No it was not...
China and Russia were warry of getting into a
Russia had a massive army and air command that
have wiped us out at anytime.
The Koreans were having a Civil War and they were
drawing all the Big Guys into the
Screw the Communist Idolog crap.. this was war over
who was going to Rule.
Plane and simple. One dictatorship over
The only difference we FORCED the SK to adopt a
form of Democracy.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 12:46
Subject: Re: Korean War & Vietnam
The 1950-1953 war in Korea was not a Civil War, regardless of
what you may have read. It was a war of un-mitigated aggression, provoked by
Stalin in an effort to bring the entire peninsula into the Communist
Love Shack wrote:
That is not
what I get from reading about post WW2 Korea...
Japan was the Leadership
and after the surrender left a political void.
This is where old simmering battles behind the Japanese scene erupted.
AND why eventually lead to the Korean Conflict.
We and the UN Intervened in a Civil War...
IMO we use the word Free to justify how we felt after the war.
not consider the period Free even after the Conflict...
My experience was there was a lot of harsh political bickering.
message dated 12/27/02 5:02:28 PM Pacific Standard Time, Home@DanSources.com
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
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
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.