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The tag 'Nationalism' is associated with 30 posts.

Japan revises role in WWII Okinawa

Text­books will no longer say army ordered civil­ians to com­mit sui­cide as con­flict end­ed by Norim­it­su OnishiTHE NEW YORK TIMES (04–01) 04:00 PDT Tokyo — In anoth­er sign that Japan is press­ing ahead in revis­ing its his­to­ry of World War II, new high school text­books will no longer acknowl­edge that the Impe­r­i­al Army was respon­si­ble […]

CIA papers reveal 1950s Japan coup plot

by Joseph Cole­manASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Declas­si­fied doc­u­ments reveal that Japan­ese ultra­na­tion­al­ists with ties to U.S. mil­i­tary intel­li­gence plot­ted to over­throw the Japan­ese gov­ern­ment and assas­si­nate the prime min­is­ter in 1952. The scheme — which was aban­doned — was con­coct­ed by mil­i­tarists and sus­pect­ed war crim­i­nals who had worked for U.S. occu­pa­tion author­i­ties after World […]

CIA files show how postwar ‘spies’ snookered U.S. intelligence

by Joseph Cole­manAP TOKYO — 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 […]

Japanese director announces production of Nanjing film to deny massacre

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — When Japan­ese troops con­quered the then-cap­i­­tal of Chi­na in 1937, his­to­ri­ans agree they slaugh­tered tens of thou­sands of civil­ians in an orgy of vio­lence known since then as the Rape of Nanking. A Japan­ese nation­al­ist film­mak­er announced on Wednes­day he is work­ing on a doc­u­men­tary with a very dif­fer­ent mes­sage: […]

The “Project”: Muslim Brotherhood blueprint for cultural jihad — English translation

The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood “Project” By Patrick Poolehttp://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=22415One might be led to think that if inter­na­tion­al law enforce­ment author­i­ties and West­ern intel­li­gence agen­cies had dis­cov­ered a twen­­ty-year old doc­u­ment reveal­ing a top-secret plan devel­oped by the old­est Islamist orga­ni­za­tion with one of the most exten­sive ter­ror net­works in the world to launch a pro­gram of “cul­tur­al […]

Japan Now Seems Likely to Rally Behind New Prime Minister’s Call for a Stronger Military

by Mar­tin Fack­lerTHE NEW YORK TIMES TOKYO, Oct. 9 — The last time North Korea test­ed a pow­er­ful new weapon, in 1998 when it fired a bal­lis­tic mis­sile over the largest Japan­ese island, Japan react­ed by upgrad­ing its mil­i­tary and swing­ing polit­i­cal­ly to the right. North Korea’s claim that it test­ed a nuclear weapon on […]

The Secret Treaty of Fort Hunt

[Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in Covert Action Infor­ma­tion Bul­letin, Fall, 1990] An arti­cle by Carl Ogles­by William Shir­er closed his 1960 mas­ter­piece, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, with the judg­ment that the Nazi regime “had passed into his­to­ry,“1 but we can­not be so con­fi­dent today. On the con­trary, the evi­dence as of 1990 is […]

American Coup D’Etat

Mil­i­tary thinkers dis­cuss the unthink­able Eter­nal vig­i­lance being the price of lib­er­ty, Americans—who spent decades war-gam­ing a Sovi­et inva­sion and have tak­en more recent­ly to day­dream­ing about “tick­ing bomb” scenarios—should cast at least an occa­sion­al thought toward the only tru­ly exis­ten­tial threat that Amer­i­can democ­ra­cy might face today. We now live in a unipo­lar world, […]

Turk who shot Pope John Paul II is released from prison

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — After 25 years behind bars for try­ing to assas­si­nate Pope John Paul II and fatal­ly gun­ning down a jour­nal­ist, Mehmet Ali Agca was released from prison — and prompt­ly gave his sup­port­ers and his ene­mies the slip. With­in hours of tast­ing free­dom Thurs­day for the first time since wound­ing John Paul […]

Cold War, Holy Warrior

Ike was pres­i­dent. Wash­ing­ton was des­per­ate for Arab allies. Enter an Islamist ide­o­logue with an invi­ta­tion to the White House and a plan for glob­al jihad. by Robert Drey­fussMOTHER JONES MAGAZINE In the fall of 1953, the Oval Office was the stage for a pecu­liar encounter between Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­how­er and a young Mid­­dle-East­­ern […]