Sunday, August 14, 2005

VJ Day – August 14,2005 : Some Things to Remember


This is the text of an order, issued August 1, 1944, by the Ministry of War in Tokyo , to the commandants of several POW camps- notably in the Phillipines.


It surfaced during the War Crimes trials after WWII , and was cited by defendants who said they were merely obeying orders.



“ When the battle situation becomes urgent the POWs will be concentrated and confined in their location and kept under heavy guard until preparations for the final disposition will be made.


Although the basic aim is to act under superior orders, individual disposition may be made in certain circumstances.


Whether they are destroyed individually or in groups, and whether it is accomplished by means of mass bombing, poisonous smoke, poisons, drowning, or decapitation, dispose of them as the situation dictates.


It is the aim not to allow the escape of a single one, to annihilate them all, and not to leave any traces. “


Let all who weep for those who lost their lives at Hiroshima and Nagasaki , and who berate “American imperialism ” direct their attention to this edict – and to the eagerness and efficiency with which it was obeyed.


On Palawan – the Phillipines – 150 American prisoners were forced at bayonet point into crude, log-reinforced air raid ditches: packed in so tightly, there was barely room to breathe.


Japanese soldiers then ran up and poured 5 gallon buckets of aviation gas on them ; followed by flaming torches.


Machine guns had been set up in the camp, and those who escaped the fire pits were mowed down. Still the prisoners – some in flames – kept coming: actually knocking down the barbed wire fence in their pain and madness.


The Japanese had prepared for this possibility, and had heavily armed squads waiting on the beach to kill the survivors – and – beyond that , barges , on which troops waited with tripod mounted machine guns to finish off any swimmers.


Amazingly, six men- all badly wounded ,one bitten by a shark – managed to swim across the five mile channel to safety , and reach American lines.


People survived the death camps, in spite of the best efforts of the Japanese to silence them , but you will be hard-pressed to learn their stories today – for they have been silenced by an Elite that wants us to focus on other things : Political Correctness , Global Warming, the Horrors of Saturated Fats, which Elites are worthy of political office ……..or which Japanese car to buy .



This article is dedicated to the 2656 US servicemen who perished at Camp Cabanatuan ,the Phillipines ,and to all who perished elsewhere- while in Japanese hands.

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