もしも日本人がこれをやったのだったら，それを我々は戦争犯罪と呼び，絞首刑にしただろう： Charles E. DiSipioによる私のフェイスブックへのコメント
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If Japanese did this, we would call them War Criminals and hang them:
Comment on my Facebook from Charles E. DiSipio
"The combatants in WWII, in this instance, the Americans and our Allies, conducted what has become known as total war. Nothing was off the table: enemy combatants were mutilated, tortured, summary executions performed on wounded and those immediately taken prisoner, heads displayed in a variety of ways (typically of dead Japanese), and civilians killed by the tens of thousands via bombing, etc. Some of these acts were indeed gross excesses, but in the big picture, that's how WWII was fought and won (and the press and the high brass swept as much of this as possible under the carpet), and I've never interviewed a veteran from WWII who felt any guilt about the way we prosecuted the war. My father's task force passed several hundred Japanese sailors floating at sea whose ship had been sunk and every U. S. vessel was ordered to depress their guns to the lowest elevation and fire into the human mass as they passed by. Dad, to this day, feels absolutely nothing about that event, saying that everyone on his destroyer just did their job knowing the enemy would have done the same to us in a similar situation. What mattered was winning at all costs, and that we did. You can indulge a sense of remorse, if you choose, and go back to being civilized once your enemy has been unequivocally obliterated and has lost all will to resist."
I republish this comment without judgement. Simply an observation for reflection.