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Re: UN Role
Cookie and others have stated many political objectives of the NKand SK.
IMO.. China, Russia and USA were all sucked into this conflict very skillfully.
Each of the major power had their own reasons for intervening. In my estimate
held their noses in the process until it was futile to fight further. Stain was
dying and the politics were changing.
The political sides were already being drawn up before the vacuum the Japanese
left surrendering in WW2. When it became to costly to continue the big powers
seperated themselves, with passing dirges of course. Leaving NK and SK to develop
> In a message dated 2/21/02 12:08:41 AM, Jhk789@aol.com writes:
> << US used the UN as a convenient tool for its
> military action in Korea, often in violation of the
> UN Charter. I can't go into the details, >>
> Hi John2-
> Read some history, guy, rather than making it up. I studied the UN in
> graduate school from many of the pricipals directly involved.
> The very first thing Truman did after the invasion was to confer with the
> UN. I believe it was Trigve Lee (sp) at that time. This was such a clear
> violation that the Security Couincil voted 7 to 2 to intervene. The only two
> negative votes were Egypt and one other minor nation who I don't recall. Were
> they coerced? I don't think so.
> There is no evidence that we in any way precipitated the invasion. In fact,
> in the first few hours it was thought that it might have been a renegade raid.
> I don't think MacArthur was even involved at this stage of the game. It
> was the State Department.