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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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By PAMELA GELLER on May 31, 2016


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More of the catastrophic consequences of mass Muslim immigration to the West. Sharia — Islamic laws forbidding free speech.
Who decides what’s good speech or hate speech? Who decides what’s good and what’s forbidden? Obama’s liaison to the Muslim-American community? A Muslim Brotherhood tied operative? Much of what is written about me in the mainstream press is slander and lies? Isn’t that hate speech?
“The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech,” said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality. That’s like saying, ‘the internet is a place for free speech not free speech.’ Antisemitic speech is at unprecedented highs – everyone shrugs. But criticize the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth and it’s hate speech jail for you.
The is no freedom of speech in the age of jihad.
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“EU links up with Twitter, tech firms to combat hate speech,” AP, May 31, 2016 (thanks to Kenny):
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online.
Under the terms of a code of conduct, the firms, which also include YouTube and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” tackle illegal hate speech directed against anyone over issues of race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin. The sites have often been used by terrorist organizations to relay messages and entice hatred against certain individuals or groups.
Among the measures agreed with the EU’s executive arm, the firms have said they will establish internal procedures and staff training to guarantee that a majority of illegal content is assessed and, where necessary, removed within 24 hours. They have also agreed to strengthen their partnerships with civil society organizations who often flag content that promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct. The European Commission and the firms have also agreed to support civil society organizations to deliver “anti-hate campaigns.”
“The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech,” said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality. She added that the code of conduct, which will be regularly reviewed in terms of its scope and its impact, will ensure that public incitement to violence to hatred has “no place online.”
The firms themselves say there’s no conflict between their mission statements to promote the freedom of expression and clamping down on hate speech.
Twitter, which has been at the center of much of the hate speech that’s spread online over the past few years, says it will continue to tackle the issue “head-on” along with partners in industry and civil society.
“We remain committed to letting the Tweets flow,” said Twitter’s European head of public policy Karen White. “However, there is a clear distinction between freedom of expression and conduct that incites violence and hate.”
And Facebook’s head of global policy management Monika Bickert urged the company’s 1.6 million users to use the site’s in-built reporting tools in the event they find content they consider unacceptable.
“Our teams around the world review these reports around the clock and take swift action,” she said.
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Twitter, Facebook team up with EU to stamp out “hate speech”

The problem with both Jourova’s and White’s statements below, and with this whole initiative, is that they assume that “hate speech” is an entity that can be identified objectively, when actually it is a subjective judgment based on one’s own political preconceptions. And given the years-long insistence from Leftists and Islamic supremacists that any honest discussion of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism constitutes “hate speech,” these new rules could mean the end of opposition to jihad terror on the Internet.
My guess is that “Robert Spencer should be lynched…” will not be considered hate speech, since Twitter just told me yesterday that it wasn’t, but that a factual statement such as this will be: “Violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history and a central element of Islamic theology. Many passages of the Qur’an and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits.”
This could be the end, folks. Opponents of jihad terror could be gone from the Internet within days.
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“EU links up with Twitter, tech firms to combat hate speech,” AP, May 31, 2016:
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online.
Under the terms of a code of conduct, the firms, which also include YouTube and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” tackle illegal hate speech directed against anyone over issues of race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin. The sites have often been used by terrorist organizations to relay messages and entice hatred against certain individuals or groups.
Among the measures agreed with the EU’s executive arm, the firms have said they will establish internal procedures and staff training to guarantee that a majority of illegal content is assessed and, where necessary, removed within 24 hours. They have also agreed to strengthen their partnerships with civil society organizations who often flag content that promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct. The European Commission and the firms have also agreed to support civil society organizations to deliver “anti-hate campaigns.”
“The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech,” said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality. She added that the code of conduct, which will be regularly reviewed in terms of its scope and its impact, will ensure that public incitement to violence to hatred has “no place online.”
The firms themselves say there’s no conflict between their mission statements to promote the freedom of expression and clamping down on hate speech.
Twitter, which has been at the center of much of the hate speech that’s spread online over the past few years, says it will continue to tackle the issue “head-on” along with partners in industry and civil society.
“We remain committed to letting the Tweets flow,” said Twitter’s European head of public policy Karen White. “However, there is a clear distinction between freedom of expression and conduct that incites violence and hate.”…
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Michael Savage, host of the nationally syndicated “The Savage Nation”, has been nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame class of 2016.  Dr. Savage was nominated in the category of Spoken Word On-Air Personality. For more than 22 years, Savage has been a pioneer in the spoken word. His message of borders, language and culture have resonated with millions of listeners on a daily basis.  This year, listeners have a direct voice on who should be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Beginning June 20th, listeners can text their choice by typing the nominee name and sending it to 36500.  Inductees will be announced Monday, July 11th. The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, November 17th at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago.  About Michael Savage: Dr. Michael Savage is a multimedia icon in the conservative movement, heard by millions of listeners a week on “The Michael Savage Show” and syndicated across the U.S. in more than 200 markets. He is also the author of 25 books, including four New York Times best-sellers. In 2007, his media presence and profile earned him the coveted “Freedom of Speech Award” from Talkers Magazine, where he is consistently listed as one of the top talk shows in the United States.  Mr. Savage is respected by both sides of the political spectrum as evidenced not only by publications on the right, but by a 2009 profile in the New Yorker, and more recently, in Salon where he was deemed, “the Godfather of Trumpmania.”  Dr. Savage holds a master’s degree in medical botany and a second in medical anthropology. Additionally, he earned his PhD. from the University of California at Berkeley in epidemiology and nutrition sciences. He is an ardent conservationist, is dedicated to his family and is a proud patriot of his country.  Visit Michael Savage’s official website: http://www.michaelsavage.com

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Monday, May 30, 2016

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George M Weinert, b 1914 was 27 in 1941.   After the Horror of the Dastardly Day of Infamy everyone wanted to fight the Japs and pay them back for the Dastardly Day of Infamy.

George did not have wait to long for the "Greetings" Letter from the US Army Draft Board arrived at his NW Side Chicago Home.

After Induction and Basic Training at Ft. Sheridan, IL. the young private was assigned to the US Army Induction Station on Canal Street.  His job was to process the paperwork on new draftees.

As Part of the Paperwork, a medical report was required on the Medical Condition of each man to find his best assignment.  Half of the Negros who were examined had venereal disease, many in advanced stages which left them unfit for duty.  Most of the other half either had criminal records or were found mentially unfit for the  and US Army.  

In 1942, George was shipped to Camp Calan, CA with a stop at Ft. Hood, TX along the way.  He had been promoted to Corporal and assigned the job of teaching men how to type and manage a business offfice, since this was his job before Uncle Sam Called.

In this early year of World War II, there was a genuine fear that the Nips would attempt a sea-led invasion on the Pacific Coast of California.  The Imperial Navy was already battling Admiral Halsey and the US Navy in the far Aleutian Islands off Alaska since they had already chosen this route as the first spear of the Jap Invasion of the American Mainland.

Though he was catary man (A teacher) and office personnel George along with hundres of others in his company camped out with their sleeping bags on the cliffs of CA - Carbines loaded and at the ready waiting for a invasion that fortunately never came

In 1944, George was shpped to Manilla, Phillipines as part of General Macarthur's Invasion force that would re-take the Islands the Japs had taken a few years earlier in an Horrible Bloodbath that murdered hundreds of thousands of Phillipinos and butched thousand of Ameriicans.  Among these Jap Atrocities is the Fabled Horror of the Death March to Battan - where the GOD**M NIP BASTARDS MARCHED their US PRISONERS THROUGH THE JUNGLES FOR 100 MILES with NO FOOD and WATER until they DROPPED OF EXHAUSTION - then they SHOT THEM AND CUT OFF THEIR HEAD WITH THEIR SAMURAI SWORDS!

In 1945, MacArthur gave the job of Typing up the Orders for the US Invasion of the main Island of Japan. After the Kamikazee bombers at Okinawa (the Muslim suicide Bombers of 1945), we knew that the Nips would fight to the death:

The Allies expected 500,000 - 1,000,000 Dead and Wounded - they Estimated Jap Dead at 10,000,000.

The US Army expected to Loose the first FIVE Waves of Men - as he typed the orders, 

George saw his name on the THIRD WAVE!

Two weeks later, "Give 'em Hell" Harry made the Bravest and Wisest Decision in the History of Warfare and Barbecued the Nips at Hiroshima.  As reports of the incredible devastation that had been wrought came in, the Jap Emperor (yes they REALLY STILL Had an EMPEROR in 1945!) Hirohito Refused to Believe it was Possible.

Three day Later, Truman did what he had to, gave the Japs another Hot Foot and micowaved the Nip Naval Base at Nagasaki.

"Emperor" Hirohito stopped sipping his rice wine and informed the Americans the Imperial Japanese Govt. would Surrender.

Once the War was over, Gen. MacArthur called Staff Sgt. George M Weinert into his office and asked him to go with his Army in the Occupation and re-building of Japan.  A Promotion to Warrant Officer was in the offer.

George declined the offer, and informed Mac that FOUR YEARS of the WAR was ENOUGH! He just wanted to go home.

Two weeks later, he was discharged and on a Troop Transport on his way home - the 13,000 Mile Long Sea Voyage (half way around the world) from the Phillipines to the Port of San Francisco, CA took THIRTY DAYS - as it had on the trip over.

In another week, George was home in Chicago. He got off the Northewestern Train and walked the few blocks back home.  It was a Sunday, just as it had been on Dec, 1941.

His Mother answered the Door, and said (Startled) "We didn't Think you were Coming home!"

George often related the story with gallows laughter - his 

OWN FAMILY had written  him off as DEAD!

George returned to his job as an accountang at Richeimmer Coffee Company in Chicago -

His Boss, Mr. Richard Richeimer PAID HIM for all the time he had served from 1941-1945 - a handsome sum at the time.

George had marrried Josephine Prangl in 1941 so they moved into a small apartment on Chicago's near NW Side.

Six years later, in June of 1951 George and Josephine had a son, Georgie (Jr.).  In 1953, with the money they had, and a small loan from Mrs. Weinert Sr. they purhcased a home.

George wanted to write a Book, called "The Saga of a TypeWriter Commando" - but when he finally had time, after he was forced into retirement by an anurism that almost killed him, his eyes were too bad to see the computer screen.

Staff. Sgt. George M Weinert Died on Nov 19, 1989 of a ruptured blood vessel in his lung - it was mercifual, it was fast.

The "Greatest Generation" is fading fast - Honor them while you can and Thank a Vet Today.

Staff Sgt. George M Weinert was my Father -


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

#OBAMA War Crimes of #Japan ! #WWII #MEMRORIALDAY #TERROR

: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama

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President Obama made a single, vague reference to “evil” during his prepared remarks in Hiroshima: “We may not be able to eliminate man’s capacity to do evil, so nations and the alliances that we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. But among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.”

He spoke at length about the horrors experienced by the populace of Hiroshima:
We stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. We force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. We listen to a silent cry. We remember all the innocents killed across the arc of that terrible war and the wars that came before and the wars that would follow.
Mere words cannot give voice to such suffering. But we have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again.
“Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil,” he said, when readingthe inscription on a monument at the Peace Memorial Park.
He somehow forgot to mention the evils perpetrated by Imperial Japan or the unspeakable suffering it inflicted upon POWs and civilians who fell into its clutches.
Let’s correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated is an outrage.
Pearl Harbor
We can start with the one everybody knows about: the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. That was a war crime, Mr. Obama, as very clearly stated in the relevant international laws of the day. It was accompanied by equally illegal bombings against Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, as part of a very deliberate Japanese strategy. In Hiroshima, Obama’s sole criticism of the Empire of Japan was some mumbled mush about “mistakes of the past,” and that wasn’t even exclusively directed at the Japanese. Nothing they did was a mistake.
Pearl Harbour
A small boat rescues sailors from the USS ‘West Virginia’ after she had suffered a hit in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Mr. Obama, who claims to be a lawyer and devotee of international law, may be interested to know that every single one of the 3,581 casualties at Pearl Harbor (according to theNational WWII Museum tally) were considered non-combatants, including the 2,403 military personnel who were killed, because Japan did not declare war before the attack. If it happened today, it would be rightly denounced as a terrorist attack.
The Bataan Death March
Here’s another one every American school kid should know about: the Bataan Death March. There was no swift death for the thousands of Americans and Filipinos under siege by Japanese forces in the Philippines. They were already sick and starving when they surrendered to the Japanese.
"This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road." Philippines, May 1942. (Wikimedia Commons)
“This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road.” Philippines, May 1942. (Wikimedia Commons)
In an act of pure, deliberate sadism, because they were enraged by stiff American resistance during the siege, the Japanese forced their prisoners to march a hundred miles to a prison camp on foot. Many of the prisoners were killed out of hand, including anyone who dared to ask for water… and anyone who collapsed from dehydration. POWs reportedJapanese soldiers taking away their meager supply of water and feeding it to horses while they watched. Starving men were tortured with false offers of food. Prisoners who accepted gifts of food from civilians along the route were murdered.
Some were murdered merely for possessing Japanese items, including currency. They were killed by beheading and run through with bayonets, as well as gunshots. Bayonet victims died from orgies of frenzied stabbing, not clean and swift impalement. Some of the captives were reportedly driven insane by exposure to the sun.  They were also crammed into barbed-wire pens were malaria, dengue fever, dysentery, and other diseases ran wild.
It has been estimated that between 5,000 and 11,000 of Japan’s prisoners were killed during the Bataan Death March. That wasn’t the only death march the Empire perpetrated, either. The prisoners of Sandakan were subjected to multiple forced marches, once the Japanese lost interest in using them as slave labor. By the time they were finished, only six of the original 2,390 prisoners were still alive.
One of the Japanese torture methods recounted by survivors of Sandakan involved pouring water down a prisoner’s throat until his stomach became distended, and then kicking him in the stomach.
About half of Japan’s captives in the Pacific died before the end of the war. Brave men who survived the experience spent the rest of their lives refusing to talk about what they went through.
The Rape of Nanking
Citizen of the World Barack Obama doesn’t much care for the idea of “American exceptionalism,” so he might want to consider the atrocities Imperial Japan perpetrated against the people of other countries, too. In Bataan and other POW atrocities, for example, the Japanese were even more brutal toward Filipinos than Americans. China, of course, still remembers the Rape of Nanking.
That was a literal rape, involving up to 80,000 sexual assaults. The once-prosperous city of Nanking, capital of Nationalist China at the time, was laid waste. Japanese conquerors murdered men, women, and children by the thousands, leaving bodies piled up along the streets. The Yangtze River turned red from all the blood.
Bodies of victims along Qinhuai River out of Nanking's west gate during Nanking Massacre. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bodies of victims along Qinhuai River out of Nanking’s west gate during Nanking Massacre. (Wikimedia Commons)
The death toll ran into the hundreds of thousands, leaving some modern observers to speak of genocide. The exact body count remains a matter of political dispute between Japan and China to this day. The figure generally accepted at post-war trials was over 200,000, but some think the total number is closer to 400,000.
Japanese troops massacre Chinese soldiers and civilians along the Yangtze River and burned the dead. Nanjing, China, 1937. (Wikimedia Commons)
Japanese troops massacred Chinese soldiers and civilians along the Yangtze River and burned the dead. Nanjing, China, 1937. (Wikimedia Commons)
Imperial Japan approached its Chinese foes with the same strategy ISIS uses against its enemies today: maximum carnage and savagery, to terrorize the foe into submission. They used some of the exact same methods ISIS does, including burning captives alive, beheading them, and burying them alive in slaughter pits.
Chinese prisoners being buried alive by their Japanese captors outside the city of Nanking, November 1938
Chinese prisoners being buried alive by their Japanese captors outside the city of Nanking, November 1938.
A seven-year-old child bayoneted to death by Japanese. (Wikimedia Commons)
A seven-year-old child bayoneted to death by the Japanese. (Wikimedia Commons)
Also like ISIS, the Japanese occupiers were fond of taking triumphant photos of their atrocities, which is the only reason we know about many of them. They didn’t have Twitter or YouTube, of course, but Chinese working in photo shops smuggled out copies of photographs the Japanese government later attempted to destroy.
International visitors to Nanking tried to establish a safe zone for Chinese civilians, but it didn’t hold the Japanese at bay for long. One important chronicle of the occupation was the diary of an American woman named Minnie Vautrin, who wrote of girls as young as 12 being dragged away for rape, and piles of corpses burned to erase evidence of Japan’s crimes. Vautrin was one of the last victims of the Rape of Nanking. She killed herself in 1941.
Also horrified by what he saw was the man who wound up leading the unsuccessful effort to maintain an international safe zone in Nanking, John Rabe. He was the head of the local Nazi Party.
Unsurprisingly, China’s state-run media is very upset that Barack Obama didn’t mention Nanking, or other Japanese offenses against China, during his Hiroshima speech. “The death of Japanese civilians in the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack deserves global sympathy, but the tragedy was of Japan’s own making. Its then militarist government turned the city into the site of military headquarters, arsenals and camps and a vital part of its war machine that killed tens of millions in other countries,” writes Xinhua in a fiery editorial.
The Empire’s war on women was not limited to Nanking. For decades afterward, Japan has dealt with the legacy of the “comfort women,” girls forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army. Only last year, Japan and South Korea reached an agreement for roughly $8 million dollars in reparations to South Korean victims.
Murdering Doctors and Nurses
Working in a hospital afforded no protection from Imperial Japanese forces. When 65 Australian Army nurses tried to escape from Singapore ahead of Japanese occupation, Japanese planes blew their overloaded boat out of the water, then strafed the survivors. Many of those who made it ashore to Bangka Island were shot or bayoneted by Japanese troops, despite the nurses showing their Red Cross armbands when they surrendered.
The nurses had an opportunity to escape, but matron Irene Drummond would have none of it, because they had injured men to take care of. “Girls, we have run away from the wounded once,” she declared. “We are not going to do it again.”
Drummond’s last words, as she and 21 of her nurses were marched into the surf on Bangka Island for a machine-gun massacre by Japanese soldiers, were: “Chin up, girls! I’m proud of you all, and I love you all.”
We know this because one of the nurses, the Vivian “Bully” Bullwinkel, survived her gunshot wound and testified against the murderers at their war-crimes trial. She was captured by the Japanese again after she walked off the beach, and realized they might slaughter all of their prisoners if they knew she was eyewitness to such a war crime, so she hid her bullet wound from her captors and quietly treated it herself… even though she had been shot in the back.
At St. Stephen’s College in Hong Kong, which was serving as a relief hospital, Japanese troops murdered doctors, slaughtered their injured patients, and raped the nurses. The massacre at St. Stephen’s began on Christmas Day.
Imperial Japan deliberately attacked hospital ships on several documented occasions, including the Manunda and Centaur of Australia. Japan did not formally admit to sinking the Centaur until 1979.
Cannibalism and Medical Experiments
Imperial Japan was infamous for torturing and killing its prisoners, in defiance of all international laws. Sometimes execution was the best-case scenario for its prisoners.
In the 1990s, documents were uncovered that described widespread cannibalism by Japanese troops. The Japanese academic who collected these papers, Toshiyuki Tanaka, said the cannibalism was not primarily due to a shortage of food, but “to consolidate the group feeling of the troops.”
Tanaka documented at least 100 cases of cannibalism against Australian and Indian soldiers, and forced laborers in New Guinea, plus evidence of more such atrocities in the Philippines.
“A Pakistani, who was captured when Japan overran Singapore and taken to New Guinea, testified that in his area Japanese soldiers killed and ate one prisoner a day for ‘about 100’ days. The corporal said he saw flesh being cut from prisoners who were still alive,” reported the UK Telegraph in 1992.
A later Telegraph article cites research that suggests that four of the eight American airmen captured after bombing raids on Chichi Jima island, south of Tokyo, were cannibalized after all eight were tortured and executed with swords, bayonets, and bamboo stakes. A ninth pilot who had to bail out of his plane during the raids managed to evade capture by the Japanese. His name was Lt. George Bush.
Imperial Japan also conducted horrifying medical experiments on its prisoners, including the removal of their organs while they were still alive, without anesthesia. Some of these crimes were concealed with false claims by the Japanese government that American test subjects had been transferred to Hiroshima as POWs and vaporized in the atomic bomb blast.
The now-infamous Imperial Army Unit 731 conducted medical experiments on thousands of POWs and civilians, including chemical and biological warfare research. These weren’t just laboratory experiments – they field-tested “plague bombs” on Chinese towns. Plans were made to deploy these biological weapons against American cities with balloons and kamikaze attacks. Imperial Japan was very interested in developing and using weapons of mass destruction.
A veteran of Unit 731 recounted the story of vivisecting a live Chinese prisoner in 1995, as recounted by the New York Times:
The fellow knew that it was over for him, and so he didn’t struggle when they led him into the room and tied him down. But when I picked up the scalpel, that’s when he began screaming.
I cut him open from the chest to the stomach, and he screamed terribly, and his face was all twisted in agony. He made this unimaginable sound, he was screaming so horribly. But then finally he stopped. This was all in a day’s work for the surgeons, but it really left an impression on me because it was my first time.
Unit 731’s headquarters was straight out of a horror movie, with pieces of POW displayed in jars labeled by their nationality.
Conclusion
This list could be ten times as long as it is. Apologies to all those who lost family to Imperial Japanese atrocities that were not listed individually.
The purpose of this list is not to keep score on the horrors of war. It is the business of madmen to debate whether dying from radiation exposure is “better” than dying in a firebomb attack, or live burial alongside a few dozen friends and family members.
This is also not an assault on Japanese citizens of today. Japan is a good friend of the United States now, and that is the happiest ending one could ask from a story this horrible. The Empire of Japan is gone. It had to go. People who think like Barack Obama have no idea how to fight a war like that. God help us all if they are in power when the next such war is forced upon us.
This is, rather, an effort to help understand what was destroyed by the right, proper, and absolutely necessary bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the horror that would have claimed countless more victims if Japan had not been forced to surrender. It is very easy for callow politicians in 2016 to say that more Americans, and more Japanese, should have died in battle during a conventional invasion of Japan, to spare it the fury of the atomic bomb. Not many people felt that way at the time, especially if they were aware of the atrocities chronicled here.
Barack Obama treats the bombing of Hiroshima as a unique “evil.” No, sir. It was the endof an evil.
Some brave men – tragically, some good men – died fighting for Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. Memorial Day is about showing our gratitude and respect to the heroes who had no choice but to kill them, including the crew of the Enola Gay. They saved a hell of a lot of lives, and souls, on that terrible day.