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Endless Atrocities: The US Role in Creating the North Korean Fortress-State

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 28, 2017

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/04/67216.html#more-67216

Lemay estimated the US “killed off” some “20% of the [North Korean] population.”  (For comparison, the highest percentage of population lost in World War II was in Poland, which lost approximately 16.93 to 17.22% of its people overall.)  Dean Rusk, who later became a Secretary of State, said the US targeted and attempted to execute every person “that moved” in North Korea, and tried to knock over “every brick standing on top of another.”

Boggs gives many examples of mass atrocities, one taking place in 1950 when the US rounded up “nearly 1,000 civilians” who were then “beaten, tortured, and shot to death by US troops”, another in Pyongyang when the US summarily executed 3,000 people, “mostly women and children”, and another when the US executed some 6,000 civilians, many with machine guns, many by beheading them with sabres.  He notes this list, just of the major atrocities, “goes on endlessly.”

Korea being the “forgotten war” may be no accident.

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It’s Time to Stop Pretending North Korea Is a Threat to the United States

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 21, 2017

http://theantimedia.org/north-korea-threat-us/

In what universe does it make sense that Kim Jong-un would think attacking an “enemy” in the region would be beneficial? On Monday, Anti-Media reported on the fact that former Pentagon chief William Perry told CNN in November that North Korea would never strike first because, very simply, Kim doesn’t want to die.

“I do not believe the North Korean regime is suicidal,” he said. “Therefore, I don’t believe they’re going to launch an unprovoked nuclear attack on anyone.” Read the rest of this entry »

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There Is No Military Solution To The North Korea Conundrum | The Daily Caller

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 16, 2017

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/14/a-war-with-north-korea/

The reason is simple: a military confrontation with North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has a 100% chance of ending in a nuclear conflagration. As retired Col. David Hunt, who served in Korea on the DMZ, told Eric Bolling on Thursday, every war game simulating a war with North Korea has ended in a nuclear conflict. For fifty years, the North Koreans have been preparing for a resumption of hostilities in a war that never formally ended. Positioned in the heights just above the demilitarized zone is a massive array of North Korean artillery pointed at Seoul, the South Korean capital, a city with 3 million inhabitants. Within six minutes, that tremendous firepower would be unleashed, and the casualties would be massive.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/14/a-war-with-north-korea/#ixzz4eQ8eZn7S

He is right. We never hear the part about Seoul being wiped out in a matter of minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Is Kim Jong Un Our Problem?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 4, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2017/04/03/why-is-kim-jong-un-our-problem/

China shares a border with North Korea. We do not.

Why then is this our problem to “solve”? And why is North Korea building a rocket that can cross the Pacific and strike Seattle or Los Angeles?

Is Kim Jong Un mad? Read the rest of this entry »

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U.S. Out of Korea | Let’s Try Democracy

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 4, 2017

http://davidswanson.org/node/5504

My biggest concern is not the embarrassment of a U.S. public afraid of the tiny impoverished nation of North Korea. If that embarrassed me, how would I survive what U.S. culture makes of ISIS, or — for that matter — the election of Donald Trump? My biggest concern is that U.S. war profiteers may end up using Korea to get us all killed.

The United States has thus far refused to ever end the war, sign a peace, or allow reconciliation. Southern and Northern efforts toward peace have been thwarted. Northern proposals (echoed by China) to halt nuclear testing if the U.S. will halt the “exercises” in which it practices for the nuclear bombing of the North have been mocked and scorned. North Korea has committed to no first use, as has China. The U.S. has proposed first use and made plans for it, while heavily militarizing South Korea, building a new base on Jeju Island, sending armed drones to the border, and installing THAAD.

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The Pentagon’s Blank Check

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 31, 2017

https://bostonreview.net/war-security/benjamin-h-friedman-pentagons-blank-check

But there is simply no good reason to spend a dollar more on defense, let alone grant Trump’s request. The administration still has not articulated a strategic rationale for its proposed buildup. The budget plan settles for platitudes about defeating terrorism and rebuilding the military, but its details do not privilege either goal. 

But while readiness problems do exist, the “crisis” is a myth made for fundraising. A budget that reallocated funds to operational accounts could fix readiness problems without an increase in military spending. So would a defense strategy that asked less of the military. Trump’s buildup is actually likely to exacerbate readiness problems because it adds forces without providing sufficient funds to support them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the US Attack North Korea? – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 18, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/03/eric-margolis/will-us-attack-north-korea/

If ever a war was not needed, it’s here.

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North Korea says missiles were drill for strike on US bases

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 7, 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/n-korea-missile-launch-training-exercise-strike-us-225108241.html?_sm_byp=iVVDLDSSm3k3Np0k

In separate phone calls, Trump — whose rhetoric on the campaign trail had raised doubts about the issue — reaffirmed Washington’s “ironclad commitment” to Japan and South Korea.

The US will demonstrate to Pyongyang that there were “very dire consequences” for its actions, the White House said in a statement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stop Demonizing North Korea – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 7, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/eric-margolis/stop-demonizing-north-korea/

Something to change. Our Korea policy is not constructive, just like our Cuba policy.

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