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Digger
01-20-2010, 04:51 PM
The Australian hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk in 1943 with heavy loss of life, causing much outrage as the ship was clearly marked as a hospital ship.

Now the Australian government has been warned not to announce news of the Centaur's discovery because Japanese sensiblities might be offended.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/1002179/fed-govt-warned-to-say-silent-on-centaur

digger

Uyraell
01-21-2010, 06:18 AM
The Japanese can hardly comment on the matter: Any nation has the right to mourn its' own war dead, just as Japan itself continually states whenever critiscised over her own actions regarding her own war dead, some of whom were perpetrators of war crimes, which still remain largely unacknowledged, due to revisionist influences within the Japanese government.


Regards, Uyraell.

Nickdfresh
01-21-2010, 09:35 AM
Oh God NO! Not Japanese "sensibilities." Their feelings might be hurt if they find out that some Japanese soldiers actually committed some of WWII's worst atrocities...

Uyraell
01-22-2010, 05:20 AM
Oh God NO! Not Japanese "sensibilities." Their feelings might be hurt if they find out that some Japanese soldiers actually committed some of WWII's worst atrocities...

If Japan can pay respects to known War Criminals at Yakusuni, and ignore the sensitivities of others in that regard, then plainly Japan has no right to be sensitive regarding the respects other combattant nations pay to their own war dead.

This, by logic, has to be the case, or else Japan has to admit to a blatant double standard, just as China, Korea, and numerous other nations accuse Japan of doing.

Kindest Regards Nick, Uyraell.