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Re: Korean War & Vietnam War
In a message dated 12/27/02 5:02:28 PM Pacific Standard Time, Home@DanSources.com writes:
Korea was far from a free nation ... It was a major political mafia style war between what I call the War Lords. We had Comm NK and Comm SK, Pro and Anti Japanese and these were intermixed as well. The sentiments were violent and negotiations hard.
What nonsense. Ya had to be alive then to appreciate the situation. Rhee was seen as the most eligible Korean to take charge in South Korea when the US Army had it under its control. I recall then that there was no indication in the American public's eyes that he would turn out to be a hard-liner. The negotiators at Panmunjom were taken aback by Rhee's actions re releasing POW's
Monday morning quarterbacking is usually 20-20. But in this case, your comment isn't anywhere near accuracy, and it indicates a lack of understanding of the zeitgeist of the 1950's
To repeat a comment from a prior post, it helps to be aware of history before bleating out such mindless clap trap.