Thursday, April 22, 2010

America's Permanent, Entangling Alliance With Korea

"To mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Koran War, a resolution to further strengthen the bilateral alliance between South Korea and the U.S. was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives last week" — US Congress Resolution on the Korean War. Of course, "the resolution got bipartisan support."

Americans, I'm sure, will be happy to learn that this "relieves Seoul’s worry over national security," one of our most pressing concerns. Americans might also like to know that "the National Assembly in Seoul is doing nothing to express the country’s gratitude for the sacrifices made by countries that sent soldiers to fight in the Korean War, including the U.S."

Why should one of the world's most prosperous nations have to worry about its own defense, after all, when Uncle Sam has willing to do the dirty work for six decades? As an expatriate who pays taxes to the Korean government, I thank my fellow Americans, who, through their duly elected representatives, have agreed to reduce my tax burden here and pick up the tab themselves. Koreans will not be thanking you. You can rest assured that your sons (and daughters) will remain here within distance of the Dear Leader's artillery and missiles, protecting Koreans from themselves.

In related news, "Korea and the U.S. have agreed to delay Washington’s transfer of wartime operational command to Seoul that had been scheduled for April 2012" — Korea, US Agree to Delay Command Transfer. Yippee! We'll still be responsible should the Korean War flare up again. Madeleine Albright was right; we're indispensable! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

You'd think Koreans, famous for their nationalism (and now their wealth), might want to take over defense of their own country. But Koreans are also famous for their intelligence, and they know a good deal when they've got one, and how to keep it going. Here's how they convinced us: "The two countries reportedly agreed to the postponement considering factors such as South Korea’s troop deployment to Afghanistan; U.S. consideration for its ally; Korea’s participation in the U.S. missile defense system; and instability on the Korean Peninsula stemming from the sinking of the Korean naval ship Cheonan."

South Korea’s troop deployment to Afghanistan was negligible and deployed so as to suffer no danger of casualties (smart of Seoul to support its troops that way); no mention was made of the ally's consideration for the U.S.; the U.S. missile defense system defends South Korea; and how is "instability on the Korean Peninsula" an American, not a Korean problem?

At least Washington consulted the people about this decsion, albeit not the American people: "The U.S. has also listened to public opinions in Korea on the postponement."

"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world," said our first president — George Washington's Farewell Address. Our third counseled "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none" — Jefferson's First Inaugural Address. "They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do," said our thirty-sixth — Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes.

America has already had troops on this peninsula for more than a quarter of our country's existence. Isn't it time to leave Korea to the Koreans, whether they want their own country or not? Isn't our bankruptcy excuse enough to finally cut and run?

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Blogger Roy F. Moore said...

So long as we continue to suffer our Globalist leadership in Washington, we will never leave Korea.

So long as the New World Order "elite" runs the show in D.C., we will never leave Korea.

And until the Fatima Consecration is properly done by the Pope and the Bishops, we will never leave Korea.

That's the sad truth.

12:48 PM  
Blogger papabear said...

Mr. Snyder, what do you think will happen once the investigation of the sinking of the S. Korean naval ship is complete? Nothing, at least on the part of the S. Korean gov't.?

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I think Seoul might just freeze aid and joint projects, not that there's much of that going on anyway now.

It's telling that in 2002, half a million people took to the streets after a USFK traffic accident claimed the lives of two middle school girls, but with this incident, no one seems to care.

9:17 PM  
Blogger papabear said...

I know KBS has cancelled Music Bank because of the sinking, but I guess people are just putting their head in the sand?

2:46 AM  

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