This week marks the 61st anniversary of the start of the mass killing of suspected communist sympathisers by the US puppet regime in Korea. Hundrds of thousands were summarily executed in a matter of weeks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodo_League_massacreThe Bodo League massacre was a massacre of alleged communists and suspected sympathizers that occurred in the summer of 1950 during the Korean War. Estimates of the death toll vary. According to Prof. Kim Dong-Choon, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at least 100,000 people were executed on suspicion of supporting communism. Historians believe up to 200,000 were killed by the United Nations-allied South Korean military and South Korean Police. South Korean civilian organizations believe there might have been up to 1,200,000 victims. The massacres were blamed on the communists for decades.
The photos below, of one of the killing fields near Daejeon, were taken by US military personnel.
The massacres were carried out with the clear support of the US:
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/AP_U.S...cres_0705.htmlSEOUL The American colonel, troubled by what he was hearing, tried to stall at first. But the declassified record shows he finally told his South Korean counterpart it "would be permitted" to machine-gun 3,500 political prisoners, to keep them from joining approaching enemy forces.
In the early days of the Korean War, other American officers observed, photographed and confidentially reported on such wholesale executions by their South Korean ally, a secretive slaughter believed to have killed 100,000 or more leftists and supposed sympathizers, usually without charge or trial, in a few weeks in mid-1950.
Extensive archival research by The Associated Press has found no indication Far East commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur took action to stem the summary mass killing, knowledge of which reached top levels of the Pentagon and State Department in Washington, where it was classified "secret" and filed away.
This is a painting done by Picasso to mark the mass killings.