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(The New York Times)   RIP John Wilpers, the man who captured Tojo in 1945   (nytimes.com) divider line 66
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2013-03-05 08:33:14 PM

hardinparamedic: super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...

It's almost as if the death of over 300,000 American Soldiers, and the destruction of the entire Japanese people were weighed against using a weapon which could shock the Japanese into surrendering.

And it's almost as if Hirohito wasn't taken hostage by factions of the Imperial Army to prevent him from surrendering.

But, it's not like a holocaust/holodomor denialist would be interested in factual and frank discussions of history, would it?


Thanks for that link. I'd heard of that, but wasn't able to track down the precise name.
 
2013-03-05 09:24:14 PM
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Man, the Greatest Generation™ sure was wasteful and careless.  Good thing the Japanese had such poor aims they couldn't hit their own hearts if they had a charcoal road map.
 
2013-03-05 09:37:34 PM
Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?
 
2013-03-05 09:45:21 PM
RIP

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2013-03-05 09:46:41 PM

optional: hardinparamedic: super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...

It's almost as if the death of over 300,000 American Soldiers, and the destruction of the entire Japanese people were weighed against using a weapon which could shock the Japanese into surrendering.

And it's almost as if Hirohito wasn't taken hostage by factions of the Imperial Army to prevent him from surrendering.

But, it's not like a holocaust/holodomor denialist would be interested in factual and frank discussions of history, would it?

Thanks for that link. I'd heard of that, but wasn't able to track down the precise name.


Oh, you're welcome. At least, when I was in middle or high school, they didn't teach that in World History. I learned it later from one of my teachers in college who happened to be obsessed with WWII.
 
2013-03-05 09:57:10 PM
Like any war, it should be regretted."

end of story
 
2013-03-05 09:58:36 PM

hardinparamedic: I learned it later from one of my teachers in college who happened to be obsessed with WWII


I bet she had wonderful wardrobes too.
 
2013-03-05 10:00:39 PM

MikeBoomshadow: Oh ho, so the mofo who caught that yoyo Tojo lost his mojo and went the way of the dodo.


Lost his mojo in the dojo.
 
2013-03-05 10:43:16 PM

ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?


Because f*ck him, that's why.  Should have killed him daily for years.
 
2013-03-06 12:18:42 AM

Thorn: RIP

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Dammit. Beat me to it.
 
2013-03-06 12:29:30 AM

ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?


Because suicide would have saved face and restored his honor.

Also, its very hard to try someone for war crimes when they're already dead.
 
2013-03-06 12:32:13 AM
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2013-03-06 01:00:28 AM

ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later. Why?


In this conservative era in America, it is wise to remember when we were a nation of laws.
 
2013-03-06 05:19:21 AM

super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...


......and shortened to war, not to mention ending the mass starvation, rape and murder for those still living under Japanese rule. Yep - works for me.
 
2013-03-06 08:45:24 AM

gibbon1: ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later. Why?

In this conservative era in America, it is wise to remember when we were a nation of laws.


Yeah, back then there's no way our country, led by a liberal democratic president, would have imprisoned tens of thousands of loyal American citizens for no reason other than the fact that they shared a racial heritage with one of our enemies.
 
2013-03-06 08:54:58 AM

silverjets: ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?

Because suicide would have saved face and restored his honor.

Also, its very hard to try someone for war crimes when they're already dead.


Also, the Emperor had to be distanced from the other war criminals, so Tojo & others had to testify.
 
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