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Japan war leaders turned spies

Posted by Rosemary Welch on February 25, 2007

This is a very difficult article for me to write. I was not alive, I do not know that much about it; but that is not what makes it difficult. I have avoided history most of life because I could not bear the pain, the suffering, the hatred, the loss, to achieve a victory that was never promised.

I am referring to the Bataan Death March, for one. This is one of the items discovered since the CIA has disclosed that the Japanese have been spying on everyone during the war. I would be surprised if they had not! I just hope they were a lot better at it than they are nowadays.

CNN has written an article titled, “CIA files: Japanese war leaders spied in Cold War.” Here is a sample:

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Col. Masanobu Tsuji was a fanatical Japanese militarist and brutal warrior, hunted after World War II for massacres of Chinese civilians and complicity in the Bataan Death March.

And then he became a U.S. spy.

Newly declassified CIA records, released by the U.S. National Archives and examined by The Associated Press, document more fully than ever how Tsuji and other suspected Japanese war criminals were recruited by U.S. intelligence in the early days of the Cold War.

If that link is no longer available, try this one.

Sources: CNN, Baldie: Maj. Richard M. Gordon (USA Ret.)

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