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Originally posted by GradyPhilpot
Furthermore, it is N. Korea who has been talking pre-emptive strikes:
Let them all starve.
"The United States should be aware that the choice of a pre-emptive attack is not only theirs,"
Originally posted by flukemol
i seen this on t.v wow.once again another u.s policy creating angry people.u.s should lay off on getting involded in there lives.cant see the point getting people so mad like this.i feel for those who got there heads hit today.all young people too. shame..... shame i turn away.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
You should pick up a history book somewhere and learn just what it is you are talking about.
Following the discovery of North Korean army units posing as civilian refugees, it became the military policy of the US armed forces to shoot at approaching civilian refugees in South Korea. An example of this policy enacted was the massacre of hundreds of mostly women and children civilians at No Gun Ri. Similar massacres took place across South Korea.
Throughout the conflict, the United States maintained a policy of heavy bombing, especially using incendiary weapons, against any and all North Korean settlements. Although images of the civilian victims of the weapon were to be ingrained upon the memory of the world in Vietnam, significantly more napalm was dropped on North Korea, despite the relative short length of the conflict. During the second half of 1950 alone, close to a million gallons of the weapon was used to destroy dozens of settlements in North Korea.
In May and June of 1953, the United States Air Force undertook a mission to destroy several key irrigation and hydroelectric dams, in order to critically hamper agriculture and industry in the North. The Kusǒng, Tǒksan and Pujǒn River dams were all destroyed, severely flooding vast areas of land, drowning thousands and ultimately starving many more.
More than 80% of the industrial and public facilities and transportation works, three-quarters of the government offices, and one-half of the houses were destroyed. Pyongyang (the capital of North Korea) was bombarded with more than one thousand bombs per square kilometre. When the armistice was settled, there were only two buildings left in the city where 400,000 people had lived.
Assistant Secretary of State for Asian affairs, James Kelly:
Roh said to us, "I wake up in a sweat every morning, wondering if Bush has done something unilaterally to affect the [Korean] peninsula."
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
There's a quick and easy response to this problem: Boycott Korean merchandise.
"The United States should be aware that the choice of a pre-emptive attack is not only theirs," the North's official news agency quoted the state-run newspaper Minju Joson as saying. "To stand against force with force is our unswerving method of response."
CNN News Link
Japan yesterday threatened a pre-emptive strike against North Korea if it judged Pyongyang was preparing a ballistic missile attack.
The declaration by Shigeru Ishiba, the defence minister, deepened a worsening crisis in the region caused by North Korea's resumption of its nuclear programme.
The threat marks a major step away from Japan's post-war "peace constitution," which renounces the right to use force.
"Our nation will use military force as a self-defence measure if North Korea starts to resort to arms against Japan," Mr Ishiba said.
He said that fuelling a missile could be construed as the start of an attack if the missile was known to be aimed at Japan. "It is too late if a missile is flying towards Japan."
Mr Isiba's words were clearly designed to warn North Korea not to repeat its 1993 and 1998 missile tests, which caused widespread indignation in Japan.