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R. J. Rummel, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, states that between 1937 and 1945, the Japanese military murdered from nearly 3,000,000 to over 10,000,000 people, most likely 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos and Indochinese, among others, including Western prisoners of war. "This democide 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
these were the people we were fighting and that was their stratagy "every one is inferior to us and will be our slaves when we carve out our east-co-prosperity sphere"
Historian Mitsuyoshi Himeta reports that a "Three Alls Policy" (Sankō Sakusen) was implemented in China from 1942 to 1945 and was in itself responsible for the deaths of "more than 2.7 million" Chinese civilians. This scorched earth strategy, sanctioned by Hirohito himself, directed Japanese forces to "Kill All, Burn All, and Loot All."
Human experimentation and biological warfare Shiro Ishii, commander of Unit 731 Special Japanese military units conducted experiments on civilians and POWs in China and Korea. One of the most infamous was Unit 731 under Shirō Ishii. Victims were subjected to experiments including but not limited to vivisection and amputations without anesthesia and testing of biological weapons. Anesthesia was not used because it was believed to affect results.
Use of chemical weapons See also: Changde chemical weapon attack According to historians Yoshiaki Yoshimi and Kentaro Awaya, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, gas weapons, such as tear gas, were used only sporadically in 1937 but in the spring of 1938, however the Imperial Japanese Army began full-scale use of phosgene, chlorine, Lewisite and nausea gas (red), and from summer 1939, mustard gas (yellow) was used against both Kuomintang and Communist Chinese troops. According to Yoshimi and Seiya Matsuno, Emperor Hirohito signed orders specifying the use of chemical weapons in China. For example, during the Battle of Wuhan from August to October 1938, the Emperor authorized the use of toxic gas on 375 separate occasions, despite Article 23 of the Hague Conventions (1899 and 1907) and article V of the Treaty in Relation to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare A resolution adopted by the League of Nations on 14 May condemned the use of poison gas by Japan.
so yeah i think karmicly it about ends up being square in the end as thats about the low estimate of how many people our bombs killed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
According to GlobalSecurity.org, the experiments carried out by Unit 731 alone caused 3,000 deaths. Furthermore, according to the 2002 International Symposium on the Crimes of Bacteriological Warfare, the number of people killed by the Imperial Japanese Army germ warfare and human experiments is around 580,000.
Originally posted by Panic2k11
reply to post by PrplHrt
They shouldn't have bombed Pearl Harbor.
They were lured into attacking. First they were provoked by sanctions (to a point necessary, but never the less with a predictable outcome).
Originally posted by whiskeyjack
Worse things were done in WWII than that. Firebombing Germany? Churchill's idea.
Originally posted by daaskapital
Too bad that the dropping of the bombs is what led to the Cold War
In my opinion, the dropping of the bombs should be considered as a war crime. But, when was the last time the USA got done on War Crimes
Originally posted by maxrockerfella
reply to post by FortAnthem
regardless of how the war ended or whom was ready to surrender it still stands as the single best fireworks display in recorded history!!!.............hell yeah lets drop another one! wont bother me or those I care for were amply prepared!
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by Wifibrains
Since when, in warfare do you fight "fair"?
You fight to win, with as few losses to yourself as possible.
Fight fair? Nonsense.