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Nickdfresh
07-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Associated Press

Saturday, July 27, 2013
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Members of the ill-conceived Task Force Smith vainly fire obsolete, WWII-surplus bazooka rounds at North Korean T-34/85's...

WASHINGTON President Obama is marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

The 1950-1953 Korean war pitted North Korean and Chinese troops against U.S.-led United Nations and South Korean forces. It ended on July 27, 1953 60 years ago Saturday with the signing of an armistice.

But a formal peace treaty was never signed, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war and divided at the 38th parallel between its communist north and democratic south.

At least 2.5 million people were killed in the fighting.

In a proclamation declaring Saturday as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, Obama says the anniversary marks the end of the war and the beginning of a long and prosperous peace.

In the six decades since the end of hostilities, Obama said, South Korea has become a close U.S. ally and one of the world's largest economies.

He said the partnership remains "a bedrock of stability" throughout the Pacific region, and gave credit to the U.S. service members who fought all those years ago and to the men and women currently stationed there.
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60 years ago today, Gen. Mark Clark signs the Truce that still holds today...
LINK (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/27/obama-marking-60th-anniversary-korean-war-truce/#ixzz2aFh9RMjG)

Rising Sun*
07-27-2013, 09:53 AM
It's certainly comforting to know that the junk yard dogs in North Korea are bound by the truce, which apparently limits them to things like sinking South Korean naval vessels and shelling South Korean territory and killing South Korean citizens and kidnapping Japanese civilians from Japan, not to mention behaving like petulant children on steroids who need a good kick up the arse instead of the West forever giving in to their predictable tantrums when they can't get their way.

Nickdfresh
07-28-2013, 06:40 PM
It's certainly comforting to know that the junk yard dogs in North Korea are bound by the truce, which apparently limits them to things like sinking South Korean naval vessels and shelling South Korean territory and killing South Korean citizens and kidnapping Japanese civilians from Japan, not to mention behaving like petulant children on steroids who need a good kick up the arse instead of the West forever giving in to their predictable tantrums when they can't get their way.

Hey RS*. Are you familiar with "The Axe Murder" incident and the subsequent "Operation Paul Bunyan" in 1976?

JR*
07-29-2013, 07:31 AM
At least the Republic of (South) Korea is now a democracy. Not always so. I recall a scene from the tv series, "M*A*S*H*, in which clerk Radar O'Reilly wanders through the busy operating tent, conveying the latest news - "Word from Seoul - Syngman Rhee re-elected dictator ... ". JR.

Rising Sun*
07-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Hey RS*. Are you familiar with "The Axe Murder" incident and the subsequent "Operation Paul Bunyan" in 1976?

No.

The first sounds like a horror film.

The second could be a porn film, like a reverse John Wayne Bobbit? (I think Bobbit went on to make a porn film or two, but his best parts were probably cut out. :))