Olivia Chow ,elected member of Canada's Parliament is operating on a grand scale.According to her web page she is for everything GOOD:
child care and dental and nutrition programs , opportunities for youth, services for seniors and immigrants, parks and green spaces for our neighbourhoods and our neglected waterfront , affordable education , combating childhood obesity and malnutrition, helping the Chinese Canadian community.
Unbelievably active that is not all. She has international retrospectively historic ambitions. Her pet project is:
Motion: Support World War II 'Comfort Women':
M-291 — March 15, 2007 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should urge the Prime Minister and the Parliament of Japan to: (a) pass a resolution in the Diet to formally apologize to the women who were coerced into military sexual slavery during the Second World War and were euphemized as “comfort women” by the Japanese Imperial Army; and (b) provide just and honorable compensation to these victims.
Very clever and risk-free way to collect votes and gain popularity. That is OK. Except ! She achieved that the Ontario Educational Board ( bypassing the parliament ) have changed the history books about the subject. Her organization Canada ALPHA (Association for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia) is brainwashing Canadian youth on taxpayer money camouflaging it as some "human-rights" crusade.In her letter to the Canadian P.M she claims:
In the last three years, we have organized study tours bringing close to 100 Canadian educators to Asia where that horrible chapter of history occurred, giving the teachers first-hand evidence and knowledge of the long- forgotten human tragedies and atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII.
What kind of evidence?? Unbashfull she and some Joseph Y.K. Wong goes on:
The sex slavery system, euphemized as ‘comfort women’ by the Japanese military, was the first and only such system of wholesale raping of young women, in massive numbers, in the world. ........... We appeal to the Parliament of Canada to pass a resolution to urge the Japanese Diet to acknowledge and accept responsibilities, sincerely and unequivocally, for the horrendous war crimes and atrocities that the Japanese Imperial Army inflicted on many of its Asian neighbours during WWII.
It looks like Ms Chow and Mr Wong is getting away with; telling a lie many times makes it a truth. The truth is however clearly evident in the report by US Psychological Warfare Team report October 1, 1944:
The interrogations show the average Korean "comfort girl" to be about twenty-five years old, uneducated, childish, and selfish . She claims to dislike her "profession" and would rather not talk either about it or her family. Because of the kind treatment she received as a prisoner from American soldiers at Myitkyina and Ledo, she feels that they are more emotional than Japanese soldiers. She is afraid of Chinese and Indian troops.
In Myitkina their food was prepared by and purchased from the "house master" as they received no regular ration from the Japanese Army. They lived in near-luxury in Burma in comparison to other places. This was especially true of their second year in Burma. They lived well because their food and material was not heavily rationed and they had plenty of money with which to purchase desired articles.
While in Burma they amused themselves by participating in sports events with both officers and men, and attended picnics, entertainments, and social dinners. They had a phonograph and in the towns they were allowed to go shopping. The interrogations further show that the health of these girls was good. They were well supplied with all types of contraceptives, and often soldiers would bring their own which had been supplied by the army. They were well trained in looking after both themselves and customers in the matter of hygiene. A regular Japanese Army doctor visited the houses once a week and any girl found diseased was given treatment, secluded, and eventually sent to a hospital. This same procedure was carried on within the ranks of the Army itself, but it is interesting to note that a soldier did not lose pay during the period he was confined.
The average Japanese soldier is embarrassed about being seen in a "comfort house" according to one of the girls who said, "when the place is packed he is apt to be ashamed if he has to wait in line for his turn". However there were numerous instances of proposals of marriage and in certain cases marriages actually took place.All the girls agreed that the worst officers and men who came to see them were those who were drunk and leaving for the front the following day. But all likewise agreed that even though very drunk the Japanese soldier never discussed military matters or secrets with them. Though the girls might start the conversation about some military matter the officer or enlisted man would not talk, but would in fact "scold us for discussing such un-lady like subjects. Even Col. Maruyama when drunk would never discuss such matters." The soldiers would often express how much they enjoyed receiving magazines, letters and newspapers from home. They also mentioned the receipt of "comfort bags" filled with canned goods, magazines, soap, handkerchiefs, toothbrush, miniature doll, lipstick, and woolen clothes. The lipstick and cloths were feminine and the girls couldn't understand why the people at home were sending such articles. They speculated that the sender could only have had themselves or the "native girls" in mind.
of War Interrogation
Report No. 49.
Place interrogated: Ledo Stockade
Date Interrogated: Aug. 20 - Sept. 10, 1944
Date of Report: October 1, 1944
By: T/3 Alex Yorichi
Prisoners: 20 Korean Comfort Girls
Date of Capture: August 10, 1944
Based on this document and the very strict discipline in all Japanese Imperial Armed forces the assumption of mass-rape and sex slavery seems to be utter nonsense. If the US interrogators of the US Psychological Warfare Team would have found evidence of rape or sex slavery they would have used it for sure.
Slandering and calumnious lies about the acused (Japanese Military ) is comfortable since they are gone and can not defend them self. Just because a few former Korean and Philipine prostitutes believes that they can get "after-payment" for their work 70 year ago and supported by some political groups,pressure the Japanese government to spend the taxpayers money for non-proven allegations about the Japanese military ,nobody should give in to any further demands. Instead of demanding retirement-payment for prostitutes-turned-rape victims we take the liberty to suggest a few real humanitarian crusades for Ms Chow and the Canadian Parliament:
Cheju Korea ,a holocaust in which some 30,000 inhabitants (mostly innocent civilians including new born infants) of an isolated island were systematically butchered in 1948-49.
Taiwan Garrison Command ,Feb.28 1947 troops from China, which started to round up and execute a whole generation of leading figures, students, lawyers, doctors. In all between 18.000 and 28.000 people were killed.
Abductions of Japanese by agents of the North Korean government during a period of six years from 1977 to 1983.
Between 1966 and 1968, Mao's principal lieutenants, Vice-Chairman Lin Biao and Mao's wife Jiang Qing, acting on his instructions, organised a mass youth militia called the Red Guards.Millions were persecuted and possibly as many as half a million people died.
In 1959 the Chinese slaughtered an estimated 73,000 Tibetans within 3 days, in an unprovoked military action.
This should be enough for a lot of human rights crusades but maybe Ms Chow is not interested in these parts of history???
by Gabor Fabricius
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