If you watched the video, you would probably agree with that statement. I swear it is worse than anything I've seen before. Strange thing is that so few people know about it. The Germans got all the attention for their acts in Europe and everyone seems to have forgotten exactly how cruel the Japanese were.
I wonder if it was due to America being hostile to the Communist Chinese immediately after WW2 ended. I mean 10 years later we were actually fighting their troops in Korea, it would make sense that they would not show any propaganda that would cause pity towards the Chinese.
The link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
I'm warning you, this is disturbing as hell. Even the Taliban look mild compared to some of the stuff they do. This is the depths of which humans are possible of achieving when they 1. See an enemy as sub-human and 2. Carry out any act they are capable of with no pity or sympathy.
I think the point is that to call an atrocity, no matter how small or how large in comparison to others, anything other than an atrocity is heartless and ignorant.