Solution to Korean Conflict

November 30, 2010

Please join us to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of four North American Church women working for human rights in El Salvador. Father Vince will show the documentary, about it “Roses in December, syringe ” (1 hr.) followed by discussion. For more information on the film go to:

By not forgetting the past, we don’t have to repeat it.

Dec. 5th, Sunday, 12:00 noon

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

3600 Parroquia St. Mesilla Park, NM
Korea was occupied by the Japanese from 1910 until the end of the Second World War when the two superpowers took control of the peninsula. The Soviet Union and the United States divided the country at the 38th parallel. This military decision became the basis for the North and South division in 1948. The cold war rivals established governments sympathetic to their own ideologies. In 1950 North Korea invaded the south in an attempt to reunite the country. The war was fought to a standstill in 1953 when an armistice was signed. The U S military has occupied the country since. In a 2002 Gallup Korea poll only one third of South Korea viewed the U S favorably.

I have a possible solution. If South and North Korea could unite to attack the occupation forces maybe they could drive the U S military off the peninsula. A civil war would follow without foreign intervention and a new leader would emerge to represent a unified Korea.

Joe Speer
Las Cruces, hospital NM


2 Responses to “Solution to Korean Conflict”

  1. arjun on August 13th, 2011 2:35 am

    I beg to differ. I think it is horrific that you would let thousands of innocent people loose their lives just to come up wiht a new, unfied state. A better solution would be making pregress through diplomatic means.. and developing north korea at the grassroots level.

  2. Rufio on April 15th, 2012 7:06 pm

    The United States is not the main problem. North and South Korea hate each other. To unify North and South Korea is to end the 75% of the whole tension of the Korean Conflict. USA is on South Korea’s side and S Korea welcomes the help. North Korea has been saying that they have nuclear weaponry since before 2009. N Korea under Kim Jeong Il was actually coercing governments like South Korea, Japan, Russia, USA, and others with nuclear weaponry. In Exchange for foreign aid, N Korea promises to ease down on nuclear weaponry (But yet N Korea shows little progress).

    In essence, USA is there for South Korea’s safety because the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea is such a small border. North Korea has the ability to hit Seoul, South Korea’s Capital with regular, non nuclear weaponry. A full on attack with S Korean, American, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese forces(the 6 countries who are closer together to each other than to N Korea) on North Korea would mean the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives not only in North Korea but in South Korea.

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