From: Helsinki, Finland
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
People die in wars. I'm sure I'm not the only one with a profile picture with a person planning to kill someone..
by the way, your picture... this was a real beheading... so, some people might get offended;
And people are murdered in war crimes. That doesn't mean we celebrate the murderer. As I recall the victim was an young Australian officer who fought nobly and was illegally executed just to cower the other POW's. I'm not even Australian and I find the glorification of his murderer offensive.
While we are at it, I find the linkage to Horoshima to be childish, intellectually lazy and reflexively anti-American. other than that is a GREAT avatar.
I find it childish, intellectually lazy and extremely hypocritical not being able to link bombing, burning and so killing hundreds of thousands of civilian to these same war crimes. Not to add for example execution of helpless swimming sailors in the water, that were basically prisoners at that point. Same anger and aggression in action. And then celebrating the people and machinery that did this (who of course would not be trialed, because winners of war). But I do understand that there are a lot of Americans here and I guess people just don't work that way. And that Japan did a lot of terrible things that were not necessary, for example start the war :P. But not here to make any enemies, I'll consider removing the avatar.
Edit: useful link:
"Justice Radhabinod Pal argued that the exclusion of Western colonialism and the use of the atom bomb by the United States from the list of crimes and the lack of judges from the vanquished nations on the bench signified the "failure of the Tribunal to provide anything other than the opportunity for the victors to retaliate."  In this he was not alone among Indian jurists, with one prominent Calcutta barrister writing that the Tribunal was little more than "a sword in a [judge's] wig".
Justice B. V. A. Röling stated, "[o]f course, in Japan we were all aware of the bombings and the burnings of Tokyo and Yokohama and other big cities. It was horrible that we went there for the purpose of vindicating the laws of war, and yet saw every day how the Allies had violated them dreadfully"."
< Message edited by Sieppo -- 5/7/2013 12:53:13 AM >
- Playing Japan is hell. Sweet sweet hell.
- Failing CAPs and escorts since 12/2012.