reply to post by SplitInfinity
The Bataan Death March was a 70-mile forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war by Japanese forces during World War II.
Approximately 72,000 American and Filipino soldiers were forced to surrender to Japan's Imperial Army after their defeat in the grinding,
three-month-long Battle of Bataan (January 7 - April 9, 1942). The Allied soldiers had not been resupplied for a couple of months, and many were sick
Despite the poor condition of the prisoners, the Japanese command calculated that it would take them only 3 days to march 70 miles through the jungle.
Local officers took this order to heart, driving the wounded, ill, and emaciated prisoners relentless through the tropical heat.
The prisoners also were routinely denied food and water.
Anyone who fell behind, complained, had a souvenir taken from a fallen Japanese soldier, or even looked at one of the Japanese wrong was bayoneted or
shot. Some prisoners were shot for stopping to fill their canteens at a road-side ditch.
Rifle-butt beatings were common, for offenses such as helping a faltering comrade. Many prisoners were bayoneted for no apparent reason, or for fun.
Filipino civilians along the path who offered food or water to the prisoners were also summarily killed by the Japanese.
In total, some 18,000 - 20,000 of the POWs died on the Bataan Death March, which ended up taking one week. Some simply collapsed and died of illness
or starvation, but most were murdered. A large but unknown number of the POWs died shortly thereafter in the internment camps as well, from the
after-effects of their forced march.
In 1945, the Japanese commander in charge of Bataan, General Homma, was put on trial for atrocities including the Bataan Death March. He stated that
he had been unaware of the high death toll from the march until some time later. Nonetheless, he was convicted. General Homma was executed in the
Philippines on April 3, 1946.
THIS was the kind of enemy we were fighting and my Uncle who has now passed on...and although I am not supposed to disclose exactly what I do to
anyone...I made an exception for him on his Death Bed and told a a Man who had been disconnected from the machines keeping him alive...answers to
Several Questions most on this board would love to know. He died with a SMILE on his face 5 Minutes Later. THIS is why the U.S. Navy and Military in
General has such VAST CAPACITIES...so that a Man such as my Uncle...will never have to go through something like that again.
China does not even comprehend what FLEXING MILITARY MUSCLE REALLY CONSTITUTES as far as what the U.S. Military is CAPABLE OF DOING IN A SITUATION OF
ALL OUT WAR! The U.S. Military has not been at a state of ALL OUT WARFARE since 1945...and NO ONE has seen it since. The U.S. Military Invaded TWO
COUNTRIES and it was more like a Realistic War Game that a TRUE WAR.
People should PRAY that the U.S. Military NEVER AGAIN GOES INTO A STATE OF ALL OUT WAR! There are a few things that could TRIGGER THIS! A Middle
Eastern Country Explodes a Dirty Bomb in Israel or Near U.S. Troop Concentrations, An Old Style Heavy Truck Sized Atom Bomb of say 3 to 7 Kiloton
Yield explodes in Europe or in Bahrain...Home of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet and part of CENTCOM. OR...and this last scenario is HIGHLY UNLIKELY
given current U.S. Satellite Radioactive Material Detection...a old Style Nuclear A-Bomb explodes in a shipping container at a U.S. Port...or a Dirty
Bomb explodes in a Major U.S. City.
In the event of ANY OF THESE NUCLEAR SCENARIOS OCCURRING...the United States would have to make an EXAMPLE OUT OF THOSE WHO SUPPORTED THE ACTIONS OF A
FEW TERRORISTS as an 18 year Old Kid who goes to MIT can build a THERMONUCLEAR BOMB NEVER MIND A 1945 STYLE FISSION BOMB! SEVERAL TARGETS WOULD BE
CHOSEN AND THE WEAPONS OF CHOICE WOULD BE EITHER THE FEL....MEB....LOW YIELD NEUTRON WARHEADS...OR THE COMPLETE AND TOTAL INVASION AND ANNEXATION OF
THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST AS WELL AS IRAN AND PAKISTAN.
This could also include the Invasion and Annexation of Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Israel, Palestine...etc. Russia and China would not interfere as it is
the same as how the U.S. would not interfere should Chechnya detonate a Dirty Bomb or Old Style Fission Bomb in Russia or Moscow....the U.S. would
allow Russia to AVENGE IT'S DEAD....and this would not be a proper place or time for the U.S. to get involved...just as Neither Russia or China would
get involved in a U.S. ACT OF VENGEANCE. Split Infinity