Monday, March 23, 2015

The US war crime that North Korea won’t forget

Via comment by Anonymous on Russia threatens to target nuclear missiles at Den...
 Civilians killed by North Korean forces near Hamhung, October 1950

I searched for an appropriate picture to accompany this post, but found only massacred South Koreans.  Haven't heard this before, so don't know how true it may be.  Will continue.

North Korea cheered this month when a man with a knife and a history of violent behavior slashed the face of Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea. The attack in Seoul was “a knife shower of justice,” North Korea said, praising it as “deserved punishment for warmonger United States.”

If that sounds mean-spirited, consider this: For years, North Korea has taught schoolchildren to bayonet effigies of U.S. soldiers. Under its young dictator, Kim Jong Un, the government has suggested it was prepared to nuke Washington; Austin, Texas; and Southern California. More than 40 years ago, Kim Il Sung, the “Great Leader” who founded the family dictatorship that rules North Korea, said there was “no secret” about his country’s behavior: “What is most important in our preparations [for war] is to educate all the people to hate U.S. imperialism.”

Where does the hate come from?

Much of it is cooked up daily in Pyongyang. Like all dictatorial regimes, the Kim family dynasty needs an endless existential struggle against a fearsome enemy. Such a threat rationalizes massive military spending and excuses decades of privation, while keeping dissenting mouths shut and political prisons open.

The hate, though, is not all manufactured. It is rooted in a fact-based narrative, one that North Korea obsessively remembers and the United States blithely forgets.


  1. Interesting. It's certainly not what I was taught in school. But then there's a lot of omission going on, especially these days. More people need to wake up.

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kommiefornia

    Paying attention in a democracy is a moral obligation. Blaine Hayden, former Washington Post reporter

    1. Yes, it was a Washington Post writer, but picked up by S&S which isn't the S&S I read in Vietnam by a long shot. Must have commies there also.

  2. I am awake and I wouldn't forget either. If I were Japan or Germany, I wouldn't forget.
    I believe it is true but not surprised by the typical mindless destruction of the cabal.
    Think your safe, think again.

    1. Thanks for the link. That didn't come up when I searched before and I receive their info.

  3. What was the Stars and Stripes like during Vietnam? I have read that the Stars &
    Stripes during WWII had a lot of porn within its pages. A lot of people were upset
    by this.

    1. Just conservative, you would have never seen an article which wasn't.

  4. "The bombing was long, leisurely and merciless, even by the assessment of America’s own leaders." This was the part that really got to me. How far they have come from