It is always a pleasure to get historical anniversary shows, as they have shelf life, which all of us in this business hope to be able to have for some of our work when we move on to the next journey.
But this annual Japanese pity-parade for the two first nuclear bomb strikes was really cranked up this year as part of their smokescreen for remilitarizing, and having learned from the Israelis I guess, how to play the victim when you were the aggressor.
Japan’s legacy of brutality is unmatched in WWII. It made the Germans look like cub scouts. The rape and slaughter of China’s Nanking city — 100,000 people — was spun even in Japan’s graduate level history courses as an example of Western racism, using what they called the Nanking smear story as an example of how “yellow racism” still survived. Japan lies about Nanking to this day, but there are still witnesses alive in China to contradict it.
There is another little problem with Japan’s whitewash story. Japanese soldiers took tons of photos of the atrocities they committed, viewing them like sports awards of some kind. They took their film into Chinese photo stores to be developed — the shocked and terrified employees had the presence of mind to make extra copies to smuggle out of the country.
I can still remember browsing through a paperback book on it one day at a friends house, and I had no idea that such photos could be commercially published. It remains, to this day, the most disturbing imagery I have ever seen. The head chopping contests shots of endless Chinese soldier executions just numb you out after a while. The Japanese even stacked them on photographic piles. If you are of a mind, you can google “Rape of Nanking”, but it is not for the squeamish.
But what they did to the women and children, especially in the hospitals, showed that they had a perverse macho problem with their bayonets. Because Japan became a US ally in the Cold War, mainstream Corporate media never branded Japan with their worst atrocities. After the war crimes trials, the coverage on it ceased.
Still classified to this day is that Japan’s WWII nuclear program was a month away from their first usable bomb. The bombs were to be delivered on special long-range submarines to detonate in US harbor cities.
When the Russians declared war on Japan at the end of WWII, the Russians overran Japan’s four nuclear reprocessing plants in Korea, where Japanese technology was far advanced from what the US had, and done at a fraction of the cost. Stalin got it all.
Today Japan is one of the largest nuclear proliferators, having been making plutonium for a long time — enough for thousands of weapons. We know exactly where it is stored, and so do a number of Western countries, and of course the IAEA, also. Japan only has a few hundred weapons, which they keep “disassembled”.
We have written about his on VT, but not had an opportunity to put it out on a program like The Debate show on a Nagasaki anniversary date. But Japan was so aggressive with their whitewashing their own crimes… and worse, playing the victim, it was time to take the gloves off.
Jim Walsh seems like a nice man, but suffers from what we call in the Intel biz the “academic disease”… and that is “if I don’t know it, it does’t exist”. I had mentioned mini-nukes on a show with him a month ago, and he did not respond. But he jumped off a cliff on this one by challenging me that it was total conspiracy theory hype… that there was no such thing, as he had IAEA friends, and he would know if they existed.
Mr. Walsh does not seem to be a VT reader, nor did he bother to visit our website after the last show to learn a bit about us. So I responded with my usual comeback which always works. Goggle “Davy Crockett nuclear weapons”, and he would find all the images of these 1950’s era weapons his heart could desire, many of them shots of museum displays.
I have two demonstration videos at the end of the article, the second with President Kennedy attending a live fire exercise. These are from our top secret source… YouTube! I would like to thank Press TV for the opportunity to be on this show. It was a pleasure.
– First aired on … August 09, 2015 –
In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Jim W. Dean, the managing editor at Veterans Today from Atlanta, and Jim Walsh, with MIT University’s Security Studies Program from Boston, to discuss the nuclear bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the World War II.
Now we move on to some videos (old ones) of mini-nukes that Mr. Walsh of MIT says do not exist. The only thing that upset me about his position is that he is actually paid money for the work that he does. This is the best one, because it is short and sweet.
Here is one where President Kennedy and his advisory team attended and had front row seats. The lead in is a bit boring, so you can skip ahead to the video part.