the japanese worshiped the emperor as a living god. the imperial japanese army invented the suicide bomber(kamikazi); it engaged in biological experiments; it engaged in chemical warfare experiments; the imperial japanese army engaged in wholesale sexual slavery and in horrific tortures. the japanese had slaughtered countless civilians and pow's in all conquered territories. the japanese army refused to surrender even after being defeated and expelled from all conquered territories. indeed, the japanese imperial army was willing to sacrifice its civilian population in order to continue its insane war. it was calculated at the time that an invasion of the japanese mainland by american forces would lead to many hundreds of thousands of dead both among japanese civilians and among us/allied troops. the pacific war was not started by the us, nor was it fought on the terms of us/allied moral theories of war.
27 injured in fire, explosion at former air raid shelter in Hamburg, Germany (DPA)
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