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Maurice O'BrienYou forgot to mention the German Zeppelin raids on London, 1916-17
LM SheaUnfortunately war is a bloody business. If your going to start one, you can't very well complain about getting stomped on. And if you are going to start one you'd best win it least those who you stomped on return the favor. Moral of the story? Peace is best.
Elizabeth van KampenMy Japanese friend Keiko told me about the cruel and scaring Great Tokyo Air Raid and the Bombing of Civilians in World War II. Those Japanese civilians were burnt alive! And although the Kempeitai killed my father and killed my uncle while we lived in the former Dutch East Indies occupied by Japan during World War Two, I still feel honestly sorry for all those Japanese people. It wasn't them who killed my father and uncle. It was the Japanse government and the Japanese army who refused to stop that war. And it is the Japanese government that still denies all their committed war crimes during WWII.
Nguyen van HuyIn 1945, before the World War ended, Japanese Army in Vietnam got hold all the harvested rice and let at least one million Vietnamese died of hunger. Thus this sole action killed more people than all the bombings in Japan, England and Chongqing put together. But perhaps most people have never heard about that event, because Vietnamese considered it was dark history and rarely mentioned. In this case we easily forgave and forgot, because Japanese had endured the worse end results than us: they had to beg their enemy to spare their life. Later we defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu and the colonial power must get out of Vietnam. Then we forgave and forgot the French. Has anyone heard about any lawsuits by Vietnamese against France or Japan on war crimes? In contrast Chinese are not so good, they are still keen to find some way to humiliate Japan in these days. In Vietnam war, though they lost 53 thousand soldiers, Americans spared bombing the dykes and populated areas in North Vietnam, and even let the bad guys win the war :(. I believe that the Law of Karma did exert its power and right judgment in the sparing of so many Northern Vietnamese lives: they were bad, but not so bad. But, wait, though the war was over but our internal conflict is not over yet. Until the Communists have met their fate, the freedom-minded Vietnamese will not rest.