Skip to comments.Korean Craziness (Ollie North tells it like it is)
Posted on 04/04/2013 5:47:10 PM PDT by jazusamo
WASHINGTON On Sunday, June 25, 1950, the Korean People's Army attacked across the 38th parallel, captured Seoul capital of the Republic of Korea and began driving south. The battered South Korean army and their U.S. military advisers quickly were pushed into the "Pusan Perimeter" on the southern tip of the peninsula and U.S. President Harry Truman took the case to the United Nations Security Council.
American leadership and the absence of the Soviet ambassador resulted in swift passage of Security Council Resolution 84. The measure perhaps the last time in history that the U.N. acted with dispatch authorized the use of force against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. During the bloody three-year war that followed, troops from 10 European countries and from 10 others around the world fought beside U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in Korea finally securing an armistice July 27, 1953.
In the years since, the increasingly isolated patriarchal-Stalinist regime in Pyongyang, North Korea, has raised visceral hatred of the United States to a whole new level while systematically violating the terms of the armistice and virtually every other agreement to which it is a party. In short, Pyongyang's past behavior is a prelude to present and future conduct.
On Jan. 21, 1968, North Korean guerrillas attacked Seoul's Presidential Palace in an attempt to assassinate South Korean President Park Chung-hee. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson dispatched Cyrus Vance to discourage the South Koreans with troops already committed in Vietnam from undertaking a military response. Vance's mission was a success, and no action other than a strongly worded diplomatic note was taken against Pyongyang.
Two days later, the USS Pueblo, a small, unarmed U.S. Navy surveillance vessel, was seized in international waters by North Korean patrol...
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It's probably one of the most moving books I've ever read, and I've read many books.
Baby Kim, most appropriate.
Good movie about the Korean War.
71: Into The Fire
The film is based on a true story of a group of 71 undertrained and undergunned student-soldiers of South Korea during the Korean War, who were mostly killed on August 11, 1950, during the Battle of Pohang-dong. For 11 hours, they defended Pohang-dong girls middle school, a strategic point for safeguarding the Nakdong River, from an attack by overwhelming North Korean forces.
These 71 teenagers, most of whom had never shot a gun before, managed to hold out against the advancing North Korean army for 11 hours. Their heroic defense of the area was actually a turning point in the Korean War. 71: Into the Fire tells the story of these student-soldiers over the course of that fateful day.
Oh Jang-beom is forced into becoming the leader of the student-soldier unit, simply because he is one of only three of the students who has combat experience (his combat experience was ammunition running between stations - not actual fighting). The rest of the student-soldiers have not even fired a weapon - thats how little training these young men had. This lack of experience and training makes the story even more amazing and inspiring.
100,000 South Korean students volunteered to fight in the war. This film was made as a commemoration of their sacrifices and was released during the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
Its posted on GoogTube with sub-titles!
Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea
National Geographic Inside Undercover In North Korea 1/5
This occupant says "Speak salty, and be a fairy and prick.". No wonder our enemies don't respect us.
Thanks much for the run down and links!
Exactly...And it's worse than not respecting us, they're laughing at our boy president.
The South Koreans are royally pissed at Obama right now.
Tell them to take a number.
That is because they are racists and gender normative chauvinist bigots.
thanks, just ordered it.
By the time the politics of the Korean War had played out, the UN was hostage to the forces of a Soviet Bloc, and the American sphere of influence across the Pacific and Atlantic. It was only a few more years before countries would figure out that their votes were worth huge financial aid.
At the point entire countries could sell a vote for foreign aid, they became doomed to the very same political forces that are now playing out in America as entire states vote in national elections for the best handouts....
Gulags are typically not highly manned by seasoned troops. Our CIA should make an effort to subvert and arm them and plant the seeds of rebellion.
You'd have to read Escape from Camp 14: Blaine Harden to see how relatively impossible it would be. It's a fine study of how the camps differ with inmates and how they're unaware of almost anything that you or I would be aware of. It's an incredible book.
It would be virtually impossible to invade their camps.
Highly moving. I hope they make a film out of it, but Hollyweird is too busy making 3D garbage and stupid-ass films.
Remember how the Russian diplomats refused to shake his hand? Wow ....
Knowing what we know now, surprise fades ..... still, it was an egregious, witting breach of international protocol.
Paging Reggie Love ... Reggie Love, to kiss it better. <urp!>
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