I would like you to read for few minutes this post from Global Post website about Japanâ€™s POWs black history in WWII. Australian POWs have not forgotten what happened to them during their captivity year andÂ strangely they are demanding the same demands the Egyptians POWs and their
families are demanding from the Israeli government and official : An Official apology and a monetary compensation from the Current Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso whose father Takakichi Aso used to own mines where more than hundred Australian and British POWs used to work on a daily basis in WWII in conditions less described as inhuman.
I read this and I wonder why the Australian government did not stop Joe Coombs , that POW veteran from the quest of his life now !!?? I think the Japanese-Australian relations despite the hard times of WWII are much normal than the Egyptian-Israeli relations.
We have many Joe Coombs in Egypt and I wish that the day will come and the world will recognize their rights just like Mr.Coombs.
What I like in Mr.Coombs is that he did not give up his or his Co-Pows rights despite his old age.