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Old 03-20-2013, 09:15 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
Pretty sure the South Koreans didn't and don't object to their losses, whatever they were, since the alternative was very ugly. As for enemy losses, I don't count them or care about them. Especially when they were obviously the aggressor.

Or do you consider the death toll of German/Italian/Japanese soldiers when calculating whether it was worth it to fight WWII?

And returning to where we started was a victory over the alternative, which was a unified peninsula under NORTH Korean rule (which was UNQUESTIONABLY going to happen without US/UN intervention).



Don't give a flying youknowwhat about Chinese and North Korean mother's losses. That's just asinine.


This was more of a devilís advocate exercise. Was it worth it to the South Koreans? I seriously doubt there was much consultation with the people of the South and, while I certainly donít count the North Korean, Chinese or even the South Koreans losses on an equal basis to our own, they were actual human beings and do factor into the equation.

If we were morally right, and I think we were, to come to the aide of the South, was it a moral failure not to commit to our Chinese allies in their civil war against the communists? Now the conflict did lead to a massive rearming of the United States and in many ways set the tone for the cold war for decades to come but one can argue the plusses and minuses of that as well if you really want to.


Your willingness to sacrifice 50 MILLION South Koreans who live free to the dictatorial regime that runs Pyongyang is disturbing.

Tell me, was the Civil War worth it? Apparently not, under your theory. Lots of mothers lost their boys, North and South, only to return to status quo ante.

I normally think your opinions are pretty sound. On this I think you're in line with Comrade Craptastic, BEP or Killer Clown (i.e. waaaay out there in la-la land).
This was more of a devilís advocate exercise. Was it worth it to the South Koreans? I seriously doubt there was much consultation with the people of the South and, while I certainly donít count the North Korean, Chinese or even the South Koreans losses on an equal basis to our own, they were actual human beings and do factor into the equation.

If we were morally right, and I think we were, to come to the aide of the South, was it a moral failure not to commit to our Chinese allies in their civil war against the communists? Now the conflict did lead to a massive rearming of the United States and in many ways set the tone for the cold war for decades to come but one can argue the plusses and minuses of that as well if you really want to.
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