Originally posted by RJHinds
Where is your evidence for that? I never heard such a thing before.
RJHinds should accept that he's extremely ignorant and misinformed about history.
Much already has been written about the US government's determination (which included
covering up alleged war crimes) to employ German scientists, engineers, and technicians
to help develop weapons for the USA. The USSR also was competing to employ
German scientists, engineers, and technicians to help develop its weapons.
To cite just one case, Arthur Rudolph was a German rocket engineer who was *not*
investigated for war crimes *until after* his usefulness to the USA had expired.
In exchange for not being prosecuted, he agreed to give up his US citizenship and return to Germany.
The United States also granted immunity from prosecution and employed Japanese
scientists and doctors who had conducted barbarous experiments on living Chinese
to develop biological weapons for the USA. Not many Americans seriously objected
to the Japanese torturing East Asians to death. Even long after the war, whenever
American journalists have expressed any interest in this story, it's almost always been
exclusively concerned with "Did the Japanese experiment on any Americans or Westerners?"
If not, then the Japanese experiments--which were at least as barbarous as any done
by the Nazis--on East Asians (nearly all Chinese) seem condoned by many Westerners.
Many, if not most, Westerners have a 'double standard' about the value of white lives and non-white lives.
For further reading:
_Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare 1932-45 and the American Cover-Up_
by Sheldon Harris (who was an American professor of history)
On one occasion, I met an American student (her father's a white American and her mother's
a Japanese 'war bride' ) who believed that in the 1930s-40s Japan had always done its
utmost to help the Chinese people as much possible and that all of the insane hatred,
cruelty, and violence had come from the Chinese against the noble innocent Japanese.
After a lecture on the history of the Sino-Japanese War, this student looked shocked,
nearly ready to break down in tears. She looked like a young German who was proud
of the Third Reich and had just heard about the Holocaust for the first time in her life.
Having known some of the victims of Imperial Japan's aggression, I had no sympathy for her.
I thought it was time for her to face some facts rather than believe comforting nationalistic myths.