Friday, July 16, 2010

Two Reasons (Actually Thousands) to Stay Out Of Other People's Wars

A report that "U.S. air raids accounted for 25 percent of civilian deaths in the first 3 months of the war" — U.S.’s Yongsan bombing of 1950 caused 1,587 civilian deaths — and another that "the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Korea (TRCK)... ruled that it could not confirm that the United States made efforts to reduce civilian casualties despite the possibility that it was aware of the existence of civilian homes on Wolmi Island, and this violated the principles in international humanitarian law and the laws of war of distinguishing civilians and proportionality" — Bereaved families continue 2,017-day sit-in on Wolmi Island.

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