posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 12:56 PM
Yes, Unit 731 was barbarity on a grand-scale, and sadly, the Allies let the researchers off the hook to strengthen their military capabilities for the
Cold War to come.
Many of the scientists involved in Unit 731 went on to prominent careers in post-war politics, academia, business, and medicine. Some were arrested by
Soviet forces and tried at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials; others surrendered to the American Forces.
On 6 May 1947, Douglas MacArthur, as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, wrote to Washington that "additional data, possibly some statements from
Ishii probably can be obtained by informing Japanese involved that information will be retained in intelligence channels and will not be employed as
'War Crimes' evidence." The deal was concluded in 1948.
Crazy stuff went on in the hinter lands of Harbin during the war. Most likely the developments found by their research led to the attacks on China
involving biological weapons.
For example, in 1940, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service bombed Ningbo with fleas carrying the bubonic plague. During the Khabarovsk War Crime
Trials the accused, such as Major General Kiyashi Kawashima, testified that, in 1941, some 40 members of Unit 731 air-dropped plague-contaminated
fleas on Changde. These operations caused epidemic plague outbreaks.
Apparently, many of the scientist went on to prominent careers. Especially the head scientist of the research team and the most sadistic of them all,
Shiro Ishi and his sucessor, Dr. Masaji Kitano.
. . . Dr Shiro Ishii died at home of throat cancer aged 67 after a prosperous and untroubled life . . .
. . .The man who succeeded Ishii as commander of Unit 731, Dr Masaji Kitano, became head of Green Cross, once Japan's largest pharmaceutical
So, once again another dirty deal by the Allies after WWII. These murderers were allowed to get a way with their crimes and lead normal lives. With
tacit approval by the US government by their sequestering of crucial evidence to have these men convicted of war crimes. This was no different than
the infamous "Operation Paper Clip," led by the OSS after WWII, and how they disobeyed a direct order from the President.
. . . the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the
aftermath of World War II (1939–45). It was executed by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning
Soviet–American Cold War (1945–91) one purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific knowledge and expertise to the USSR.
. . . To circumvent President Truman’s anti-Nazi order, and the Allied Potsdam and Yalta agreements, the JIOA worked independently to create false
employment and political biographies for the scientists. The JIOA also expunged from the public record the scientists' Nazi Party memberships and
régime affiliations. Once “bleached” of their Nazism, the US Government granted the scientists security clearance to work in the United States.
Paperclip, the project’s operational name, derived from the paperclips used to attach the scientists’ new political personæ to their “US
Government Scientist” JIOA personnel files.
Then another deal with the devil by the US after WWII would be their support of the "Gehlen Organization," an intelligence organization used to spy
on the Soviet Union from West Germany. Many of the individuals had some sinister backgrounds during the war years. Check the link below to see some of
the seedy characters and their backgrounds who worked on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The so-called Gehlen Organization or ‘Org’ was founded under the control of the United States Army 1n 1948, complete control passing to the CIA in
A very significant number of the German nationals belonging to the Gehlen Organization have been discovered to have belonged to either the Gestapo or
the RSHA, the Reichssicheitshauptamt. This was the blanket organization for all German State and Party intelligence and counterintelligence
So, Unit 731 was a horror show and what was even more horrific was the fact that the Allies turned a blind-eye to the men involved in such heinous
experiments for the sake of national defense. It is truly troubling to read about all the backroom deals made with murderers and war criminals after
the war years, and in the name of the American people.
[edit on 16-2-2010 by Jakes51]