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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:03 pm

    eehnie wrote:These numbers are not clear but as said China forced the biggest retreat of the US in their history, between the second and the third map. Big and painful defeats for the US there. For the US and for all the countries supporting them with men in the frontline.

    Nope. They only had to push back as allied Korean units were loosing the plot and they were not prepared to face off with an Army of millions.

    Eventually they came out on top quite swiftly, pushing all these millions to the 38th and forcing the commies to stop the war that they started. Remember major US deployment started with the Pusan pocket. Fast forward to 2016 South Korea is global economic power house and regional military power. While the North is a poor, deplorable wasteland.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:32 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    eehnie wrote:These numbers are not clear but as said China forced the biggest retreat of the US in their history, between the second and the third map. Big and painful defeats for the US there. For the US and for all the countries supporting them with men in the frontline.

    Nope. They only had to push back as allied Korean units were loosing the plot and they were not prepared to face off with an Army of millions.

    Eventually they came out on top quite swiftly, pushing all these millions to the 38th and forcing the commies to stop the war that they started. Remember major US deployment started with the Pusan pocket. Fast forward to 2016 South Korea is global economic power house and regional military power. While the North is a poor, deplorable wasteland.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Onjong

    Result: Chinese victory

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Unsan

    Result: Chinese victory

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Ch%27ongch%27on_River

    Result: Decisive Chinese victory

    Territorial changes: Communists regain control of all areas north of the 38th parallel

    They history related by the losers (US) of these battles.


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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:42 pm

    eehnie wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Onjong

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Unsan

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Ch%27ongch%27on_River

    They history related by the losers (US) of these battles.

    And? Some battles =/= all battles =/= the war.
    UN still came out on top. Look at today's border in Korea.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:02 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    eehnie wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Onjong

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Unsan

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Ch%27ongch%27on_River

    They history related by the losers (US) of these battles.

    And? Some battles =/= all battles =/= the war.
    UN still came out on top. Look at today's border in Korea.

    You said no, and it was yes. Big and painful defeats for the US in the transition from the second to the third map. And also for all their allies. Just after the entry of China in the war.


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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:05 pm

    eehnie wrote:You said no, and it was yes. Big and painful defeats for the US in the transition from the second to the third map. And also for all their allies.

    What? Nope. I said the commies were pushed back twice, as it happened.
    Korea is not a US defeat, it's a western success story.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:24 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    GarryB wrote:hahahaah... yeah, those outmatched Chinese pushed the UN forces all the way back to the 38th parallel... what part of that makes them outmatched?

    Part where they got pushed back to the 38th twice.

    This was false. The Chinese entered in the war at the time of the second map.

    KiloGolf wrote:
    eehnie wrote:These numbers are not clear but as said China forced the biggest retreat of the US in their history, between the second and the third map. Big and painful defeats for the US there. For the US and for all the countries supporting them with men in the frontline.

    Nope. They only had to push back as allied Korean units were loosing the plot and they were not prepared to face off with an Army of millions.

    Eventually they came out on top quite swiftly, pushing all these millions to the 38th and forcing the commies to stop the war that they started. Remember major US deployment started with the Pusan pocket. Fast forward to 2016 South Korea is global economic power house and regional military power. While the North is a poor, deplorable wasteland.

    And this was false too. The Chinese defeated the troops of the US and their allies. Big and painful defeats for them.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:02 pm

    eehnie wrote:This was false. The Chinese entered in the war at the time of the second map.

    It was true as the communist bloc (part of it was Chinese from day 1) was pushed back twice.

    eehnie wrote:And this was false too. The Chinese defeated the troops of the US and their allies. Big and painful defeats for them.

    Whatever you say lol1
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  Hannibal Barca on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:45 pm

    Please don't ridicule yourself in such a way. People here know a thing or two about military matters. FOX News is more adequate environment for such a level of discussion.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:51 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Please don't ridicule yourself in such a way. People here know a thing or two about military matters. FOX News in more adequate environment for such a level of discussion.

    I know right, I'm so not ready for the DPRK News Agency stuff.

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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:39 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Hannibal Barca wrote:Please don't ridicule yourself in such a way. People here know a thing or two about military matters. FOX News in more adequate environment for such a level of discussion.

    I know right, I'm so not ready for the DPRK News Agency stuff.


    so what is your source of knowledge then?
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:06 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    Hannibal Barca wrote:Please don't ridicule yourself in such a way. People here know a thing or two about military matters. FOX News in more adequate environment for such a level of discussion.

    I know right, I'm so not ready for the DPRK News Agency stuff.


    so what is your source of knowledge then?

    From the top of my head, four nice books.

    L. Krylov and Y. Tepsurkaev, "Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War". Osprey Publishing, 2008
    R. P. Hallion, "The Naval Air War in Korea". University of Alabama Press, 2011
    R. Jackson, "Air War Korea". Airlife Publishing, 1998
    S. M. Jager, "Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea". Profile, 2013
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:49 am

    If you would read the books you would know that the Sovietic MiGs only entered the war after the 2nd map, after the Chinese entry in the war.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:30 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    Hannibal Barca wrote:Please don't ridicule yourself in such a way. People here know a thing or two about military matters. FOX News in more adequate environment for such a level of discussion.

    I know right, I'm so not ready for the DPRK News Agency stuff.


    so what is your source of knowledge then?

    From the top of my head, four nice books.

    L. Krylov and Y. Tepsurkaev, "Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War". Osprey Publishing, 2008
    R. P. Hallion, "The Naval Air War in Korea". University of Alabama Press, 2011
    R. Jackson, "Air War Korea". Airlife Publishing, 1998
    S. M. Jager, "Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea". Profile, 2013


    So actually mostly form US sources? and Korea is better in propaganda or US? just being curious.


    You know MiGs have no chances with US naval fighters :-)



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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:11 am

    eehnie wrote:If you would read the books you would know that the Sovietic MiGs only entered the war after the 2nd map, after the Chinese entry in the war.

    Maybe you should read them, as I did.
    Korean War was not just fancy planes and deployed grunts. It was also logistics, planning, preparation and military training.

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:So actually mostly form US sources?

    No they're not government-sanctioned sources.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  GarryB on Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:31 am

    Part where they got pushed back to the 38th twice.Part where they got pushed back to the 38th twice.

    Wow... and you claimed to be here to educate us amateur civilians...

    Those four phases do depict the war... except that the first phase was the North Korean push that crushed the south korean forces. Phase two is what happened when UN forces arrived and pushed the NK forces back to near the border with China... phase three is what happened when Chinese forces reacted and pushed the UN forces back and phase four is where the front line stabilised to in a stalemate.

    Pushed back twice is what happened and had it not been for politicians and reluctant western leaders, fearing further escalation (an unfounded fear imo, esp after Stalin's death), the UN could have easily reached the Yalu for a second time. And secured it for good. Quite comfortably.

    Don't be stupid. The Chinese entered the war because they did not want UN/US bases on their border there. The war was a stalemate in terms of the battle... the UN forces were no more capable of pushing the Chinese back to the Yalu than the Chinese were able to push the UN forces off the land into the sea.

    Eventually they came out on top quite swiftly, pushing all these millions to the 38th and forcing the commies to stop the war that they started. Remember major US deployment started with the Pusan pocket.

    Of course... all they needed was another year and they would have been in Beijing... Rolling Eyes

    It was a stalemate... neither side was able to force a win or anything like a win and both sides decided to stop fighting.

    UN still came out on top. Look at today's border in Korea.

    Clearly you misunderstand some basic words in English. The UN is supposed to represent the entire world and it fought to a stalemate with a backward poor almost third world half of a country called North Korea... how the hell could that be considered a victory?

    Korea is not a US defeat, it's a western success story.

    You mean like Japan and Germany winning WWII because their economies were fixed after being bombed?

    Hahahaha... keep dreaming... mericka strong.



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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:54 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:So actually mostly form US sources?

    No they're not government-sanctioned sources.

    True but "free and independent media" are mostly Russo-haters in 90%, i by definition do not trust wester media until they prove otherwise.

    Best example - ivan was the Terrible because he killed like 10 times less people then one night in France in Paris in comparable times? well judge yourself.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:04 pm

    GarryB wrote:It was a stalemate... neither side was able to force a win or anything like a win and both sides decided to stop fighting.

    No stalemate there. The North started the war by invading south of the 38th as they wanted to rule a "united Korea". Their invasion and all of its goals ultimately failed. It was a clumsy and difficult victory sure, as the opposite side was throwing too many bodies into the fight. But eventually retard-in-chief Kim didn't get his way (to rule all of Korea).
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    Re: Western propaganda

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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:19 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    GarryB wrote:It was a stalemate... neither side was able to force a win or anything like a win and both sides decided to stop fighting.

    No stalemate there. The North started the war by invading south of the 38th as they wanted to rule a "united Korea". Their invasion and all of its goals ultimately failed. It was a clumsy and difficult victory sure, as the opposite side was throwing too many bodies into the fight. But eventually retard-in-chief Kim didn't get his way (to rule all of Korea).

    This is one example of Western Propaganda. Rewriting the history...
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:39 am

    No stalemate there.

    The north wanted to unify Korea under northern communist rule... they did not end up with what they wanted... therefore the only reason to sign a ceasefire agreement was because they could not change this.

    The South wanted to survive and were slaughtered by the north... it was only the arrival of UN forces that stopped the norths advance and reversed to a push in the opposite direction to a similar position that the north achieved against the south.

    The UN didn't want the new border to be on the 38th parallel... otherwise that is where they would have stopped and then demanded a peace agreement. They wanted a non communist Korea under south korean control. Had teh chinese not intervened they would have gotten that... but then if the UN had not intervened then the north koreans would have gotten what they wanted too.

    Enter the Chinese who pushed the UN forces back to just beyond the 38th parallel... they wanted the UN supported forces of South Korea further away from their border.

    You could say the North did not get what they wanted, the south managed to keep what they had, and the UN ended up with rather less than they wanted... only the Chinese got exactly what they wanted, but you say they lost...

    The North started the war by invading south of the 38th as they wanted to rule a "united Korea". Their invasion and all of its goals ultimately failed.

    Their invasion only failed because the UN intervened on the side of their enemy... they had basically defeated the south and then the US and her bitches stepped in.

    It was a clumsy and difficult victory sure, as the opposite side was throwing too many bodies into the fight. But eventually retard-in-chief Kim didn't get his way (to rule all of Korea).

    But then the UN force did not get what it wanted either... a non communist Korea... so they failed too... in fact they took most of the country only to be driven back to where everything started so their defeat is actually very comparable to their defeat of the North Korean forces... so you can say the effect of the Chinese forces on the forces of most of the western world was rather comparable to the effect of the UN forces on North Korea... and the effect of the North Koreans on the South Koreans was similar again...

    But you claim the only force that achieved its objectives and moved the UN force away from its border was the outmatched Chinese.... Amusing.


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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:53 am

    GarryB wrote:
    No stalemate there.

    The north wanted to unify Korea under northern communist rule... they did not end up with what they wanted... therefore the only reason to sign a ceasefire agreement was because they could not change this.

    The South wanted to survive and were slaughtered by the north... it was only the arrival of UN forces that stopped the norths advance and reversed to a push in the opposite direction to a similar position that the north achieved against the south.

    The UN didn't want the new border to be on the 38th parallel... otherwise that is where they would have stopped and then demanded a peace agreement. They wanted a non communist Korea under south korean control. Had teh chinese not intervened they would have gotten that... but then if the UN had not intervened then the north koreans would have gotten what they wanted too.

    Enter the Chinese who pushed the UN forces back to just beyond the 38th parallel... they wanted the UN supported forces of South Korea further away from their border.

    You could say the North did not get what they wanted, the south managed to keep what they had, and the UN ended up with rather less than they wanted... only the Chinese got exactly what they wanted, but you say they lost...

    The North started the war by invading south of the 38th as they wanted to rule a "united Korea". Their invasion and all of its goals ultimately failed.

    Their invasion only failed because the UN intervened on the side of their enemy... they had basically defeated the south and then the US and her bitches stepped in.

    It was a clumsy and difficult victory sure, as the opposite side was throwing too many bodies into the fight. But eventually retard-in-chief Kim didn't get his way (to rule all of Korea).

    But then the UN force did not get what it wanted either... a non communist Korea... so they failed too... in fact they took most of the country only to be driven back to where everything started so their defeat is actually very comparable to their defeat of the North Korean forces... so you can say the effect of the Chinese forces on the forces of most of the western world was rather comparable to the effect of the UN forces on North Korea... and the effect of the North Koreans on the South Koreans was similar again...

    But you claim the only force that achieved its objectives and moved the UN force away from its border was the outmatched Chinese.... Amusing.

    Only one detail. South Korea also wanted a unified Korea under their rule. If the North reached not their goal, the South reached not their goal either.

    The war was a tie (with some big and painful defeats for the US in between).
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:16 am

    eehnie wrote:Only one detail. South Korea also wanted a unified Korea under their rule. If the North reached not their goal, the South reached not their goal either.

    Only one side tried to purse that political goal by invading the other side and starting a war.
    That was the North and they lost that war.

    North's invasion was very similar to what Sakasvili tried to do in S. Ossetia, minus the part that no major power supported him with boots on the ground or air force like the PRC did for DPRK.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  eehnie on Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:45 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    eehnie wrote:Only one detail. South Korea also wanted a unified Korea under their rule. If the North reached not their goal, the South reached not their goal either.

    Only one side tried to purse that political goal by invading the other side and starting a war.
    That was the North and they lost that war.

    North's invasion was very similar to what Sakasvili tried to do in S. Ossetia, minus the part that no major power supported him with boots on the ground or air force like the PRC did for DPRK.

    The President (dictator) of South Korea at the time:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syngman_Rhee

    Both Rhee and Kim Il Sung wanted to unite the Korean peninsula under their respective governments

    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/~park25h/classweb/worldpolitics/analysisconflict.html

    (before the war)

    However, both Kim Il-Sung and Syng-Man Rhee restlessly desired to unite the peninsula and they did not fear to use military force for this matter as neither one of them accepted the other’s ideology. Spies were executed when found across the border, and many gun-involved aggressions broke out near the 38th parallel; even though the incidents were “faint,” there was a “chain of violence,” between the North and South Korean armies and it almost reached up to the point of the Korean War.[6]

    Rhee and his South Korean officers greatly wanted to march into the North. He had spoke to his adviser Dr. Robert Oliver that “North Korea should be recaptured by the force of arms to fulfill the UN’s mandate that the Republic of Korea government is the only legitimate government,” and “to fulfill the ancient nationality of Korea.”[7]

    http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/modern-korean-history-portal/syngman-rhee

    (At the time of the war, from the transition between the 1st and 2nd map you posted until the 3rd map)

    The success of the Inchon landing on Sept. 15–16, ushered in a new phase of the war. Following the retaking of Seoul by the UNC X Corps on Sept. 28, MacArthur and Rhee made a triumphal entry, driving by motorcade to the gutted capitol building. Rhee sensed victory within his grasp, and he lobbied for an all-out drive to annihilate the North Korean armed forces and liberate the communist North. On Oct. 7, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution permitting punitive action against North Korea and calling for the unification of the Peninsula. With shouts of “On to the Yalu,” ROK troops poured across the 38th parallel. To the aged Rhee, a lifelong objective appeared in sight.

    Rhee Seeks to Unify Korea

    Rhee moved to capitalize on the U.N. advance across the parallel. As president, he believed it fell to him to appoint provisional governors in the Republic of Korea; he now began also to appoint governors to rule in his name over liberated areas of the North. But the United Nations ruled that his government had no authority north of the 38th parallel, and the General Assembly decreed that the government of a united Korea should be determined by U.N.-supervised elections throughout the country. Rhee bitterly opposed this ruling on the grounds that the legitimacy of the Republic of Korea had already been certified by a U.N. commission in 1948. Liberated areas of North Korea were nonetheless kept under military administration in accordance with the U.N. directive.

    Early in the war, Rhee effectively gave Truman an ultimatum. Much as he might wish that Truman would accept his views and make American policy coincide with Korean policy, Rhee intended to pursue what he felt the welfare of his country demanded. Rhee declared: “The government and people of the Republic of Korea consider this is the time to unify Korea, and for anything less than unification to come out of these great sacrifices of Koreans and their powerful allies would be unthinkable. The Korean government would consider as without binding effect any future agreement or understanding made regarding Korea by other states without the consent and approval of the government of the Republic of Korea.”

    Catastrophe confronted Rhee and his government in November when thousands of communist Chinese troops eviscerated four South Korean divisions near the Chongchon River, and again in November when Chinese forces repulsed a new U.N. offensive. The ominous shadows threatening Seoul on Christmas 1950, finally enveloped the ravaged city as the new year dawned, and on Jan. 4, 1951, communist forces once again occupied the South Korean capital. As both MacArthur and Rhee noted, it was a new war.

    Clear enough. South Korea, its president and government wanted to unify Korea under their rule. And they reached not the goal. Just like North Korea.
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    Re: Western propaganda

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:34 pm

    eehnie wrote: Korea at the time:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syngman_Rhee

    Both Rhee and Kim Il Sung wanted to unite the Korean peninsula under their respective governments

    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/~park25h/classweb/worldpolitics/analysisconflict.html

    There's a big difference between examining an invasion or wanting an invasion and actually going ahead with it.
    History has recorded the North invading the South.

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