I just finished a book on WWII POWs - the Japanese - well, think of the worst war crimes from mass executions to ritual cannibalism and they not only did it but the vast majority got away w it.
Japanese War Criminals were literally pardoned by their own Govt and we let it happen. I still have problems w it. They even tried to sanitize their history books except the Chinese got wind of it and went nutz.
Respectful - Hell No !