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Thursday, April 04, 2013

THE HISTORY TELLS THE STORY


US B-2 bombers seen over Korean peninsula last week simulating nuclear attack on North Korea


US presidents like to use the phrase "All options are on the table".  The phrase is likely listed on page one of the well worn US Presidential Manual that they are handed by the CIA soon after the swearing in ceremony.

•1950 Truman threatens Chinese over Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
•1951 Truman approves military request to attack Manchuria.
•1953 “Operation Big Stick” Eisenhower threatens China to force end to Korean War
•1954 Secretary of State Dulles offers French three tactical nuclear weapons to break Dienbienphu siege
•1958 Eisenhower orders JCS to prepare nuclear attack vs. China during Quemoy
•1967 Johnson's nuclear threats against Vietnam to break siege at Khe Shan.
•1968 Johnson threatens nuclear attack against North Korea USS Pueblo seizure
•1969 Nixon’s “November Ultimatum” against Vietnam.
•1973 Nixon pledges to South Vietnamese President Thieu that he will respond with nuclear attacks or bombing North Vietnam’s dikes if it violates Paris Peace Accords
•1975 Sec. of Defense Schlesinger threatens N. Korea with nuclear retaliation if it attacks S. Korea
•1976 Ax Incident, President Ford dispatches nuclear armed B-52 from Guam toward N. Korea
•1993 Clinton threatens N. Korea.
•1994 Clinton again threatens N.Korea
•2003 Bush dispatches 24 nuclear capable bombers to Guam during crisis with N. Korea.
•2013 Obama simulated B-52 & B-2 attacks against N.Korea

1 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

I just finished posting a lengthy 4 part historical analysis of the entirely (but unsurprisingly) neglected genocidal aspect of US actions in Korea from 1945 to 1953.
http://ongenocide.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/the-korean-genocide-part-1-before-the-us-occupation/
http://ongenocide.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/the-korean-genocide-part-2-the-us-occupation-and-its-imperial-context/
http://ongenocide.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/the-korean-genocide-part-3-june-1950-who-started-it/
https://ongenocide.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/the-korean-genocide-part-4-war-or-genocide/

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