2017-09-07 / Opinion

Sixty-Seven Years Later The Korean War Continues


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I live in Korea ten months of

I live in Korea ten months of the year where I am a high school librarian on the American Army post in Seoul. It continually amazes me that the vast majority of South Koreans seem utterly unphased by all these tests and posturing by the North Koreans. I get emailed from friends in the States warning me to "GET OUT NOW" before it's too late while I, taking a cue from the locals, sit in a local establishment enjoying fried chicken and a beer. I am concerned but not overly so by recent events on the other side of the DMZ. But unlike 67 years ago when the Chinese were dyed-in-the-wool Communists, it is a whole different situation now. China may be Communist still but in many ways it is in name only. The people, especially the elites, have had a taste of capitalism and personal prosperity and have discovered they like it. They do not want to spoil that by coming to the aid of an immature, spoiled dictator who is trying to pass himself off as a clone of his revered late grandfather. I am betting that behind closed doors the Chinese will rein him in or tell him if things really heat up, he can go it alone.

An excellent analysis. An

An excellent analysis. An EMP attack would shut this society down. Why are we so reluctant to finish what we start? (Korea, Iraq, Pakistan, etc.)

If Truman had listened to

If Truman had listened to Patton we would not have the Russia problem, either. Seems that MacArthur had the right idea, as well. David, I think your writing is excellent and right on? Question isn't answered but, unless we can relive that whole time period, we will just have to speculate about results. KM

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