What’s Behind U.S. War-Threats on North Korea?
October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
The U.S. has carried out war threats against North Korea for years and has occupied the Korean peninsula with thousands of U.S. troops since the 1950s. This maneuvering by the U.S. is seen by North Korea as an ongoing threat to its national sovereignty. For North Korea, the Korean War (1950-1953) has never ended and the U.S. has refused to ever sign a peace treaty to end it. Trump’s menacing statements against North Korea, cannot be seen as idle threats. After the Korean War, US Air Force General, Curtis LeMay boasted that, “we . . . eventually burned down every town in North Korea” and “over a period of three years or so we killed off, what, 20 percent of the population of Korea”. Now, Senator Lindsey Graham discusses war on North Korea as harmless to the rest of the world: “If there’s going to be a war, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here.” Trump’s escalating war threats point to a renewed Korean war and a new act of genocide that will not only impact the Korean people but the people of the world as well. Come for a discussion on the history of U.S. military involvement on the Korean Peninsula, and why U.S. war there should be opposed. Organized by the MN Peace Action Coalition and endorsed by the Anti-War Committee.