USA Football Victory Over Japan “Revenge for Pearl Harbor”

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The well deserved reputation of Americans for tolerance and humility has been highlighted by a series of widely circulated Tweets trumpeting the USA’s Olympic victory over Japan as “revenge for Pearl Harbor” (two nukes and 70 years of suzerainty apparently not being enough), in the otherwise obscure and unwatched sport of women’s football – where the USA received a drubbing at the hands of Japan’s team in 2011, which was responded to with the expected good grace.

Social media lit up with anti-Japanese triumphalism the instant the US team had finished whipping Nadeshiko Japan for the Olympic Gold, 2-1:

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The remarks have been excoriated both internationally and in the US, although there is some doubt as to whether such sentiments are really held by as small a minority as the majority of Americans prefer to maintain.

The Japanese reaction to these comments is as predictable – although the loss of their overly prized team has been greeted with stoicism.


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    Avatar of Serp
    Comment by Serp
    19:12 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Idiots like these make me ashamed to call myself an American.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Idiots like these make me ashamed to be a human.

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    Comment by SSJHunterKiller
    20:06 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I agree with you both

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I really, really, really, really, really, really hope this is only a ultimately small fraction of human population... I really do. These people make me sick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's not kiss assey, it's common fucking sense. Yes, Pearl Harbor was bad. But they got nuked, TWICE. If anything they own us payback.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Americans wonder why no one likes them, read the comments above and you'll find out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Taylor: That really has nothing to do with this, you ignorant twat.

    Comment by Taylor
    06:58 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @anon um actually it does weeaboo. good to know I hurt your feelings lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 25/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because you suck at making friends doesn't mean the rest of us do. I've made friends with the majority of Japanese people I've met, and that's a lot more than I can say for local people.

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    01:58 15/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A fool's a fool, no matter the country...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:49 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised the people who make those comments are even smart enough to get on the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta love how some people actually think how a fucking football game means anything when compared to something like Pearl Harbor or the atomic bombings of Japan. It's not like thousands have of Japanese have been horribly killed or given cancer by the atomic bomb. I think that would be "revenge" enough.

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    Comment by Myballz
    23:59 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If your worried that some saying "Hey,Japan..." to the population.The Japanese ether ignore it or make it into a issue on 2ch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Japanese were as far from victims in the second world war as the Germans were and they commited just as many crimes and atrocities if not more and are even today busy purging their crimes from history books.

    That said the whole mess is in the past. Nobody "owns anyone payback" at this point. It's 67 years in the past by now and people really ought to leave it there.

    Sadly they don't. Because a great many humans are dumb, very dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    My girlfriend is Japanese, you stupid cunt. So yes, Japanese people do like us.

    Comment by Taylor

    you guys act like the fuggen Japanese people like you anyway LoL. They Don't now and they Didn't before. No kissy assey necessary.

    Comment by Taylor
    08:57 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would they have gotten nuked if they...sigh nevermind. I hope that payback your talking about includes a nuke on your house.

    calling your hand kawaii does not mean you have a japanese girlfriend. And anyway there are hundreds of thousands of Japanese sluts who will fuck anyone and need someone to pay their bills lol louzer. "I have a Japanese girlfriend the Japanese people do like us!" Lul feel happy I even dignified that with a response.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idiots like this make me ashamed my country needed the americans to save us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Japanese military just attack the military facility in Pearl Harbor and it's surrounding. The victims are about 2000 soldiers and not more than 100 civilian casualties.

    Oh God.....
    What about nuke bombing in Hiroshima & Nagasaki ? American kill civilians NOT less than 500.000 and left harmful radiation for generations.

    That's too cruel for revenge. Did they learn this in world history ? Or they just sleep in class ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:10 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Rape of Nanjing Baby.... but of course it's not justification for Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They can call it didn't happen unless the Chinese had Adobe photoshop back in WW2.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:39 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the rape of Nanking was one of the deciding factors in that decision.
    As bad as the nukes were they were far less horrific then the alternatives.
    A conventional allied invasion would have cost to lives of 300,000 allied and 10 million Japanese.
    The occupation also would have turned out worse as much of Japan likely would have became subject to Russian and or Chinese rule with the US and it's allies occupying the southern most parts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rape of Nanjing didn't happen, according to Japanese.

    Also, some of the planes made strafing runs on city streets during Pearl Harbor attack.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just like Vietnam didn't happen for america and Germany was taking a vacation during WW2 >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Apparently they don't know the true purpose why we have these "History Courses". Its to make sure that we WON'T REPEAT the bad parts of it.
    I really hope they realize this before WWIII starts.

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    14:16 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They don't teach history the way it's supposed to be anymore in the public education system here anymore. It's mostly indoctrination into revisionist history and how much America sucks until we get into global "governance." /s

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoa, whoa, whoa.

    You make it sound like American even has an educational system.

    Comment by Anonymous

    two nukes sounds about right for what japan did to east asia

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Two nukes sounds about right for what japan did to east asia"

    No. I can understand strategic reasons to bomb them. To avoid prolonged war and hundreds of thousands your own killed in land invasion. It's not fair, but war ain't fair.

    But if you say it's alright for You to kill hundreds of thousands uninvolved people, because Their army did shit like that to someone else (and not even to your own, this I could understand), you're no better than middle Africa tribals, or Islamic Fundamentalists.

    It's never "about right". You may have good reason to do so, "lesser evil" for so called "greater good", but it doesn't change fact what you're doing is plain murder.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    21:36 I agree with you for the strategy argument but you're misinformed on the reason. America would never have invaded mainland Japan. Russia already begun it's invasion and America had no time so they dropped the bombs to force a surrender to America rather than Russia. (Which isn't often spoken about because it doesn't sound very nice; indiscriminately murdering hundreds of thousands* for the sake of promoting capitalism)

    *only a few hundred thousand died in the nuclear blasts themselves. But there was much more bombing than just those two. More people died in Osaka than either Hiroshima or Nagasaki from firebombing and more died in firebombing of Tokyo than the two put together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 17/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:53 why jap?you are idiot too.baka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Civilians did nothing to participate in what japan did as a nation to east asia. If anything, more military leaders should have been hanged at the end of the war, while the nukes totally should not have been dropped.

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    Comment by Raven
    21:53 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:43

    What are you doing on this site? Go suicide bomb your japs.

    P.S I'm chinese. Don't take 21:43 for one of us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    no brain you have?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 12/08/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I'm chinese so the shit they did were actually to my own so plain murder against them japs brings on them tears of joy.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Those two bombs saved an additional 3.5 million civilian & servicemen casualties, from both sides.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how you get thumbs down for facts. HOW DARE U USE LOGIC IN THIS DISCUSSION.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan also claimed (and still do in revisionist textbooks) that their invasion and masscres were for the betterment of east asia and called it the co-prosperity sphere project.

    If japan won the war and "united" east asia, would development have been better for the countries? Probably (a good example would be Taiwan, which was under prolonged colonial japanese rule compared to mainland china). The thing is, neither results nor excuses based on moral high ground account for the fact that invasions and a-bombs never were meant for anything other than violent domination and vile intent in the first place; put simply, evil does not breed good, even if outcomes of either seem "positive" in certain ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol downvoted for speaking truth, I'd expect no less from weeaboos

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:55 12/08/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    actually those nukes probably saved more lives than it destroyed, estimated cost of lives for land invasion were (depending on the source) 1.2million to about 4 million Japanese, and to 300k to 500k American soldiers. so in fact those bombs saved both Japanese and American lives. plus those 2 cities housed more military personnel at that time compared to any other cities. look shit up before you speak. Plus the US asked them to surrender several times before dropping the bomb. The Japan attacked unprovoked. Even though they attacked military facilities they did strafe civilian area's. They did kill many civilians in many area's so don't get all they were right you were wrong on the US dumb ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:34 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Quite frankly the attack on Pearl Harbour was a failure. The ships were docked, so they could start repairs on most of them right away. Nearly all personell that was onboard survived. 2k is not that big a loss for a attack of that scale. Civillians that are working in military areas basically agree to the dange of working there.

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    Comment by Yamato
    00:37 13/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    "Saved lives" my ass. You know what those bombs lead to? Cold War! Along with that came McCarthyism and Vie-fucking-nam. Seems to me that we ended up losing a lot more than those hypothetical military casualties, and we ended up turning an entire generation or two of Americans into some of the most arrogant, overly-patriotic assholes that could ever exist in all the world's history. Sad to think, but if Roosevelt didn't die and leave Truman in charge, things might've gone much differently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    The japanese had already surrender before the US dropped the bombs. The US just wanted a reason to drop them. They asked for a unconditional surrender that the emperor obviously refused and they made a point by dropping a bomb... ohh excuse me, they dropped two, why the hell did they drop two bombs into non-military cities???
    There you go... but to be fair, imperial Japan is just on the same level as imperial US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Save lives...so that's the reason why americans attack other countries?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    OH? WAR SAVES LIVES?
    CAN I DECLARE WAR ON YOU & THEN NUKE YOU TO SAVE MY LIFE?

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:47 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Yamato If anything the two bombs showed both sides how terrible a nuclear war was and this knowledge helped to keep the cold war from becoming hot both figuratively and literally.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm pretty sure I remember somewhere that a mistranslation of one of the emperor's comments was part of why we even decided to drop the bombs...

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    Comment by spy
    22:12 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Weapons are designed to take lives, not save them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh for god's sake (sorry non-religious people out there, it's a figure of speech) - I think just about half of the replies to this comment are stupid rumors born of guys trying to bring up sparks. Why are you guys bringing up these rumors and discussing Pearl Harbor and the bombins?! IT'S IN THE PAST. IT WAS WRONG - EVERYONE AGREES (well apparently not the U.S. idiots who's tweets are displayed in this subject's pictures - I'm American myself and I agree that they are ass holes. That and some of the people posting here...) Don't bring up the past unless you intend to learn from its mistakes or if you have a time machine, which I'm pretty sure most of us don't have. In this case, since history books in both nations aren't reputed to "be complete fact", we'll just have to say the lesson is "War is unfair and harsh and sometimes there's communication fuck ups - but even with all those we can safely agree that atomic nukes should be banned and never used again. We don't want a nuclear war." Now shut up about the stupid sides on this. You're making yourselves look like idiots - regardless of nationality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Considering the amount of shitty remarks and slurs on THIS VERY SITE, I'm inclined to think the ppl in this post are actually somewhat decent americans...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is a very good point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm not from America, I'm from Europe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not american either...

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    Comment by Miroku74
    04:30 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find it ironic that most of these twitterbrains probably didn't even have anyone in their inbred families who died at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed by the Japanese are even making these inane idiotic comments. That shit happened 71 years ago.

    TIME TO MOVE ON, MOTHERFUCKERS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah because the Japanese are so infamously welcoming and open to anyone but Japanese people. No racism or intolerance THERE at all...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Says the weaboo that only know about Japan through the web...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 14/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So?Still seems right he know Japan only from cnnsancom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Psst.
    He is being sarcastic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:59 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @12:38 That still doesn't compare to the cesspool of racism that is the US.

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    Comment by Jerrell Wynn
    15:25 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm with you on that one. I want to know who the hell started this.

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    20:26 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amne, Serp...The minute individuals from the whole of America who made those comments REALLY know how to represent their nation...

    This is why the wounds of the past will never heal and the pain inflicted will never fade, when those self-righteous idiotic Twittards keep clawing at it...

    They just had to bring up the most painful war-related memories when most of these fools were not even born back then, nor did they even experience it...

    All these jeering yuppies just based the war on their mundane textbook knowledge and their grandparent's tales (or just playing too much Call of Duty, and thinking they know it all) of the atrocities of WWII...

    They know not what pain and suffering the war inflicted on both sides, and the lose of family, friends, and loved ones to the ugliness of it all...

    Well, it is what it is...Their actions are clearly deliberate...

    Sore losers who b*tch like a little brat on the losing end of a multiplayer FPS deathmatch (and eventually RAGE-quits his team)...

    And smug, self-righteous jerks who think one win makes them king of the hill...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    geez some people are soooooo stupid....what does one of those things have to do with the other....grow a brain you morons....

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    Comment by Kedamono1
    19:29 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    me too
    wait i`m not thaks to god

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those filthy Americans sure love to fail in life

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh I think about 85% of the Americans posting here have been saying that these guys are idiots. There are also some commenters of other nations saying stupid remarks - I'm not going to tell the whole damn nation to go burn in hell. That's childish. That's stupid. So shut up about filthy Americans. I know we're not all that great, but if I look at any nation in the world right now I have to say none of us are really off to a great rep right now. It'll get better - maybe America will have a turn of gov't or maybe morals will flare back up - we dunno. Things happen that change a nation because there's always good people in a nation. So PLEASE stop insulting me - I don't agree with the idiotic Americans and it hurts when you guys group me in with them -.-

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're responding to some faggot that does not even speak English, you got trolled.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Damn you must be a fatso

    Comment by Anonymous

    Go kill yourselves and your entire country then.

















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