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Call for Japan apology on war crimes

Posted by: 2UE | 2 October, 2012 - 11:23 AM
The death marches of Sandakan revealed in a new book

Stuart Bocking speaks with War Historian Paul Ham on the Sandakan Death Marches of WWII. The story of the 3-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war, a barely known episode of unimaginable horror.

He has used a full page ad in today's Australian Newspaper to accuse the Japanese government of failing to account for their Borneo war crimes over 60 years ago.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Is it full moon? Because the looney's are out and posting their warped ideas at this time. The only sensible person posting here is Luigi! The nonsense these left of left wingers extol here is, in my professional view, the clear product of a poor, confused up-bringing. Poor souls indeed.

    Justin J Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 3:35 PM
  • Appology from Japan, why not from others including our allies who are busy bombing civilians.

    The brutal british empire that violates all human rights where it ruled? get an appology from them

    The Christian crusades where they butchered everyone - lets get them to applogise and Israel that has destroyed the future of Palestine forever- who will get them to appologise and 5 milion Muslims butchered by Serb christians under the eye of UN - who will get an appology from them.

    Its sad even in crimes and murder we have racism - Pathetic makes me sick.

    Lugi - the value of a human life is incredible whether Japanese or American or Australian or Arabs. All kinds of violence and killing require condemnation.

    James Kahn Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 10:40 AM
  • @Luigi T Cassimatis (thankfully without the degrees now), you ignorant bigot! Are you saying it is okay to bomb civilians with weapons of mass destruction based on a suspicion that they will attack you?

    Don't talk about studying Cassimatis, because you provide us enough evidence of your lack of it. Your pronouncements are full of ignorance and bigotry. Get a life!

    Terrence Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 10:05 AM
  • @Terrence you fool. Had not America bombed the Japanese cities during WW2, Australia, would have been over-run by the japanese military and most of this country's population would have been wiped out. Study the history before you open your big mouth son! People are sick of your trolling on this and other websites. Get a life for God's sake!

    Luigi T Cassimatis Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 6:47 AM
  • So they should! As should America for unleashing weapons of mass destructions on innocent CIVILIANS in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As should the Bushes and Howard for killing so many people while invading other countries based on lies.

    Terrence Wednesday 3 October, 2012 - 3:09 PM
  • Absolutely they should apologise,so should George Bush [Daddy and Son], Tony Blair, John Howard and every other politician that sends our troops to fight the American "Banksters" wars.

    Craig Wednesday 3 October, 2012 - 10:50 AM

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