Friday, August 16, 2013

Israeli official “sick” of commemorating Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb victims. Japan complains.

(Jerusalem) Have you noticed how over the past 30 years the public perception of the atomic bombings of Japan in 1945, which ended WWII, has changed from showing the Japanese that resistance is futile and that if they continued with their warlike stance against anybody not Japanese, they would be wiped off the face of the map, to that of eternal victims.

Yes, the country which waged war on it neighbours from 1930 to 1945, invading Korea, China, Russia (failed at that), all of south east Asia and then, when it wanted to expand even more in 1941, decided to try and take out the US in a preemptive strike at Pearl Harbour (and failed at that). All in all, over 50 million people died because of the Japanese, and yet the last country they started a war with and which took the fight back to them is now seen as the aggressor for showing the Japanese that their warlike mindset has no place on this planet.

It seems that Daniel Seaman, a deputy director general at the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, in Israel feels the same way as me, and he opined:
“I am sick of the Japanese, ‘Human rights’ and ‘Peace’ groups” over holding their “annual self-righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims. Instead, they should be commemorating the estimated 50 million Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Malay, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Burmese and other victims of Japanese imperial aggression and genocide.”
The Japanese Embassy in Tel Aviv immediately lodged a protest with the Israeli Foreign Ministry.