Top Israeli official “sick” of commemorating Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb victims

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A senior Israeli government official has posted online comments on Facebook saying he is “sick” of commemorations for the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, a local newspaper reported.

“I am sick of the Japanese, ‘Human rights’ and ‘Peace’ groups” over holding their “annual self-righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims,” the Haaretz daily quoted Daniel Seaman, a deputy director general at the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, as writing in his Facebook post.

Seaman, a key Israeli online public relations official, also wrote on the social networking site: “(The bombings of) Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression. You reap what you sow.

“Instead, they should be commemorating the estimated 50 million Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Malay, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Burmese and other victims of Japanese imperial aggression and genocide.”

The Japanese Embassy in Tel Aviv immediately lodged a protest with the Israeli Foreign Ministry about Seaman’s post, which has already been deleted from Facebook.

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his remarks do not reflect the government’s official view. Apparently taking this matter seriously, the office has suspended Seaman, according to a separate media report.

  • James Lee

    Mr Seaman is absolutely right. Firebombing also killed at lot more Japanese civilians than the nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    • AF

      Maybe so but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t commemorate the loss of millions of civilians who died with the bombing of both cities. One doesn’t negate the other.

      • Mark Garrett

        “Millions”?? It was closer to 250,000 (or less). The fire bombings of Tokyo alone equaled or may have even topped that.

        I think most people would agree that what he said was insensitive and highly inflammatory and came from a citizen of a country with its own history of atrocities, but the fact remains that far more innocents died at the hands of the Imperial army than in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

      • Chong Trinh

        What does everyone think of the separation between the military and the ordinary civilians in the post war era? Crimes committed by the hands of the imperial army cannot truly be the fault of the civilians who took no part in such atrocities. They never gave permission nor were they ever consulted in allowing the military to run rampant over Asia. Though it is true that news of the imperial army’s crimes flowed back to Japan despite censorship.

    • sidd

      wonder how many palestines are killed by israel…

  • Eagle

    Seamen might be partially right but I suspect he is missing the point as well as the Japanese.

    A. / The traditional firebombings in other places of the world killed more people.
    Also, killed many German civilians especially in Dresden where fireboms did more destruction than an A-bomb but they were aggressors, lost the war, they shut up their mouth and only opened it for apologies.

    B. / The A-bomb attack was the consequence of the Japanese aggression while the Jews suffered the more terrible holocaust for nothing.

    C. / War is war, you attack you get shot.

    D. / Japanese commemorate while they seem to have learned nothing as Abe ready to resurrect aggression and war mongering again.

    The point that both, the Japanese and Seamen are missing is that the only acceptable form of commemoration is a protest against all weapons of mass destruction, and not crying about one tragic event, for in the next war
    A-bombs — hundred times stronger than the primitive Hiroshima one — will be falling like raindrops and missiles will come in hundreds with ten nuke bomb in each missiles’ head.

    That is why every commemoration and protest is justified and that’s why the Hiroshima, Nagasaki commemoration should clearly mention and go for all victims of the war in all countries without exception, instead of an unrighteous self-pity that is humiliating and is not worthy for Japan, a loser aggressor.

    Yes, Japan should commemorate but not this way.

  • kyrifles

    Heck, the bombings of German cities killed a lot more German civilians, but you don’t see them indulging in unseemly displays of self-pity. The Japanese people really need to get over the nonsensical notion that they were the greatest victims of the Pacific War. It’s not necessary for them to indulge in breast-beating over their routine wartime atrocities, but it would be nice if they stopped fishing for sympathy.

    • Whirled Peas

      No one is into “self-pity.” The H&N commemorations are remembrances of those who died and prayers for world peace. Simple as that. No one is obliged to participate, or to watch commemoration reports on the media, and no one is asked to feel guilty. Have you ever attending one of these events? I doubt it because there is nothing unseemly about them. No one is fishing for sympathy. Japan is a culture that is pretty darn stoic, but it remembers its dead, and prays that nuclear war will never happen again — to any country. Also, the issue is not whether conventional weapons killed more people. I’m sure the Japanese commemorate those who died in the Tokyo firebombings just as those in other countries commemorate their war dead. But if you do not understand the exponentially more serious effects of nuclear weapons on the human organism I would advise reading Hiroshima by John Hersey,

      • Ron NJ

        Every August at work I am obligated to participate (twice) in mandatory moments of silence and we’re nowhere near either prefecture, so I don’t know where you’re getting that “No one is obliged to participate, or to watch commemoration reports on the media, and no one is asked to feel guilty” line.
        Never mind the fact that in Japan, “white person = American” so I get constant comments about the war every August despite the fact that I quite literally couldn’t be less involved.

      • sleepycat

        stop lying. there is no mandatory silence to be observed in japan, and noone assumes you are a US citizen.

      • Guest

        Sounds like you have never worked in the public sector in Japan.

      • Miura_Anjin

        Actually I can confirm that in my public sector job in Japan we are forced to observe moments of silence for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (no mention of any of the other victims of the war at all).

        I have also been told that what we Americans did to Japan was terrible, despite the fact that I am not American and have never once set foot in the United States in my life.

      • Whirled Peas

        I sympathize. I know it’s annoying to be lumped in with Americans or any other group you don’t belong to. If a person you meet has little cosmopolitan experience, s/he may prone to making the wrong assumptions about nationality and ethnicity. Some people are more sophisticated than others. (That goes for people in every country). All you can do is explain you’re not an American and that you’d really appreciate that people wouldn’t assume that. Don’t just smile and take it, or the other person won’t learn. Then, depending on time, place, condition, and inclination you can give your viewpoint on the bomb: (1) You are not an American, but agree with the dropping of the bomb; or (2) You are not an American and don’t agree with dropping of the bomb. Very simple. But as long as you work in a Japanese workplace I imagine you’ll be asked to spend a moment of silence to remember the victims of H&N in August — what’s that, 2 minutes max out of the 525,949 minutes in a year? The fact that in your workplace the boss (or whoever) doesn’t mention other victims of the war is not a reason to not remember the H&N victims!

      • Viva75

        Spot on, well said.

      • kyrifles

        “But if you do not understand the exponentially more serious effects of
        nuclear weapons on the human organism I would advise reading Hiroshima
        by John Hersey,”

        In the Pacific Theater, the impact of lead ammunition, artillery shrapnel, incendiary bombs, katanas, forced labor, inadequate food, cannibalism, vivisection, chemical agents, weaponized bacteria and virii and war-induced famine on Allied servicemen and civilians alike was pretty severe, and in many cases, fatal, with over 30m non-Japanese dead, compared with 2.5m Japanese fatalities. Without counting the fatalities, any survey of the war’s effects on the tens of millions of wounded and diseased Allied POW’s and civilians should dispel the notion that the deaths of a hundred thousand or so people from the atomic bombs that forced Imperial Japan’s capitulation was anything to mourn. The effect of the bombs was a reason for celebration back then and today, because it meant that hundreds of millions of Allied and Japanese civilians that are alive today are alive only because their ancestors did not perish from a war that would have gone on for years without the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

      • Whirled Peas

        I would still argue that the effects of nuclear weapons is in a different league from conventional weapons in the ability to instantly and totally annihilate and in its short and long term radiation effects on humans and on the land. The US wanted to produce shock and awe via a qualitatively more destructive weapon than conventional. And that, they did.

        But independent of the arguments or rationalizations for why the US dropped the bomb on Japan, the Japanese people have the right to commemorate those who died in the blast, to reflect on the destruction of war (nuclear or conventional), to reflect on their own role, and to pray for and promote peace. It’s absurd to try to tell the Japanese: “Oh, don’t bother remembering H&N, because you actually lost more people in Tokyo; and by the way, you killed a lot of people too, remember.”

        I think the H&N commemorations have played an important role in Japan and worldwide for the past decades. In particular, Japanese peace activists use the occasion of H&N to remind their own government and people to stay the course of peace. It would be a mistake to eliminate H&N commemorations as a forum.

  • Peter Fogarty

    Perhaps Mr Seaman should visit the Hiroshima Peace Park and Memorial, extrapolate what he sees with an atomic attack on Tel-Aviv and reconsider his imbecilic remarks.

    • Guest

      If you’ve ever been, it’s basically just a gigantic guilt trip and presents very little that is actually academic or even balanced. The entire point of the facility is to guilt (Western) tourists over the atomic bombings and reinforce the Japanese conviction that they were innocent victims of World War 2. If they actually want to call it a peace museum then they need to really beef up the sections on “How we got into this mess” rather than “One day, a plane showed up and bombed us, the poor Japanese.”

  • Mark Makino

    50 million?! Is he holding Japan responsible for the rise of Chairman Mao?

    • iwishitweretrue

      Mao never killed that many people – its nonsense – read some bone fide history books. Its a common lie for the Japanese to try and justify murdering 25 million Chinese during the Japanese occupation of China – by saying that Mao killed more people than the Japanese war criminals did. This lie is offensive to the Chinese people and is offensive to all humanity just as the Nazi’s and their crimes were offensive to humanity. Mao was responsible for some cultural revolation deaths – but Mao was not responsible for the 1960 famine.

  • hudsonstewart

    Yes, those women and children certainly deserved to die by the thousands for their aggression and war-like nature.

  • Murasaki

    Well my reply

    “I am sick of the jewish(israelis), ‘Human rights’ and ‘Peace’ groups” and their non-stop whining about the holocaust, personally I don’t believe anything about the holocaust or the numbers that were so called culled”

    Right going to dress up in a Nazi SS uniform and dance out side the israeli mission in Tokyo.

    If Japan Times posts this comment I would be shocked and have to say would show them more respect.

  • Refined Contradiction

    With an attitude like that it is little wonder that popular opinion of Israel is at an all time low. By the same logic … one might go so far as to say we have heard enough about the alleged holocaust … its not like any of the perpetrators are still around and none of the current generation of Israelis experienced it first hand, yet always try and use and leverage and justifications for state terrorism, here and now. I do believe Jews crucified Christ but Christians do not keep on harping on …

  • Ron NJ

    If there’s a page that Japan should take from the Germans, it is that
    some humility should be shown about the war instead of pretending it
    never happened (except with the Japanese as victims).

  • Yamatosenkan

    This guy is off on so many levels.

    1. The women and children in Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not “reap what they sow.” They were non-combatants.
    2. The number of 50 million is way off.
    3. I don’t think we need Israeli’s to teach the world about self-righteous commemorations in order to deflect criticisms of other serious matters.

    • Guest

      The headquarters of the 5th division and 2nd general army (plus the 40.000 military personnel stationed in Hiroshima, along with all of the war industry and transport present) make #1 irrelevant, as the aforementioned soldiers and war infrastructure made the city a valid target for bombing under the Geneva conventions, for what that’s worth. Pretending that only civilians died in the bombings is one of the real travesties of it all.

      Also the majority of those civilians were all trained – women and children included – to physically resist any invasion, as had been seen in Okinawa previously, so even their status as noncombatants was purely a (very questionable) academic question at that point in time. Had the allies invaded they almost certainly would have become combatants, just as they had been trained to do, provided they didn’t just jump off of cliffs with their children as those civilians on Okinawa who chose not to fight the Allies with bamboo spears instead opted to do.

      • Yamatosenkan

        Hiroshima was NOT a military target, nor seen as such by the U.S. Even historians like Richard Frank who defend the bomb don’t argue this. The city was chosen since it was one of the few left standing. The bomb was dropped in the early morning at the exact time that everybody was out on the street to work, in order to achieve maximum casualties.

        The idea that all inhabitants “would have become combatants” and was therefore OK to bomb them is nonsense. What if the Japanese had dropped a nuke on New York, since the city contained 5 million potential recruits for the military? Would that have been OK by your logic?

        The naval harbor city of Kure, close to Hiroshima, by contrast, would have been a more legitimate target. The fact that this city was untouched by the bomb speaks volumes about what the atomic attack was about.

      • Ron NJ

        The Hiroshima Peace Museum’s own website would like a word with you:
        http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/virtual/VirtualMuseum_e/visit_e/est_e/panel/A2/2209_2.htm

      • Yamatosenkan

        Interesting. So I guess you think that that one wooden building of the Japanese Army needs a nuclear bomb to destroy. I wonder then why they aimed the bomb at the middle of the city.

      • Ron NJ

        Cutting off the head is just as effective as destroying the entire body. And they targeted the bridge because it was an easily identifiable target from 31,000 feet, noting that Hiroshima castle (and thus the fifth division’s headquarters) was just a few blocks away.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AtomicEffects-p7b.jpg

      • Guest

        Ignoring, for a moment, that American civilians did not undertake mandatory military training in primary school – unlike the Japanese – and the fact that the American government was not prepared to have the entire population suicidally attack any invaders rather than surrender, I don’t see why, if the Japanese had managed to bomb New York somehow, that would have been a problem. It was a serious logistical center, being one of the major ports of departure for forces heading for the European theater, to say nothing of the wartime industry production that occurred there.
        So to answer your ignorant, knee-jerk question: no, I would not have a problem with such, though your (poorly thought out) reasoning doesn’t exactly apply.
        Civilians die in wartime. It sucks, but get over it. It’s not as if wars occur in some magical place with no civilians around.

      • Yamatosenkan

        Fine, but then you have to accept that the bombings of Guernica, Warsaw (20,000 killed), Rotterdam, London, Shanghai etc. was all normal conduct and justified. The problem is of course that people and leaders at the time did NOT think this was acceptable and were widely condemned.

        FDR even issued a statement to the belligerents to refrain from the “inhuman barbarism” of attacking civilian centers. In the recent past, he said, had “resulted in the maiming
        and in the death of thousands of defenseless men, women, and children.” These bombings, he said, had
        “sickened the hearts of every civilized man and woman, and
        has profoundly shocked the conscience of humanity.”

        Interesting how he, and the core of the American leadership changed their minds.

      • Guest

        None of that means they weren’t justified or legal under international conventions at the time..

      • 思德

        Considering Truman was responsible for using the the bomb, your comment rings false regarding FDR, although he was by no means a saint.

    • Eagle

      “The women and children in Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not “reap what they sow.” They were non-combatants ”

      Same stands to the Chinese and Korean women gangraped by the Japanese imperial army in highly organized way, to the Chinese, American, German civilians killed in China by the same army.

      Also the sensitive Japanese should give a second thought of whether Seaman’s remark has to do something with Aso’s comment of “We should learn from the Nazi’s”.

      I do not think any mass media, moderation policy of comments can ever fix what Aso did .

      —-

      “I don’t think we need Israeli’s to teach the world about self-righteous commemorations in order to deflect criticisms of other serious matters.”

      What does “we” means??? You and me??? Please don’t talk on behalf of others, it is unasked and I don’t need it the the same way you are criticizing Seaman’s remark.

    • Robert Vincent

      You can accuse the Israelis of being hypocrites once the Japanese have quit trying to pretend the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army never existed. Until then, it is a serious case of the Pot calling the Kettle Black.

      • Yamatosenkan

        Walk into any large bookstore, such as Junkudo, and you’ll find a whole bookshelf on Unit 731. They even had a whole special box with DVD’s containing all known evidence and documents so one can check it out oneself. A minority of rightwingers deny it of course, and sadly grab the headlines.

      • Robert Vincent

        There were rightwingers in the Ministry of Education censoring textbooks. The Liberal Democratic party is infested with them, too. That sort of thing is not tolerated in Germany, Holocaust Denial is illegal there and there is a Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Is there even so much as a plaque at the Kyushu University Hospital to bear witness to the experiments performed on prisoners of war there?

      • Yamatosenkan

        I agree there is little commemoration of Japan’s wartime victims. But Japan is not unusual in this respect. It is Germany that is the exception. Japan committed war crimes, but no holocaust, and is better compared with other nations fighting wars overseas, rather than with Germany. Is there a monument in Russia for the victims of Afghanistan, or Hungary? How many in the U.S. are taught about My Lai? Do British kids know about the Bengal famine? Is there a memorial for the American medical experiments on Guatemalans?

      • Robert Vincent

        It is not just that there is little commemoration, there is active denial, and it is ongoing. “The Truth about Nanjing” is a film made in 2007 that tries to whitewash the Rape of Nanking. No holocaust? Estimates for Japanese democide are in the range of 3 to 10 million Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos, Indochinese and western POWs killed. Given the current political climate in Russia, I think it will be a while before Soviet-Era atrocities are memorialized there. The Liberty Statue in Budapest has been modified to commemorate those who fell during the revolution, however. The Mai Lai massacre is possibly better known in the United States than in Vietnam, it is no longer part of the history curriculum in Vietnamese schools. The Bengal famine is not as well remembered as it should be. Funny you should mention it though, one of the contributing factors was the Japanese occupation of Burma. There was an offshoot of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment in Guatemala. Infecting people with syphilis is criminal and terrible, even if they are given antibiotics afterwards, but it is not quite on the same level as the dissection of live POWs. The Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center has displays covering the Syphilis experiments and they are working on a memorial. I’ll stop by the next time I’m in that area and see if they mention the Guatemala experiments. Your response itself is indicative of lingering denial in the Japanese psyche. You rush to criticize any defense of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, yet you claim that Japanese war crimes are better compared with other nations fighting wars overseas than the holocaust in Germany. How many nations fighting wars overseas have performed human vivisection without anesthesia other than Japan?

  • Steaking

    Although his comments were harsh, the western world doesn’t know about the unjustified deaths, suffering and experiments the Japanese Imperial army did to the rest of Asia. All we hear about are the victims of the A-bomb. What about the victims in the Nanking Massacre? Abducted Korean slaves taken to Japan, Sex slaves, mass killings, cultural genocide? Japan outlawed the Korean language in their own country in an attempt to wipe out their culture and they were planning on doing the same to China and who knows how far? So I commend Seamon for his honesty. Japan has a lot of nerve whining about how they suffered so much, but when it comes to victims of Japan? Japan hopes we don’t know about them.

    • shinjukuboy

      There is an implicit agreement between the US and Japan. We do not talk about what the US did to us (now the US abassador attends the Hiroshima remembrance), and the US does not talk about what we did in Asia. It would drag in European imperialism and what they did in Asia before Japan got there, etc, etc, etc. It is best just not to talk about it or you would open a whole bag of worms, as the Americans say.

    • Chong Trinh

      Who says that an entire nation should be held accountable for the actions of a militant organisation? The world wanted peace through Japan’s demilitarisation and democratisation. Ultimately they have served this desire with distinction.

  • Heather Murray

    This guy shouldnt be in poltics. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings killed civilians, not soldiers. They didnt sow anything, they didnt do anything. They didnt choose to be in the war, it was the polticial people in charge who did. And the civilians They should be remembered as much as anyone else who perished in WWII. Who is he to say who or who shouldnt be remembered. Who is he to teach people about something that he obviously doesnt know anything about. Maybe he should go see some of the few survivors

    • Ron NJ

      Hiroshima city’s own website states that there were soldiers in the city, as well as the headquarters of not only the 2nd general army (covering the entirety of western Japan) as well as the 5th division. Scholars have estimated that up to 40,000 soldiers were in the city – nearly a quarter of the deaths from the bombings could have been military personnel. Nagasaki was also garrisoned by military units, and both included large amounts of war infrastructure (armaments production in Hiroshima, shipbuilding and metal works in Nagasaki) that, under the Geneva convention, made them valid targets regardless.

      Ignoring the reality of the bombing and acting as if only civilians died is doing a great disservice to the entire situation.
      http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/virtual/VirtualMuseum_e/visit_e/est_e/panel/A2/2209_2.htm

  • Logan Robertson

    Reap what you sow?

    I wonder if he has that stance on the Holocaust…

    • iwishitweretrue

      If you study history – you will see that the 6 million Jews killled by Hitler – killed no-one – their only crime was being Jewish. The Japanese war criminals did murder and kill 25 million Chinese and another 5 million people in Asia (not 50 million!!) – and did prompt the A bomb retaliation. It is indeed sad that innocent Japanese civilians got killed by the A Bombs – and the Israeli diplomat should have been a bit wiser in his comments – but then civilian populations must never allow fascistic governments to behave as the Japanese war criminals did during the 1930′s and WW2 – as they do bear some responsibility. This is a lesson to the current Japanese population who are meekly allowing Abe and his nationalistic policies to make Japan more aggressive – which heightens the threat of war.

      • millworm

        they are all death and they were all humans unless u think jews had more rights to live as human!

      • Ramón Goldaraberg

        Read your history.

        a) By 1945, the Japanese authorities were harshly oppressing all dissenting voices (mostly mothers and widows), because the population was suffering unbearable conditions on a war lost a long time ago. There had no choice but continue fighting.

        b) By August ’45, the Japanese had already offered sued for peace several times, only to be dismissed by the allies.

        c) There were no significant military targets in Hiroshima, and minor ones in Nagasaki. They were actually chosen because they remained untouched, so they were excellent testing grounds, i.e. for their experimental value.

        d) A bomb detonated in Tokyo bay would have proven the point. Instead, killing several hundred thousand was deemed a better idea.

        e) The bombs were intended as a message to the Soviets as much as a way to lay waste to an enemy that was already defeated. Way to deliver a message.

        This was a genocide as brutal and uncalled for as the holocaust.

        BTW, I don’t know where are you from but, if you happen to be British or American, I’d recommend the civilian population of your country “never to allow fascistic governments to behave like war criminals”. Because they are behaving that way now.

  • Osaka48

    While the Hiroshima, Nagasaki memorials commemorate the horrendous non-combatant deaths, I don’t suppose that Mr. Seaman objects or gets “sick of” the new memorials to the WWII “holocaust” victims each year? These were innocent victims also…or do they deserve “special treatment” in the eyes of Mr. Seaman?

    Just how does Mr. Seaman separate the women, children, elderly civilians who were killed from the soldiers in Japan? Does it really make any difference?

    As a “surviver” of the holocaust (his family), Mr. Seaman displays an incredible insensitivity.

    Would he object to a memorial each year to the horrific civilian casualties in Dresden, Germany fire bombing (because they were German)…I could go on.

  • Free future for children

    This sentence is more understandable knowing these facts :

    US and Israel are “Hell-friends”. It was jude scientists that had created nuke bombs, US gave the industry power.

    In europe, the present “one-way thought” is : “In WW2, there was no victims but judes, european peoples are all criminals for ever.”
    Mossad has been created to “venge the god’s elected ones”.

    In occident, Judes and Franc-maçons rules Banks, Politics and Justice. US make wars to establish free-dom (liberal domination) and pretends Human Rights to inflict massive immigration from africa and orient in view to exterminate civilisations geneticaly and economicaly

  • StevenStreets

    Oy Vey…this is a diplomat? He needs his tongue circumcised.

  • Eagle

    Seaman is right, he just should have watched his words and express himself differently and more distinguished. Then again, he was not making his comment in a Japanese owned paper. Surely The Japan Times readers are more sensitive about such a comment.

  • shin ra

    Israel should be the ones worrying about reaping what they sow. They are surrounded by countries that want to wipe them off the face of the earth and they are criticizing another country? It’s ironic that the victims of WW2 mainly Israel and China have been the biggest violators of human rights since the end of the war. Seems like they are the ones who should be learning history so they don’t repeat it.

    • Guest

      Post-antiquity Israel didn’t exist pre- or during World War 2, being founded in 1948 following the termination of the British mandate.

  • A.irani

    were not they jewish bombs ?

  • sooner41

    “(The
    bombings of) Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese
    aggression. You reap what you sow. “Instead, they should be
    commemorating the estimated 50 million Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Malay,
    Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Burmese and other victims of
    Japanese imperial aggression and genocide.”

    • Steven Lewis

      You are wrong, Japan agreed to unconditional surrender months before the bombs were dropped. But the US/Jewish led government refused to agree because they needed to test this weapon. Yes, I said Jewish as in Jews were pushing for WWII. Let go of the official history, most of it, as today is propaganda.

      • Frank O’Brien

        Spot on Steven.
        An English friend of mine’s grandfather was a POW in Nagasaki at the end of the war. Two weeks before the bomb all the POWs were mysteriously put on a boat to America. They never found out why.
        Harry Truman was a top ranking Freemason but he was also responsible for the beginnings of the modern state of Israel.
        Mr.Seaman’s family were ‘Holocaust survivors’. It’s amazing how many ‘survivors’ there were given the brutality of the Nazi regime. How many of us are ‘sick’ of the constant reminders of this ‘holocaust’ as if the Jewish people were the only people to suffer. The Armenians(Turkey), the Ukrainians(Russia) and the Poles(Russia and Germany)
        suffered their own Holocausts.
        The testing of the atom bomb was something that had to be done. The Manhattan Project cost over $2 billion dollars and Japan was a long way away.

  • Viva75

    Wow, now I’ve heard everything! An Isreali who’s sick ‘self-righteous’ victims banging on about something that happened years ago. Can somebody give this two faced hypocrite a mirror please.

  • millworm

    this guy has serious problems im wondering how do they call their self mankind when they cant even stand on seeing other greifs for their losts, does it really matter if this non-combatants were japanees or jewish! im sure if there was a single jew between tolls he would busted US ass for their inaccuracy!

  • justasilentvoice

    How many other countries/cities have been bombed/destroyed by ATOMIC weapons? The world should not forget those horrible crimes against the entire humanity commited by USA and must not let this happen again. That is why those commemorations must go on. They are not only for remembering the past victums but also for preventing future ones. It does not matter how brilliant Albert Einstein was, those deaths forever will cast shadow over his name. Seaman should feel very regretful and seek forgiveness for the bigest monster in this world created by one of his fellow Jewish people. We should all learn from the horrific crimes of war-the holocaust, the atomic bombs, the never ending suffering-and strive not to repeat them. Not use them as excuses to start new ones. This is just how I feel.

  • Marina Toshich

    Dear Japanese! I live in Israel. We like you. Because of one sick person, don’t think that we all think the same!

  • Steven Lewis

    Hey Daniel Seaman, I feel the same way every time I hear or read about the holocaust or read about the fact there are approximately 38 mostly US taxpayer funded Holocaust Museums here in America. I also want to vomit every time I think that some of these Museums were built before there was a memorial for US WWII Veterans. I’d also like to hear more about Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty in 1967, which Israel claims it was an accident. Horsecrap! I challenge all to read up on the event.

    Oh, and one more thing; I’d like to hear more about the 60 plus million white christians who were killed by the Bolsheviks (who were mostly Jews by the way)

  • Cypriot Physician

    Daniel Seaman was just trying his best to do his job – to win friends & allies around the world. And, by putting down Japan – whom by the way is the most “faithful” to the Arab Boycott compared to say, S Korea or China – Seaman can win further support for Israel from his non-Japanese Asian audience. He just forgot that the Japanese are not completely illterate or incognizant of what gets posted online outside of Japan.