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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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!>