We are heading into a take no prisoners war in the Middle East.
The Islamic State released a video Tuesday showing a Jordanian pilot held captive by the group being burned alive. The release of the video came just days after the militants beheaded a Japanese journalist. Jordanian TV reported that the burning of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, actually took place Jan. 3.
Japan appears to be getting back into militarism after having pacifist policies since WW2.
The contest to kill 100 people using a sword is a wartime account of a contest between two Japanese Army officers during the Japanese invasion of China over who could first kill 100 people with a sword. The two officers were later executed on war crimes charges for their involvement. Since that time, the historicity of the event has been hotly contested, often by Japanese nationalists or revisionist historians seeking to invalidate the historiography of the Nanking Massacre.
Going back to the old ways of war by certain countries will be surprising to many people in the media or by liberals or pacifists.
However, historians will not be surprised.
SOURCES – USA Today, Daily Mail UK, Breaking News, Youtube
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