OHmynews actually refers to Kim Jong Il as Supreme
Commander Kim Jong Il (Kuk.bang.wi.weon.jang) in their
articles. I was watching Joint Security Area
yesterday and the actor playing North Korean Sergeant Oh was
to hate a South Korean soldier who had crossed over
the bridge at panmunjeon. In order to be convincing he
"Kim Jong Il Kuk.bang.wi.won.jang, MAN.SE!" (Long
live Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il!) (Man.se is like
This reminded me of the Romanian communist slogan I
saw in our high school history book that said (as best I can remembeR) "traiasca
partidul communist roman shi conductorul nostru, Nicolae
Ceaucescu tovarashul!" (Long live the Romanian
communist party, and our leader, comrade Nicolae Ceaucescu.)
I'd like to visit Pyeong.yang one day to see how
much like Romania it is.
Ofcourse, that would be really naive
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 12:20
Subject: Re: "Let's drive out the Yankee
murderers" - say the Korean teenage girls
Who wrote this? Ignoring the obvious tempers
and diatribes underscoring the vitriol, it seems that somebody never heard of
standard US procedures such as Reports of Survey, 15-6 investigations, and
Article 32 hearings which would have to be conducted first before any
judgement was arrived at by US forces.
It appears to be the usual
anti-US screeds that come about anytime that something happens which was not
preventable in the basic sense of the world (e.g look both ways before
crossing the street.)
The same things happened in Germany when I was
there, but usually more with a bent to getting money out of the US forces. The
last REFORGER I was on shows the difference and the German mindset on
accidents involving US troops.
We were waiting for a convoy from the
Combat Support Squadron of the 11th ACR to pass, and US MPs and German
Feldjaegers were blocking off access to the main road in some small town.
While sitting, we heard a horrible yowl and a woman scream. I looked over and
saw a dog with its teeth on a cat's throat and kitty coughing up lives 7, 8
and 9. The woman came out with a broom and chased it off, but the cat was
quite throroughly dead. She held it in her arms and began to cry -- right up
to the part where the ominous clank and roar of an M88 could be heard. The
woman then stopped crying and started thinking. Sure enough, as the M88 hove
into view, she obviously had a plan. The last thing I saw as the '88 went by
was the cat going under one of the tracks...
Odds on bet is that the
incident cited will be used to both (a) embarass the US and (b) squeeze more
money out of USFK in a settlement. The saddest thing is two little girls who
made a mistake died for their error.