ANYBODY FEEL MUCH AFFECTION FOR SOUTH KOREA? Two little girls were run over by a U.S. armored vehicle earlier in the year. The driver and his spotter were court-martialed but found innocent of any wrongdoing. It was an accident--they were navigating a very large vehicle down a narrow street--two girls walking in the street were run over. It seems that there was a radio maisconfiguration and that the spotter in the vehicle in front of them, who could see the girls quite clearly, was temporarily unable to notify the driver of the vehicle behind of their presence. Everyone felt very badly about it, compensation was paid to the families, and the incident was investigated for negligence or malice--none was uncovered, aside from the radio problem. Yet South Koreans, probably instigated by communist insurgents, have been demonstrating and generally raising a ruckus about this for months. And it's getting worse.
So let's speak the truth--South Korea only exists because of the U.S. Their success, their bourgeois comforts, their long lifespans, the fact that they're generally not eating tree bark like their starving northern cousins...all thanks to the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy. Without us they would have been overrun in the 50s, and they'd be overrun today. Further, if you look closer you see that traffic accidents are very common in South Korea--very common as a cause of death. A few months back I read that there were about 10 other children killed in traffic accidents on the same day as these two girls. So let's do the math--hundreds of thousands starving in North Korea versus two girls killed in an accident in South Korea. Hmm.
And yet they protest us. They riot in front of our embassy and threaten our diplomats and soldiers. If I was President Bush, I'd be inclined to tell them to go fuck themselves, pull out the troops and let the north overrun them. And then after Seoul fell, which would take about three hours from the time the north crossed the DMZ, and the South Koreans were shitting their pants and screaming for aid, we could nuke the shit out of Pyongyang and North Korea, and say "You're welcome. Don't darken our doorway again."