrew through the jungle from Muar.
Singapore. Japanese soldiers bayonet 300 patients and staff of Alexandra military hospital 9 Feb 1942. British women had their hands behind their backs and repeatedly raped. All Chinese residents were interviewed and 5,000 selected for execution.
Wake Island. A construction crew of 1,200 mostly Idaho youths, captured when Wake Island fell, were shipped to Japanese prison camps. Five were beheaded to encourage good behavior. The Japanese decided to keep 100 of the civilian contractors on the island to complete the airbase, which became functional by 1943 . When US Navy planes attacked the island, the Japanese commander executed the civilians.
Dutch East Indies. Those Dutch accused of resisting Japan or participating in the destruction of the oil refineries had arms or legs chopped off. 20,000 men were forced into the ocean and machine gunned. 20,000 women and children were repeatedly raped, then many were killed.
Dutch Borneo. The entire white population of Balikpapan was executed.
Java. The entire white male population of Tjepu was executed. Women were raped.
Survivors of USS Edsall (DD-219) are beheaded.
Philippines. Any soldier captured before the surrender was executed.
The Bataan Death March -- 7,000 surrendered men died. Those that could not keep up the pace were clubbed, stabbed, shot, beheaded or buried alive.
Once the prison camp had been reached, disease, malnutrition and brutality claimed up to 400 American and Filipinos -- each day.
Thailand. 15,000 military prisoners and 75,000 native laborers died building a railroad between Bangkok and Rangoon.
Bridge Over the River Kwai.
Doolittle Raid, Japan. Three of eight US airmen captured were executed.
Doolittle Raid, China. Twenty five thousand Chinese in villages through which the US flyers escaped were slaughtered in a three month reign of terror.
Midway. Japanese destroyers rescued three U.S. naval aviators; after interrogation, all three were murdered.
Attu. Japanese troops overran the medical aid station; after killing the doctors, they bayoneted the wounded.
Makin Atoll. Nine of Carlson's Marine raiders were left behind, hid for two weeks and surrendered. They were beheaded a few weeks later when a ship was not available to take them to a prisoner of war camp.
Indian Ocean. Capt Ariizumi, ComSubRon One, commanded submarine I-8 in the Indian Ocean. On March 26th, 1944, he collected from the water and massacred 98 unarmed survivors of the Dutch merchantman Tjisalak he'd sunk south of Colombo. He repeated this performance with 96 prisoners from the American Jean Nicolet in the Maldives on July 2nd. He destroyed the lifeboats and dived, leaving 35 bound survivors on deck. 23 managed to untie their bonds and swim all night to be rescued by the Royal Indian Navy. Capt Ariizumi committed hara-kiri while his squadron was being escorted to Yokosuka by the U.S. Navy.
I-26 is also known to have rammed merchant lifeboats from Richard Hovey and machine-gunned those in the water.
3Aug45. Japanese hospital ship Tachibana searched by Charrette (DD-581) when observed throwing weighted bags overboard. Found thirty (30) tons of ammunition, mortors, and machine guns in Red Cross boxes along with 1,500 soldiers released from hospital on Kai bound for Soerabaja.
Japan. Eight US airmen were used for medical dissection at Kyushu Imperial University with organs removed while the prisoners were still alive.
Bushi, the way of the soldier, was the creed of the Japanese in the Pacific War. It was not that long ago. The story of atrocities created under a pagan code is suppressed today in the interests of good will with a business partner. Less we forget. Civilization in only a veneer over other instincts of mankind.
History tells mass murder comes in many names, of Attila, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane. Hundreds of Indians and settlers were slaughtered like buffalo. Within the living lifetime: Stalin purged twenty-some millions of his own people. Mao may have topped him during 1949-76. Nazi gave final solution to five or six millions. Kurds have lost millions. The Chamer Rouge killed 1.6 million. Less we forget. Hope for peace, but be prepared to resist savagery.

Additional reading. The Knights of Bushido: the Shocking History of Japanese War Atrocities
by Lord Edward Fredrick Russell, Dutton, 1958. Companion volume to his The Scourge of The Swastika.
Some items from the book.
o Jan 1942. Dutch naval POWs taken to the spot where their ship had fired on a Japanese destroyer, decapitated and thrown into the the sea.
o 16Feb42. British evacuees from Singapore on the island of Bauka surrendered to a Japanese detail. The 26 soldiers were executed, the 22 Army nurses were marched into the sea and machine gunned, the twelve stretcher cases were bayoneted. -- Story told by the surviving nurse, who, though shot, was washed ashore.
o March 1942. Kota Radja, Indonesia. Dutch prisoners put on a barge, towed out to sea, shot and thrown overboard.
o 7 Oct 43. Wake Island. On the order of RAdm Sakibara, 96 prisoners were blindfolded, hands tied behind their backs and massacred.
o Oct 1944. New Guinea. A battalion commander confessed after the war, "I asked if I could get an American POW and kill him." Two were delivered, blindfolded, stabbed with a bayonet and decapitated with shovels.
o 12 Nov 44. New Britain. US fighter pilot made a forced landing. Beheaded, flesh cut form his body, cut into small pieces, fried and served to a large group of officers.
o 14 Dec 44. Palawan, Philippines. About 100 army and 50 marines had been warned if the US invades, they would be killed. When American planes attacked, Lt. Sato led 50 soldiers to pour buckets of gasoline on the entrances to shelters and ignite it. As the men came out they were bayoneted, shot or clubbed. -- Told by one of five survivors who escaped over a fence, though shot in the leg.
o 12 Nov 45. Guam. The flesh of LTjg H___, aviator, was served to an infantry battalion. [ The Japanese order for the communion-like sacrifice was captured.]
Russell concentrates on events sanctioned by higher authorities as documented by War Crimes Trial, whereas I have extracted events from readings. Although many leaders practiced human treatment, the norm was total indifference, and bestial behavior was a totally accepted pattern.
An Insight into Life and Death at a POW Camp in War-time Japan by Wes Injerd.
Use of Allied prisoners of war for slave labor by Japanese companies is discussed in: "Unjust Enrichment" by Linda Goetz Holmes, 2001. Her 1994 book, "4000 Bowls of Rice: A Prisoner of War Comes Home", is about Allied prisoners of the Japanese who built the Burma Railway

posted on Sep, 25 2003 @ 10:20 PM
i've also read that the only reason tokyo wasn't nuked by the states is cuz they had already reduced it to a pile of rubble basically, that what in class warfare, an interview of noam chomsky

posted on Sep, 25 2003 @ 10:27 PM
I hope the above wasn't a cut and paste from some site...

I would also like to point out that just about every nation, including the good ol' US of A is guilty of thousand and thousands of human war crimes. No one nation is saintly. It all comes down to people and how we treat another. Eye for an eye, we'll all be blind and all that...

[Edited on 26-9-2003 by ktprktpr]

posted on Sep, 25 2003 @ 10:38 PM
Japanese crimes arent the 'big secret of ww2'


The 'big secret' is that even the UK / US troops did war crimes on large scale.. and that Soviets crimes were the worst..
and not the Germans.. allthough Germas crimes were most organised ones..

(or does rape of all German womans sanctioned by Stalin as a present to his victories hordes seem as somethin fun to you all? And what about German POWs taken at Stalingrad? More than 100k was taken.. less than 5000 returned home alive.. by 1955..)

the whole thing makes me sick.. crimes by all..

And it is shame that the western allies crimes arent even talked about..

posted on Sep, 25 2003 @ 11:06 PM
I know for a fact by witness that the Russians completed unthinkable crimes. But does a killing of an innocent peson compare to another one? All I am sayng is that all the countries: Russia, Japan, Germany and even the Allies all comited horrible crimes. I am sickened by reality. The world itself is sick. It is not just the Nazis. What sickens me the most is the naiveness of the general populace. It's horrible how all this shyte comes out 50 years later.

posted on Sep, 26 2003 @ 03:21 AM
The war crimes listed are beyond the imagination of most people but did happen during world war three in the Japanese conflict. It can be argued that that all the sides took part in war crimes in some fashion but with the Japanese at the time it was institutionalized and commonplace.

The truly frighten thing is the Japanese erasing this from their history and white washing the story to something of the fashion that the allies where the aggressors and the Japanese liberators. Reading this thread I had seen news story on the subject of the Japanese being creative with their history and even going as far to make a movie with the above themes.

As you could image the local countries that where on the end of this Japanese liberation where not impressed .I did mange to see part of the film and it was a basic propaganda film and a disgrace but anyone’s standards.

Now I am not saying we where the good guys in everything and the Japanese the bad guys but living in Australia you get to hear about what was done and ive spoken to people from the death camps who survived and seen there mates killed but according to the film that didn’t happen so I must be wrong.

Note I cant find the name of the film I will post back when I do

posted on Sep, 26 2003 @ 09:45 PM
i think this is just some attempt to get more points for posting in a conspiracy section this is going to chit-chat

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