Friday, July 19, 2019

The Celebrated Battle of Iwo Jima Was Really a Victory for Japan (VIDEO)

Source: Check Point Asia

It was a mistake to ever invade the island, and a mistake to ever use it after

By Carlton Meyer | 18 Jul 19

A Pyrrhic victory tactically, a step back in strategically

It was a US Pyrrhic victory and a strategic defeat. US would have been better off never fighting for the island, and never using it. An unnecessary battle that the Marine commander tasked with carrying it out opposed, and was carried out not of real strategic necessity but in service of perceived US Army Air Force an Marine Corps bureaucratic interests. It was projected to cost 600 killed but ended up costing in total casualties more than what the Japanese lost, and diverted badly needed forces from the more important, and more sensible Okinawa landing. Then yet more resources were lost as military pretended it was a useful gain to justify the senseless loss of life.

The Japanese Victory on Iwo Jima

On February 19th 1945, some 70,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Japanese fortified island of Iwo Jima. This battle was one of our empire's greatest victories, or so we are told. It was a minor tactical victory, but a strategic defeat. The US military devoted tremendous resources to seize this insignificant island where it suffered more casualties than the Japanese. More Japanese were killed, but seriously wounded marines were burdensome since they needed food, housing, and medical care. Two US Navy aircraft carriers were lost and three elite Marine Corps divisions mauled in a massive ambush by a collection of second-rate Japanese security units.

And what do we get from Hollyweird? A movie to whitewash the reality of America's blundering lethal military bureaucracy made to look patriotic when all those Americans were killed on the 10 square mile island of Iwo Jima.

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Trailer - HD

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