When President Trump threatened North Korea on Tuesday, he didn’t know that the country had already been “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
From 1950 to 1953, the United States carpet bombed North Korea, including 32,000 tons of napalm, flattening every city and town and killing 20 percent of the population. When we ran out of urban targets, we destroyed every hydroelectric and irrigation dam, flooding farmland and ruining crops.
This appalling obliteration of human beings and their social order affects the Korean perception of U.S. military presence in the region today and can be used by Kim Jong-un forever to cement his authority. The ignorance of every single public figure regarding these facts is more dangerous than anything President Tweety may say.
Mark Bristow, Fresno