posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:54 AM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I imagine someone ought to mention the fact that the US wouldn't have been in Korea, ordering airstrikes to keep from being over-run and killed to a
person if North Korea had not first invaded it's Southern neighbor.
The US not only had nothing to do with that, history records the Central Intelligence Agency (a contradiction in terms to set the standard by) was
telling the President that North Korea had no ability OR intention of military attack on the Republic Of Korea mere weeks before they did, in fact,
invade and overrun them.
History seems to repeat itself like a bad movie. Never the good parts, either. Just the real crappy ones.
Once again, we look at history on ATS through a selective lens.
For the duration of the conflict between north and south, the US has ALWAYS been there. The US was jointly responsible for the DIVISION of the country
- so how could their presence be retaliatory? Your statement is just... false.
Korea was united until the Russo-Japanese war when it was occupied by Japan. After WWII, the Soviets and the US, who were allies, could not decide on
a joint trusteeship of Korea, so they split it at the 38th parallel. Kim Il Sung was very active in fighting Japanese Imperialism, and was banished to
China for his anti-government, pro-national activities. During WWII Kim Il Sung fought the Japanese, and could have been considered an ally of the
The US sat up a puppet government in South Korea after WWII - like they have done with so many other nations. North Korea has wanted reunification for
almost 70 years now. Many in South Korea share the same sentiment. Korea has been divided for over 100 years now because Western governments for some
reason need to police and control the entire world.
The US definitely began the so called "saber rattling." NK has offered a peace treaty on multiple occasions over the years and have been denied. The
US and SK for the first time in history simulated offensive attacks and even nuclear strikes against NK in the most recent war games with SK. If this
isn't a threat to a country, what is?
So don't just swallow the MSM's version of what's going on in the region and say that NK is the bad guy here. Sure they are weird and different and we
don't understand their culture, but are they really the aggressors?
DENY IGNORANCE ATS.
edit on 14-4-2013 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)