Nesaie wrote:Just denied their freedom???? HUH??? That isn't mistreated???
You know darn well what I meant. They were not tortured or starved or put to forced labor. They were not treated as criminals. They were simply quarantined.
Nesaie wrote:How in the world can you say that? They lost their jobs, farms, property! They were separated from their families! Many were born here as Americans!
And were is the proof that any of these things were lost? Their is proof, however, that they were compensated, however late.
Nesaie wrote:Those who immigrated chose to for FREEDOM!
And some of them chose to come to the US for the express purpose of spying for Japan.
Nesaie wrote:I honestly can't believe ANY American would say those words. If you can justify it for "them" then you've just justified it for "us".
I'm not trying to justify it. I am simply explaining the reasoning behind it. And if Japanese bombers blew your house to smithereens with you in it, you might have a different perspective.
Nesaie wrote:You say this by claiming that some were spies. How many?
I don't know the exact number and neither does the government. That's the nature of spying. You never know if you've identified them all.
Nesaie wrote:We in the US continue to be spied on by Israel and China, but I don't see Israelis or Chinese interned.
We are not at war with Israel or China. But if US citizens spy for foreign powers then they are subject to punishment under the law.
Nesaie wrote:Who were the spies during WWII? Were they caught?
Same response as above. Yes, many were caught which led to the internment.
Nesaie wrote:Was imprisoning innocent Americans really worth the price? I say NO!
That will always be a debatable question. What actions are justified to prevent spying? Personally, I believe that spies usually cause little harm and the secrets they steal are fleeting. But during WW-II spying by the Allies made the difference between winning and losing.
During the Cold War, spying worked to decrease suspicions by both sides. Our spies knew there was no missile gap. Soviet spies knew Reagan was bluffing with Star Wars.
C'mon Nes, you're taking this a little too personally. Much worse things happened in WW-II.