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"I never said anyone were drooling, barbaric apes."

Right, you just said that the leaders of Germany, Japan and the USSR made "plundering, torture, murder, and rape" a matter of official policy and everyone followed, whereas the United States took the high moral ground, and any such "plundering, torture, murder, and rape" would merit "stern disciplinary action," things like "until every murdering Jap is wiped out" notwithstanding. Go democracy!

I never said anything about a moral high ground, and I've done the best I can to acknowledge that the US and UK committed their share of atrocities as well. I was speaking only about the matter of how various powers treated POW's and occupied countries. If you don't think the Western Allies treated Germany better than the Soviets did, just ask an East German.

There's value in illustrating the various evils and atrocities of any civilization--I can probably name just as many American and British atrocities as you can, beginning with the treatment of my own ancestors. This doesn't extend to whitewashing the truth about other civilizations' atrocities. I was making a strategic argument about not mistreating those who surrender to you; you're trying to make some argument that Hitler and Stalin were nice guys who never at all mistreated people in occupied countries. Respectfully, I don't think I'm the one with a nationalistic axe to grind here.

Rape of Nanking was a direct result of Bushido code. Japan's WWII government must be held accountable in history as pure evil, as a matter of official policy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_of_nanking

Stalins artificial famine in Ukraine was official policy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

There is no need to point out Germany's official policies of genocide, as they are well recorded and attested to in the historical record.

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