Nearly half of South Korean youths who will be old enough to vote in the country's next elections say Seoul should side with North Korea if the United States attacks the communist nation, according to a poll released Wednesday.
At the same time, 40.7 percent of the 1,000 young people surveyed said Seoul should remain neutral in the event of hostilities between Washington and Pyongyang, according to the poll by The Korea Times and Hankook Ilbo dailies. Only 11.6 percent said the South should back its longtime U.S. ally.
In 1950, North Korean Communists invaded South Korea with support from Mao's Red China and Stalin's USSR. They slaughtered countless South Korean civilians and took over most of the country. But the US, and its UN allies, landed at Inchon and beat the Communists back all the way to the Yalu River.
Then, the Red Chinese counter-attacked en-masse. The end result was over 50,000 American military personnel dead before a cease-fire was finally reached, dividing Korea into two parts at around the 38th Parallel.
And for 53 years (and counting) since, the US has stationed tens of thousands of soldiers in South Korea to act as a "disincentive" to another invasion from the North. The US has sent billions of dollars in aid to South Korea, and made defending South Korea a cornerstone of the foreign policy of every US administration, Republican or Democrat, for over half a century.
And this is the thanks we get?
It should be noted that the opinions of these young South Koreans did not arise from a vacuum. They were molded by the South Korean educational system, by their media, and by their political leaders.
And it is time the US said: Enough!
We have spent too much of our money, invested too much of our political capital, and risked too many of our lives to simply disregard this disdain from the South Korean populace. If they prefer North Korea to the United States, then they deserve to reap what they sow, over in Seoul.
I support a complete pull-out of US military forces from the peninsula, effective immediately. And if the lunatic Kim Jong-il decides to turn the South Korean capital into a lake of fire with his hundreds of artillery pieces stationed just north of the DMZ? Tough. We're sitting this one out.
Have fun starving in the slave labor camps! Sorry, but I doubt they have wi-fi...
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