Friday, April 28, 2017

Background to the Korean Conflict

Chuck Morse

On January 12, 1950, speaking at the National Press Club, Harry Truman’s Secretary of State Dean Acheson declared South Korea to be outside the “defense perimeter” of the United States. Five months later, June 25, 1950, North Korea, with Soviet military hardware and training, launched a full-scale invasion of the lightly armed south. Acheson, one of the “Wise Men” of the liberal establishment, had either committed an act of colossal stupidity or he had engaged in a sinister act of treachery. Either way, Korea and the world is now dealing with the consequences as the leftist North Korean leader Kim Jong-un now threatens to trigger a nuclear holocaust.

Acheson began his career in the 1920’s working for a law firm that represented Stalin in the United States. Acheson issued a “white paper” in 1949 that whitewashed America’s role in betraying Chinese nationalist Chaing Kai-shek to the communist forces of Mao tse-Tung. The communist Chinese had not yet consolidated their grip on the mainland when Acheson threw South Korea under the bus. The left-wing Red Chinese regime would go on, in subsequent decades, to commit democide against their own people with estimates as high as 50 million dead.

General Douglas A, MacArthur came to the rescue of a retreating South Korea with the September 1950 Inchon Landing, a military campaign that has gone down in the annals of history as one of the greatest battles of all time. By October, Korean and allied forces were approaching the Chinese border and the war seemed almost over with a complete collapse of the communist north appearing to be imminent. MacArthur asked permission from President Truman to finish the job by bombing the Chinese troop buildup north of the border. After Truman denied permission, Chinese troops surged south virtually unencumbered.

Truman’s denial of MacArthur’s request, and his simultaneous stationing of the US Navy off the coast of Taiwan to prevent the Nationalist forces of Chaing Kai-Shek the opportunity to attack the communist mainland has been referred to as snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The United States, which was at the time still the world’s only superpower, could have taken the moral and practical decision to liberate millions of people from the brutal jack-boot of progressive communism in Asia. The Korean communist invasion of the south, it should be recalled, took place before American communist traitors had turned over nuclear secrets to the Soviets.

America and the world has been burdened ever since by the presence of the brutal communist conspiracy which went on to murder hundreds of millions across the globe and create unspeakable poverty and suffering in its wake. It was not until Ronald Reagan, almost 30 years after the Korean cease-fire, began to roll back the red menace by defining the difference between freedom and modern slavery and oppression with is “evil empire” speech. Shortly after leaving office, Reagan’s work, and that of his freedom-oriented alliance, bore fruit as the Soviet Union finally collapsed on its own rot.

Now our nation faces the horrendous dangers associated with finishing off the last gasp of the evil leftist experiment that holds on in North Korea and other god-forsaken corners of the world. We need a leader who can define the nature of the evil of the enemy we face and contrast that evil with the superior American system, one based on democratic principles and individual rights. Thank God, we have such a leader in the person of President Donald Trump. 

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