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Fw: Uncle Joe & Korea
You may want to check out the Cold War International History Project
(http://cwihp.si.edu/default.htm) which has several translations of
Soviet-era archives on Korea.
My understanding is that some of the so-called 'secret' documents are not
the real McCoys. In addition, our Comrade Stalin practiced 'divide and
conquer' within his own empire. For example, he had Beria's org and other
'secret' orgs competing for his favors and spying on each other.
The CWIHP papers are not supported by Peng Duhuey's memoirs, for example.
Peng claims that it was Mao who persuaded Stalin to help out Kim, whereas
the Soviet 'archives' claim Stalin forced Mao to join in.
I find Peng's memoir more credible. Stalin was more concerned with Europe
and probably toying with plans for direct attacks on America. In contrast,
Mao saw 'foreign devils' coming to invade China again and wanted to stop
them in Korea.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Evanhoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 6:55 PM
Subject: Fwd: Uncle Joe & Korea
>From the Military History List. Interesting.
>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 02:21:26 -0800
>From: "Gorenfeld" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Uncle Joe & Korea
>X-mailer: Pegasus Mail for Win32 (v3.11)
> On the History Channel today was mention that recently released
>Soviet documents reveal that Stalin had a major role in the Korean
>War and actively blocked all attempts at a cease fire.
> In the past, it was generally thought by Western historians that
>Mean Joe friom Georgia was wholly against the invasion of South
>Korea; and aside from sending Mao/Sung some MIGS and
>volunteer pilots (as well as getting his hands on some POW's), he
>had no role in the war.
> Is anyone out there familiar with this new information.
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523
Author: DARKMOON: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
Life Member: Special Forces & Special Operations Associations
Web Site: http://www.korean-war.com
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