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                On this date, 11 June 1951, a Japanese Lieutenant General, Takuma Nishimura was executed by hanging. I will post information about him from Wikipedia.


    Takuma Nishimura (西村琢磨Nishimura Takuma) [PHOTO SOURCE:]

    Native name

    1 September 1899
    Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
    11 June 1951 (aged 51)
    Manus Island, Territory of Papua and New Guinea
    Empire of Japan
    Imperial Japanese Army
    Years of service
    1910 - 1942
    Lieutenant General
    Commands held
    Indochina Expeditionary Army, Imperial Guard Division
    World War II
    Other work
    • Japanese military governor of Shan States
    • Japanese military governor of Sumatra

    Takuma Nishimura(西村琢磨Nishimura Takuma, 1 September 1899 – 11 June 1951) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. After the Japanese surrender, he was tried by Britain and later Australia for war crimes. He was executed by Australia. Nishimura was a native of Fukuoka prefecture.

    Early military career

    Nishimura was a graduate of the 22nd class of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1910, and subsequently attended Army Engineering School. He graduated from the 32nd class of the Army Staff College in 1920. He served most of his career in various staff and administrative posts within the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff.

    Nishimura served as presiding judge at the court-martial of army officers responsible for the assassination of Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi in 1932. The defendants all received light sentences. For this he was apparently rewarded later with command of the Imperial Guards Division, a prestigious post.

    From 1936-1938, Nishimura was commander of the 9th Infantry Regiment, and from 1938-1939 commanded the 1st Heavy Field Artillery Brigade. He became Chief of Staff of the Eastern Defense Army from 1939-1940. Promoted to Major General in 1940, Nishimura was commander of the Indochina Expeditionary Army in the invasion of French Indochina in 1940. Nishimura was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1941.

    Takuma Nishimura (西村琢磨Nishimura Takuma)
    World War II

    During 1941, Nishimura commanded the 21st Independent Mixed Brigade, and then the Imperial Guard Division during the Malayan campaign. During the Battle of Muar, the Imperial Guards killed 155 Australian and Indian prisoners of war, in an event known as the Parit Sulong Massacre.

    Following the surrender of Allied forces in Singapore, Nishimura was in charge of the eastern half of Singapore Island, during the period in which the Sook Ching massacre took place. Nishimura himself was often at odds with the commander of the 25th Army, General Tomoyuki Yamashita, at times engaging in conduct that seemed deliberately insulting. As a result, his division was denied the Emperor's Victory Citation, and he was recalled to Japan and forced to retire in April 1942.

    From June 1943-February 1944, Nishimura was appointed governor of the Shan States in northern Burma. From February 1944, Nishimura was appointed Japanese military Governor of Sumatra, a post he held until the end of the war.

    Trials for war crimes

    After the end of the war, Nishimura was tried by a British military tribunal in Singapore for the events related to the Sook Ching massacre. He was found guilty of war crimes, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, of which he served four years in Singapore before being sent back to Tokyo to complete his sentence.

    As he was being repatriated to Japan, Nishimura was forcibly removed from a ship at Hong Kong by Australian military police and brought before an Australian military tribunal on Manus Island, where he was charged with events on connection to the Parit Sulong massacre. Evidence was presented stating that Nishimura had ordered the shootings at Parit Sulong and the destruction of bodies. Nishimura was found guilty and was executed by hanging on 11 June 1951.

    In 1996, Australian journalist Ian Ward suggested that the Australian Army prosecutor, Captain James Godwin—a former Royal New Zealand Navy pilot who had been ill-treated as a POW in Sumatra—had "manipulated" evidence to implicate Nishimura. Ward's impressions were prompted by fabricated evidence from a U.S. lobbyist seeking compensation for Japanese POWs. Ward also claimed that Godwin took no action on the testimony of Lieutenant Fujita Seizaburo, who reportedly stated that he was responsible for the Parit Sulong massacre. Fujita was not charged and his fate is unknown. But later in the 1990s, it was revealed that Ian Ward's accusation towards Godwin was part of political propaganda at the time.

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               On this date, June 11, 1981, a Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt in Paris. I will post information about this Cannibal from Wikipedia.

    Issei Sagawa (佐川一政 Sagawa Issei) [PHOTO SOURCE:]

    Issei Sagawa
    April 26, 1949 (age 65)
    Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
    Public speaker, commentator, actor, writer
    Criminal charge
    Murder, cannibalism (France)
    Criminal penalty
    Unfit to stand trial by reason of insanity

    Issei Sagawa(佐川一政Sagawa Issei, born April 26, 1949) is a Japanese man who in 1981 murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt in Paris. After his release, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made a living through the public's interest in his crime.

    Early life

    Sagawa was born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, to wealthy parents. He was born prematurely, reportedly small enough to fit in the palm of his father's hand, and was immediately afflicted with enteritis, a disease of the small intestine. He eventually recovered, after several saline injections of potassium and calcium.

    In 1977, at the age of 28, Sagawa emigrated to France to pursue a Ph.D. in literature at the Sorbonne Academy in Paris.

    Renée Hartevelt [PHOTO SOURCE:]

    Murder of Hartevelt

    Sagawa served time in French prison for the murder of Dutch student Renée Hartevelt, a classmate of Sagawa's at the Sorbonne. On June 11, 1981, Sagawa, then 32, invited Hartevelt to dinner at his 10 Rue Erlanger apartment under the pretext of translating German poetry for a class he was taking. Upon her arrival, after convincing her to begin reading the poetry, he shot her in the neck with a rifle while she sat with her back to him at a desk. At that point he began to carry out his plan to eat her. His first attempt to bite into her buttocks met with failure so he went out to buy a butcher knife. Sagawa has stated he chose Hartevelt for her health and beauty, characteristics Sagawa believed he lacked. Sagawa describes himself as a "weak, ugly, and inadequate little man" (he is just under 5 ft (1.52 m) tall) and claims that he wanted to "absorb her energy".

    Sagawa said he fainted after the shock of shooting her, but awoke with the realization that he had to carry out his plan. He did so, beginning with her buttocks and thighs, after having sex with the corpse. In interviews, he noted his surprise at the "corn-colored" nature of human fat. For two days, Sagawa ate various parts of the body. He described the meat as tasting like raw tuna. He then attempted to dump the mutilated body in a remote lake, but was seen in the act and later arrested by French police, who found parts of the deceased still in his refrigerator.

    Sagawa's wealthy father provided a lawyer for his defense, and after being held for two years without trial Sagawa was found legally insane and unfit to stand trial by the French judge Jean-Louis Bruguière, who ordered him held indefinitely in a mental institution. After a visit by the author Inuhiko Yomota, Sagawa's account of the murder was published in Japan under the title In the Fog. Sagawa's subsequent publicity and macabre celebrity likely contributed to the French authorities' decision to have him extradited to Japan. Upon arrival in Japan, he was immediately taken to Matsuzawa hospital, where examining psychologists all found him to be sane, stating that sexual perversion was the sole motivation for the murder. Japanese authorities found it legally impossible to detain him because the French government refused to release court documents (which remain secret) to Japan, claiming that the case had already been dropped in France. As a result, Sagawa checked himself out of the mental institution on August 12, 1986, and has been a free man ever since. Sagawa's freedom has been questioned and criticized by many.

    Renée Hartevelt [PHOTO SOURCE:]

    Sagawa now lives in Tokyo and is a minor celebrity in Japan. He was often invited as a guest speaker and commentator between 1986 and 1997. He has also written restaurant reviews for the Japanese magazine Spa. In 1992, he appeared in Hisayasu Sato's exploitation film Uwakizuma: Chijokuzeme (Unfaithful Wife: Shameful Torture) as a sadosexual voyeur.

    Along with books about the murder he committed, Sagawa has written Shonen A, a book on the Kobe child murders of 1997, in which a 14-year-old the media called "Seito Sakakibara" and "Boy A" ("Shōnen A") killed and decapitated a child and attacked several others.

    Despite this early freelance work, Sagawa can no longer find publishers for his writing and has been rejected from over 500 different places of employment. Each job application requires writing his résumé out in longhand. He was nearly accepted by a French-language school because the manager was impressed by his courage in using his real name, but employees protested and he was rejected. In 2005, Sagawa's parents died. He was prevented from attending their funeral, but he repaid their creditors and moved into public housing. He received welfare for some time but no longer does. In an interview with Vice magazine in 2009, he expressed suicidal thoughts and said that being forced to make a living while being known as a murderer and cannibal was a terrible punishment.

    Issei Sagawa (佐川一政 Sagawa Issei) [PHOTO SOURCE:]
    In popular culture
    • A 1986 short film by Olivier Smolders called Adoration is based on Sagawa's story. In the same year, the TV channel Viasat Explorer released a 47-minute documentary film called Cannibal Superstar. In 2010, did a short documentary about him, titled VBS Meets: Issei Sagawa.
    • The noise/drone metal band Gnaw Their Tongues produced an EP in 2007 titled Issei Sagawa with tracks based on his crime.
    • Too Much Blood, a song on the Undercover album by The Rolling Stones, is about Sagawa.
    • Sagawa's story inspired the 1981 Stranglers song "La Folie".

    Issei Sagawa (佐川一政Sagawa Issei) [PHOTO SOURCE:]

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  • 06/10/14--15:27: CANNIBALISM


    Cannibalism, Brazil. Engraving by Theodor de Bry for Hans Staden's account of his 1557 captivity.

    Cannibalism(from Caníbales, the Spanish name for the Caribs, a West Indies tribe formerly well known for practicing cannibalism) is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. It is also called anthropophagy. A person who practices cannibalism is called a cannibal. The expression "cannibalism" has been extended into zoology to mean one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food, including sexual cannibalism.

    The Island Carib people of the Lesser Antilles, from whom the word cannibalism derives, acquired a long-standing reputation as cannibals following the recording of their legends in the 17th century. Some controversy exists over the accuracy of these legends and the prevalence of actual cannibalism in the culture. Cannibalism was widespread in the past among humans in many parts of the world, continuing into the 19th century in some isolated South Pacific cultures, and to the present day in parts of tropical Africa. In a few cases in insular Melanesia, indigenous flesh-markets existed. Fiji was once known as the 'Cannibal Isles'. Cannibalism has been well documented around the world, from Fiji to the Amazon Basin to the Congo to Māori New Zealand. Neanderthals are believed to have practiced cannibalism, and Neanderthals may have been eaten by anatomically modern humans.

    Cannibalism has recently been both practiced and fiercely condemned in several wars, especially in Liberia and Congo. As of 2006, the Korowai were one of very few tribes still believed to eat human flesh as a cultural practice. It is also still known to be practiced as a ritual and in war in various Melanesian tribes. Historically, allegations of cannibalism were used by the colonial powers as a tool of empire to justify the subjugation of what were seen as primitive peoples. Cannibalism has been said to test the bounds of cultural relativism as it challenges anthropologists "to define what is or is not beyond the pale of acceptable human behavior".

    Cannibalism has been occasionally practiced as a last resort by people suffering from famine, including in modern times. A famous example is the ill-fated Westward expedition of the Donner Party, and more recently the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, after which some survivors ate the bodies of dead passengers. Also, some mentally ill people obsess about eating others and actually do so, such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Albert Fish. There is resistance to formally labeling cannibalism as a mental disorder.

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                On this date, 12 June 1950, The SS Camp Commandant of Ravensbrück concentration camp, Fritz Suhren, was executed by hanging. I will post information about this SS from Wikipedia.

    10 June 1908
    Varel, Kingdom of Saxony
    12 June 1950 (aged 42)
    Sandweier, Baden-Baden, Germany
    Nazi Germany
    Years of service
    SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
    Commands held

    Fritz Suhren(10 June 1908 – 12 June 1950) was a German SS officer and Nazi concentration camp commandant.

    Early years

    Suhren joined the Nazi Party in 1928 and the Sturmabteilung at the same time. He moved over to the SS in October 1931, initially as a volunteer before going full-time in 1934.

    SS service

    Trained by the Wehrmachtunder SS supervision he was nevertheless not used as a soldier and instead was stationed at Sachsenhausen concentration campin 1941. By 1942 he was Lagerführer (deputy commandant) at the camp and in May of that year ordered camp Lagerältester Harry Naujoks to hang a prisoner that had been earmarked for execution. Naujoks refused to perform the deed and, whilst Naujoks was able to survive the insubordination, Suhren insisted that he stand beside the prisoner on the gallows (which had been fitted with a winch in order to prolong the execution) and forced a young inmate to perform the hanging.


    He was later commandant of the women's camp at Ravensbrück concentration camp. His policy upon taking command in 1942 was to exterminate the prisoners through working them as hard as possible and feeding them as little as possible.

    As commandant at Ravensbrück, Suhren had to provide inmates to Dr. Karl Gebhardt for experimentation. Suhren initially objected to this, mainly because most of the inmates at the camp were political prisoners, and he complained to the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt about the practice. However the SS command overruled Suhren's doubts and he was forced to apologise to Gebhardt and supply him with the prisoners he demanded. Suhren would later state that he had witnessed experiments that included exposing women to high levels of x rays in order to accomplish sterilisation.

    Near the end of World War II, Franz Göring (SS member) (de) and Benoit Musyapproached Suhren to ask him to allow a convoy of women to leave the camp and go into the custody of the Scandinavian Red Cross. Suhren however refused the request as it was against superior orders although eventually Goering got the backing of Rudolf Brandt and Suhren was forced to yield.

    Surrender and death

    With the Allies just a few miles from the camp Suhren took Odette Sansom, an inmate at Ravensbruck whom he believed to be Winston Churchill's niece due in part to her using the assumed surname of Churchill in the camp, and drove with her to the United States base, hoping that her presence would save him. Sansom had in fact been instructed to adopt the false name and to encourage the presumption of her relationship to the British Prime Minister as she was a spy in the camp and the British felt that if the Germans thought she was Churchill's relative they would want to keep her alive as a possible bargaining tool. Suhren later came to trial for his time as commandant of Ravensbruck and was hanged in 1950.

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                On this date, June 12, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave a speech denouncing Adolf Hitler.

    St. James's Place, London, June 12, 1941

    [British Library of Information]

    In the twenty-second month of the war against Nazism, we meet here in this old Palace of St. James's, itself not unscarred by the fire of the enemy, in order to proclaim the high purposes and resolves of the lawful constitutional governments of Europe whose countries have been overrun, and we meet here also to cheer the hopes of free men and free peoples throughout the world.

    Here before us on the table lie the title deeds of ten nations or states whose soil has been invaded and polluted and whose men women and children lie prostrate or writhing under the Hitler yoke.

    But here also, duly authorized by Parliament and the democracy of Britain, are gathered the servants of the ancient British monarchy and the accredited representatives of the British dominions beyond seas of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, of the Empire of India, of Burma and of our colonies in every quarter of the globe. They have drawn their swords in this cause. They will never let them fall till life is gone or victory is won.

    Here we meet while from across the Atlantic Ocean the hammers and lathes of the United States signal in a rising hum their message of encouragement and their promise of swift and ever-growing aid.

    What tragedies, what horrors, what crimes has Hitler and all that Hitler stands for brought upon Europe and the world! The ruins of Warsaw, of Rotterdam, of Belgrade are monuments which will long recall to future generations the outrage of unopposed air bombing applied with calculated scientific cruelty to helpless populations. Here in London and throughout the cities of our island and in Ireland there may also be seen marks of devastation. They are being repaid and presently they will be more than repaid.

    But far worse than these visible injuries is the misery of the conquered peoples. We see them hounded, terrorized, exploited. Their manhood by the million is forced to work under conditions indistinguishable in many cases from actual slavery. Their goods and chattels are pillaged or filched for worthless money. Their homes, their daily life are pried into and spied upon by the all pervading system of secret political police which, having reduced the Germans themselves to abject docility, now stalks the streets and byways of a dozen lands. Their religious faiths are affronted, persecuted or oppressed in the interest of a fanatic paganism devised to perpetuate the worship and sustain the tyranny of one abominable creature. Their traditions, their culture, their laws, their institutions, social and political alike, are suppressed by force or undermined by subtle, coldly planned intrigue.

    The prisons of the continent no longer suffice. The concentration camps are overcrowded. Every dawn German volleys crack. Czechs, Poles, Dutchmen, Norwegians, Yugoslavs and Greeks, Frenchmen, Belgians, Luxemburgers make the great sacrifice for faith and country. A vile race of Quislings-to use a new word which will carry the scorn of mankind down the centuries-is hired to fawn upon the conqueror, to collaborate in his designs and to enforce his rule upon their fellow countrymen while groveling low themselves. Such is the plight of once glorious Europe and such are the atrocities against which we are in arms.

    Your excellencies, my lords and gentlemen, it is upon this foundation that Hitler, with his tattered lackey, Mussolini, at his tail and Admiral Darlan frisking by his side, pretends to build out of hatred, appetite and racial assertion a new order for Europe. Never did so mocking a fantasy obsess the mind of mortal man.

    We cannot tell what the course of this fell war will be as it spreads, remorseless, through ever wider regions.

    It will not be by German hands that the structure of Europe will be rebuilt or union of the European family achieved. In every country into which the German armies and Nazi police have broken there has sprung up from the soil a hatred of the German name and contempt for the Nazi creed which the passage of hundreds of years will not efface from human memory.

    We know it will be hard; we expect it to be long, we cannot predict or measure its episodes or its tribulations. But one thing is certain, one thing is sure, one thing stands out stark and undeniable, massive and unassailable for all the world to see. We cannot see how deliverance will come or when it will come, but nothing is more certain that every trace of Hitler's footsteps, every stain of his infected, corroding fingers will be sponged and purged and, if need be, blasted from the surface of the earth.

    We are here, your excellencies, to affirm and fortify our union in that ceaseless and unwearying effort which must be made if the captive peoples are to be set free.

    A year ago His Majesty's Government was left alone to face the storm, and to many of our friends and enemies alike it may have seemed that our days, too, were numbered and that Britain and its institutions would sink forever beneath the verge. But I may with some pride remind your excellencies that even in that dark hour when our army was disorganized and almost weaponless when scarcely a gun or tank remained in Britain, when almost all our stores and ammunition had been lost in France, never for one moment did the British people dream of making peace with the conqueror and never for a moment did they despair of the common cause.

    On the contrary, we proclaimed at that very time to all men, not only to ourselves, our determination not to make peace until every one of the ravaged and enslaved countries was liberated and until the Nazi domination was broken and destroyed.

    See how far we have traveled since those breathless days of June, a year ago! Our solid, stubborn strength has stood an awful test. We are the masters of our own air and now reach out in ever-growing retribution upon the enemy. The Royal Navy holds the seas. The Italian fleet cowers, diminished, in harbor and the German Navy largely is crippled or sunk.

    The murderous raids upon our ports, cities and factories have been powerless to quench the spirit of the British nation, to stop our national life or check the immense expansion of our war industry. Food and arms from across oceans are coming safely in. Full provision to replace all sunken tonnage is being made here, and still more by our friends in the United States. We are becoming an armed community. Our land forces are being perfected in equipment and training.

    Hitler may turn and trample this way and that through tortured Europe. He may spread his course far and wide and carry his curse with him. He may break into Africa or into Asia. But it is here, in this island fortress, that he will have to reckon in the end. We shall strive to resist by land and sea.

    We shall be on his track wherever he goes. Our air power will continue to teach the German homeland that war is not all loot and triumph. We shall aid and stir the people of every conquered country to resistance and revolt. We shall break up and derange every effort which Hitler makes to systematize and consolidate his subjugations. He will find no peace, no rest, no halting place, no parley. And if, driven to desperate hazards, he attempts invasion of the British Isles, as well he may, we shall not flinch from the supreme trial. With the help of God, of which we must all feel daily conscious, we shall continue steadfast in faith and duty till our task is done.

    This then, my lords and gentlemen, is the message which we send forth today to all states and nations, bound or free, to all the men in all the lands who care for freedom's cause. To our Allies and well-wishers in Europe, to our American friends and helpers drawing ever closer in their might across the ocean, this is the message-lift up your hearts, all will come right. Out of depths of sorrow and sacrifice will be born again the glory of mankind.


    Winston Churchill's 1941 Great Declaration
    Uploaded on Sep 17, 2008
    Churchill's 1941 Speech to the 'coalition'

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    George Herbert Walker Bush
    QUOTE:I wanted to take just a few brief moments to restate my firm support of our cause and to share with you my deep personal concern about our American tragedy of abortion on demand. We are concerned about abortion because it deals with the lives of two human beings, mother and child. I know there are people of good will who disagree, but after years of sober and serious reflection on the issue, this is what I think. I think the Supreme Court's decision in Roe versus Wade was wrong and should be overturned....[Y]ou and hundreds of thousands with you across the country have raised a voice of moral gravity about abortion, a voice of principle, a voice of faith, a full voice that properly asserts and affirms the basic dignity of human life. I'm confident that more and more Americans every year -- every day -- are hearing your message and taking it to heart. And, ladies and gentlemen -- and, yes, young people as well -- I promise you that the President hears you now and stands with you in a cause that must be won. God bless you all, and God bless life.(January 23, 1989)

    AUTHOR: George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–93). He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–89), a congressman, an ambassador, a Director of Central Intelligence, and currently the oldest surviving president.

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    NOTICE: The following article is written by the author itself and not by me, I am not trying to violate their copyright. I will give some information on them.

    ARTICLE TITLE:Donald Trump Explains Conversion to Pro-Life Side on Abortion
    DATE: April 8, 2011
    AUTHOR: Steven Ertelt
    AUTHOR INFORMATION:As the founder and Editor of, Steven Ertelt has provided the pro-life community with news via the Internet since 1993. He also serves as the President of Colorado Citizens for Life, a statewide pro-life group, and a member of the board of directors of the National Right to Life Committee. He is the past president of Right to Life of Wyoming and previously served as the executive director of Montana Right to Lifeand the public affairs director for Indiana Right to Life. Mr. Ertelt is also a former president of Students for Life of America. A former radio announcer who has been interviewed on dozens of radio and television programs, Mr. Ertelt holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics from Hendrix College. Follow him on Twitter @StevenErtelt.

    Business mogul Donald Trump shocked attendees at the conservative CPAC conference in February when he declared himself pro-life after years of supporting the pro-abortion position.

    Several months ago, when questioned about his position, Trump responded by saying the public “would be surprised” by his stance and, in an interview with Laura Ingraham from Fox News leading up to the conference, Trump characterized himself as “pro-life” and he repeated that apparent reversal when he told the audience at CPAC, “I am pro-life” and pledged to fight for the reversal of Obamacare, which contains abortion funding loopholes.

    That was a marked change from how Trump described himself in his  2000 book The America We Deserve, where he wrote, “I support a woman’s right to choose but I am uncomfortable with the procedures.”

    Today, in a new interview with CBN News’ David Brody, Trump explains the evolution of his thinking and how stories of pregnancies — including one in particular — helped change his mind on abortion.

    “Evangelicals do want to feel secure that they’re going to have a nominee that’s going to at least be solid on those issues, those social issues. Someone that’s not just going to cut and move on,” Brody said to Trump.

    The billionaire responded, “One thing about me, I’m a very honorable guy. I’m pro-life, but I changed my view a number of years ago.”

    “One of the reasons I changed — one of the primary reasons — a friend of mine’s wife was pregnant, in this case married. She was pregnant and he didn’t really want the baby. And he was telling me the story,” Trump told Brody. “He was crying as he was telling me the story. He ends up having the baby and the baby is the apple of his eye. It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him. And you know here’s a baby that wasn’t going to be let into life. And I heard this, and some other stories, and I am pro-life.”

    “So those stories did change you, they came around and changed you?” Brody asked.

    “They changed me. Yeah, they changed my view as to that, absolutely,” Trump responded.

    As the 2012 race intensifies, pro-life advocates must call upon Donald Trump to further explain his stand on important pro-life issues like Supreme Court nominations and repeal of the pro-abortion Obama healthcare law. A year away from the first primary contests, some Republicans are dissatisfied with the current list of potential presidential candidates. With no clear front-runner at this point, a candidacy by Donald Trump could be appealing for some.

    Yet, some pro-life advocates are strongly supportive of some of the truly pro-life potential Republican presidential hopefuls. Stalwarts like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee have significant support among GOP and independent voters. Lesser-known, but equally pro-life, likely candidates like Governor Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain are also strongly pro-life. Others, like Haley Barbor of Mississippi, Jon Huntsman of Utah, and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, would run as pro-life candidates as well.

    The eventual nominee will face pro-abortion President Barack Obama, who has an extensive pro-abortion record.

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    On this date, June 15, 2007, Cop Killer, Michael Allen Lambert was executed by lethal injection in Indiana for the December 28, 1990 murder of Officer Gregg Winters. The officer died 11 days later on January 8, 1991. Let us honor this fallen policeman and thank God that justice was served.


    Michael Allen Lambert

    Officer Gregg William Winters
    Please go to this previous Blog Post to learn more and go to Unit 1012 blog post to hear from the slain cop’s loved ones.

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    On this date, June 15, 2008, Deputy Sheriff Tony Diaz of the Yolo County Sheriff's Department, California was killed in the line of duty. Let us honor this fallen cop and thank God that some justice was served, as the cop killer had been sentenced to death. I got the information about him from ODMP and please go to the Unit 1012 Blog to hear from one of his loved ones.

    Deputy Sheriff Tony Diaz
    Deputy Sheriff
    Jose Antonio "Tony" Diaz
    Yolo County Sheriff's Department, California
    End of Watch: Sunday, June 15, 2008

    Bio & Incident Details
    Tour:4 years
    Badge #140
    Incident Date:6/15/2008
    Weapon:Rifle; AR-15
    Suspect:Sentenced to death

    Deputy Tony Diaz was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road 99W at approximately 9:30 pm.

    After a five-minute high speed pursuit, the suspect exited his vehicle and opened fire on Deputy Diaz, penetrating his vest, striking him in the shoulder.

    Despite his wound, Deputy Diaz was able to call for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

    The suspect, who fled on foot after abandoning his infant in his car, was apprehended a short time later. On October 4, 2011, the subject was convicted of multiple charges, including murder of a peace officer. The jury recommended he receive the death penalty and in February 2012 the presiding judge subsequently upheld the sentence.

    Deputy Diaz had served with the Yolo County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his three children.

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                I chose this article, as on this date, June 16, 2011, as it was confirmed that Ayman al-Zawahiri took over the role of leader of Al Qaeda. 

    Is Zawahiri really losing his leadership?

    06/01/2014 21:57

    Since Ayman al-Zawahiri was elected to be the new leader of al-Qaida in the aftermath of the elimination of the mythological leader Osama bin-Laden, he has faced a series of internal and external challenges.

    Since Ayman al-Zawahiri was elected to be the new leader of al-Qaida in the aftermath of the elimination of the mythological leader Osama bin-Laden, he has faced a series of internal and external challenges. First, he had to preserve his personal survivability and the wholeness of the organization, to entrench his personal leadership in his own organization and to preserve the premiere status of al-Qaida at the head of the global jihad camp. Despite the severe criticism Zawahiri encountered in recent months from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) who is challenging his leadership and disputing his aptitude to lead the struggle to restore the glory of Islam, it doesn’t appear at this stage that he is a realistic candidate to replace him.

    The conflict that emerged within the global jihad camp over a year ago with the unilateral declaration of the leader of the organization “the Islamic Nation in Iraq” (ISI) al-Baghdadi that he is unifying his organization with Jabhat al-Nusra, which operates in Syria, under a new umbrella organization that would be called “the Islamic Nation of Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS), inciting al-Julani, the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, against him.

    Al-Julani rejected the imposed unification and in parallel declared his loyalty to the leader of al-Qaida.

    Al-Zawahiri attempted to mediate between the warring sides but to no avail. The dispute deteriorated into military conflicts between the fighters of the two organizations in Syria and to unprecedentedly venomous attacks from al-Baghdadi’s people against al-Zawahiri, carried out on the websites of the global jihad. Once al-Zawahiri’s efforts to restore order had failed, he removed his support from the Iraqi organization as a partner of al-Qaida and declared Jabhat al-Nusra to be the representative of al-Qaida in Syria.

    The echoes of the internal conflict extended far beyond the borders of Syria and brought responses of support and reservations from the fighting parties from the organizations and supporters of the global jihad.

    In his efforts to contain the escalating conflict, to maintain the unity of his line and primarily to defend his position as the leader of the global jihad al-Zawahiri recently published several tapes wherein he presented his version, which was meant for the ears of his supporters and critics as one, against the backdrop of his decision to expel the ISIS organization from its membership in the coalition of organizations which partner with al-Qaida. In his comments, he quoted the declarations of support and loyalty that al-Bagdhadi had made for his leadership and seniority on several occasions in the past, as opposed to the claims of heresy that he and his spokesmen had now directed toward him.

    Al-Zawahiri blamed al-Baghdadi for inciting a fitna (brotherly war) which constitutes a severe and unforgivable sin in Islam, and cast the responsibility for thwarting the efforts to fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad at al-Bagdhadi’s doorstep. Through this, al-Zawahiri endeavored to highlight his image as a restrained and responsible leader as required by his elevated status and as an expression for his desire to maintain the unity of the line, and thus also instructed the people of Jabhat al-Nusra, who answered to him, to unilaterally cease the combat against ISIS so as to not contribute to the continuation of the “fitna.”

    Through this, he expressed his abhorrence for the internal war and emphasized even more the severe sin of the leader of the Iraqi organization. Even though the leadership of Jabhat al-Nusra responded positively to his orders, in actuality the combat between the members of the organization didn’t cease and it continues sporadically in the areas of fighting in the north and northeast of Syria.

    At this stage it is unclear toward which direction this internal conflict could develop, however the clear interest of al-Zawahiri is to prevent its expansion to additional regions and organizations from the global jihad camp. It is clear to al-Zawahiri that the continuation of the verbal collisions and military clashes among global jihad factors in Syria could damage his standing and cause an irreparable tear in his camp.

    This is likely the reason for his aggressive tone against his critics on the one hand and the pragmatic approaches he’s taking on the other.

    In any case, the level of independence and autonomy held by leaders of the partners of al-Qaida in administration and decision-making in their organizations in the combat arenas in which they operate is significant and is expected to continue as in the past.

    As such it seems that the estimates made in the media regarding the end of al-Zawahiri’s hegemony and that of al-Qaida in the global jihad camp and the ascent of the leader of the Iraqi organization are premature.

    Either way, the main beneficiary of the internal conflict in Syria is President Assad, who views with satisfaction the unexpected assistance weakening the opposition against him, because of the all-out war being waged in its ranks.

    Israel too, which has been monitoring for an extended time the disposition of global jihad factors on its borders with Syria and Lebanon, is very interested in the results of this internal struggle in Syria. It is clear to Israel that, without any connection the degree of unity or separation that will develop in the Jihadist ranks, it will continue to constitute a preferred target for attack by the entirety of the factors of the global jihad.

    The writer is a senior research fellow and head of the INSS Program on Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict.

    Osama Bin Laden (left) and Ayman al-Zawahiri [PHOTO SOURCE:]

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                On this date, June 16, 2011, an Aryan Brotherhood & Prison Killer, Lee Andrew Taylor was executed by lethal injection in Texas. He was convicted of the April 1, 1999 murder of his African American cellmate, Donta Green. Before the prison killing, he had already caused the death of an elderly man in a robbery on November 17, 1995. He is an example of a white man killing an African American, where we can debunk the myth that only killers of white victims get executed.

    Lee Andrew Taylor
                Please go to the previous Blog Post to learn more.

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              Tsutomu Miyazaki was one of the worst of the worst pedophile serial killers I had ever read about. After observing and analyzing his character, I got reminded of The Joker in the Batman movie, ‘The Dark Knight (2008)’. The Joker in that movie was described as "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy." Otaku (おたく/オタク) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly (but not limited to) anime and manga. Tsutomu Miyazaki was called the Otaku Murderer, but I nicknamed him the ‘Japanese Joker’. I described Miyazaki as “psychopathic, satanic, obsessive, disobedient, perverted, pedophilia serial killer with 100% pornography fixation.” 

    The Joker (Left) and Tsutomu Miyazaki (Right)

                Please read Part 1& Part 2 of the case before reading my opinion on him.

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    Newt Gingrich
    QUOTE:I stand with President Ronald Reagan in supporting “the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death,” and with the Republican Party platform in affirming that I “support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children.” I believe that in order to properly protect the right to life of the vulnerable among us, every human being at every stage of development must be recognized as a person possessing the right to life in federal and state laws without exception and without compromise. I recognize that in cases where a mother’s life is at risk, every effort should be made to save the baby’s life as well; leaving the death of an innocent child as an unintended tragedy rather than an intentional killing. I oppose assisted suicide, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and procedures that intentionally destroy developing human beings. I pledge to the American people that I will defend all innocent human life. Abortion and the intentional killing of an innocent human being are always wrong and should be prohibited. If elected President, I will work to advance state and federal laws and amendments that recognize the unalienable right to life of all human beings as persons at every stage of development, and to the best of my knowledge, I will only appoint federal judges and relevant officials who will uphold and enforce state and federal laws recognizing that all human being at every stage of development are person with the unalienable right to life. [Presidential candidate, when he signed the Personhood USA Pledge in December 2011.]

    AUTHOR: Newt Gingrich A.K.A Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, political consultant, and history teacher who served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. He is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Born and raised near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gingrich attended Emory University and received his Ph.D. from Tulane University. In the 1970s he taught history and geography at West Georgia College. During this period he mounted several races for the United States House of Representatives, before winning the election of November 1978. He served as the House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995. A co-author and architect of the "Contract with America", Gingrich was at the forefront of Republican Party success in the 1994 congressional election. In 1995, Timenamed him "Man of the Year" for his role in ending 40 years of majority control by the Democratic Party. During his four years as House speaker, the House enacted welfare reform, passed a capital gains tax cut in 1997, and in 1998 passed the first balanced budget since 1969. He was disciplined in January 1997 by the House of Representatives for ethics accusations, although a full hearing was avoided. Following a poor Republican showing in the 1998 Congressional election, Gingrich resigned from the House on November 5, 1998, under pressure from his Republican colleagues. He had "been a lightning rod for controversy ever since he steered his party to the majority in 1994 and took control of the speaker's gavel." Since resigning from the House, Gingrich has remained active in public policy debates by working as a political consultant. He founded and chaired several policy think tanks including American Solutions for Winning the Future and the Center for Health Transformation. He has written or co-authored 23 books. In May 2011, he announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. presidency. On May 2, 2012, Gingrich ended his presidential campaign and endorsed front-runner Mitt Romney.
    After being raised Lutheran and spending most of his adult life as a Southern Baptist, Gingrich converted to Roman Catholicism in 2009. He has been married three times, with the first two marriages ending in divorce. He has two children from his first marriage and has been married to Callista Gingrich (née Bisek) since 2000.
    Gingrich is currently a panelist representing the right on CNN's revamped debate program Crossfire.

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    On this date, June 18, 2010, Ronnie Lee Gardner was the third Death Row Inmate to die from the firing squad in Utah. He was also the seventh person to be executed in the State of Utah since 1976.

    Ronnie Lee Gardner
    Photo by the Utah Department of Corrections

    Gardner was executed on the metal chair at the right side of this chamber in Utah State Prison. The two narrow rifle ports can be seen in the middle-left. Panoramic mosaic of the execution chamber at Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, USA. The platform at the left is used for lethal injection. The seat at the right and the two narrow gun ports on the far wall of the room are used for execution by firing squad. Built in 1998, the first person to be executed in this chamber was Joseph Mitchell Parsons in 1999.
    Please go to this previous blog post to learn more about the condemned killer.

    Please go to two of these Unit 1012 Blog Posts to hear from the victims’ families and also a rebuttal to the abolitionists.

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                On this date, 18 June 1942, Jan Kubiš,was one of the two Assassins, involved in the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer, Reinhard Heydrich, had died from his wounds. I will honor this hero by posting information about him from Wikipedia

    Jan Kubiš

    24 June 1913
    Dolní Vilémovice, Moravia, (now Czech Republic)
    18 June 1942 (aged 29)
    Buried at
    Ďáblice cemetery
     France 1939-1940
     United Kingdom
    French Foreign Legion 1939-1940
    Czechoslovakian army in-exile
    Years of service
    Second World War
    • Operation Anthropoid

    Jan Kubiš(24 June 1913 – 18 June 1942) was a Czech soldier, one of a team of Czechoslovak British-trained paratroopers sent to assassinate acting Reichsprotektor (Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia, SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, in 1942 as part of Operation Anthropoid.


    Jan Kubiš was born in 1913 in Dolní Vilémovice, Moravia (now Czech Republic). Jan was a Boy Scout.

    Jan Kubiš, having previously been an active member of Orel, started his military career as a Czechoslovak army conscript on 1 November 1935 by 31st Infantry Regiment "Arco" in Jihlava. After passing petty officer course and promotion to corporal, Kubiš served some time in Znojmo before being transferred to 34th infantry regiment "Marksman Jan Čapek" in Opava, where he served at guard battalion stationed in Jakartovice. Here, Kubiš reached promotion to platoon sergeant.

    During the Czechoslovak mobilization of 1938, Kubiš served as deputy commander of a platoon in Czechoslovak border fortificationsin the Opava area. Following the Munich Agreement and demobilization, Kubiš was discharged from army on 19 October 1938 and returned to his civilian life, working at a brick factory.

    At the eve of World War II, on 16 June 1939, Kubiš fled Czechoslovakia and joined a forming Czechoslovak unit in Kraków, Poland. Soon he was transferred to Algiers, where he entered the French Foreign Legion. He fought in France during the early stage of World War II and received his Croix de guerre there.

    A month after the German victory in the Battle of France, Kubiš fled to Great Britain, where he received training as a paratrooper. The Free Czechoslovaks, as he and other self-exiled Czechoslovaks were called, were stationed at Cholmondeley Castle near Malpas in Cheshire. He and his best friend, Jozef Gabčík, both befriended the Ellison family, from Ightfield, Shropshire, whom they met while in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

    In 1941, Kubiš was dropped into Czechoslovakia as part of Operation Anthropoid, where he died following the successful assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. The remains of his body were buried secretly in a mass graveat the Ďáblice cemetery in Prague. Since this was unknown after World War II, Karel Čurda, the member of their squad who betrayed them to the Nazis, was coincidentally also buried at the cemetery. However, in 1990 mass graves were excavated and a memorial site with symbolic gravestones was established instead. In 2009, a memorial was built at the place of the attack on Heydrich.

    The assassination in Prague

    Main article: Operation Anthropoid

    Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš were airlifted along with seven soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile in the United Kingdom and two other groups named Silver Aand Silver B (who had different missions) by a Royal Air ForceHalifaxof No. 138 Squadroninto Czechoslovakia at 10pm on 28 December 1941. In Prague, they contacted several families and anti-Nazi organizations who helped them during the preparations for the assassination.

    On 27 May 1942, Heydrich had planned to meet Hitler in Berlin. German documents suggest that Hitler intended to transfer Heydrich to German occupied France, where the French resistance was gaining ground. Heydrich would have to pass a section where the Dresden-Prague road merged with a road to the Troja Bridge. The junction, in the Prague suburb of Libeň, was well-suited for the attack because motorists have to slow for a hairpin bend. At 10:30 AM, Heydrich proceeded on his daily commute from his home in Panenské Břežany to Prague Castle. Gabčík and Kubiš waited at the tram stop on the curve near Bulovka Hospital in Prague 8-Libeň. As Heydrich’s open-topped Mercedes-Benz neared the pair, Gabčík stepped in front of the vehicle, trying to open fire, but his Sten gun jammed. Heydrich ordered his driver, SS-Oberscharführer Klein, to stop the car. When Heydrich stood up to try to shoot Gabčík, Kubiš threw a modified anti-tank grenade at the vehicle, and its fragments ripped through the car’s right-rear fender, embedding shrapnel and fibres from the upholstery into Heydrich’s body, even though the grenade failed to enter the car. Kubiš was also injured by the shrapnel. Heydrich, apparently unaware of his shrapnel injuries, got out of the car, returned fire and tried to chase Gabčík but soon collapsed. Klein returned from his abortive attempt to chase Kubiš, and Heydrich ordered him to chase Gabčík. Klein was shot twice by Gabčík (who was now using his revolver) and wounded in the pursuit.

    A Czech woman went to Heydrich's aid and flagged down a delivery van. Heydrich was first placed in the driver's cab, but complained that the van's movement was causing him pain. He was placed in the back of the van, on his stomach, and taken to the emergency room at Na Bulovce Hospital. Heydrich had suffered severe injuries to his left side, with major damage to his diaphragm, spleen, and lung. He had also fractured a rib. Dr. Slanina packed the chest wound, while Dr. Walter Diek tried unsuccessfully to remove the splinters. He immediately decided to operate. This was carried out by Drs. Diek, Slanina, and Hohlbaum. Heydrich was given several blood transfusions. A splenectomy was performed. The chest wound, left lung, and diaphragm were all debrided and the wounds closed. Himmler ordered Dr. Karl Gebhardtto fly to Prague to assume care. Despite a fever, Heydrich's recovery appeared to progress well. Dr. Theodor Morell, Hitler's personal physician, suggested the use of sulfonamide (a new antibacterial drug), but Gebhardt, thinking Heydrich would recover, refused. On 2 June, during a visit by Himmler, Heydrich reconciled himself to his fate by reciting a part of one of his father's operas.

    Heydrich slipped into a coma after Himmler's visit and never regained consciousness. He died on 4 June, probably around 04:30. He was 38. The autopsy concluded that he died of sepsis. Heydrich's facial expression as he died betrayed an "uncanny spirituality and entirely perverted beauty, like a renaissance Cardinal," according to Bernhard Wehner, a Kripo police official who investigated the assassination.

    Bullet-scarred window of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague where the attackers on Heydrich were cornered.
    Attempted capture of the assassins

    Kubiš and his group were found on 18 June in the Church of St. Cyril and St. Methodious in Resslova Street in Prague. In a bloody battle that lasted for two hours, Kubiš was wounded and died shortly after arrival at the hospital. The other parachutists committed suicide to avoid capture after an additional four-hour battle with the SS.

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                On this date, 18 June 1942, Jozef Gabčík, was one of the two Assassins, involved in the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer, Reinhard Heydrich, had committed suicide. I will honor this hero by posting information about him from Wikipedia.

    Jozef Gabčík during his service in United Kingdom. Gabčík was one of the members of special operation (code name Anthropoid) during which Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated.

    8 April 1912
    Rajecké Teplice, Žilina,
    Slovakia (then Austria-Hungary)
    18 June 1942 (aged 30)
    Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Prague
     United Kingdom
    Years of service
    Rotmistr (Staff Sergeant)
    Special Operations Executive
    Second World War
    • Operation Anthropoid
    Jozef Gabčík(8 April 1912 – 18 June 1942) was a Slovak soldier in the Czechoslovak army involved in Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of acting Reichsprotektor (Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia, SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.


    Gabčík was born 1912 in Palosnya, Slovak territory in Austria-Hungary (today Poluvsie, part of Rajecké Teplice, Žilina district, Slovakia). He learned to be a farrier, as well as a blacksmith. He was also taught clock making at the village of Kostelec Nad Vltavou (Bohemia). He was taught by local master blacksmith J. Kunike. He lived with the Kunike family in their house of which still stands together with the outbuilding and yard which was used as a smithy. The house is located some 50 meters down a small hill which leads from the village centre where the church stands. In 1927 so the school records show that he attended School in Business Studies at Kovarov near to Kostelec Nad Vltavou. The building which housed the school is today the Municipal Office. A marble plaque was erected in 2010, together with historical documents on the wall there. These documents were all placed there by the citizens of Kovarov. Jozef at one time was working at a chemicial plant in Žilina until 1939. He fled Czechoslovakia during World War II for Great Britain, where he was trained as a paratrooper. He became a rotmistr (approx. UK Staff Sergeant) in rank. The Free Czechoslovaks, as he and other self-exiled Czechoslovaks were called, were stationed at Cholmondeley Castle near Malpas in Cheshire.

    The assassination in Prague

    Main article: Operation Anthropoid

    Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš were airlifted along with seven soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile in the United Kingdom and two other groups named Silver A and Silver B (who had different missions) by a Royal Air Force Halifax of No. 138 Squadron into Czechoslovakia at 10pm on 28 December 1941. In Prague, they contacted several families and anti-Nazi organisations who helped them during the preparations for the assassination.

    On 27 May 1942, at 10:30 AM, Heydrich proceeded on his daily commute from his home in Panenské Břežany to Prague Castle. Gabčík and Kubiš waited at the tram stop on the curve near Bulovka Hospital in Prague 8-Libeň. As Heydrich’s open-topped Mercedes-Benz neared the pair, Gabčík stepped in front of the vehicle, trying to open fire, but his Sten gun jammed. Heydrich ordered his driver, SS-Oberscharführer Klein, to stop the car. When Heydrich stood up to try to shoot Gabčík, Kubiš threw a modified anti-tank grenade at the vehicle, and its fragments ripped through the car’s right-rear fender, embedding shrapnel and fibres from the upholstery into Heydrich’s body, even though the grenade failed to enter the car. Kubiš was also injured by the shrapnel. Heydrich, apparently unaware of his shrapnel injuries, got out of the car, returned fire and tried to chase Gabčík but soon collapsed. Klein returned from his abortive attempt to chase Kubiš, and Heydrich ordered him to chase Gabčík. Klein was shot twice by Gabčík (who was now using his revolver) and wounded in the pursuit. The assassins were initially convinced that the attack had failed. Heydrich was rushed to Bulovka Hospital, where it was discovered that he was suffering from blood poisoning. There Heydrich went into shock, dying on the morning of 4 June 1942.

    Bullet-scarred window of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague where the attackers on Heydrich were cornered.
    Aftermath and attempted capture of the assassins

    In the aftermath of the assassination of so-called "Heydrichiade," a rigorous investigation was instigated. The investigation determined the assassination was planned and carried out by the Czech Resistance with assistance of the British. The oppression and persecution of the defiant Czechs reached its peak following the failure of Nazi soldiers to capture the assassins alive. More than 13,000 people were ultimately arrested and tortured, including the girlfriend of Jan Kubiš, Anna Malinová, who died at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. First Lieutenant Adolf Opálka's aunt, Marie Opálková, was executed in Mauthausen on 24 October 1942. His father, Viktor Jarolím, was also killed. Among the unfortunate was the native of Kostelec nad Vltavou, JUDr. Jan Fleischmann. It was known locally that Josef visited Jan Fleischmann who was a friend in Kostelec and Vltavou before the assassination of Heydrich. After the assassination, the visit was found out as Karel Čurdahad informed Gestapo and the Nazis arrested Jan Fleischmann and took him to Pankrác where he was tortured and finally executed.

    The Nazi officials in the Protectorate carried out an extensive search for the two men. Eventually, the Germans found them, along with other paratroopers, hiding in Cyril and Methodius Cathedral in Prague. However, after a six-hour gun battle, in which the Germans lost at least 14 killed and 21 wounded, Gabčík and the others, with the exception of Kubiš, who was seriously wounded by a grenade, committed suicide before the Nazis could take them alive in the Church catacombs. Kubiš was wounded in the gun battle and died shortly after arrival at the hospital.


    The village of Gabčíkovo in southern Slovakia is named after Gabčík, and one of the biggest dams on the Danube next to the village is named after the village. Jozef Gabčík's name was also given to the 5. pluk špeciálneho určenia(5th special forces regiment of Jozef Gabčík) part of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, based in Žilina.

    With the aim of commemorating the heroes of the Czech and Slovak Resistance, the Slovak National Museum in May 2007 opened an exhibition presenting one of the most important resistance actions in the whole Nazi-occupied Europe.

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    On this date, June 18, 1947, six convicted Japanese war criminals were hanged by the U.S. Navy War Crimes Commission on Guam.


    Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara (seated third from left) signing the surrender of Wake Island aboard USS Levy - 4 September 1945. Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara (seated third from left) signing the surrender of Wake Island aboard USS Levy - 4 September 1945.

    Surrender of Wake Island Aboard USS LEVY DE 162
    4 September 1945
    Left to right, sitting at table: Japanese Army Colonel Shigeharu Chikamori, Sakaibara, Japanese Paymaster Lieutenant P. Hisao Napasato, Marine Brigadier General Lawson H. M. Sanderson, of Santa Barbara, Cal., Commander of the Fourth Marine Air Wing who accepted the surrender in the name of Rear Admiral W. K. Harrill, Army Sergeant Larry Watanabe of Honolulu, official interpreter at the surrender, and Colonel T. J. Walker Jr., Sanderson's Chief of Staff.
    Standing, center back, holding pipe, is Colonel Walter L. J. Baylor
    source: Destroyer Escort Sailors Association