[email protected] Daniel Keren wrote:
>[email protected] writes:
># Keep believing that. I post enough in this conference to
># make start a healthy skepticism in any unbiased reader.
>Yep. Who can resist claims such as Giwer had made in support of
>1) That Belsen camp was really in Poland.
>2) That Zyklon-B would not release any HCN in a temperature of
> 20 degrees (this from a “163-IQ’ed retired engineer”).
>3) That Degesch never manufactured Zyklon with an “Erco” carrier,
> and that such a carrier could not be bluish in color.
>4) That the Krema I gas chamber was really a “delousing chamber”;
> Giwer also claimed it had cyanide residues on its outer wall.
> Naturally, he failed to document this claim.
>5) That the Nazis are not to blame for tens-of-thousands of deaths
> at Belsen (never mind that there were hundreds of tons of food
> nearby, which were nontheless not given to the inmates; they were
> not even given water).
>6) That the testimonies about gassing are “unsigned, un-notarized,
> type written statements provided by the Russians”. (An outright
> lie, of course; most of these testimonies were given before
> German courts).
>7) And, one of my favorites: quoting the old .sig
>In Message-ID: <[email protected]>, Matt Giwer
>suggested that documents about a “gas chamber” and “gassing cellar”
>in the Birkenau crematoriums didn’t count, as they were really due
>to “a morbid sense of humor” of the SS men who authored the documents.
>And we could go on and on.
As can I.
JAPANESE WAR CRIMES TRIALS
While Germans were being convicted of making human “soap” (taken
seriously in the seventh edition of Oppenheim and Lauterpacht’s
prestigious International Law, vol. II, p. 450) Japanese defendants were
being convicted of making human “soup” in repeated trials.
This is not a misprint; it was considered a “proven fact” in 1948 – a
“fact” proven in numerous “trials” – that the Japanese are a race of
habitual cannibals who were forbidden upon pain of death from devouring
the corpses of their own dead, but who were officially encouraged to eat
Americans. Americans were served fried, or as soup; people were eaten
when other food was available. Thus, the Japanese engage in cannibalism
out of choice rather than necessity. Favourite human body parts for
culinary purposes are liver, pancreas and gall bladder; Chinese are
swallowed in pill form!
Among the “trials” in which this was “proven” are U.S. Tachibana Yochio
and 13 others, Mariana Islands, 2nd-15th August, 1946; Commonwealth of
Australia vs. Tazaki Takehiko, Wewak, 30th November 1945; Commonwealth
of Australia v. Tomiyasu Tisato, Rabaul, 2nd April 1946; and the most
complex war crimes trial in history, the International Military Tribunal
for the Far East (IMTFE) personally supervised by Douglas McArthur,
which lasted from May 1946 until December 1948 (see The Tokyo Judgment,
vol. 1, pp. 409-410, University of Amsterdam Press 1977, pp. 49,674-5 of
The 25 defendants who survived trial were all convicted; 7 were hanged.
Their crimes included:
Planning, initiation and waging “aggressive war” against the Soviet
Union (the Soviet Union attacked Japan two days after Hiroshima in
violation of a Non-Agression Pact; on this same day the London Agreement
was signed, pursuant to which the Nuremberg Trial was held); planning,
initiation, and waging “aggressive war” against France (France is in
Europe); illegal sea blockade and indiscriminate population bombing
(case against Shimada), that is, the actions of the British in Europe
would have been illegal if committed by the Japanese; trial of war
criminals before a military tribunal (case against Hata and Tojo; see
also U.S. vs. Sawada, probably the most disgusting and hypocritical
accusation of all; the victims were 7 Americans guilty of participating
in the fire-bombing of Tokyo in which 80,000 women and children were
burned to death) and cannibalism. It was not alleged that the defendants
ate anyone personally.
The evidence included:
* Soviet War Crimes Reports * Chinese War Crimes Reports * Soviet
reports based on Japanese documents not attached to the reports *
Summaries of Japanese military aggression in China (written by the
Chinese) * 317 Judge Advocate General War Crimes Reports (total length:
14,618 pages) “quoting” “captured” Japanese documents, diaries,
cannibalism confessions, mass murder orders, orders to gas P.O.W.s on
remote South Sea islands, etc. (“captured documents” not attached to
reports; proof of authenticity not required) * affidavits of Japanese
soldiers imprisoned in Siberia * affidavits of Japanese referring to
Japs as the ‘enemy’ * affidavits of Red Army Officers * newspaper
clippings (admissable evidence for the prosecution, but not usually for
the defense; i.e., events in China were proven by quoting the Chicago
Daily Tribune, the New Orleans Times- Picayune, the Sacrimento Herald,
Oakland Tribune, New York Herald, New York Times, Christian Science
Monitor, etc. * the “affidavit” of Marquis Takugawa (written in English
and not read to him in Japanese) * the statements of Okawa (Okawa was
declared insane and confined to a lunatic asylum, but his statements
were used in evidence) * the testimony of Tanaka (a professional witness
paid by the Americans; Okawa, when drunk, has confessed everything to
Tanaka; Tanaka ‘The Monster’ Ryukichi was supposedly responsible for
millions of atrocities but was not tried, instead he moved freely about
Japan) * Kido’s diary (titbits of gossip about everybody Kido didn’t
like) * Harada’s Memoirs (Harada had suffered a stroke, so his dictation
was incomprehensible; how well he could remember and what he meant to
say were anybody’s guess; the translations were a guess; many different
“copies” had been “corrected” by a variety of people other than the
person to whom he had dictated; added to which he had a reputation for
The Prosecution’s Answer to Defense Arguments at the end of the trial
refutes all defensive evidence, stating that documents (translations of
excerpts “copies” without proof of issuance or signature) are the best
witnesses. If prosecution and defense both quote a document, defense
have quoted out of context, but never the prosecution. Hearsay has
probative value; testimony of defense witnesses has no probative value;
cross- examination is a waste of time.
Five of the 11 judges – William Webb of Australia, Delfin Jaranilla of
the Philippines, and Bert. A. Ršling of the Netherlands, Henri Bernhard
of France, and R.B. Pal of India – dissented. Pal wrote a famous 700
page dissentient opinion in which he called the prosecution atrocity
evidence “mostly worthless”, remarking sarcastically that he hoped one
of the documents was in Japanese.
A peculiarity of war crimes trials is that far from “proving” anything,
they all contradict each other. It was held at Tokyo that the Chinese
had a “right” to violate “unfair” treaties, and that Japanese efforts to
enforce such treaties – because they were “unfair” – constituted
When the atomic bombs were dropped, Shigemitsu had been attempting to
negotiate a surrender for nearly 11 months, beginning on September 14,
1944. This of course became another “crime” – “prolonging the war
“Proof” of Japanese cannibal activity may be found in JAG Report 317,
pp. 12,467-8 of mimeographed transcript; Exhibits 1446 and 1447, pp.
12,576-7; Exhibit 1873, pp. 14, 129-30, and Exhibits 2056 and 2056A and
B, pp. 15,032- 42.
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