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Malkin on German-and Italian-Americans

Reader comment on item: Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters

Submitted by Michelle Malkin (United States), Dec 31, 2004 at 03:53

I appreciate the high level of discussion and debate here, and would like to take the opportunity to respond to one point--namely, the disparate treatment of ethnic Japanese vs. ethnic Germans and ethnic Italians.

Part of the explanation is that Japan was the only Axis country with a proven capability of launching a major attack on the U.S. Neither Germany nor Italy had any aircraft carriers at the time. Neither country was even remotely capable of pulling off a major attack consisting of heavy aircraft carriers, surface ships, and airplanes like the ones Japan carried out in December 1941 in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific.

In short, as far as hit-and-run attacks are concerned the risk was from Japan only.

In the event of a such an attack, which ethnic group was most likely to assist Japan? Germans? Italians? Hungarians? Or Japanese?

--Michelle Malkin
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