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Letter for Monday, January 15, 2018

Military action won’t prevail

Korea 1950 to 1953:

“After World War II, the ambitious plans of the U.S. State Department for Asia and the Pacific were upset completely by revolution and anti-colonial wars from China to Malaysia. A major confrontation developed in Korea. Washington decided to show that Western military technology could defeat any Asian army.

“U.S. warships, bombers and artillery reduced much of Korea to rubble. Over 4,500,000 Koreans died, three out of four were civilians. 54,000 U.S. soldiers returned home in coffins. But the military, for all its technological superiority, did not prevail. After three years of intense warfare, a cease-fire was negotiated. Korea is still divided and some 40,000 U.S. troops remain in southern Korea to this day.

“Waiting for another war.”

Quotes from “Addicted to War, An Expose,” by Joel Andreas.

“As a veteran of three wars, World War II, through Vietnam, with 33 years of Army service, I find this book to be the most truthful recitation of our government’s policies anywhere.” — Col. James Burkholder, U.S. Army retired.

Ignore these truths and advice from a loyal American at your peril.

Bettejo Dux, Kalaheo

7 Comments
  1. Jake January 15, 2018 6:41 am Reply

    I have no idea of the point of this article. All quotes, with one sentence from the writer? This is not a letter to the editor


  2. Stan Lake January 15, 2018 9:14 am Reply

    The USA were not the aggressors in the Korean war, we mainly came to the aid of South Korea against an aggressive communist takeover when they were invaded by North Korea, backed up by China and the support of the Soviet Union. If you look at a night time photograph of the Korean peninsula as taken from satellite imagery, there is no more stark contrast between communism and capitalism. South Korea is brightly lit and full of commerce and life whereas North Korea is a dark, foreboding prison encampment. Had North Korea prevailed the entire country would suffer the same socialist/communist plight today. There is no doubt as to which side was the “good side”.


  3. Mark Beeksma January 15, 2018 10:18 am Reply

    Happy New Year Bettejo!
    I get lower numbers in a google search. I think the purposes of the Korean war in the 50s was different. We successfully kept South Korea free from Communism and tyranny. The contrast between North and South Korea is huge proof that we did a good thing by keeping South Korea free.
    Today, the bigger concern is that when North Korea gets more advance nuclear weapons, they will sell this technology to terrorists around the world. Those terrorists won’t be afraid to use the weapons. I think that Trump is doing a much better job trying to contain North Korea than the previous presidents.
    Tulsi Gabbard thinks Trump is way too soft on North Korea. Liberals think Trump is too hard on North Korea. Trump is an expert negotiator and is probably doing about the best job that could be done under the circumstances. Aloha


  4. Sunrise_blue January 16, 2018 9:04 am Reply

    Someone should have their butts kicked off because of the false alarm. Nothing to it. Still some people were alarmed. It makes sense to make certain they don’t make the same mistakes again. Following procedures is still a flaw. They need to iterate the procedures until all elements not wanted is tossed out. Then make a final list of procedures and start over with the new program and follow through knowing things were covered and no flaws exist in their idioms.


  5. Sunrise_blue January 16, 2018 9:55 am Reply

    Because your mayor is a failure. Do not agree with politics. Public showings at the malls is a scam. It is all a hoax. And he is certainly full of himself.


  6. Sunrise_blue January 16, 2018 10:01 am Reply

    I wonder how many times I can call your mayor a failure on the blog. It is a good place to vent out ideas and opinions. Will he be on Oahu on Wednesday? State capitol. Legislative session begins.


  7. Sunrise_blue January 16, 2018 10:24 am Reply

    You cannot be serious. All of their homework in county council work are F’s. I’m serious.


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