On Jan. 12, 1950, speaking at the National Press Club, Harry Truman’s secretary of state Dean Acheson declared South Korea to be outside the "defense perimeter" of the United States. Five months later, June 25, 1950, North Korea,with Soviet military hardware and training, launched a full-scale invasion of lightly armed South Korea.
Acheson, one of the wise men of the liberal establishment, had either committed an act of colossal stupidity or engaged in a sinister, treachorous act. Either way, Korea and the world now deals with the consequences as the leftist North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatens to trigger a nuclear holocaust.
Dean Acheson began his career in the 1920s working for a law firm that represented Joseph Stalin in the United States. In 1949, Acheson issued a white paper that whitewashed America’s role in betraying Chinese nationalist Chaing Kai-shek to the communist forces of Mao tse-Tung.
The communist Chinese had not yet consolidated their grip on the mainland when Acheson threw South Korea under the bus. The left-wing Red Chinese regime would go on — in subsequent decades — to commit democide against their own people with estimates as high as 50 million dead.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur came to the rescue of a retreating South Korea with the September, 1950 Inchon Landing, a military campaign that has gone down in the annals of history as one of the greatest battles of all time.
By October, Korean and allied forces were approaching the Chinese border and the war seemed almost over with a complete collapse of the communist north appearing to be imminent. MacArthur asked permission from President Truman to finish the job by bombing the Chinese troop buildup north of the border. After Truman denied permission, Chinese troops surged south virtually unencumbered.
Truman’s denial of MacArthur’s request, and his simultaneous stationing of the U.S. Navy off the coast of Taiwan to prevent the nationalist forces of Chaing Kai-Shek the opportunity to attack the communist mainland has been referred to as snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
The U.S., which was at the time still the world’s only superpower, could have taken the moral and practical decision to liberate millions of people from the brutal jackboot of progressive communism in Asia. The Korean communist invasion of the south, it should berecalled, took place before American communist traitors had turned over nuclear secrets to the Soviets.
America and the world have been burdened ever since by the presence of the brutal communist conspiracy which went on to murder hundreds of millions across the globe, creating unspeakable poverty and suffering in its wake. It was not until Ronald Reagan, — almost 30 years after the Korean cease-fire — began to rollback the red menace by defining the difference between freedom, modern slavery, and oppression with his "evil empire" speech. Shortly after leaving office, Reagan’s work, and that of his freedom-oriented alliance, bore fruit with the Soviet Union collapsing on its own rot.
The U.S. now faces horrendous dangers in finishing off the last gasp of the evil leftist experiment holding on in North Korea, and other parts of the world. We need a leader who defines the evil of the enemy we face, contrasting that evil with the superior American system — one based on democratic principles and individual rights.
Thank God we have such a leader in President Donald Trump.
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