You know what's fucked up about the Nanjing Massacre?
The Chinese Government actually pulled their military troops out of Nanjing and forbade the people from fleeing as Japan enclosed the city.
Almost immediately, Mass Executions at the hands of Japanese troops ensued -
Hubert Sone was a methodist missionary in China when the Rape of Nanjing began in December 1937. He documented the horrors he witnessed as the Japanese invaded the city on the very first day. -
"They shot and bayoneted on the spot and without question anyone whom they might consider to be a soldier. As a result, great numbers of people were shot down, even though in civilian clothes. [...] The streets were literally littered with the dead." -
The Imperial Japanese then sought to corrupt the blood of the Han and herded any woman they saw, raping and murdering them in a variety of horrific ways
Not even children were spared, some were beaten until maimed for life, losing parts of their bodies or going blind; Girls as young as 13 were gang raped, and babies were tossed in the air and pierced by bayonets for sport
Woman kept as sex slaves, Mass graves, the burying of live POWs, immolation of the innocent, target dummies for military training and practice, the atrocities are countless and massive in scale
And it took Japan nearly 60 YEARS to formally apologize
It was not a direct apology, which angered some people in China. Xinhua, a Chinese news agency, wrote:
"Instead of offering an unambiguous apology, Abe’s statement is rife with rhetorical twists like ‘maintain our position of apology’ – dead giveaways of his deep-rooted historical revisionism, which has haunted Japan’s neighbourhood relations." -
There are those who do deny the massacre, but the issue of Nanjing continues to be one of the most formative events in East Asian history
After I posted a set of pictures about San Ildefonso, Bulacan's Bahay Na Pula where occupying Japanese forces brought and brutally raped women and children from the village of Mapanique, a friend lent me this book. The Women of Mapanique: Untold Crimes of War was written by Nena Gajudo with contributions by Gina Alunan and Susan Macabuag and published by the Asian Centre for Women's Human Rights ASCENT in 2000. The book contains personal accounts of the women who survived the mass rape as well as documents regarding the operations of Japanese forces that led to the massacre and rape. My friend also contributed portraits of the women survivors as they recounted their ordeal in the Bahay Na Pula as well as the aftermath. #worldwar2#philippinehistory#warcrimes
The League of Justice Online was well represented by its Director Reginald Sagay at the just concluded International Bar Association Litigation Forum,Chicago. One of the Highlights for the league of Justice Online was where the director asked a striking question concerning the on going case of Dominic ogwen at the ICC considering the fact that he was only a child when was kidnapped to join the Lord resistance Army of Joseph kony. The question was in relation to the perceived perception of the judges that has already committed to war crimes and should face its consequences and how can the judges be best persuaded to consider his children and the fact of being taken against his will as a defence.
Slobodan milosevic adlh Presiden Serbia(1989-1997) dn Yugoslavia(97-2000), ia juga memimpin Partai Sosialis sejk didirikannya pada 1990,Ia disidng dengn dakwaan kejahatan perang dan kejahatan terhadap kemanusiaan yg dilakukannya di Kosovo Pada 11 Maret 2006...!!!!
The Israeli military deliberately target Palestinian children if they perceive them as a threat to security:
An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.
Brigadier-General Zvika Fogal‘s mandate is to kill Palestinian children with a view to protecting the State of Israel: “And to my great sorrow, sometimes when you shoot at a small body and you intended to hit his arm or shoulder it goes even higher. The picture is not a pretty picture. But … that’s the price that we have to pay to preserve the safety and quality of life of the residents of the State of Israel.” Fogel was interviewed by Ron Nesiel on the Israeli public radio network Kan.
Brigadier-General Fogel is the former chief of staff of the Israeli army’s “Southern Command,” which includes the occupied Gaza Strip.
The interviewer asked Fogel if the Israeli army should “rethink its use of snipers,” and suggests that someone giving orders “lowered the bar for using live fire.” Fogel adamantly defends the policy, stating: “At the tactical level, any person who gets close to the fence, anyone who could be a future threat to the border of the State of Israel and its residents, should bear a price for that violation.” He adds: “If this child or anyone else gets close to the fence in order to hide an explosive device or check if there are any dead zones there or to cut the fence so someone could infiltrate the territory of the State of Israel to kill us …” “Then his punishment is death?” Nesiel interjects. “His punishment is death,” the general responds. “As far as I’m concerned then yes, if you can only shoot him to stop him, in the leg or arm – great. But if it’s more than that then, yes, you want to check with me whose blood is thicker, ours or theirs.” URL Article Link Cont’d in Comments.
Regrann from @robert_martin_palestine_ - Another Israeli soldier admitting to his War Crimes against the Palestinians. ‘Piercing eyes of young Palestinians eventually made me break my silence’ - Avner Gvaryahu, a former Israeli soldier:
Admitting to Israeli War Crimes doesn’t make it right, you had a choice and decided to dehumanise many times. Why no charges after admitting guilt? Your choices changed the lives of many forever... #Israel#Palestine#Israeli#Jew#Palestinian#IDF#WarCrimes#Israeli#IDF#palestine#Arabs#Muslim#reflection#Jews#Israeli Palestinian via @eye.on.palestine @palplusenglish
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