The Untold Story of American War Crimes in Japan (Part 2 and 3)
The Untold Story of American War Crimes in Japan (Part 2 and 3)
… By Thomas Goodrich — Darkmoon.me August 22, 2015
Note. Part 1 of this article may be read here. In Part 2, Goodrich concludes his analysis of American war crimes in Japan. Part 3, entitled “Jews behind the Atom Bomb”, is an extended continuation of the discussion by Lasha Darkmoon.
“To us they are dogs and rats. We love to kill them. Killing Nips is the greatest sport known. We really get a kick out of hearing the bastards scream.”
— An American army officer in a letter to his mother. (See Part 1)
Part 2 : Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Mass Rape
of Japanese Women
Just as the Allied air forces were targeting cities and civilians in Germany, so too was the US air force incinerating the women and children of Japan.
As was the case with his peers in Europe, cigar-chewing, Jap-hating Gen. Curtis Lemay had no qualms whatsoever of targeting non-combatants. Once his air armada moved with striking distance of the Japanese home islands, the American air commander sent his B-29 bombers to attack Japan with high explosives and phosphorous bombs. Virtually all Japanese urban centers suffered utter destruction but it was the larger cities that were forced to endure the hell of “fire bombing.”
In one raid on Tokyo alone, in one night, an estimated 75,000 to 200,000 people, mostly women and children, were burned to death. Only the incineration of Dresden, Germany, with an estimated death toll of between 200,000-400,000, was greater.
In January, 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur forwarded to President Roosevelt a Japanese offer to surrender that he had just received. Roosevelt spurned the request.
Seven months later, the new American president, Harry Truman, received virtually the same offer from the Japanese. This time, the Americans accepted.
Had the Japanese surrender been accepted when first offered, well over one million people, American and Japanese, would not have died needlessly. Had peace been made in January, 1945, there would have been no battle blood-bathes as occurred at Iwo Jima, Saipan and Okinawa. There would have been no firebombing murder of hundreds of thousands of women and children in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, and every other major Japanese city. And, perhaps most important of all, had the Japanese peace offer been accepted earlier there would have been no horrific use of atomic weapons against the women and children of Japan and no stigma or shame attached to we Americans forever for the use of such hideous and hellish weapons.
Garden at Hiroshima, by Standish Backus
The fiery deaths of civilians in Tokyo and other cities and the vaporization of 200,000 mostly women and children in Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains an evil black smear on the human soul for all time to come; they provide a clear and terrible testament to man’s inhumanity to man.
The unbridled assaults against the helpless civilians of Japan were also a graphic comment on the powerful price of propaganda. From beginning to end, American political and military leaders hoped to punish the Japanese like no other people in history had been punished. Hence, the refusal to accept Japan’s surrender in January, 1945, and the refusal to accept the surrender several times later on.
The argument made by President Truman and his apologists that the atomic bombs were used to “end the war sooner” and thereby save both American and Japanese lives, was a lie; it was a lie then and it is a lie to this very day. In fact, Truman deliberately prolonged the war until the bombs were tested, assembled, delivered, and ready for use against Japan.
When the first device exploded as planned at Hiroshima and vaporized an estimated 80,000-100,000 civilians, Truman was eager to use another such bomb against another civilian target, Nagasaki. Had Truman a hundred nuclear weapons in his arsenal—rather than the mere two that he used—it seems clear he would have happily dropped them all on the women and children of Japan.
“The only language they seem to understand is the one we have been using to bombard them,” argued the American president. “When you have to deal with a beast you have to treat him like a beast. It is most regrettable but nevertheless necessary.”
Another argument for the use of the atomic bombs when Japan was willing, even eager, to surrender, was an attempt to impress the Soviet Union with American might. If such a line of reasoning was indeed true, as many later pointed out, then the weapons could have just as easily been used against isolated military targets, and not urban areas filled with women and children.
Certainly, one strong reason for using the weapon, though never mentioned then, and seldom mentioned even now, was hate. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were merely a more dramatic and devastating continuation of the no-quarter policy that had been in effect since December 7, 1941. The bombs were used against a much-hated enemy simply because the Americans wanted to use them. Weapons that would kill tens of thousands in a flash, then kill tens of thousands more in the most hideous and painful ways imaginable, made perfectly good sense at the time; it certainly made sense to Truman and millions of Americans then, and sadly, it still makes perfectly good sense to millions of Americans even now, seventy years later.
“The Dirty Japs began the war,” as the reasoning ran then, and still runs now, “the Dirty Japs fought the war in the most inhumane and barbarous way possible, and so it is thus fitting that these dirty yellow rats should suffer like no other people ever suffered;” or, as one American historian phrased it more delicately: “[T]he widespread image of the Japanese as sub-human constituted an emotional context which provided another justification for decisions which resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands.”
Nevertheless, with the war clearly won, and with pangs of conscience beginning to reassert themselves among some, a few voices felt that the dropping of the terrible new weapon was a display of sadistic savagery, pure and simple.
“The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul,” former US president, Herbert Hoover, wrote shortly after the news reached him.
Added the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Leahy:
It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were almost defeated and ready to surrender. . . . [I]n being the first to use it, we . . . adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.
And even Dwight David Eisenhower—a man who himself knew more than a little about the mass murder of a helpless enemy—suddenly found a mote of pity when he registered his complaint against the use of the hideous new weapon. “The Japanese were ready to surrender. . . ,” the general wrote. “It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.”
Mercifully, for everyone concerned, the Allied powers soon accepted the Japanese surrender seven months after it was originally offered and World War Two, the most savage and evil conflict in history, was over.
While all this was in progress, the “world’s worst peace” was claiming its European victims in their millions. None suffered more in war, none suffered more in “peace,” than German females.
Of all the numerous war crimes committed by the Allies during World War Two, the massive rapes committed against the helpless women and children of Germany were perhaps the most monstrous.
Of course, an untold number of German women and children did not survive the violent, nonstop assaults. One million? Two million? Ten million? Since no one in power cared, no one in power was counting.
And as this monstrous crime was enveloping the women of Europe, a similar slaughter was transpiring in Asia.
Because the great bulk of fighting in the war against Japan was fought on the water, in the air or across islands either uninhabited or sparsely populated, rape is a word seldom mentioned in American war diaries or official reports during the years 1941-1944. When US forces invaded the Japanese island of Okinawa, however, this changed.
Almost immediately, and in spite of the bloody fighting, US soldiers began the sexual assault on the females of the island. In one prefecture alone, during a ten-day period, over one thousand women reported being raped.
In one district alone, over 100 Japanese women
were raped EVERY day over a 10-day period by American soldiers.
Since most victims would never come forward and voluntarily suffer such shame in a society where modesty and chastity were prized above all else, the number of rapes was undoubtedly much greater than reported.
Incidents like the following became common:
Marching south, men of the 4th Marines passed a group of some 10 American soldiers bunched together in a tight circle next to the road. They were “quite animated,” noted a corporal who assumed they were playing a game of craps. “Then as we passed them,” said the shocked marine, “I could see they were taking turns raping an oriental woman. I was furious, but our outfit kept marching by as though nothing unusual was going on.”
So pervasive was the crime, and so frightened were the people, that hundreds of Okinawa women committed suicide by swallowing poison or by leaping from the steep cliffs of the island.
With their nation’s surrender in August, 1945, Japanese officials were so concerned about the mass rape of their wives and daughters by the victors that they rounded up tens of thousands of girls from poorer families throughout the nation and all but forced them into prostitution at various brothels, or “comfort stations.”
Although such stop-gap measures did prevent wholesale rape on a German scale, this was small consolation to the women and children who had to endure the sanctioned sex attacks.
Earning anywhere from eight cents to a dollar a day, a girl working in the “rape stations,” as they more commonly were called, might be brutally raped and sodomized from 15 to 60 times a days.
“They took my clothes off,” remembered one little girl. “I was so small, they were so big, they raped me easily. I was bleeding, I was only 14. I can smell the men. I hate men.”
Despite hundreds of thousands of American and Australian occupation soldiers using the rape stations, thousands more preferred taking their sex violently. In the days, weeks and months after the surrender, numerous atrocities were committed as the victors laid claim to the “spoils of war.”
In the Spring of 1946, American GI’s cut the phone lines in Nagoya and raped every women they could get their hands on, including children as young as ten. At another city, US soldiers broke into a hospital and spent their time raping over 70 women, including one who had just given birth. The mother’s infant was flung to the floor and killed.
Had Allied occupation commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, spent even half the time on stemming rape as he spent censoring news from Japan or running down real or imagined Japanese war criminals, the attacks would have been curtailed. But, like his opposite in Europe, Gen. Eisenhower, he did not.
As American historian, John W. Dower, acknowledged: “Once you recognize that soldiers rape–including “our” guys, our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, sons, husbands, boyfriends, grandsons–then you understand the tremendous resistance [by authorities] to recognizing mass rapes during wartime as the atrocity it has always been and still is”
Edgar Jones, a veteran first in Europe and then in the Pacific, struggled mightily to make sense of the many senseless things he had seen. When he truly understood what had occurred, he exploded in anger and honesty:
“We Americans have the dangerous tendency in our international thinking to take a holier-than-thou attitude toward other nations. We consider ourselves to be more noble and decent than other peoples, and consequently in a better position to decide what is right and wrong in the world. What kind of war do civilians suppose we fought, anyway?
We shot prisoners in cold blood, wiped out hospitals, strafed lifeboats, killed or mistreated enemy civilians, finished off the enemy wounded, tossed the dying into a hole with the dead, and in the Pacific boiled the flesh off enemy skulls to make table ornaments for sweethearts, or carved their bones into letter openers. . . .
[W]e mutilated the bodies of enemy dead, cutting off their ears and kicking out their gold teeth for souvenirs, and buried them with their testicles in their mouths. . . .
We topped off our saturation bombing and burning of enemy civilians by dropping atomic bombs on two nearly defenseless cities, thereby setting an all-time record for instantaneous mass slaughter.
As victors we are privileged to try our defeated opponents for their crimes against humanity; but we should be realistic enough to appreciate that if we were on trial for breaking international laws, we should be found guilty on a dozen counts. We fought a dishonorable war, because morality had a low priority in battle. The tougher the fighting, the less room for decency, and in Pacific contests we saw mankind reach the blackest depths of bestiality.
Sourced from “Dirty Japs”
Thomas Goodrich is a professional writer living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. His biological father was a United States Marine during the Pacific War, 1941-1945. Visit the author at ThomasGoodrich.com
Part 3: Jews Behind the Atom Bomb
. . . by Lasha Darkmoon
Known as the “father of the atomic bomb”, Jewish physicist Oppenheimer was the chief scientist in charge of the Manhattan Project (1942-1946) at Los Alamos where the first nuclear weapons were developed. His security clearance was revoked after the war because of his close Communist connections. If Roosevelt’s Jewish-controlled administration had been looking for the most morally degenerate and mentally unstable Jew in America, albeit one with the highest scientific qualifications for developing the deadliest weapons known to man, they couldn’t have chosen a better man than Oppenheimer.
— See here, especially section entitled “Private and Political Life”
The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was nicknamed “Little Boy” (originally “Thin Man”) and was named after Franklin D. Roosevelt. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later was nicknamed “Fat Boy” and was named after Winston Churchill.
Three motives immediately suggest themselves for the use of these lethal weapons upon an already defeated nation: (a) The need to see how the weapons worked, to assess their toxicity, and to figure out ways to improve the deadliness of the weapons. The Japanese were to be used as guinea pigs. Nothing controversial here: exactly the same thing is being done today by the Israelis in Gaza, with the Gaza strip being used as the Jews’ military testing ground for new weapons and the Palestinians being used as the Jews’ guinea pigs or lab rats. (b) As a warning to the Soviet Union not to mess with America. “By showing off the new nuclear weapons, Washington also sent an early Cold War message to Russia that the U.S. was the new planetary superpower.” (c) Sadistic malevolence or evil for evil’s sake—usually softened and sanitized by the use of the word “revenge”, as if to suggest that the cruelty was justified.
During the first half of 1945, the US systematically obliterated more than 60 defenseless Japanese cities, grinding them to dust with aerial bombing. Entire areas of Japan, however, were deliberately spared, giving some Japanese the false notion that the Americans were acting with some semblance of self-restraint. The citizens of five cities became complacent, thinking they were living in “protected cities”. These cities were Kyoto, Kokura, Niigata, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Little did the citizens of these “protected cities” know that the only reason they had not been obliterated earlier on by conventional firebombing was because the Americans were saving them up for the Big Bomb. Hiroshima and Nagasaki did the trick.
Kyoto, Kokura and Niigata were “spared”, but only because the Americans had probably run out of nukes by this time. Or perhaps they were economizing, keeping a few nukes in reserve for the Soviet Union—in case ‘Uncle Joe” (Stalin) got too big for his boots.
The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, immediately vaporized 80,000 to 100,000 innocent Japanese civilians, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of traumatized survivors suffering from the effects of deadly radiation, birth deformities and cancers. Enough has already been said about Hiroshima, so we will concentrate here on Nagasaki where the devastation was just as great if not greater.
The bomb dropped on Nagasaki was different in design from the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Whereas Hiroshima got the atom bomb, Nagasaki got the plutonium bomb. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki weighed 10,000 pounds and exploded 500 meters above St Mary’s Cathedral in the Urakami district of Nagasaki. This occurred at exactly 11.02 a.m while Japanese Roman Catholics were celebrating Holy Mass. It wiped out the entire Christian congregation. These were “boiled, evaporated, carbonized or otherwise disappeared in a scorching, radioactive fireball that exploded 500 meters above the cathedral.”
“Most Nagasaki Christians did not survive the blast,” we are told by the same narrator, Dr Gary G. Kohls, a retired physician and non-violent political activist. “Six thousand of them died instantly, including all who were at confession [in St Mary’s Cathedral]. Of the 12,000 church members, 8,500 of them eventually died as a result of the bomb. Many of the others were seriously sickened.
“Three orders of nuns and a Christian girl’s school disappeared into black smoke or became chunks of charcoal. Tens of thousands of other innocent non-combatants also died instantly and many more were mortally or incurably wounded.
“Some of the victims’ progeny are still suffering from the trans-generational malignancies and immune deficiencies caused by the deadly plutonium and other radioactive isotopes produced by the bomb.”
The general public remains totally unaware to this day that the Nagasaki bomb had a hidden dimension. It was unleashed by a purportedly Christian nation, America, and with the full blessings and prayers of Catholic and Lutheran chaplains that it might reach its target and kill thousands, and it was known all along that THE PRINCIPAL VICTIMS OF THIS PLUTONIUM BOMB WOULD BE CHRISTIANS. Here, then, is the supreme irony: that a supposedly Christian nation, America, should go out of its way TO DESTROY CHRISTIANITY IN JAPAN.
If we connect the dots, we can see that the Jews who designed the atom bomb and were heavily involved in the Manhattan project—all of them wielding immense clout under Roosevelt—we can see that these Jews, with their atavistic hatred of Christianity, might have had a special motive for killing two birds with one stone when they targeted Nagasaki of all Japanese cities: not only would they deal the Japanese enemy a deadly blow, they would also deal Christianity in Japan a deadly blow, virtually destroying it.
“What the Japanese Imperial government could not do in 250 years of persecution,” Dr Gary G. Kohls notes, “American Christians did in nine seconds.”
Only it wasn’t “American Christians” that did it; it was the Jews behind the Roosevelt administration.
To repeat, for it cannot be emphasized too strongly: the Americans, with the help of their Jewish advisors, succeeded in virtually destroying Christianity in Japan in nine seconds, a feat which the anti-Christian Japanese government had been unable to accomplishing in 250 years of unremitting persecution.
Is Christianity dead in Japan right now? No, but it is a mere shadow of what it once was: a mere fraction of 1 percent of the Japanese are Christians today. And yet, Christianity really did flourish in Japan—at Nagasaki in particular—in the early half of the 20th century, before the Judeo-American administration of Roosevelt decided to strangle it to death.
Well done, America!
LIST OF JEWS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATOM BOMB
Robert Oppenheimer [American Jew] – Scientific Director – Project “Y”
Frank Oppenheimer [American Jew] – Brother of and Assistant to J Robert Oppenheimer
Albert Einstein [German born Jew] – Consultant to the Project.
Niels Bohr [Danish born Jew] – Consultant to the Project.
Leó Szilárd [Hungarian born Jew] – Group Leader – Metallurgical Laboratory.
Nicholas Kürti [Hungarian born Jew] – Worked with
Franz Eugen Simon [German born Jew] and developed a method of separating uranium 235 from raw uranium ore.
David Bohm [American Jew] – Performed theoretical calculations for the Calutrons at the Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge, used to electromagnetically enrich uranium for use in the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
Rudolf Peierls [German born Jew] – British Mission.
Felix Bloch [Swiss born Jew] – Worked under Hans Albrecht Bethe, performing nuclear fission research.
Eugene [Paul] Wigner [Hungarian born Jew] – Group Leader Metallurgical Laboratory.
James Chadwick [British born Jew] – Chief – British Mission.
James Franck [German born Jew] – Director – Chemistry Group.
Otto Frisch [German born Jew] – British Mission.
Edward Teller [Hungarian born Jew] – Thermonuclear Research.
Emilio Gino Segrè [Italian born Jew] – Group Leader.
Hans Albrecht Bethe [German born Jew] – Chief – Theoretical Division.
Klaus Fuchs [German born Jew] – Theoretical Division [Communist Spy]
Richard Phillips Feynman [American Jew] – Group Leader – Theoretical Division.
Morris Kolodney [American Jew] – Manager – DP Site.
Louis Rosen [American Jew] – The “Father” of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center.
Louis Slotin [Canadian born Jew] – Critical Testing – resulted in his accidental death.
Jacob Beser [American Jew] – Weapons firing and fusing.
Theodore Alvin Hall [American Jew] – Youngest Scientist at Los Alamos.
Samuel T. Cohen [American Jew] – Worked in the Efficiency Group.
Samuel Goudsmit – [Danish born Jew] – Scientific Head of the Alsos Mission.
George Placzek – [Moravian born Jew] – British Mission.
Eugene Rabinowitch – [Russian born Jew] – Metallurgical Laboratory.
Joseph Rotblat – [Polish born Jew] – Worked with James Chadwick [Communist Spy]
Gregory Breit – [Russian born Jew] – Predecessor of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
David Greenglass [American Jew] – Manhattan Project Infiltration [Communist Spy].
George Abramovich Koval [American Jew] – Special Engineer Detachment [Communist Spy]
Victor Weisskopf [Austrian born Jew] – Theoretical Division.
Alvin Martin Weinberg [American Jew] – Theoretical Physics under Eugene [Paul] Wigner.
Isidor Isaac Rabi [Polish born Jew] – Consultant to the Project.
Stan Frankel [American Jew] – Theoretical Division.
Enrico Fermi [Italian born Gentile] was married to a Jewess – Group Leader – Theoretical Division