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Post time 2010-12-22 02:56:55 |Display all floors
The World is at a dangerous crossroads.  

The US is seeking a pretext to wage war on North Korea.

North Korea is said to constitute a threat to Global Security.

From the Truman Doctrine to Obama. The history of the 1950s Korean war confirms that extensive war crimes were committed against the Korean people. As confirmed by the statement of General Curtis Lemay:

"Over a period of three years or so we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population."1

North Korea lost close to thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea's  population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings:

"After destroying North Korea's 78 cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians, [General] LeMay remarked, "Over a period of three years or so we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population." It is now believed that the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population of 8 - 9 million people during the 37-month long "hot" war, 1950 - 1953, perhaps an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerance of another."2

During The Second World War the United Kingdom lost 0.94% of its population, France lost 1.35%, China lost 1.89% and the US lost 0.32%. During the Korean war, North Korea lost close to 30 % of its population.

These figures of civilian deaths in North Korea should also be compared to those compiled for Iraq  by the Lancet Study (John Hopkins School of Public Health). The Lancet study estimated a total of 655,000 Iraqi civilian deaths, following the US led invasion (March 2003- June 2006).  

We call upon the people of  the US, Canada and NATO countries to put pressure on their governments.

A war on North Korea would engulf the entire region.  


PEACE IS PATRIOTIC.

SAY NO TO A WAR ON KOREA

SAY NO TO MILITARY ESCALATION
Michel Chossudovsky,  Global Research, 27 November 2010



NOTE
1. Curtis Lemay quoted in Richard Rhodes, "The General and World War III," The New Yorker, June 19, 1995, p. 53.
2. See Brian Willson,Korea and the Axis of Evil, Global Research, October 2006
3. The population of North Korea was of the order of 8-9 million in 1950 prior the Korean war.
US sources acknowledge 1.55 million civilian deaths in North Korea, 215,000 combat deaths. MIA/POW 120,000, 300,000 combat troops wounded. (Wikipedia)  
South Korean military sources estimate the number of civilian deaths/wounded/missing at 2.5 million, of which some 990,900 are in South Korea.
Another estimate places Korea War total deaths, civilian plus combat at 3.5 million.  

Compilation by estimates:
North Korea:
NoKo Military
130,000 KIA (Pentagon: ¼ "KWM")
294,151 (Nahm93)
214,899 KIA + 101,680 MIA (Wallechinsky; Clodfelter, citing ["highly suspect"] Defense Dept. est.) [=316,579]
316,579 (COWP)
350,000 (Rummel)
520,000 (Small & Singer, FAS)
[MEDIAN: 316,579]
NoKo Civilian
406,000 killed + 680,000 missing (Nahm93)
Up to 1,000,000 (Wallechinsky; Clodfelter)
1,185,000 (Rummel)
[MEDIAN: 1,000,000]
NoKo Military + Civilian
500,000 (Britannica)
700,000 (Dictionary of 20C World History)
926,000 (Compton's)
1,316,579 (Wallechinsky; Clodfelter)
1,380,151 (Nahm93)
1,535,000 (Rummel)
[MEDIAN: 1,316,579]
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat2.htm

Russia Today interview of Michel Chossudovsky



North Korea has announced it will sever all ties and communication with the South in retaliation for what it calls a smear campaign over the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Seoul for talks on the escalating row.

An international investigation has found that Pyongyang fired the torpedo which sank the warship, killing 46 sailors.

South Korea has called on the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions on its neighbor.

Pyongyang has also threatened military action against the South, claiming Seoul's navy trespassed into the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea.

An international investigation found that Pyongyang fired the torpedo which sank the warship, killing 46 sailors.

Michel Chossudovsky, the head of the Center for Research on Globalization, an independent Canadian think tank, argues that North Korea is more prey than a predator.

“North Korea is portrayed in the international media as a threat to global security, but there is absolutely no evidence to that effect. On the other hand, North Korea is the only country in the world that has lost up to a quarter of its population in recent history [during the Korean War, when the North Korean population was wiped out by US bombings],” Chossudovsky told RT.

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Post time 2010-12-22 05:55:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by REACTIONARY at 2010-12-21 10:56
The World is at a dangerous crossroads.  

The US is seeking a pretext to wage war on North Korea.

North Korea is said to constitute a threat to Global Security.

From the Truman Doctrine  ...
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IMHO, that is the reason why the Americans are so concerned about Korea going nuke...  It's [the elements of revenge that one never know when it will come] which is a big big concern to the Americans... For that very reason, and for their Nagasaki and Hiroshima legacy, I don't think the Americans iwill ever let the Japanese free of the leash that America have on them hence, both Japan and South Korea, will be pressured to be adopt America's influence...

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Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2010-12-22 07:15:10 |Display all floors
The US loves carpet bombing...look at the Vietnam war.

However, how many of their own people have NK killed?

I don't care for the numbers, I only know that NK has to go for the good of everybody.

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Post time 2010-12-22 10:20:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Tremblingblue at 2010-12-21 15:15
The US loves carpet bombing...look at the Vietnam war.

However, how many of their own people have NK killed?

I don't care for the numbers, I only know that NK has to go for the good of everyb ...
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Difference between North and South Korea is a domestic Korean affair, even if civil war, it's still a Korean thingy.  Walking softly into the Korean peninsula all the while carrying with them a big stick is a violation of the Korean people and of the Korean State. It thus qualifies as an invasion of the sovereign State of Korea.
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2010-12-22 22:13:55 |Display all floors
Although you give a lot of numbers and seemed--authorative sources, I still don't think you are telling the truth. 20% of the entire population? That't only possible when US troops did nothing but kept killing North Koreans all day long back at that time. But actually, they were busy fighting the Chinese people's voluntary army.

'After destroying North Korea's 78 cities and thousands of her villages....'   Don't be ridiculus! There not a dozen places that can be called cities in North Korea even today!

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Post time 2010-12-22 23:13:57 |Display all floors
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I won't be surprised that the US could have done that.


I once did a research on US Army General, Collin Powell, and came across a material on what the US soliders did in Vietnam war.  They were very cruel, burning villages and killing women and children.


Could America not have done any worse ?


For sure, they defend themselves very well and always do.  One way, of course, is by demonising those they deem as "good riddance".  Convincing (or brainwashing) the American voters of what they did was imperative is another.


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What I said, remains.

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Post time 2010-12-22 23:15:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by edisonone at 22-12-2010 02:20
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Difference between North and South Korea is a domestic Korean affair, even if civil war, it's still a Korean thingy.  Walking softly into the Korean peninsula all the while carrying with them  ...


But who is the preferable winner of this war? South Korea or North Korea?

I'd say most people would want South Korea. And how can this happen if North Korea nukes them?

The war requires intervention, it's just a shame it's from the US. I think China should just switch sides and be done with the DPRK.

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