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Cold-hearted Obama! Two Million Koreans Murdered in Own Country "A Victory"?

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"Obama calls Korean War a victory"
7/27/2013 Reuters, AP, NY Times , etc.

He studied through a PhD in law at Harvard,
Yet doesn't know, or pretends not to know his US history:

  - United States bombed to death more than two million Koreans, men, women and children in their own beloved country, as often as not in their very own homes, many US especially gross atrocities only recently apologized for by the US.

 - President General Eisenhower threatening to atom-bomb Korea and ran  nuclear armed bombing practice runs over the northern part of Korea already flattened by conventional bombing, so frustrated was he, and the war investors he was beholden to, with the war dragging on, Koreans refusing to fight on the US UN side, and having to keep killing what would be a half-million Chinese 'volunteers.'

 - Prior to World War Two, for forty years US had recognized  Korea as Territory of Imperial Japan in return for Japanese recognition of the Philippines as Insular US Territory; [see Diplomacy That Will Live in Infamy, New York Times, James Bradley, 12/5/2009. See also the
Taft-Katsura Agreement
. ]

 - US in 1945 landed an American Army of Occupation to overthrow a democratic all-Korea government that the Japanese Military Governor of Korea had allowed Koreans throughout the peninsula to form once the emperor had decided to surrender;

 - US immediately criminally cut the Korean nation into two parts and installed a dictator from Washington DC, in the US occupied south, whose secret police and special forces would massacre nearly 200,000 supporters of their overthrown government in the years before the Koreans of the cut away north invaded,
  - and in five short weeks unified Korea as the South's forcibly conscripted soldiers defected north or went home, before the US invaded and bombed flat twice over the entire nation of Korea south and north.

"President Barack Obama said on Saturday that U.S. troops and their allies achieved victory in that conflict despite a lukewarm reception when they returned home."

"A lukewarm reception!" What a silly understatement! Willing imperialist wars underwriting President Truman was forced to decide not to run for a second term, so unpopular was the genocidal 'police action' in Korea, in an era in which corporate owned media had not yet the utter control of the public's sources of information that it had by the time of the Vietnam anti-communist 'police action' a decade later.

"Here, today, we can say with confidence that this war was no tie. Korea was a victory, ... 50 million South Koreans live in freedom ..."

When your author arrived in Korea in 1993 to work as a founding professor of what is today the most prestigious music conservatory in the country, it was a scant five years since the more than five decades of the US supported military dictatorships of the South Korean half-nation had been replaced with the managed elections of a first civilian government, and when the National Assembly of that first South Korean civilian government held a public hearing on the Gwangju People's Uprising that happened six years before, it officially renamed the incident as the Gwangju massacre [According to the May 18 Bereaved Family Association, at least 165 people, mostly students, died between May 18 and 27. Another 65 are still missing and presumed dead. 23 soldiers and 4 policemen were killed during the uprising, including 13 soldiers killed in  friendly-fire between troops. Figures for police casualties are likely higher, due to reports of several policemen, themselves being killed by soldiers for releasing captured rioters. Based on reports by foreign press sources and critics of the Chun Doo-hwan administration, it has been argued that the actual death toll was in the 1,000 to 2,000 range. Wikipedia] It was President Jimmy Carter, later Jimmy Peace Prize Carter, that gave the go ahead for dictator Chun Doo-hwan to use troops nominally under US joint South Korean command, quipping that the Koreans seem not ready for democracy yet. [ Carter Hounded by Kwangju Massacre - Nobel Laureate's Clouded Role in Slaughter of Korean Dissidents
Village Voice , 10/15/2002 click here ]

".... in stark contrast to the repression and poverty of the North." Obama continued.

Oh, but brother Barack, Jesus knows the kind United States of America, leading other Colonial Powers and their other white nation allies, always looking out for the welfare of the poor of former colonies, has continued for sixty eight years an active and frightening, constant-war-games belligerency against the North Korean government it created in 1945 to avoid a non-neocolonized free Korea. With all its single capitalist superpower control over all international agencies and all the other powerful governments, the US has kept in place the most crushing economic sanctions ever known. (And has its international media keep up a steady campaign of vituperation and slander in order to break the spirit of resistance of the Korean people, both in the North and South. Americans are told how grateful all Koreans are for the US cutting its nation and families asunder in two parts and then saving two million from remaining alive and under one communist Korean government like, say, the Chinese have today.

What is going to happen when more people like jay janson start Googling, Korean-US history, Korean War, US Korean atrocities, South Korea and US crimes against humanity elsewhere and everywhere? [see Prosecutable US Crimes against Humanity in Korea - 1871-2013, Dissident Voice, 3/30/2013

Your author promises readers, America and and its TV satellite international audience will not have to listen to such upside down falsified history from lackey politicians Wall Street investors placed in office through utter control of the election process much longer. 'The truth' that 'will eventually out,' will out ever sooner in this age of personally available information technology. Not brave Koreans but the the war-investor-owned media of the white industrialized world plundering and persecuting Majority Mankind, will soon be branded as merciless ignominious traitors of their people.

Obama, beyond serving to draw black Americans into supporting imperialism, is no different than the previous obedient-to war-investing-conspiracy-selected presidents that followed Franklin D. Roosevelt, the last patrician-aristocrat, who oversaw the investments and joint banking ventures of American corporations in building a prostate Nazi Germany to world number one military power within a few years that resulted in the wealth that made America the single superpower of a much destroyed world.

War criminal President Barack Obama, PhD, death warrant signer of thousands of Afghans, Libyans, Syrians, Somali, Yemeni children, wasn't born until eight years after the armistice that sixty years ago put on hold the US atrocities within  a Koran nation that never accepted being cut in two. But he knows he must call the 'US police action in Korea a resounding Victory. His backers on Wall Street, starting with approaching centenarian David Rockefeller, expect that of him. 

But let us not be duped into spending time on pathetic Obama, who sold his soul for wealth, infamy and the appearance of power a long time ago.  Obama, is in no danger of being hanged for bragging about American genocidal crimes against humanity before he was born, or still a child, as in the case of the American holocaust in Vietnam, which Obama already praised in his first inauguration address. He is there to take the heat of his fiendish automaton speculative investment banking friends and backers. Obama is in reality less important today than most ordinary Americans are.

No, Obama will some day have to answer for his signing recorded orders for the assassination of perhaps a thousand, by-himself-(CIA)-designated, 'suspected' enemies of America in a half-dozen countries, knowing many women and children in the vicinity of the suspects would die as well.  And once the truth is more widespread regarding the CNN-CIA-Obama repeated charges of "Gadaffi (Chairman of the African Union, and hero of liberating his nation and building it up to 53rd highest quality of life nation in the world, with good free higher education and health care) and President Asad "killing their own people" in attempt to justify Obama's signed orders to destroy both prosperous nations (under greater CIA attack), with a phony 'Arab Spring' description, a Nuremberg Principles trial will await Obama's testimony (and the deep pockets on Wall Street will seek to use him as a fall guy, as they did Nazi leaders at the first Nuremberg Trial, during which no American and German war investing bankers and industrialists were indicted and left free to continue their work).

Oh, to be sure, people with little imagination can laugh at this prospect, since none of the post war presidents that Noam Chomsky keeps repeating would have been hanged if tried by the laws set up at Nuremberg, were ever even indicted. But when Chomsky begins to call for such trials, it will not be so funny. Majority Mankind is watching ever more closely for this to happen, and this author believes that Prof. Chomsky will logically soon urge the public to call for US crimes against humanity prosecution.

Anyway (just for laughs?), below find the pertinent laws, long incorporated into the US Constitution by its Article Six regarding treaties adopted by two-thirds of the US Senate - maybe remember, laws not being currently enforced do not cease to be the law, and laws that were enforced once, are waiting to be enforced again upon forced necessity.

Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the
NÃ rnberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal
1950 -Copyright - United Nations 2005

Principle VI states,
"The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:
    (a) Crimes against peace:
        (i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
        (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).
    (b) War crimes:
    Violations of the laws or customs of war which include, but are not limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation of slave labor or for any other purpose of the civilian population of or in occupied territory; murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the Seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity.
    (c) Crimes against humanity:
    Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime."

Principle VII
Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against
humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.
The 1928 World Peace Act was concluded outside the League of Nations, and remains a binding treaty under international law. In the United States, it remains in force as federal law (see U.S. Const. art. VI). One month following its conclusion, a similar agreement, General Act for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, was concluded in Geneva, which obliged its signatory parties to establish conciliation commissions and an arbitration tribunal in any case of dispute, and the opportunity to take failed disputes to the Permanent Court of International Justice.

Article VI Clause 2 of the US Constitution states that "[A]ll Treaties made, under the Authority of the United State, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding." 

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