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    War in Vietnam (1945–46)

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:45 am

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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 am

    Japanese troops that were killing British were converted to their "allies" in order to fight communists..
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:42 am

    Why the surprise... despite terrible crimes in the war in the pacific there were no nurenberg trials for the Japs.... and of course just after west german soldiers were killing brits and yanks all of a sudden they were allies in the fight against the Soviets... and the Japs too we now western allies against the Soviet Union and communist China too...

    Bad guy is a switch can can be flipped over night... Osama bin laden was a good guy fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, and Saddam was a hero keeping them evil Iranians in check... till they did something that was no longer useful and they became the biggest threat to world peace and public enemy number 1.
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    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:49 am




    There were no Japanese at Nuremberg due to geographical and practical considerations.

    They had their own separate war crimes trials which I think were conducted by the Allies soon after the end of WW2 in Japan.


    You can see a little bit about it in the movie Emperor which was released a few years ago; the wanted Japanese were actively hunted down and put on trial.

    Also, the U.S practically wrested away and annexed some Japanese islands after the war, something it did not do to either Austria or Germany. For example Okinawa was not returned to Japan until the 1970's, and the U.S. military has still a significant presence there to this day. Also a bunch of the Pacific islands were annexed by the U.S. and never given back to Japan.



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    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:33 am

    Of course they actively hunted down Japanese... but mostly to recruit them... they knew the Japs were experimenting on their prisoners with diseases and chemicals... they would take a group of 100 men and infect them with a disease like foot an mouth or typhoid and every week they would kill ten and do autopsies... sometimes they wouldn't kill them they would just autopsie them alive which of course killed them. The US was desperate to get their hands on their results and lab books... they offered jobs in the US and nice houses and lots of money to get them to surrender and not destroy their notes.

    Well it turns out they weren't doing proper science and so the results were largely useless, but no one got tried or executed for their treatment of prisoners in the Pacific.

    And that is just one aspect... the way they treated the local girls was horrific... they called them comfort girls... they were as bad as nazis in europe but were not treated the same because the US basically was in total control and didn't really give a shit what they did to the natives or the prisoners.
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    Post  kvs on Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731

    These worms were right up there with Mengele in their demented and sadistic experiments.

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    Post  Hole on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:01 pm

    Their president also changed until the end of the war in Asia. Truman was a lot worse then Roosevelt.

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