Judge Ted was reminiscing with Silverwolf about the time he slept with two Japanese War Criminals.
It was in Osaka, and Judge Ted was recuperating from jungle-rot of the feet in a large hospital ward, in the center of which was a cage that housed the condemned Japanese War Criminals, Matsui and Tojo.
Judge Ted went up to them and tried to engage them in conversation. Matsui was quite willing. “He was very intelligent”, the Judge relates, “and spoke perfect English. He was also in great physical shape, and he could do more push-ups at 70 than I could do at 19. He seemed like a nice guy.”
But what about the fact that his troops murdered an estimated 300,000 Chinese civilians in the Rape of Nanking? Silverwolf queries.
“Well, he was far behind the troops. He couldn’t do anything about it. And they’d called him out of retirement to serve again, which he didn’t want to do, but didn’t have much choice.”
Yeh, sure. These War Criminals are never responsible for the mass murder of women and children, many burned alive or buried alive, or the mass rapes. Given the estimated 10 million Chinese civilians who were murdered by Japanese troops, it’s laughable to believe that this was some random act of cruelty perpetrated by rogue elements, and that the Generals knew nothing about it, or couldn’t control it, or were morally aghast at it. No, they wanted it and ordered it.
Matsui also told Judge Ted, “You know, if they don’t hurry up and hang me, I’ll soon be dead anyway.” Matsui was 70.
And what about Tojo? asks Silverwolf.
“Oh, he was scared! He wouldn’t look at any of us, just down at the ground. Some of the guys would dangle there dog-tags in front of him, taunting him, and reminding him that he was going to be hung. They also criticised me for talking to Matsui, but, I don’t know, I kinda liked the guy.”
Well, Judge Ted is a forgiving guy, unless you’re a Republican.
Hooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf