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Letter to the editor: Korean War was China’s war

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2013

North Korea said it would cancel the 1953 cease-fire armistice. But that war was really between China and the United States and 15 other countries under the United Nations flag.

While North Korea started the war in June 1950, North Korea was defeated in four months. And China took over the war and pushed United Nations troops back to where the war started, which is where the border is today between North and South Korea.

The cease-fire in July 1953 should have been between China and the United States.

I was a forward observer with the infantry of the 500-soldier Belgium, attached to the U.S. Third Infantry. One of the 16 U.N. countries that was supplied by the United States and paid by the United States.

After July 1953, only the United States stayed in South Korea and still has 30,000 troops there, which is a waste of U.S. tax dollars because South Korea is an economic power that can defend itself against a starved North Korea that has only scare talk. Its leader is a world joke, much like the basketball player Dennis Rodman, who visited with and bragged up this joke of a North Korea leader.

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