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Thread #161905   Message #3851465
Posted By: Jim Carroll
20-Apr-17 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: BS:Mass murder of defenceless civilians-Korea 1951
Subject: RE: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
I'm really not ure what there is to say about Korea
The war caused massive damage to both sides, the North suffered much more than the South
I remember stories of some people in the North reduced to living in caves
After the war, America poured in money into the South as reparation - later Japan assisted through trade ? the North was left to make its own way.
Despite this, The North did well right into the 1990; an indication that they were doing the right things for nearly forty years.
The downturn in the economy appears to be a bad leadership, rather than a failure of the political system.
What's your point?
You talk about brainwshing
Personally, I regard WW1 as the worst example of brainwashing in history.
Millions of young men being sacrificed (willingly, it is argued) in a war of attrition conducted by obtaining as many, first volunteers, later conscripts as could be got, and sending them to their certain deaths, wave after wave, no tactics, no strategy, jus slog it out to they were all dead or wounded and go get some more and continue for five years until one or other side had had enough.
And for what - a squabble between two sides of the same family as to who should own most of the planet
H G Wells, eat your heart out - you couldn't have come up with anything like that in a million years!!
We'll go on about atrocity and oppresion and compare all the different brands, if you like
Jim Carroll