The US started the Korean war??

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    Norh Korea is bullshitting once again.
    The US started the Korean war??
    Korean War started in 1950 because of North Korea's ambush invasion, which later developed into a 3 year and 2 months long full-scale war between UN forces that supported South Korea, and the Chinese forces, divided into the democratic camp, and the communist camp, that supported North Korea.
    North Korea's provocation resulted in countless casualties from US and Korea, trying to defend liberty and peace. As a result for the sacrifices of the war heroes, Korea exists as it is known to the day.
    Everybody knows the truth. I don't understand why North Korea is talking nonsense. Seems like Kim Jong Un gets constipation, if he is not denounced for a day.
     
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    North Korea telling tales?

    Shocking.
     
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    What do you think, xopmputer? Kim jong II has nuclear weapons. He can't feed the poor starving in the north. We all KNOW what is going on here .Tell us what YOU think.
     
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    Vietnam War? Sure.

    Korean? That's some bubbly insanity burbling to the top there.
     
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    In August 1945 Japan formally turned over authority in Korea to the Committee for the Preparation of Korean Independence led by Lyuh Woon-hyung.

    When US forces under General Reed Hodge arrived to accept Japan's surrender, he ordered all Japanese officials to remain at their posts, refused to recognize Lyuh as national leader, and eventually banned all public references to Lyuh's organization.

    "Yuh Woon-Hyung (May 25, 1886 – July 19, 1947) was a Korean politician who argued that Korean independence was essential to world peace, and a reunification activist who struggled for the independent reunification of Korea since its national division in 1945.

    "His pen-name was Mongyang (몽양; 夢陽), the Chinese characters for 'dream" and "light.'

    "He is rare among politicians in modern Korean history in that he is revered in both South and North Korea."

    Had the US not intervened, Korea would have united in 1945, and there would've been no need for the Korean War or the profit$ it generated.
     
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    Bullshit.
     
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    About 4 million people died for bullshit?

    "At the Potsdam Conference (July–August 1945), the Allies unilaterally decided to divide Korea—without consulting the Koreans—in contradiction of the Cairo Conference.[44][45][46][47]

    "On 8 September 1945, Lt. Gen. John R. Hodge of the United States arrived in Incheon to accept the Japanese surrender south of the 38th parallel.[30] Appointed as military governor, General Hodge directly controlled South Korea as head of the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK 1945–48).[48] He established control by restoring to power the key Japanese colonial administrators and their Korean police collaborators.[13]

    "The USAMGIK refused to recognise the provisional government of the short-lived People's Republic of Korea (PRK) because he suspected it was communist. These policies, voiding popular Korean sovereignty, provoked civil insurrections and guerrilla warfare."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War#Korea_divided_.281945.E2.80.931949.29
     
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    it was far more than just the PRK being communists - indeed, they become the basis of the People's Workers Party in North Korea. They were also the designated group designated by the Japanese to handle the change in rulership, which needless to say was not the Japanese occupiers right at the time.

    You could far more easily make the case that the Soviet Union caused the split, and they certainly were behind the abrogation of free elecrtions and the following invasion. This one the entire UN was behind the US.
     
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    You really need to think about that one again.
     
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    Soviet forces invaded Korea in August of '45, advancing to the 38th parallel by August 10th.
    At that time they agreed to a US proposal to stop their advance instead of taking the entire peninsula.

    "The Red Army handed power over to the Korean Workers’ Party,(in the north) headed by Kim Il-sung, a legendary guerrilla leader who had fought the Japanese in Manchuria (where there is a large ethnic Korean population)."

    Contrast that polcy with US reliance in the south with a majority of big Korean businessmen and landowners who collaborated with Japanese colonial rule. Those "free elections" you mentioned took place after USAMGIK outlawed the PRK Revolutionary Government and PRK Peoples Committees on December 12, 1945 and after a declaration of martial law.

    Basic Facts Good People Should Know » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
     

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