Brutal truth finally emerges in 1950 ...

Brutal truth finally emerges in 1950 Korean massacres

There are 30 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 18, 2008, titled Brutal truth finally emerges in 1950 Korean massacres. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Regime may have killed 100,000 leftists, peasants By Charles J. Hanley and Jae-Soon Chang Associated Press Published on Monday, May 19, 2008 DAEJEON, SOUTH KOREA: Grave by mass grave, South Korea is unearthing ...

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“Lohio Bound”

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#1 May 19, 2008
War is hell and blurs the lines between "good guys" and "bad guys." Obviously this is a tragedy of monumental scale.

I was at the Korean War Veterans memorial in Pittsburgh this last week. It was quite a moving experience and revealed one of the most touching war memorials I've seen since experiencing the Viet Nam Memorial in DC. God bless all those fallen soldiers from the early 50s and God bless the victims of this horrible massacre.
AkRoNiTe

Stow, OH

#2 May 19, 2008
I am sure President Bush was to blame. Let's add this to the list you nutsoid liberals are blaming him for.
itstrue

Massillon, OH

#3 May 19, 2008
AkRoNiTe wrote:
I am sure President Bush was to blame. Let's add this to the list you nutsoid liberals are blaming him for.
Not all of the nuts blame Bush, in fact there is a certain person that comments right on the articles about fallen troops and says hideous things about the them in the CantonRep.
Old Man Grump

Akron, OH

#4 May 19, 2008
AkRoNiTe wrote:
I am sure President Bush was to blame. Let's add this to the list you nutsoid liberals are blaming him for.
George W_A$$ Bush - that describes him to a Tee !!!!
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#5 May 19, 2008
WAR IN KOREA, not a CONFLICT. In print, in this article, WAR.
When evil people command a war, death occurs en masse. The powerful egomaniacs who proclaim war is necessary, will have to live with blood on their hands; no matter what war is the current topic.
concerned citizen

Oshkosh, WI

#6 May 19, 2008
100,000 civilians executed by a government we were fighting a war to defend and our military knew about it and it was stamped top secret and reports deemed "lies". Not a proud day for Korea or America
Alan

Akron, OH

#7 May 19, 2008
Another shining example of US Democracy in action. People wonder why the rest of the world hates us? This is only ONE example of the underhanded actions of our govenment in history and nothing has changed to this day.
isaiditdealwithi t

Massillon, OH

#8 May 19, 2008
Alan wrote:
Another shining example of US Democracy in action. People wonder why the rest of the world hates us? This is only ONE example of the underhanded actions of our govenment in history and nothing has changed to this day.
Underhanded actions by the U.S.? Did you even read the article, do you even know your history of this war, or are you just one of these worthless pieces of sh** that runs their mouth and hasn't a clue why they are able to?
Cavscout

Cleveland, OH

#9 May 19, 2008
isaiditdealwithit wrote:
<quoted text>Underhanded actions by the U.S.? Did you even read the article, do you even know your history of this war, or are you just one of these worthless pieces of sh** that runs their mouth and hasn't a clue why they are able to?
Amen Brother!!!
Ryan

Akron, OH

#10 May 19, 2008
Alan wrote:
Another shining example of US Democracy in action. People wonder why the rest of the world hates us? This is only ONE example of the underhanded actions of our govenment in history and nothing has changed to this day.
Are you saying no other countries have ever done bad things? Are you saying that America is a bad idea.

Let's have a 20 second history lesson...

There have been many terrible massacres in human history. Not all of them involved America.

- French Revolution, multiple massacres from 1789 - 92.

- Armenian massacre by the Turks in world war I - 1.5 million people.

- Russia's massacre of its own people by the tens of millions in World War II.

- Germany's holocaust massacre of Jews.

- Japanese massacres in China and Asia in World War II.

- Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, 1.5 million dead.

- Guatemala, 1982. 25% of indiginous population killed.

The list goes on and on - the British slaughtered the Irish and the American Indians. Americans slaughtered American Indians. The North Koreans killed people by the millions in the 1950s. In Africa you have Darfur, Rwanda, etc.

Don't you dare go popping off about how bad America is and how we're the reason for all the problems on earth when every single nation on earth shares the blame for these sickening indicidents.
concerned citizen

Oshkosh, WI

#11 May 19, 2008
Ryan wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying no other countries have ever done bad things? Are you saying that America is a bad idea.
Let's have a 20 second history lesson...
There have been many terrible massacres in human history. Not all of them involved America.
- French Revolution, multiple massacres from 1789 - 92.
- Armenian massacre by the Turks in world war I - 1.5 million people.
- Russia's massacre of its own people by the tens of millions in World War II.
- Germany's holocaust massacre of Jews.
- Japanese massacres in China and Asia in World War II.
- Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, 1.5 million dead.
- Guatemala, 1982. 25% of indiginous population killed.
The list goes on and on - the British slaughtered the Irish and the American Indians. Americans slaughtered American Indians. The North Koreans killed people by the millions in the 1950s. In Africa you have Darfur, Rwanda, etc.
Don't you dare go popping off about how bad America is and how we're the reason for all the problems on earth when every single nation on earth shares the blame for these sickening indicidents.
Hiroashima
Nagasaki
american indians
BEAN

Longboat Key, FL

#12 May 19, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
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Hiroashima
Nagasaki
american indians
Whats bad about that? it saved a million American Solders life's.Those Japs would not give up.Remember that? The reverse is also true.It also saved a lot japs ,who would not have been around ,some till Today.

The Indians,yes I agree .it was a sad solution.

They ,thee Indians got caught up in the French and Indian war.Also know as the 7 years war.Indians chose sides.French,and British used them.They did the real horrendous massacres of the innocents.Their type of warfare ,chilled even the heartiest of solderers then.Indians became a symbol of barbarism!It followed them for a long time.

It was Pres. George Washington who sent Gen. Sullivan to stop the massacres by Indians in NYS.Enough was enough!

In the plains,and the West, it was "GOLD',and the railroad.sadly in a short 10yrs or so,the Indian way of life was gone.Buffalo too.

But now they own casinos,making money..hey what are you going to do,carry guilt for things that you had no control over? what did you think the pioneers were gonna do? pack up and go back to where they come from? Where would you be today?
So get real. Its easy to point fingers,altho your comparisons are really in error.

We are talking currant events.History well, its an't over till its over!
concerned citizen

Oshkosh, WI

#13 May 19, 2008
BEAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Whats bad about that? it saved a million American Solders life's.Those Japs would not give up.Remember that? The reverse is also true.It also saved a lot japs ,who would not have been around ,some till Today.
The Indians,yes I agree .it was a sad solution.
They ,thee Indians got caught up in the French and Indian war.Also know as the 7 years war.Indians chose sides.French,and British used them.They did the real horrendous massacres of the innocents.Their type of warfare ,chilled even the heartiest of solderers then.Indians became a symbol of barbarism!It followed them for a long time.
It was Pres. George Washington who sent Gen. Sullivan to stop the massacres by Indians in NYS.Enough was enough!
In the plains,and the West, it was "GOLD',and the railroad.sadly in a short 10yrs or so,the Indian way of life was gone.Buffalo too.
But now they own casinos,making money..hey what are you going to do,carry guilt for things that you had no control over? what did you think the pioneers were gonna do? pack up and go back to where they come from? Where would you be today?
So get real. Its easy to point fingers,altho your comparisons are really in error.
We are talking currant events.History well, its an't over till its over!
whats bad about dropping 2 nukes on 250,000 civilians making 9/11 look like a prom?
shorty

United States

#14 May 19, 2008
BEAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Whats bad about that? it saved a million American Solders life's.Those Japs would not give up.Remember that? The reverse is also true.It also saved a lot japs ,who would not have been around ,some till Today.
The Indians,yes I agree .it was a sad solution.
They ,thee Indians got caught up in the French and Indian war.Also know as the 7 years war.Indians chose sides.French,and British used them.They did the real horrendous massacres of the innocents.Their type of warfare ,chilled even the heartiest of solderers then.Indians became a symbol of barbarism!It followed them for a long time.
It was Pres. George Washington who sent Gen. Sullivan to stop the massacres by Indians in NYS.Enough was enough!
In the plains,and the West, it was "GOLD',and the railroad.sadly in a short 10yrs or so,the Indian way of life was gone.Buffalo too.
But now they own casinos,making money..hey what are you going to do,carry guilt for things that you had no control over? what did you think the pioneers were gonna do? pack up and go back to where they come from? Where would you be today?
So get real. Its easy to point fingers,altho your comparisons are really in error.
We are talking currant events.History well, its an't over till its over!
Clearly, real American history escapes you. Most of what you state is vague and uninformed, and simply repeats the historical myths that pervade our history. Do some research, read books, and learn the real truth about all that you've said here.
America is not as innocent as most would like to believe, but neither are we the worst society to impose our power and will on the world.
Alan

Akron, OH

#15 May 19, 2008
isaiditdealwithit wrote:
<quoted text>Underhanded actions by the U.S.? Did you even read the article, do you even know your history of this war, or are you just one of these worthless pieces of sh** that runs their mouth and hasn't a clue why they are able to?
History of this war? What a joke, we were making the world safe for democracy by fighting the communists... LOL!!!

We have and continue to stick our noses into other countries only when it BENEFITS us, not because we are a just and fair nation trying to do good. Go back and read history yourself, we are far from justified in our actions. The government of this country is just as corrupt as any other nation. They use the youth of the nation as cannon fodder, don't give them the proper tools to ensure their safety or allow them to do their jobs.
Alan

Akron, OH

#16 May 19, 2008
Ryan wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying no other countries have ever done bad things? Are you saying that America is a bad idea.
Let's have a 20 second history lesson...
There have been many terrible massacres in human history. Not all of them involved America.
- French Revolution, multiple massacres from 1789 - 92.
- Armenian massacre by the Turks in world war I - 1.5 million people.
- Russia's massacre of its own people by the tens of millions in World War II.
- Germany's holocaust massacre of Jews.
- Japanese massacres in China and Asia in World War II.
- Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, 1.5 million dead.
- Guatemala, 1982. 25% of indiginous population killed.
The list goes on and on - the British slaughtered the Irish and the American Indians. Americans slaughtered American Indians. The North Koreans killed people by the millions in the 1950s. In Africa you have Darfur, Rwanda, etc.
Don't you dare go popping off about how bad America is and how we're the reason for all the problems on earth when every single nation on earth shares the blame for these sickening indicidents.
I never said that "no other country have ever done bad things" or that we are "the reason for all the problems on earth". I love how you have to put words in my mouth in an attempt to make a point.

American government is at the least, corrupt, without morals and has historically shown absolute disregard for the sovereignty of foreign countries. Only a fool or the ignorant would attempt to argue with that.
isaitidealwithit

Massillon, OH

#17 May 19, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
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Hiroashima
Nagasaki
american indians
These are extremely poor examples. The Japs and the American Indians did their fair share of horrible things to people too, they are hardly innocent.
isaitidealwithit

Massillon, OH

#18 May 19, 2008
Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
History of this war? What a joke, we were making the world safe for democracy by fighting the communists... LOL!!!
We have and continue to stick our noses into other countries only when it BENEFITS us, not because we are a just and fair nation trying to do good. Go back and read history yourself, we are far from justified in our actions. The government of this country is just as corrupt as any other nation. They use the youth of the nation as cannon fodder, don't give them the proper tools to ensure their safety or allow them to do their jobs.
Just as I thought. You're some snot nose idiot that is clueless. You can't even begin to understand the job that leaders and troops have to protect this country. Do you think this country is the best place in the world to live peacefully because of complaining cowards like you...I think not!
Alan

Akron, OH

#19 May 19, 2008
isaitidealwithit wrote:
<quoted text>Just as I thought. You're some snot nose idiot that is clueless. You can't even begin to understand the job that leaders and troops have to protect this country. Do you think this country is the best place in the world to live peacefully because of complaining cowards like you...I think not!
Resorting to childish name calling, tsk tsk!! LOL
I feel sorry for you, you continue to display nothing but ignorance and utter obliviousness to what has gone on and what continues to go on. You are the type of American Bushy and his pals JUST LUV.

The "leaders and troops" have to protect this country largely because of what we have done to others. If other countries had come into our country and interferred with us as we have done with them, we would react EXACTLY the same way.
isaiditdealwithi t

Massillon, OH

#20 May 19, 2008
Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
Resorting to childish name calling, tsk tsk!! LOL
I feel sorry for you, you continue to display nothing but ignorance and utter obliviousness to what has gone on and what continues to go on. You are the type of American Bushy and his pals JUST LUV.
The "leaders and troops" have to protect this country largely because of what we have done to others. If other countries had come into our country and interferred with us as we have done with them, we would react EXACTLY the same way.
Nobody needs your worthless pity but why don't you try trotting on down to your local recruiting office and do something for your country besides wine to your momma of whom you still probably live with.Oh, and say thank you to our troops and all the leaders of this country that has afforded you the opportunity not to be someones' b*tch unless you so choose.

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