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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 08:27 PM

22. Not exactly because of waterboarding...

Tokyo War Crimes Trial

Count: Offence
1: As leaders, organizers, instigators, or accomplices in the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy to wage wars of aggression, and war or wars in violation of international law
27: Waging unprovoked war against China
29: Waging aggressive war against the United States
31: Waging aggressive war against the British Commonwealth (Crown colonies and protectorates of the United Kingdom in the Far East and South Asia, Australia and New Zealand)
32: Waging aggressive war against the Netherlands (Dutch East Indies)
33: Waging aggressive war against France (French Indochina)
35, 36: Waging aggressive war against the USSR
54: Ordered, authorised, and permitted inhumane treatment of prisoners of war and others
55: Deliberately and recklessly disregarded their duty to take adequate steps to prevent atrocities

"Waterboarding" was such a despicable act as to classify it as a war crime deserving execution.


Saying we hung Tojo for waterboarding is a gross misstatement and kind of an insult to the memories of the millions who died in the Far East.

Is waterboarding torture? Yes. Duh. But it's plenty horrible without trying to pin Japanese war crimes on it. This kind of hyperbole makes me ill. Just as much as the tea bagger calling the president Kenyan -- there's plenty for everyone to criticize without getting into lies and hyperbole.

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