A rare letter-to-the-editor concerning the history of the Korean Peninsula.
From the letter:
George Jonas writes: "Militarily, the West has been punching below its weight for two generations. Korea was a standoff ...." While that might appear to be the case, it is not the truth. The United Nations resolution passed in 1950 called for a ceasefire and a withdrawal and requested member states to assist the UN in this action.
In other words, the UN's mandate was to remove the belligerent North Korea from its neighbour, South Korea. It was not to cross the border and smash the communist government. That mandate was achieved, albeit at considerable cost in human lives and property damage.
I would like to respond. By 1953, the UN forces were at a stalemate with the North Korean and Chinese forces. An agreement to cease armed hostilities did not mean the end of the war, only large scale fighting. As the letter states, it did not stop the considerable cost of human life and property on both sides of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). North Korea is STILL at war with South Korea, which it has propagandised as a spoil of war between the Americans and the Japanese.
Mr. Bush makes a great t-shirt as he does billboard. Wow.
In case we were mistaken about Islamofascism's antagonism and it complete lack of latency, here it is. They attacked the Muppets for crying out loud! These people are monsters!
In case we forgot (at least the popular press did), Professor Phil Jones admits to having had a poor handle on the data which decided climate AND public policy for the entire globe. Indeed, the Medieval warming period may have been warmer than originally thought.
Korean athlete Mo Tae-Bum took the gold medal in men's speed-skating (he took a silver in another event) on his birthday. How do you top a birthday present like that? Perhaps with a magical unicorn. Maybe.
Japan took the other two medals. Good for them.