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Korean War Ends


On this day in 1953, an armistice was signed in Panmunjon, Korea, ending the Korean War.  The conflict lasted all of three years and thirty-two days, but it took the lives of some 5 million people – civilians and military – and split the Korean Peninsula between the democratic Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the oppressive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Often called the “Forgotten War,” the conflagration had its beginnings with the conclusion of another bloody conflict.  As the world celebrated the end of World War II in 1945, the Korean Peninsula split along the 38th parallel; essentially becoming two nations.  In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly approved of open elections for the establishment of a provisional government.  Communist forces opposed the elections, but they were held in the southern half in May of 1948.  The elections created a national assembly, which in turn, established the Republic of Korea (ROK).  In response, residents in the north created the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – an ironic name considering the nation’s current reputation for brutality.  The U.S. removed its last troops from Korea in 1949, and the DPRK saw an opportunity to invade its southern neighbors.

The war known for its battles amidst wretched winters actually began in summer.  On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) attacked the ROK with the backing of the Soviet Union.  The U.S. quickly returned to back the ROK.

It’s a shame – an extreme disservice – that the Korean War is occasionally referred to as the “Forgotten War.”  My father served in the U.S. Army during that mess and, like anyone involved, he hasn’t forgotten a single thing about it.  Certainly, there’s nothing to forget about 5 million deaths.

Korean War Project.


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Stupid Quote of the Week #1


“Let me remind the gay rights fanatics, North Korea plans to send a nuclear warhead our way.  There’s a terrible price to pay for outright rebellion against the Holy God of Israel and your sins are going to get us all killed.  When the full communist revolution gets underway [in America], why do you think Homeland Security is stockpiling billions of rounds of hollow point ammo?  It’s not to protect you and me.  They’re setting up ammo depots for Obama’s commie army.”

– Pastor Rick Wiles, of TruNews Radio, who has said (among many other things) that God will send a scourge of locusts to take out President Obama and that IRS SWAT teams will start shooting at people attending church.

Is he serious?  I didn’t know the IRS has its own SWAT team!  Cool!  Maybe they can finally invade Wall Street!

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Lair of the Korean Unicorn


Or, should that be lore?  The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the official news source for North Korea, announced recently that archaeologists in the capital of Pyongyang have discovered the lair of a unicorn once ridden by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom, which ruled the Korean Peninsula and parts of China from 277 B.C. to A.D. 668.  The KCNA states that the “lair” is some 200 meters from a temple in Pyongyang; adding that: “A rectangular rock carved with words “Unicorn Lair” stands in front of the lair.”  Well, what the hell else would it say?!  No word yet on whether the unicorn is part of the same genus as the legendary European uni-horned stallion, or a completely different species.  Hopefully, they’ll be able to extract some DNA from the animal’s remains and put to rest rumors that this story is a massive hoax concocted by some mad scientist with bad hair.

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