Comments:Declassified records show American inaction during South Korean mass killings
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Why is it that when we "interfere" with hostile governments (i.e. Iraq) we're spat upon and protested against; but when we don't interfere (ref this article) we're blamed for it?
I don't understand? 22:52, 9 July 2008 (UTC) Holly, Alaska USA
- The United States was openly allied with the South Korean government at the time. So to have knowledge of the killings and not object was a Cold War political decision, but one that doesn't really reflect a notion of liberty and justice for all. --SVTCobra 23:02, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
100k killed by their own goverment. But how many were killed by the North? And how many under Chinese supervision? --184.108.40.206 03:08, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
- Note that 100,000 is the low end estimate. Mass executions without trial are a little different than battle casualties. It is also worth remembering that Korea was only then coming out of Japanese occupation and was very weak, and the degree of U.S. involvement is not that of an ally to a fully functioning government, but of one propping it up. 220.127.116.11 04:12, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Was it the South Korean military killing South Koreans? Why are they blaiming the US advisors for inaction and not the South Korean military who were actually conducting he executions? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:08, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
- You are only correct in your description of the events; there is no general blame of the U.S. since that would be wrong. Investigators are identifying the role played by the U.S. in it, since U.S. forces were involved in several cases reviewed so far. When investigations are complete that will prompt further actions for both countries. 22.214.171.124 17:23, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
They can put that on their "Human Rights report". Things like these, and all the theatre behind Mugabe, are the reason why the US lost all credibility when it comes to this issue. The sad truth is, that the US and some of their "allies", are no better than the fallen Soviet Union. In the end of the day, for all those people in Armani suits, it's all about politics... For the general populace, it's life or death.