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Remembering Pearl Harbor Attack & The Japanese Atrocities

Posted by FactReal on December 7, 2012

A Date which will live in Infamy

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Five American battleships and three destroyers were sunk, 400 planes were destroyed and over 4000 were killed or wounded.

Leftists in academia, Hollywood, and the media love to vilify the United States by constantly talking about the American expansions, but they avoid talking about the violent Islamist Crusades (which started 4 centuries before the Western Crusades) or the Japanese Imperialism and their expansionist ambitions. The Left’s revision of history consists of hiding the facts and the context of many historical events. Thus, it is important that a day like today we remember the Pearl Harbor attack, the casualties, and the atrocities committed by the Japanese during their Imperial expansion.

Pearl Harbor was not the first attack perpetrated by the Japanese. Japan was one of the major countries part of the Axis Powers (along with Germany and Italy). The Axis Powers had already been very active pursuing their global territorial expansion before World War II. They dominated large parts of Europe, Africa, East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Imperialism

Before the Pearl Harbor Attack

– 1904: Japanese Empire fought against Russian Empire due to their rival imperial ambitions over
Manchuria (Northeast China) and Korea. (Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905)
– 1931: Japan invades Manchuria (Northeast China)
– 1932: Japan attacks Shanghai, China in 1932 (Shanghai War of 1932)
– 1933: Japan attacks Hopei, China (First Battle of Hopei)
– 1936: Japan and a Mongolian coalition unsuccessfully attack Inner Mongolia, China
– 1937: Japanese regular and allied Inner Mongol forces finally capture Inner Mongolia
– 1937: Japan invasion China (Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945)
– 1938-1940: Japan occupies several Chinese East coastal provinces
– 1938: Japan fights with the Soviets in the Korea border (Battle of Lake Khasan)
– 1939: Japan fights with the Soviets and Mongols (Soviet-Japanese Border War)
– 1940: Japan occupies North Indochina (Vietnam/French Indochina Expedition)

Leftist historians want us to forget about the Japanese atrocities on the Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, and Americans.

Japanese guards forced horrified Filipinos
to view murdered POWs

Japanese common atrocities:
– beheadings, disembowelments, cutting throats, rapes
– casual shootings, bayonet stabbings, rifle butt beatings
– deliberate refusal to allow the prisoners food or water
– slicing off a woman’s breasts and a young man’s genitals
– hacking off a prisoner’s hands and legs
– hammering cartridges into the eyes of Russian troops
– a pilot was beheaded, his flesh sliced up and cooked
(a common Japanese practice during the war)
– the Nanking Massacre (aka the Rape of Nanking): hundreds of thousands of civilians in Nanking
(former capital of China) were murdered and 20,000-80,000 women were raped by Japanese soldiers
– slaughters in Java, Borneo and other cities in China
– shot 300 to 400 people in Singapore
– hundreds of civilians were burned alive at Fort Santiago
– still more were shot at the German Club, where soldiers shot or bayoneted women and children
fleeing the flames
– mercilessly murdered hospital patients at the Red Cross building
– followed the order of killing Filipinos in groups in order to save ammunition
– 22 Americans were beheaded by a single commander (in the Gilberts)
– Japanese guards bayoneted 90 (at Ballale)
In Bataan, province of the Philippines (1942)
About 70,000 Filipino and American troops surrendered to Japanese forces in the Philippines during World War II. The Japanese forced them to walk almost 60 miles for days in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. This later became known as The Death March of Bataan and recorded in history as one example of Japanese war crimes:
Japanese Attacks

The Death March of Bataan (Philippines, 1942)

– 650 American died
– 5,000 to 10,000 Filipino died
– 400 men of the Filipino 91st Division were massacred
– during the march, many POWs were bayoneted, beaten or tortured where they fell
– some prisoners who possessed Japanese yen were beheaded
– water and food was not given to prisoners for days while keeping them continually
marching in the tropical heat
– when they were allowed to drink, it was from rice paddies full of dung
– no bathrooms were provided
– malaria and dysentery ravaged the prisoners
– Japanese soldiers defecated and urinated next to the wounded in field hospitals
– some Americans were forced to dig a trench to bury alive sick Filipinos
– when the prisoners were finally placed in crammed, hot railroad cars the men racked by dysentery relieved themselves on other prisoners
– immediately killed anyone who fell down, was unable to continue or protested

Read entire report here.

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