DIRTY TRICKS 10/16/07
“Michael, it will be Clemenza, Tessio or Carlo Rizzi. Whoever makes arrangement for meeting with Barzini is a traitor. You remember that.” Don Vito Corleone advised his son.
It was Congressman Mike Honda of California Democrat who introduced the Comfort Women Resolution targeting Japan. The sponsor of Mike Honda’s nine year long attempt to get a resolution passed is a Chinese American group called “Global Alliance for preserving the history of WW2 in Asia (GAFPHOWIA)”- a group who teaches hatred toward the Japanese.
Ignoring advice given by Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii Democrat opposing the resolution, Tom Lantos, Chairman of the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee together with Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker pushed the nonbinding resolution through the House. This was to satisfy their constituency in the Bay Area of Northern California which consists of a large number of Chinese Americans.
A felony swindling convict Norman Hsu donated $5,000 dollars to Mike Honda on June 25, one day before the Comfort Women resolution was passed. According to CRP a Watch Dog organization, US Representatives Tom Allen, Patrick Kennedy, David Loebsack and Frank Pallone, Jr. all Democrats received illegal money from this criminal Norman Hsu. They all supported the resolution. The largest contribution went to Hillary Clinton. It was eight hundred fifty thousand dollars. She has since returned all the money.
Norman Hsu, a Chinaman from Hong Kong made his fortune through “Ponzi Schemes.” Ponzi schemes are a type of an illegal pyramid operation named after Charles Ponzi, who duped thousands of New England residents into investing in a postage stamp speculation scheme back in the 1920s. Decades later, Ponzi schemes continue to work on the "rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul" principle, as money from new investors is used to pay off earlier investors until the whole scheme collapses. This system of “cheating” is typically used by criminals worldwide.
What was Norman Hsu’s motivation for giving millions of dollars to Democrats? What was the motivation of GAFPHOWIA to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to Mike Honda? One can guess that the Chinese need political friends and they found them in these Democrats.
Despite a direct appeal by US President George W Bush, lawmakers in the US have backed a resolution describing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as genocide. The resolution, passed by the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs committee, was written by Democrat Adam Schiff, whose California district is home to the largest ethnic US Armenian community.
The Congressman who voted “Yea” for these two resolutions are in my opinion traitors. They are traitors to vital American allies and to America itself. This Congress with a Democratic Majority claims that the issue is “human rights” and “conscience” and these Resolutions are worth risking US soldiers’ lives in harms way. Have they given any deep thought to what they are saying?
“Barzini family and the traitor will pull dirty tricks to you. They will kill you and take over our senators and congressman that political connections and power are worth ten regimes” continued Don Corleone.
The Comfort Women Resolution against Japan and the pending Armenian genocide Resolution against Turkey are sweet deals for California Democrats. Both resolutions seem to have good selling points and naïve un-informed American politicians gobble them up. Honda, Lantos and Pelosi, they have dismissed the notion that American national security has been jeopardized and they have put the American soldier in more dangerous circumstances.
“Michael, you must move fast. You must act decisively. You must know what their weakness is. You must let them know the dirty tricks won’t work.” Don Corleone looked in to Michael’s eyes to make sure his son understood.
The Premier of Turkey Mr. Erdogan acted swiftly, he called his ambassador to US back to Ankara. He cancelled trade talks with the Americans. He is now asking his parliament to approve the use of the military to attack the Kurdish terrorist’s camps in the northern Iraq. The Premier believes that America will not assist Turkey with the Kurdish guerrilla problem. Turks traditionally are people who keep their word. They will cross the Iraq border if it’s necessary.
We the Japanese support the Turkish people’s decisions whatever their decisions might be, we are blood cousins. Our friendship began in 1890, when a Turkish ship sank off Japan’s coast line and the sailors were rescued by the local fishermen.
Last summer Koizumi, Japan’s former Prime Minister, visited Istanbul and he clearly enjoyed the change from the more frosty receptions in China and Korea, smiling and waving at the people who gathered to see him.
Before he wrapped up his tour, he met with and thanked a Turkish pilot who two decades ago flew a plane to rescue Japanese nationals trapped in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war because Japanese airlines had refused to fly there.
“Papa, how do I get out of this situation?” Michael asked his father.
“Michael, they called you infamita, the rapist. Cut the ties with Americans. Stop acting like Pinocchio. Act like a man.” the Godfather said to his son.
Clemenza told Michael in nonchalant way. “It was Tessio. He is somewhere in Coney Island resting in peace. It was too bad that so intelligent a man had made such a fatal error in judgment so late in life.”
Nobuyoshi Ozaki : Spokesman for Nippon Falcons League
(Article) [Returns given to 249 donors linked to Hsu]
“The World Conference on Japanese military sex slavery” is being held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, from October 4-7, 2007.
Their Home Page states that the Conference is to honor the bravery and struggle of the survivors. Moreover, the organizer demands Japan to answer to their wish list, below are their seven demands.
(1) Japan must admit that it forced women to serve as sexual slaves.
(2) War crimes committed against "comfort women" must be investigated.
(3) The Japanese Diet should issue an official apology.
(4) Restitution should be made to the survivors and their families.
(5) Japanese textbooks should accurately reflect the history of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery during WWII.
(6) A memorial and museum should be built to commemorate the victims.
(7) Perpetrators must be punished.
This Korean organization along with two super senior Korean ladies, who called themselves “The Comfort Women Survivors” seem to be seeking justice again. Why I say again? Because this is their third attempt in the US in which they claimed that Japan must apologize and pay more money. However, one can reduce their demands actually to one demand and that demand is “give us money, money and more money.”
Their first attempt was six years ago at a Washington DC District Court and the claim was denied. Then they took Japan to the US Supreme Court last February – Honorable Chief Justice Ginsburg concluded the courts of the United States simply are not authorized to hear their case. So they failed again.
Their second attempt was in July of this year when a Congressional Resolution led by Rep. Mike Honda of California Democrat, was passed. It took about nine years to get a non-binding Resolution passed. This Resolution with no teeth surely must have disappointed and angered the organization. They failed again. I wrote in my blog “I believe this issue must be presented and defended in a U.S. Court of Law, not in a U.S. Legislative institution.”
Their third attempt is this conference at UCLA. Psychologists call this type of behavior “Will to fail.”
The Korean organization and the co-sponsors at UCLA have decided that Japan is guilty and will not stop until Prime Minister Fukuda delivers his speech of apology and a large sum of money is deposited in to their bank accounts.
To teach hatred against the Japanese is a crime and their demand for money is extortion. Teaching hatred could lead to confrontations, fights and even murder. Let’s not forget the mumbling of Hitler and the exterminated of the Jews. Do you remember the three social workers killed in Mississippi? Do you remember Hutu against Tutsi in Rwanda or the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo? All these cases began with teaching of hatred of one group or nation against another.
Their charge regarding the Japanese military coercion of sex slavery is absolutely ungrounded. These Korean ex-Comfort Women witnesses lied in the US Congress, they have been lying for half a century, changing their stories when convenient. Perjury is punishable by imprisonment.
Certainly, they must disagree with my charge. Some scholars even disagree with Honorable Ginsburg’s ruling. Some Koreans don’t know the importance of putting the war torn history to rest. They are still seeking justice and so are we on this issue. Although, standing in front of a judge is not as fun as going to see the Pandas at a zoo, we the Japanese believe that the dispute of this magnitude must be settled at the US court of law once and for all. We are now in the process of speaking to an attorney.
We the members of NFL are determined not to purchase Korean products, nor eat their vegetables and of course we won’t eat at their restaurants.
Nobuyoshi Ozaki : Spokesman for Nippon Falcons League
1) Justice Ginsburg, Chief Judge on this case : 05-543 JOO, HWANG G., ET AL. V. JAPAN
２）History of the Korean lawsuit
3) 2007/07/13 (Fri) 「A Letter to Madam Nancy Pelosi 」
Madam Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. Office - 235 Cannon HOB - Washington, DC 20515
Re: Comfort Women
July 12, 2007
Dear Madam Nancy Pelosi:
I take the liberty to write you a letter in the hope that I may have my request met by you.
First, I would like to congratulate you on becoming the first woman Speaker of the House in US history.
I just read Chairman Lantos remarks regarding “The Comfort Women” resolution by the foreign affairs committee, issued on June 26, 2007. I was very disturbed and disappointed with the committee’s judgment on this issue. There are some flaws in Rep. Lantos remarks. I would call it “an attack.” Please review the remarks in a separate attached sheet and examine the particular underlined phrases.
I disagree with Rep. Lantos’s charges and accusations. In addition, I do not accept the provocative and insensitive language used in this statement. I strongly oppose politicians passing judgment on moral issues. If moral is the issue, then, American hands are not as clean as you think. If these charges were taken to a court of law and I was Counsel for Japan, I would shout loudly “Objection, your honor, these charges are nothing but rhetoric sir.” I have already strongly recommended to my people of Japan that they should refuse your demand.
Let’s talk about the legality of the resolution. The burden of proof is on the accuser’s shoulders. Rep. Lantos must prove his case with credible evidence and more importantly all evidence must be presented in a court of law in order to provide a chance for cross examination by legal professionals.
Ultimately, Rep. Honda must present this case with his clients to a court, not to a group of his colleagues who have joined the wagon without educated thought. Frankly, Madam Pelosi, as reported in the Japanese media, Rep. Honda is inspired by the idea that by attacking Japan under the name of human rights; and receiving contributions from anti-Japanese organizations mainly Chinese Americans, and by courting the Chinese vote as his constituency he will retain his seat in the House. For little money he has initiated a negative campaign against Japan, a vital friend and ally to America. Mr. Honda has been wasting American tax payer’s money for the past nine years on this issue.
Back to the legality, in this House Committee there were no attorneys, judges or jurors. Rep. Honda acted as a prosecutor and Rep. Lantos acted as a judge. That is simply wrong in the eyes of American law. Without the presence of the defendant, which is Japan in this case, this trial by the self-appointed judge Lantos is as gravely illegal as President Bush’s war with Iraq.
The notion that Rep. Lantos can indict Japan, (on a sixty four year old history issue), along with his colleagues support and pass a verdict that modern Japan is still guilty today and ask the US Congress to demand an apology is beyond absurdity. Another case they launched was the Ottoman Turks on Armenian genocide (1894/1916), a Century old history. The foreign affairs committee led by Rep. Lantos is insane. If this committee were fair and not politically motivated we should bring back all of the massacres world wide starting with the American Indians at the battle of “Little Big Horn.” Should you apologize to these Native Americans?
Rep. Lantos behavior reminds me of Joseph Raymond McCarthy in 1950’s. The infamous “guilty by suspicion” verdict based on witness’s memories and the memories of others damaged many innocent American citizens. How does Rep. Lantos know his witnesses were telling him the truth?
In the Japanese media a tremendous distrust against the Democrats has been born, especially, against the Bay Area Liberals. Already, I have seen a surge of nationalism in Japan, the public expressing rage towards the congressman who passed the resolutions last month. They feel they were stabbed in their back by trusted friends. Please note that the Japanese people accepted the fact that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs were dropped due to their failure of having not surrendered much earlier. Japan decided not to ask America for an apology. They have now overcome their unforgiving feelings against Americans.
Madam Pelosi, I would like to request that you do not pass this unpopular resolution. Instead, you as House Speaker must hold your colleagues back and spend more time for further study. If you pass the resolution in a few weeks, you will make a historical mistake equal to that of President Bush’s Iraq war. The consequence will be disastrous. I can guarantee you that you will put an end to the two nation’s sixty two years long peaceful and productive relationship.
I understand that Americans don’t read Japanese text; therefore, you don’t have first hand knowledge of our history. For example, Japan was the largest contributor for the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and President Calvin Coolidge returned this favor by sending US navy ships with food and medicine to the people of Tokyo during the earthquake in 1923. Moreover, 1948, Americans sent thousands of Cupids dolls to the Japanese children who lost their parents in the war. Japanese children sang a song called “Cupid with blue eyes.” The Japanese sent hundreds of Japanese Kimono dolls to America in return. These are small examples with large significance. Japan contributed to the SF earthquake in 1989, and the cable car reconstruction, the Katrina fund, Tsunami fund, etcetera, etcetera. Not only did we rebuilt our country from ashes, we began helping others including Americans. Japan is a major contributor to relief aid for world catastrophes.
You must remember that we supported the Gulf War at a cost to one hundred twenty two million Japanese from one day old to hundred years old “one hundred dollars each.” We have been supporting this unpopular Iraq war for five years now with financial backing and our troops. Meanwhile, China has not sent a single soldier or spent one penny towards this war effort.
Madam Pelosi, we all know that war is a human failure, there are no winners in war. America as victor of the Pacific War does not possess the right to continue a sixty year old war of words. That war consumed three million three hundred thousand Japanese lives, hundreds of thousands wounded and killed on both sides. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki the atomic bombing took innocent women and children’s lives like never before and not since in the history of human warfare. History is best not to be forgotten and not to be repeated.
My wife and I are Democrats and have contributed to your party. President Clinton wrote me an email, and I contributed my social security income to the mid-term election campaign last November. We continue to support Democratic issues, but not this one. Our reason to support the Democratic Party is to balance the power of the office of President George W. Bush’s administration by taking over the US congress and we have done it together. We want our troops to come home from Iraq and stop killing thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians and to find a reasonable conclusion to this war.
I was supervisor for the construction of Toyota automotive plants in America. Later, I was Public Relations for the Toyota group until I retired. We have created a half million jobs for Americans. Whether you agree or not, today, our national security means that we Japanese and Americans are vital allies against the Chinese military buildup and Islamic terrorism. Thank you for listening to me.
[Remarks of Chairman Lantos on H. Res. 121, regarding Comfort Women, at committee markup]
I would first like to commend my friend and neighbor in California, our distinguished colleague, Congressman Honda of California, for introducing this important resolution and for all his hard work to give voice to the victims in this matter.
The Government of Japan's unwillingness to offer a formal and unequivocal apology to the women forced to be sexual slaves in World War II stands in stark contrast to its role in the world today. Japan is a proud world leader and a valued U.S. ally, making its unwillingness to honestly account for its past all the more perplexing.
Japan is clearly our greatest friend in Asia and one of our closest partners in the world. The U.S-Japan relationship is the bedrock of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Our alliance and friendship are based on mutual respect and admiration, and together we have helped promote our shared values of democracy, economic opportunity, and human rights in Asia and throughout the world.
Yet, Japan's refusal to make an official government apology to the women who suffered as so-called “comfort women” is disturbing to all who value this relationship.
The true strength of a nation is tested when it is forced to confront the darkest chapters in its history. Will it have the courage to face up to the truth of its past, or will it hide from those truths in the desperate and foolish hope they will fade with time?
Post-War Germany made the right choice. Japan, on the other hand, has actively promoted historical amnesia.
The facts are plain: there can be no denying that the Japanese Imperial military coerced thousands upon thousands of women, primarily Chinese and Koreans, into sexual slavery during the war.
The continued efforts by some in Japan to distort history and play a game of blame-the-victim are also highly disturbing. Most recently, on June 14th, members of the Japanese government took out an advertisement in the Washington Post that smears the survivors of the comfort women system, including those who testified before our Subcommittee on Asia, Pacific, and Global Affairs.
The advertisement suggests that these women, who were forcibly and repeatedly raped by soldiers, were engaged, and I quote, in “licensed prostitution that was commonplace around the world at the time.” This is a ludicrous assertion totally counter to the facts.
Our resolution calls on the Government of Japan to officially acknowledge and apologize for the appalling acts that Imperial Japan committed against the “comfort women.” It is a resolution that seeks admission of a horrible truth in order that this horror may never be perpetrated again.
But most importantly, it speaks out for the victims of this monstrous act, who were terrorized and brutalized by men at war. It gives voice to these courageous women whom others have tried to silence through shame, bigotry, and threats of further violence.
It is appropriate that this House stand up for these women, who ask only that the truth be honored.
Finally, let me clear up the intent of Congress: we do not want our good friend and ally Japan to believe we regard them in perpetual punishment for their refusal to acknowledge the comfort women episode. We want a full reckoning of history to help everyone heal, and then move on.
I strongly support this resolution and I urge all of my colleagues across the aisle to do so likewise. Tom Lantos
4) U.S.HOUSE passed the Comfort Women Resolution
“House Seeks Japan's Apology on "Comfort Women"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday called on Japan to apologize for forcing thousands of women into sexual servitude to its soldiers during and before World War II.
On a voice vote, the House approved a nonbinding resolution intended as a symbolic statement on the Japanese government's role in forcing up to 200,000 "comfort women" into a wartime brothel program starting in the 1930s.
The vote marked a rare rebuke by Washington politicians of Washington's closest ally in Asia. An official at the Japanese Embassy in Washington would not comment on the House vote, leaving it to government officials in Tokyo.
"Today, the House will send a message to the government of Japan that it should deliver an official, unequivocal, unambiguous apology for the indignity the comfort women suffered," said Rep. Mike Honda, the California Democrat who pushed the legislation through the House.
One of those women, Yong Soo Lee, a Korean, was inside the House chamber watching the debate and vote.
Honda, 66, is a Japanese-American who spent his early childhood in a World War II internment camp in Colorado.
In 1993, Japan acknowledged a state role in the wartime program, which mostly victimized Chinese and Korean women. Japan's government later established a fund, which collected private donations and offered payments of about $20,000 to 285 women.
But more recently, Japanese officials including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, have denied there was evidence the government or military were directly involved in procuring the women. He later apologized for the women's suffering and said he stood by the 1993 statement.
"There can be no denying the Japanese Imperial military coerced thousands upon thousands of Asian women," House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos of California said. "Those who posit that all of the 'comfort women' were happily complicit and acting of their own accord simply do not understand the meaning of the word rape," added Lantos, a Holocaust survivor.
Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party was dealt a crushing defeat in an upper house election on Sunday amid a string of government scandals and unresolved health care and pension issues. But Abe vowed to stay in his post.
In June, Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato wrote a letter to U.S. House Speaker harmful effects on the deep friendship, close trust and wide-ranging cooperation our two nations now enjoy."
5) Ignatius Y. Ding claims:
"View of a typical room in a "Comfort Station"
Directive issued to govern the brothels and sexual slaves by the Japanese military high command in Shanghai, China Rules to "regulate" and "charge for services rendered" posted at "Comfort Stations" by the "Mama-San's"
While George Yoshinaga boldly calls Los Angeles Times "all wet," I found his opinion on the so-called "Comfort Women" issues apparently to be truly "all wet" ("Horse's Mouth," 9/29/07) and a baseless assessment likely formed in an air-tight closet.
He or anyone who has actually met a victim of Japanese military sexual slavery wouldn't make such an outrageous claim. The victims were simply volunteers or opportunists for hire at business establishments run by Japanese pimps?
Obviously, Yoshinaga did not do any research or read any related materials, including those official documents released by the Japanese Government since 1994.
I have met numerous victims from different countries. As recent as July this year, a group of American high school teachers and I traveled to China and we met another group of former sexual slaves. Each of the aging victims clearly demonstrated the symptoms of rape victims even after six decades has passed since the end of their horrible ordeal.
Each of their heart-wrenching story is equally shocking and real. For example, one was a young law student from Manila whose bright future was totally destroyed by the Japanese criminal act. Many others were abducted by the Japanese military at the tender age of 12 to 14 from their homes, farms or streets in China, Korea, The Philippines, or other countries.
Yoshinaga ought to apologize to these victims if he has any conscience or professionalism left in him at all.
Ignatius Y. Ding
Executive Vice President, Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia
Cupertino, California (http://www.global- alliance. net)
e-mail: ignatius@sbcglobal. net
(Iseheijiro) This man is a monstrous liar. He will continue to lie to American public as Norman Hsu did until he was summoned by the US court.