Korean war: One more chapter of US's dark track record
Iran, Chili, Vietnam, Cuba, Korea, Granada and... you name it... and now, Iraq. What part of the world has been ammuned from US's aggressions? These may be things of the past and present but let's hope for the end of it and not repeat of them in the future.
Six years after declaring the U.S. killing of Korean War refugees at No Gun Ri was "not deliberate," the U.S. Army has acknowledged it found – but did not divulge –that a high-level document said the U.S. military had a policy of shooting approaching civilians in South Korea.
The document, a letter from the U.S. ambassador in South Korea to the State Department in Washington, is dated the same day in 1950 when U.S. troops began the No Gun Ri shootings, in which survivors say hundreds, mostly women and children, were killed.
Exclusion of the embassy letter from the army's 2001 investigative report is the most significant among numerous omissions of documents and testimony pointing to a policy of firing on refugee groups – according to undisclosed evidence uncovered by Associated Press.
South Korean petitioners say hundreds more refugees died later in 1950 as a result of the U.S. practice. The Seoul government is investigating one such large-scale killing, of refugees stranded on a beach, newly confirmed via U.S. archives (Read the rest here).