Re: [sixties-l] Re: Sixties-1 War and Male Bonding

From: Jerry West (
Date: Sun Jul 09 2000 - 20:36:56 CUT

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    Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:

    ....there was a story in the NY Times.... "Japanese and Western
    historians have said that in the aftermath of World War II, American
    troops raped thousands of Okinawan women without reprisals."

    JW reply:

    I have seen references to the Japanese rape of Nanking and the Russian
    rape of Berlin, but not this. It would be interesting to know who the
    historians are and their sources, the time frame involved and what got
    classified as rape.

    One does not doubt that some rape occured, but when words like
    "thousands" appear the warning flags go up.

    Jerry West
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