posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:55 AM
Ok, so I have been reading...or trying to read upon the Korean war. It is hard to find any good real info on this. I went to the book store, and
while there was a whole book case on the vietnam war(most of it garbage), there were only 3 books on the Korean war. Whats up with that?
Anyhow, from what i have found, it seems that after japan surrendered in WWII, the koreans were united in rejoicing for the independence after
40 brutal years of japanese rule. But.....america and russia and agreed to divide korea in half, with the US owning from the 38th parallel down, and
russia the rest.
It seems the americans did not like the democratic republic that the koreans were quickly and excitedly trying to set up, and so they reinstated
the japanese police force, and installed a dictator. There were several periods where leaks seemed to surface of american massacres of the southern
koreans that they were ruling over, and it also seems that the south was very aggressive towards the north, with the CIA planning and executing raids
across the border, and the dictator hungry for northern conquest.
All in all it seems like a cookie cutter of vietnam, down to massive bombing and massacres, except that in THIS story, the north did not win.
Does anyone have any more real sources or info on this shadowy period of history? No one i meet seems to know anything about the korean war,
there are very few movies about it, and also, as I found, very few books. Why is this so hidden and unexplored? Even more so than
vietnam.....despite the fact that almost no americans know the causes and events of that war either. Why is american history so hidden from
americans? How do so many not know the details about these very important events, if its not an intentional attempt to miseducate?