Keeping with the lower levels of my mind there is always something sexual to write about…….many things are done during war and afterwards that cannot be condoned….many atrocities are done in the name of nationalism and some such abstract concept…….During WW2 the Japanese invade and occupied most of Asia…China, Malaysia, Korea most of the region was under their control…and let us say they were not the nicest of occupiers…..but the one thing that stands out of their many atrocities was the taking of local women from whatever country they occupied and pimping them out for the amusement of the soldiers………the world condemned them for this practice….but now were have a different slant on the issue….
(Newser) – Controversial Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has defended Japan’s World War II policy of forcing women to have sex with troops as a necessity of war, the BBC reports. “In the circumstances in which bullets are flying like rain and wind, the soldiers are running around at the risk of losing their lives,” said Hashimoto, who is also the leader of the Japan Restoration Party. “If you want them to have a rest in such a situation, a comfort women system is necessary. Anyone can understand that.”
Around 200,000 women in Japanese occupied territories—including China, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan— are believed to have been forced into acting as “comfort women” during the conflict. Hashimoto did at least acknowledge they had acted “against their will.” He says people should “politely offer kind words to (former) comfort women,” the Asahi Shimbun reports.
Sorry dude…you are cannot justify this atrocity…….you cannot put a positive coat of whitewash on it……I guess next they will try to justify the massacre in Nan King as cleaning up the city……
Any thoughts on this?
During the week I spend most of my time reading, writing and researching the various interests of mine, politics, economic and the Middle East, and to some it is all so much boring crap….but to me it gives my higher brain a chance to expand and educate…..and then there are the weekends…..this is the time I give my brain a rest and venture into the lesser intellectual world…and this week I sink into the lowest level of intellectual pursuit….SEX!
we have all been appalled with all the pedophilia associated with the Catholic Church…..condemnation from all parts of the world….but you see that the Catholic Church is not alone with sexual predators….
A leading evangelical Christian pastor has been arrested in a Rio suburb for the alleged rape of six women, including three minors, police said.
Marcos Pereira, who has been head of Brazil’s Assembly of God of the Latter Days church for the past 20 years, was detained late on Tuesday.
“He is accused of raping six women, including three under the age of 18,” police inspector Marcio Mendonca Dugubras on Wednesday.
The pastor, who made headlines by practicing collective exorcisms of drug addicts and prisoners whom he later converted in Rio jails in the 1990s, was jailed in a maximum security penitentiary in northern Rio.
Dugubras said that Pereira would tell his victims that they were possessed by the devil and therefore needed to have sex with a “holy” person.
The victims, all of them poor, consented, thinking that by doing so they “were ridding themselves” of their sins, Dugubras told reporters.
Police had been investigating the pastor for a year and said he might have raped 20 other women since 1998.
One of the victims, a member of Pereira’s church, was said to have been sexually abused from the age of 14 to 22.
Police said the pastor was also being probed for alleged involvement in drug trafficking, money laundering and homicide.
I am aways amazed at the lengths these types of ‘religious’ people will go to….in the name of God.
May I have your thoughts on this?
Countries that we foresaw democracy taking hold…..and that would be a promise for a peaceful Middle East…..
This will be the last post on Benghazi…..I have a feeling that the luster is gone off this lily….
All the slow witted Righties are still on the Benghazi kick, granted it is not as important now as it once was…..you see they now have new more current talking points to latch onto….those would be the IRS attacks on Tea Party non profits and their newest scandal to bite into…the AP having their phones checked by the FBI…..
Most Righties remind me of a lecture I gave on Afghanistan and everyone had an opinion on how to win the conflict……so as an experiment I handed out a blank world map and ask them to locate Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel……..just I had thought they could not find most of the countries on a map……one person out of 22 got them all……and 13 of 22 got them all wrong……why would I bring this up?
Newser) – Republicans remain pretty stinkin’ mad over Benghazi, with 41% of GOP voters telling Public Policy Polling that they think it is the biggest political scandal in our country’s history. Just 10% of Democrats feel similarly. But here’s the most interesting nugget: Among those voters who ranked it as the worst scandal ever, 39% don’t know where Benghazi is: Some 10% picked Egypt, while 6% thought Cuba, for instance. Our geography skills aren’t that great overall: Only 58% of all voters polled knew that it’s in Libya.
The point is that the Righties are so angry about the situation that occurred in Benghazi…but few know where it is……in other words they are angry because they are told that they should be angry….not from any knowledge of any type.
We can thank a dynamite educational system for this lack of knowledge….I do not mind if someone has a rabid opinion but I do detest people that have NO idea what they are talking about and depend on daily talking points to form their opinions…..show a serious lack of intelligence.
Addendum: We have heard all the talking points about the emails during and after the attack in Benghazi…..here is a novel concept….the emails have been released so go to link and read them for yourself…….
View the full set of emails:
All the warhawks have been screaming for the US to get more involved in Syria….they want us to become the mentor of the Syrian opposition………McCain especially has wanted us to dive into the fray and support the Assad opposition….this in my opinion is total BS! Why? Just check out this piece and it should answer any questions as to why we have not jumped in with both feet…..
I realize that we have not heard much in a week or so about Syria……all eyes are on Benghazi hearings or the IRS or the AP story…..but while the masses are amused by the shiny bits fed to them by the media there were things happening in Syria….yes that Syria…the one the McCain was blowing the blues about just a month ago….but right now all is quiet on the Syrian front….well at least the front that originates with the war hawks in Congress.
I know I post a lot about Syria in recent months but again I worked in the country years ago, Aleppo to be exact and still have friends there….well to be honest I have lost contact with them in the last year or so and unfortunately I fear the worse for them and their families….after college I went to work for a Spanish newspaper as researcher and that gave me a chance to work and live in many countries in the Middle East…..I gues we could say that I have a vested interests in the happenings…….so like it or not……I will be posting on the area as much as I can especially when there are stories that do not make it into the media for whatever lame reason…..
For over a year so on the Right have been pushing for the US to get more involved with the opposition in Syria……the problem is which opposition group? A tough question because there are many groups in opposition to Assad……
I have cautioned my readers about the haste to help could do more damage than good…..and stories like the one below is why. If the administration had caved to the calls by idiots for the US to get more involved we might have been in support of the group mentioned.
A Syrian rebel has been caught on video apparently cutting a dead soldier’s heart from his body then taking a bite from it. “I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog,” says the rebel, identified by Human Rights Watch as noted rebel figure Abu Sakkar of Homs. HRW calls the act a war crime, and Syria’s leading opposition coalition has promised a trial, the BBC reports. “The mutilation of the bodies of enemies is a war crime. But the even more serious issue is the very rapid descent into sectarian rhetoric and violence,” an HRW rep tells Reuters. Sakkar is seen telling his followers to “slaughter the Alawites”—Assad’s sect—”and take their hearts out to eat them” in an unedited clip, the HRW spokesman says. The video hasn’t been independently authenticated, reports note. Sakkar has appeared in other videos from the Syrian crisis, including one in which he poses with the corpse of a fighter with Hezbollah, which is supporting Syria’s government, HRW notes. RT News has blurry, though graphic, images from the video.
This is just one of many stories coming out of the region….and the US is wise to mark time until a more definitive opposition can be formed…….human rights should not be abandoned in the desire to oust a leader that we basically created.
McCain and his bunch are nothing but cheerleaders for war and the military-industrial complex…..and we know they almost always get there way….WMDs…..Iraq……any of those ring a bell?
P.S. Check out the links to other stories in days batch of posts…they will help my reader understand better. Check them out if you want to be better informed or ignore them so you can bitch about them latter….your choice!
Dangerous targets: Why setting a specific deficit reduction target would worsen the economic and fiscal situation | Economic Policy InstitutePosted: 15 May 2013
It is not important now but as soon as they have milked all the PR they can out of Benghazi, IRS and AP then we will return to the BS of the budget deficit…..you might want to keep up because the airways will be filled with false information very soon……..help fight bullsh*t with facts….