nostalgia of elderly veterans looking back on months or years of their youth
spent in US military uniform fighting in some exotic smaller nation thousands of
miles from home is certainly not uncommon. Far
less common are US veterans who fully realize the immeasurable soul-twisting
suffering caused by their shooting and bombing in someone else's beloved
country; invariably, a country already having been made poor a
century earlier by the plundering of speculative colonial investment banks
which invested similar military occupation.
warm camaraderie felt among army buddies in danger can be a fond memory of men
who afterward pass civilian lives in cold competition in a corporate ruled
society naively believing the lies told them in war promoting conglomerate
for a minority of veterans of America's dozens of murderous, criminal, illegal
undeclared, unconstitutional and often even genocidal invasions, the memories
of what they did to the indigenous population of fellow, albeit different
looking, human beings haunts them. For these veterans, there is also a bitter
memory of a camaraderie betrayed by their own officers, their commander-in-chief,
congressmen, senators, media, families, clergy and perhaps worst of all, by
their teachers graduated from citadels of learning and knowledge, the
universities, whose professors are by trade responsible for knowing the
documented facts that could have exposed the lies they were sent to kill and
die for in unintended disservice to their fellow Americans.
Dec. 7, world news media reported that the American veteran who had
been held prisoner in North Korea for more than a month was headed back
home to the United States after his release by the government, which
cited his "sincere repentance" for his acts against Koreans in Korea.
News item of a week earlier, November 30, 2013: North
Korea Releases a Video of a U.S. Veteran Confessing to "Hostile Acts' Kcna/Agence France-Presse New York Times
-- North Korea has accused an American veteran of war crimes and on Saturday
released a video of him confessing to what it said were "hostile acts" during
the Korean War and while he was visiting the country in October."
I killed so many civilians and K.P.A. soldiers and destroyed strategic objects
in the D.P.R.K. during the Korean War, I committed indelible offensive acts against
the D.P.R.K. government and Korean people,"
the [videoed] apology, [US Veteran] Mr. Newman describes how he wanted to meet
"surviving soldiers and pray for the souls of the dead soldiers" from the unit
he worked with."
author, who has Korean family, notes, chillingly, the absence of any intention to pray as well for the
souls of the "civilians and K.P.A. soldiers" he later apologized for
article continued, "The veteran, Merrill Newman, 85, of Palo Alto,
California ... a retired technology executive and a world traveler, went to
North Korea on a trip organized by a licensed tour group to fulfill a longtime
desire to return to the Korean Peninsula, his family said".
author, who has Korean family, would like to point out something
critical to the survival of Mankind from the centuries of genocidal wars
invested in by the speculative investment banking industry. The
sixty-eight years of the undeclared wars on former colonies, as well as
the centuries of declared wars, will need to be understood before
Mankind can make them unprofitable by an eventual precedence of
imprisonment of investors in war, and seizure of assets to pay
compensation for wrongful deaths in the millions, injuries in the tens
of millions, massive destruction of property and theft of natural
today's computer search engines, elderly reminiscing ex-US Army Officer
could, with an hour or so of Googling Korean history, have informed
the same Korea history your author re-offers excepts of to his readers
here below. A good deal the documented facts in this
article's, published earlier this year by Dissident Voice, can be found
simply on Wikipedia, the on line free encyclopedia. Tens of thousands of
veterans of US military action in Korea are long aware of participation
in prosecutable crimes against humanity.
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US Crimes against Humanity in Korea
Janson / March 30th, 2013 Dissident Voice ...
September 8 -- US State Department officials, arrive in Korea with the US Army,
disband the government of the Korean People's Republic created September 6, in
Seoul, by delegates from local peoples' offices from all provinces throughout
the peninsula formed when Japan announced intention to surrender (August 10),
proceed without any Korean authorization whatsoever, to immediately cut Korea
into two parts to be occupied by US and Soviet troops and establishing a
military government, flying in from Washington DC (in General MacArthur's
private plane), Singman Rhee, to head it; eventually installing him as
president of a separate South Korea Government that will include collaborators,
and will outlaw all strikes, declare the KPR and all its activities illegal and
begin a deadly terror of persecution of members of the disallowed Korean
Peoples Republic, communists, socialists, unionists and anyone against the the
partition and demanding an independent Korea. [ The Unknown
Truth About Korea: U.S. Sanctioned Death Squads and War Crimes, 1945-1953, S
Brian Willson ]
The US in effect declares war on the popular movement of Korea south of the
38th Parallel and sets in motion a repressive campaign dismantling the Peoples'
Committees and their supporters throughout the south, becoming massively
homicidal as Rhee's special forces and secret police take the lives of some
200,000 men, women and children as documented recently by the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission set up by the National Assembly of the Republic of
(South) Korea; on the Island of Cheju alone, within a year, as many as 60,000
of its 300,000 residents are murdered, while another 40,000 fled by sea to
nearby Japan some two years before the Koreans from the north invade the South.
28 -- The US attacks by, air, sea and land, aiming at the southward invading
army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North), which nevertheless
unifies the peninsula in five short weeks (except for the US defended port city
of Pusan); with little resistance from South Korea's ROK military as most of
its soldiers either defect or go home; over the next three years US will commit
dozens of high death toll documented atrocities (some recently apologized for)
as American planes level to the ground almost every city and town of any
appreciable size in the entire peninsula, north and south, in the end
threatening to drop the atomic bomb, and be charged with germ warfare by some
not easily dismissed sources.
Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of (more...)