Friday, December 08, 2006
South Korea's Dangerous Political Immaturity
"Korean War Criminals Cleared," by Robert J. Koehler, The Marmot's Hole, 13 November 2006, http://www.rjkoehler.com/2006/11/13/korean-war-criminals-cleared/ (from Coming Anarchy).
"Panel issues list of pro-Japan collaborators," Yonhap News, 6 December 2006, http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/Engnews/20061206/610000000020061206210859E2.html (from One Free Korea).
South Korea is an immature state whose power should be limited to the extent possible. South Korea is not an ally, but merely a state that must be "engaged."
American policy in the Korean peninsula should be aimed at moving North Korea closer into the orbit of the People's Republic of China. The only valid alternative is the total collapse of the North Korean regime and the return of immediate & full citizenship of all north Koreans in the Republic of Korea.
South Korea should not be allowed to extend its position and power by administering North Korea as a colony. South Korea is too volatile a state -- too obsessed by Arabesque conspiracies and fetishism for revenge -- to be trusted as a regional power
Don't Blame actual War Criminals:
A Korean government commission cleared 83 of 148 Koreans convicted by the Allies of war crimes during World War II.
The commission ruled that the Koreans, who were categorized as Class B and Class C war criminals, were in fact victims of Japanese imperialism.
Of the 148 Koreans convicted of war crimes, some 23 would eventually be executed.
Blame the Children of Political Enemies:
The panel, launched in May last year, was formed under a special law enacted in 2004 to seek out collaborators who endorsed Japan's colonization of the peninsula.
Another 104-member presidential committee was launched in August with the mission of seizing assets owned by the descendants of the pro-Japan collaborators.
For what it's worth, I hereby endorse Japanese colonization of the Korean pennensyla.
Like the Europeans in Africa, Japan's sin in Korea is this: they left too soon.
Yikes. I don't think the Korean's brutalized by the Japs think they left to soon.
That map showing "Greater Korea" from awhile back including pieces of China and Russia was bit jeez-I-don't-want-to-deal-with-this-right-now'ish.
Posted by: purpleslog | Friday, December 08, 2006