War Crimes

My Mother Becomes A US Citizen.

February 20, 2014

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After World War II, The First Thing European Governments Did Was Seek Revenge.

January 30, 2014
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      There was widespread violence visited upon ethnic Germans and even German speaking Europeans immediately after the Second World War. We have written about the systematic rape and brutalization of German women by Russian soldiers who came to occupy Germany. But the violent paroxysm that was World War II did not end in […]

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Berga. Where American POWs Were Treated Exactly Like Jews In World War II.

January 11, 2014

        .Berga was a concentration camp where Nazis held Allied POWs. In the camp of 5,000, Tony Acevedo, a Hispanic medic who was captured with thousands of others at the Battle of the Bulge kept copious diaries about the camp and how they were treated. The Germans saw his swarthy complection and thought […]

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Dresden Was Our Guernica.

November 8, 2013

      On April 26, 1937, Bombers from Hitler’s Condor Legion dropped munitions on a small town in Spain known as Guernica. The town represented a pocket of resistance against Franco’s growing fascist populism and a seat of the Nationalist movement. Junkers 52 bombers and Heinkel 51s hit the city and returned to strafe […]

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Josef Goebbels Glares At Albert Eisenstaedt, Jewish Photographer.

September 26, 2013

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Great Escape Tunnel Unearthed.

August 27, 2013

        I did not know that the movie The Great Escape was about an actual tunnel. Apparently it was not only true, but the tunnel itself has finally been exhumed by British archeologists. It was slightly longer than a football field. The reason the tunnel has had no expeditions is because for […]

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Japanese World War II POW Statistics.

June 23, 2013

      I found these in a very dense book entitled: Hidden Horrors, Japanese war Crimes In World War II by Yuki Tanaka. Westview Press 1996. The Japanese were absolutely brutal to prisoners and if they took you you had a one in three chance of dying in captivity and almost every person they […]

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Bob Fletcher, Hero To Japanese Farmers Interred During WWII.

June 11, 2013

    Bob Fletcher, was a California agriculture inspector who, quit his job in the middle of World War II and managed the fruit farms of Japanese families forced to live in internment camps. He died on May 23 in Sacramento. He was 101.   He agreed to run the 90-acre Takeda Farm and Tsukamoto […]

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The Kovno Ghetto.

June 2, 2013

    The Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania . Lietukis Garage, Death Dealer of Kaunas . The Kovno ghetto was created by Nazis to hold the Jews who lived in Lithuania’s second largest city Kaunas. The Nazis did not have to round up the Jews of Lithuania. No, local anti-Semitic partisans performed that task themselves. So their […]

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Chiune “Sempo” Sugihara, The Japanese Diplomat Who Saved 6000 Jews.

May 24, 2013

      Chiune Shugihara was a Japanese diplomat during the build up of the Second World War. His position was inside the Lithuathian Consulate of Japan. Lithuanian Jews were getting the news that Jews were being killed by Germans and Russians and so they began petitioning the Japanese Consulate to help them escape. The […]

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Slaving As A Way Of Life.

May 22, 2013

  When you discuss slavery in this country, the discussion defaults of course to the American slave trade at the earliest stages of this republic. So the discussion moves to the South versus the North, or the Confederacy versus the Union. The discussion that we rarely have about slavery is that it is a sin […]

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The Most Shameful Map In History. These Are The Countries That Tortured People At Our Behest.

March 20, 2013

Source: Washington Post Ten years ago today, over 300,000 troops under US command made a surprise invasion of a country without a declaration of war. In the subsequent years we watched a bloody insurgency erupt and blossom into a low level civil war. We did this at the behest of our government that sold us […]

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Kill Anything That Moves.

February 28, 2013
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    Nick Turse’s new book Kill Anything That Moves is a disturbing window into the enormous numbers of Vietnamese civilians that died at the hands of the Americans. He cites the huge payload of ordinance dropped on that country, 60 billion pounds of ordinance, or roughly 640 of Hiroshima’s “Little Boy” Bombs. He gathers […]

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Chava Rosensweig’s Yellow Star Exhibit In The Imperial War Museum In Manchester, England.

January 28, 2013

(PS- This is My Niece.)   “Ceramic artist Chava Rosenzweig poses next to her installation of ceramic stars representing how the Holocaust shaped people’s lives, on January 15, 2013 in Manchester, England. The installation has been created to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 27 January 2013. The piece is made up of gas fired […]

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Babi Yar. One Of The Grimmest Days In Human History.

January 8, 2013

    Paul Blobel   The Einsatzgruppen or special task force was a division of the SS that followed behind the German Army and murdered anyone that didn’t fit into a set of tightly prescripted requirements. One could not be Communist. One could not be Bolshevik. One could not be related to Russian officials. One […]

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The Riga Massacres.

January 5, 2013

      In the first six months of their occupation of Latvia, the Germans and their collaborators worked to rid the country of the Jews who lived there. There were around 95,000 Jews in Latvia and less than 10,000 survived this pogrom. Encouraged to perpetrate violence upon their Jewish neighbors, the worst and the […]

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Pearl Harbor was just the opening move in Japan’s own blitzkrieg.

December 10, 2012

  HIJM Taiho Pearl Harbor wasn’t a singular event. It was the opening play in a long series of expansive territorial expropriations by the Imperial Japanese Network. It began in December 1926 when Hirohito took power as Emperor. By then Japan was already occupying Manchuria, a rich source of minerals and timber and other lucrative […]

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The Wheels Of Justice Are Turning.

June 7, 2012

  Hosni Mubarak just received a life sentence. Here is a man who spent three decades lining his pockets with the money his people made and ultimately is paying a price for horribly repressing dissent with lethal violence.   Interestingly the new President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic has stated that the 8000 Muslim men and […]

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Bigotry Is The Wet Nurse Of Torture.

January 2, 2012

  The President desires to know in the fullest and most circumstantial manner all the facts…for the very reason that the President intends to back up the Army in the heartiest fashion in every lawful and legitimate method of doing its work. He also intends to see that the most vigorous care is extended to […]

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Yugoslav General Convicted Of War Crimes.

November 15, 2011

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal sentenced the former chief of the Yugoslav army to 27 years imprisonment Tuesday for providing crucial military aid to Bosnian Serb forces responsible for the Srebrenica massacre and for a deadly four-year campaign of shelling and sniping in Sarajevo.   The case against Gen. Momcilo […]

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