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to be precise this is what it looks like three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters of our. city. limits . what you're looking at has been known throughout most of its history i simply korea. where i am is known as south korea since one thousand nine hundred three the north and south have been in a state of perpetual war even standing here just a few miles around in the cries of stone i can hear the periodic ring of gunshots as the south korean military runs drills to prepare for potential combat in the
mainstream media this conflict is often discussed in very black and white terms the repressive communist hermit country in the north and the open and free us ally in the south which is east of korea in such simplistic terms does a great disservice to its tragic history and the resilience of its people i'm on your parm pill and i'm in korea to take a look at what's behind the saber rattling and look at the situation from the ground up to the work now underway korea now saying nuclear war could break out at any moment you can just charge in and go across that land to attack the other so if the north wanted to set this up and make it happen what do they do kim jong un's nuclear bomb testing site a stirrer of new activity running drills this week to remove nonmilitary americans out of the korean peninsula during the campaign you called north korea the greatest threat to the u.s. the threat in the region is north korea's nuclear weapons program at the end of
world war two we designed a new world order look at the crisis we're facing in north korea this is a really serious. watching the mainstream media you'd probably believe people in seoul live in constant fear of instead of little ration from a nuclear strike directed by the north but in reality such drastic military action seems unlikely the south korean capital is nestled just thirty miles from the thirty eighth parallel meaning any fallout from the attack here would surely find its way north of the division. not a division which came to the korean people natch. rather it warmed directly out of years of colonization and war imposed from the outside with tensions roiling on the thirty eighth parallel at the center of today's global stage i went to seoul in search of the historical roots nurturing this conflict.
green empire was proclaimed in eight hundred ninety seven but was short lived within a few years japanese troops marched on to the peninsula and in one thousand nine hundred five the japan korea treaty declared korea a protectorate of japan in one thousand ten japan formally annexed korea into its empire taking a major step in the direction of conquering china can you describe what japanese rule was like new voting to move to two to germany's colonialism is really unprecedented in comparison with other countries you know period as a mostly just means it's taking over economic power but japan tried to eliminate korean culture and there they didn't allow korean people to use the korean language they only taught the japanese language they really destroyed the korean people's way of thinking. all horrors unleashed in the lead up to world war two when koreans would serve as cannon fodder for the japanese imperial army koreans
were sent to the front lines of the war and tens of thousands of young korean women were forced into sexual slavery known as comfort women to japanese soldiers it's a chapter of world war two often overlooked in the united states in one thousand thirty nine korea's colonial governor euro minami demanded koreans literally arrange their identities and adopt japanese names eighty percent of the population complied the one nine hundred forty two national mobilization law conscripted korean workers into forced labor and mines throughout the japanese empire five point four million koreans were conscripted over hundred six. hundred thousand were sent throughout japan or an estimated sixty thousand died under harsh working conditions. when the united states dropped the atomic bomb on japan marking the horrific and to an empire it's estimated twenty to thirty thousand. and although the u.s. bombing campaign and dropping of the atomic bomb and the empire as it was known
further for japan's reign over age it has yet to temper among the japanese a ruling elite in two thousand and fifteen tens of thousands of japanese poured onto the streets to protest prime minister shinzo obvious plan to revive the pacifist constitution established following world war two and expand the japanese military the next year aides to ave this it did the yasukuni shrine in tokyo to deliver a ritual offering on the leader's behalf the controversial shrine stands to commemorate those who served the country's imperial ambitions including countless young men forced into conscription among those honored by the shrine are over a thousand convicted war criminals fourteen of which are considered class a. serial ism conquered korea and they tried to eliminate all the sovereignty of the korean people they tried to enlarge japanese territory and that's why korean people
participated in protests to resist japanese rule five million korean people participated in that independence battle against japan and a couple hundred thousand korean people died in seventy years if passed since japanese colonization and still japan hasn't expressed any regret for what they did so korean people have an invisible conflict with japan japan imperialism is quite different from european imperialism and japan didn't eliminate the wrongdoings of imperialism up to now and they still haven't issued an apology some japanese governments have tried to make their military stronger and we're worried about what's to keep peace in the world this kind of imperialism is a worrying regarding shrine worship that might be a japanese traditional custom but just. japan is a war criminal and having this war ship there is unacceptable. the end of japanese rule gave koreans hope they'd soon be a sovereign nation what happened in korea during world war two how. world war two the korean people thought they'd have
a chance to be independent so our independent troops fought against japan but the dream of a self-determined unified korea quickly transformed into a nightmare can you start by explaining why the north and south korea had to begin with. six and seven the group. of the south korean government wasn't declared until nine hundred forty three years after the. end of the war and of world war two so the us occupied the southern part for three years before separate republics were to clear. the south's new leaders had been flown back to solo glory us general macarthur was
personal plane in one thousand nine hundred five three years later general macarthur met in seoul to celebrate the republic of korea's founding living in the us and nineteen zero for three was a staunch anti communist and so the stage was set for the cold war to turn very hot when korea supper republic was declared and nine hundred forty eight in south korea and then after that it was only after that the north korea was declared a northern republic. leading up to the. you know in the in the north. so you accept the surrender of the japanese there and the people that were in sort of. taking power locally were the people that bought the japanese. guerrilla wars in northern korea and manchuria. not only kim il sung but you know other other agreements that had but the japanese some would fought the japanese in the south.
so that was what the leadership was in the north and in the south the us pretty much saw these kind of local committees that sprang up that were nationalists and want to have you know one korea i mean that sort of imposed a kind of cold war glasses and looking at them and collaborated put in power a government that was composed a lot of the koreans who collaborated with the japanese and they were like running the government and also the police corps and then they had in a started like training the south korean military but you know so the. national security state was kind of controlled by these people to collaborate with japan and they were for you know they didn't want to have a merger with. northern communist. republics a lot of people left the north after. the commies government was declared in
north korea lot of people laugh because they're all landowners and you know had benefited from colonial period they went down south so they've kind of formed a sort of rear guard of like superman to conquer the south and there were a lot of those people really recruited into the south korean police. at that time it was like you know this is the first step of global global communism taken over the world this is just part of stalin's plan to dominate the world and there was a lot you know it's the completely imposes you know. cold war you know myth basically on on korea i'm. stalin did give approval to kim il sung but it was it was a korean war it was you know the north korean army is one of the kick out the south korean government that was being supported by the us bernie traurig reports in his book churchill and the bomb quote on the seventh of october in one thousand nine
hundred eighty nine sigman re boasted that the south korean army could take the north korean capital of pyongyang within three days on the first of november the new york herald tribune reported that sings to mow the south korean war minister had declared that his army was ready and waiting to push into north korea when north korean armies did invade in june did you know in full force june twenty fifth one hundred fifty and swept all the way down until there is this perimeter around the pusan port where the u.s. held on and the south korean forces observe my reeled on and they did sweep all the way through and the ultimate on the north korean armies came through certain areas where there had been insurgencies and in the last few years they were joined by insurgents you know unlike say in the south southwestern part of korea where i've spent you know a fair amount of time there are people there that you know paula the northern or the korean army has as grill is. and but for the you know for the most part you
know i think there was there was a lot of opposition the knee could then when the communists came i was at a loss as to what to do as i had a feeling that if i did not fight against them i would say this man joined the un backed south korean forces and says he fought every day for three straight years. but it only took until october in one nine hundred fifty for the republic of korea and their u.s. allies to repel the p.r. k. forces back north of the thirty eighth parallel they didn't stop there the united nations sought to reunify korea under easy u.s. oriented leadership having passed a resolution in one hundred forty seven recommending a national government be established to quote take over the functions of the government from the military command and civilian authorities of north and south korea macarthur with truman's you know permission. they actually. on the cover of the u.s. invaded north korea has pretty critical decision and they try to take all of korea
and place them under signal. and so that brought the chinese an unforeseen back to the entire course of the war chinese communist troops crossed the manchurian border and helped the north korean rest drive back. sixty four years ago this train was bombed on a resupply mission to communist forces in the north battling u.n. troops today it stands frozen in time much like the thirty eighth parallel. moment to date over the course of. so. explain the. cold war and the second stage. come from that the korean war. so formation and conservation use better better use for ward to understand the code in
the future how is that divide that impacted culture here in the south specifically by the queen were we. going to see emotion and deported. are you rich because confrontation between the salsa north even the korean war or not i think the we are similar to the astringent of the germany after the one hundred forty four books after the korean war or the situation when interest attrition has been changed are you taught critical view of the korean war it's been critical to north korea basically so war is that north korea invaded south korea and then it's a kind of the war this communist to try to dominate the korean peninsula initiated this war and things like that i'm not saying that that is not true or that it's not the party to and character of this war but i think we should have more holistic
perspective to see why this war happened during the cold war era and what was the international dynamics to create this war instead of just blaming north korea as amazed all enemy of south korean government museums are usually exhibitions of history but here at the korean war museum wonder minded that a war which began over five decades ago never really ended the war thrust the peninsula into a state of perpetual conflict and left koreans on both sides wondering if they'd be utterly annihilated during the war seoul was burned to the ground and up to a third of the population in the north was killed meaning even korea today extermination is not an abstract concept. this is pyongyang the capital of the democratic people's republic of korea today the fact is stand so tall is somewhat of a miracle. and after the chinese push us forces down south the us just bombed north korea you know until it was nothing but sand. over the top it's bombs away
throughout the war the u.s. dropped six hundred thirty five thousand tons of explosives on north korea including over thirty two tons of napalm for comparison and that's more than the around half a million tons of bombs dropped on the entire pacific theater during world war two in fact american generals modeled their bombing of the north off the devastating fire bombing of tokyo and dresden u.s. air force general curtis bombs away lemay remarked in an one thousand nine hundred four print interview quote we went over there and fog the war and eventually burned down every town in north korea anyway some way or another and son in south korea too over a period of three years or so we killed off what twenty percent of the population of korea as direct casualties of war or from starvation and exposure that's left a terrible scar in memory in north korea that they've never forgotten and it's
really why they know build weapons systems and nuclear weapons to defend them so. it's a thousand pities that the same bloody people fight together and they kill each other brothers sisters even parents this is so the war should not happen again the korean war not only cemented the division of korea and the separation of millions of people from their families it also established a permanent u.s. military presence on the peninsula the alliance was to stop north korea and of course it also kept us land and us troops on the land in asia though the us he went occupation of south korea and decades ago the american military presence in the country is still very strong this is a young song base it's the largest in the country and. right in the middle of the south korean capital in one hundred fifty three twenty five thousand american soldiers were deployed to south korea to fight the north today twenty eight
thousand remains and korea is the heart of an archipelago of u.s. bases in the region military if the words you know both as a north korea but troops in south korea u.s. forces and south korean military are pretty integrated and they're now closely integrated with japan to what is the impact of the u.s. military presence here on the korean people some people feel like that yes the u.s. military presence here is actually protecting us. from the threats in north korea so they feel like ok v.v. feel safe if u.s. military is here. some people is specially those people are living around to the places they directly influenced. directly influenced by doing this army as you know as you see the everywhere around the city there are similar problems you know the crime by the soldiers the pollution coming contamination from the military
bases sexual violence has and and all those kind of thing so those people living around those military bases are experiencing exactly same thing the people around the world are living next to military bases experience. so. so some peace groups are calling for the immediate. withdrawal of the u.s. bases in here p.s.p. to position is that. we don't call for immediate restoril but eventually should go towards the withdrawal of the u.s. bases why not because we hate u.s. military thought because not having u.s. military bases here meaning that actually keep this settled in in the korean peninsula over the last several years we've built a new installation here kampung free us army garrison can. humphreys cost korean taxpayers eleven billion u.s. dollars it was moved from seoul to peeling tack in two thousand and six so those
people living in tents there has to be evacuated but there are farmers and of course they are very close to their lives because that's where they are living for but then governments. wirelessly crack selling those villagers and also. evacuate them with the soldiers actually effectuate all the villagers in that area that struggle is one of the. harshness the struggle that we've ever had in our in our civil society movement. more recently protests erupted over the u.s. deployment of the terminal high altitude area defense or that while president was elected in two thousand and seventeen on a platform of rejecting the missile defense system he caved almost immediately once in office however koreans did win an important victory as for the first time they were not required to buy the system from defense giant lockheed martin which will
instead collect its one billion dollar jackpot from american taxpayers we see there are three major problems of thought of deployment in korea first of all assad is going to be part of the us and the system the missile defense system so by deploying fadi south korea that means they will be part of the us people to try to . which will eventually threaten tensions in northeast asia. secondly they say that they deploy saudi's south korea to prevent a north north korean missile threats. but when you see the distance between north and south korea it's quite close to each other and thought is to prevent a high altitude missile. the shooting so when they shoot missiles from north korea to south korea will be low altitude because we are very close that is why we say they thought it is not going to be effective to defense a south korean peninsula korea from north korea's threat. lastly the process of
deployment of south korea is not democratic out although it was not transparent the government did not get any consultation or agreement from the villagers living in as well as there was no discussion proper discussion in apology and the deployment process has been very transparent that is why you oppose a fata deployment in south korea it sounds like might be more about russia and china and north korea oh oh. we say that this is a part of the u.s. people they just trusted so they the official reason of deployment is to protect the south korea from the threats from north korea but then we believe that this is not going to work and that way long jeanne was the former chairman of the national defense committee in the national assembly talked to me about the importance of the military relationship between the united states and the republic of korea and we have a super talking about the allied countries. as we fought. shoulder shoulder
to shoulder kind of a calm rate it's really sharing the same value the. contrary freedom and also human right. we are just picking and we are thinking and most crucial importance is keeping same value we're sharing it as so that's why we have contests emphasizing a nice tits is the most important or else is the allied ship truly based purely on shared values this year south korea quadrupled its reward for north korean defectors offering secret or sensitive information about the government of kim jong moon or the state saul now offers eight hundred sixty thousand dollars for such information the official state reward cash payments for interviews and massive pressure placed on these individuals often lead to fabrication with tales sometimes proving inconsistent or unraveling altogether still the mainstream media is filled
with testimonies from north korean defectors sharing harrowing tales of forced labor and starvation all while the dark history of the u.s. ally in the south is overlooked people think of south korea today as an open free and democratic country and think that's why the u.s. is allied with it but is that always been the case in the long history of our relationship oh absolutely not i mean even under sigmund reeva's you know fascist police state then people were you know. anybody on the left was hunted down and put in prison and executed in part germany who took over a military coup in one thousand sixty want to rule. he was a general only ruled until one thousand seventy nine when he was assassinated for eighteen years that was one of the world's worst surveillance and torture states and as a parable in terms of human rights and political rights it was just an abomination
and he was always knew this and park was just a close military ally and a very powerful military. park even sent south korean troops to fight alongside american soldiers in vietnam he was assassinated in one nine hundred seventy nine and replaced with general chandu one. day and she and i mr president. are pleased to welcome you and madame shown to the white house and you are one of our first guest here we haven't lived here very long and in looking about i can't help but contrast the peaceful and rather elegant setting. with a meeting that took place in your country thirty years ago in
a building in your capital in so that was badly damaged by the war it was just after the landing at inchon and general douglas macarthur turned the command of the city over to president reagan and the civilian authorities of the republic of korea . and general macarthur spoke them of the special friendship that exists between our two countries and of our mutual commitment to democratic principles and individual liberty and personal dignity then young tech had a personal encounter with what presidents churn and reagan must have considered individual liberty the year reagan welcome to the white house mr lim's family relocated to the southern industrial hub of tucson like many curious twelve year olds might do as his parents moved in luggage he wandered off to explore his new neighborhood. i got lost so i asked the police and they said stay here for
a while but then they took me to brother's home brother's home was an internment camp run by the south korean government in the seventy's and eighty's according to a.p. the drunks the unlucky but mostly children and the disabled were plucked off the street and disappeared into these camps at least four thousand were kept at brother's home by one thousand nine hundred six up to sixteen thousand were kept in thirty six similar facilities across the country you were just a child. like a nightmare. but when i was captured i was stuck in a truck in darkness i thought i died once you were inside what did you experience in witness. your happened all the time sometimes they beat us group by group some people died there i witnessed some people's deaths also i was a victim of sexual abuse torture torture every day and sexual abuse
they beat us group by group with shovels there are many different styles of beating when i joined the army i learned some of these techniques similar things were happening every day in brother's home. you know around ten or eleven in the night time so. of the senior members there would drop by i was young and they raped me what kind of feelings would you go through while you were inside and did you think you would come out alive. couldn't have a social life but we had the will to survive so torture labor and beating doesn't make any sense to us we just had a will to survive we just endured everything even torture all of us were patients suffering from nightmares and we still cannot turn off the light in the night time even though forty years have passed in one thousand nine hundred seven brother's home was shut down after escapees alerted the press of its existence and i was in
the camp i didn't know what happened to my parents but when i came out in one thousand nine hundred seven i came to meet my father's friend he told me my father died my mother had moved on with a new life and so mr lim moved on with his eventually moving to seoul to start over he is one of the lucky ones who survived the korean government officially recognizes five hundred thirteen deaths that brother's home though the real number is likely much higher to this day no one has been held accountable for the kidnappings the torture the forced labor or the deaths. not vagrants we were just ordinary common people i just got lost that's all we want the government to express a sincere apology and give us recognition we want an investigation to find the truth today when i see police my heart goes pitter patter i cannot stand it i am a strong opponent of the police and without drinking i cannot go to sleep mr lim is
just one victim of the south korean military dictatorship as president chen began an effort to really educate the population the new york times reported in one thousand nine hundred one army camps for quote hooligans were first opened in the summer last year after military leaders headed by general. chandu one took power between august one thousand nine hundred eighty and january one thousand nine hundred eighty one a total of fifty seven thousand five hundred sixty one people were warned or reeducated according to the korea herald an english language newspaper in seoul the paper said that thirty eight thousand two hundred fifty nine of these underwent quote correctional programs in military camps you have a saying in your country that after the rain the earth hardens. well the miracle of modern korea. is well known in the world and while twenty
seventeen modern korea has made democratic strides remnants of the colonial period and military dictatorship still stain the legal system can talk about the national security laws which exist here national security law is a draconian law that basically cracked down on him under six hundred and silence commanders defenders in the country the main reason when you see the original of this national security goal not even in korea but also in malaysia and some others here countries is a kind of crazy view of clients asia and so there was a lol during the japanese colonization related to national security to crack down on those korean people who want to support for the independence of the korean conflict a korea and now when we have the new government set up then the government changed the name into the national security laws and that you know has been used to to as i mentioned silas human there's defend us because it's very easy to crack down human there's defend when they say that oh you're home to national security especially article seven is the one talking about the benefiting enemy an enemy in this sense
is north korea the fight make some comments. looks like supporting north korea or even against the current government you can be easily turned into like ok you're benefiting the enemy so you're violating the article seven of the national secrets act that is why for a very long time civil society has been calling for the repeal of the national secrets act as well as the un and the international society and the whole fourth amendment and repeal of the national secrets of the new york times reports in two thousand and ten one hundred fifty one people were interrogated on suspicion of violating the national security law up from thirty nine in two thousand and seven the number of people prosecuted for pro north korean online activities increased to eighty two in two thousand and ten from five in two thousand and eight the number of domestic websites shut down for pro north korean content. rose to one hundred seventy eight from eighteen in two thousand and nine during the first ten months of
two thousand and eleven the police deleted sixty seven thousand three hundred web posts they believe threatened national security by quote praising north korea and denouncing the u.s. and the government a sharp rise from fourteen thousand four hundred thirty posts in two thousand and nine the laws are a reminder of the fact korea is currently in a state of war reflected as well in the joint military drills conducted by south korea and the united states which simulates the destruction of pyongyang on a yearly basis in two thousand and fifteen north korean leaders offered to pas their nuclear tests if seoul in washington canceled such drills they saw libya and. iraq. collapse facing a cliff because they don't have any nuclear weapons. and if they have nuclear weapons united states. has it to invade
them. especially iran. because they have nuclear weapons. they say yes to has taken. in a day that's still. thinking. what about the joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea if you're kim in the north that seems like a simulation of your destruction do you think that helps the situation of course i think that helps south korean people. to feel more safe you know russia and china have also called for a freeze for freeze initiative which would include the resumption of the six party talks including russia china japan the united states and both koreas but. solon washington have opted for a strategy aimed at weakening the government in pyongyang through sanctions based
in the belief it will one day collapse on itself country what would be the best outcome in your view in the coming years with respect to the government in the north they are not going to give up their nuclear weapons so the best way. and also the most realistic a way to realize is. between north and south is. you know could change north korean government better way i mean. it could be. a cookie you know color revolution that happened then we don't need is there and is to european countries with help from the united states where maybe are leaving. what is open radio in north korea and how are you involved. before i become a congressman i don't know clint hill rights activist i try to. you
know. put in more information you say you know korea through various means. one that there are these two radio radio broadcasting. i'm the president of one of the most could have a geo press casting program so-called open media from korea and other. we also have some other group to the same thing and so i go through another group is doing you know if the flying jump through hoops i'm going to go with. a group who infiltrate security the u.s.p.s. it contains some screen new drama movies and songs. so i think that is very. important way to change north korean society does the u.s.
help you in any way i think so. yes. yes no fun. helpless i'm going to do that in fact open radio korea went off air in two thousand and fourteen simply because u.s. funding for the project ran out. that's why washington doesn't feel the need to deal with young yang as an equal as we don bhakti former member of the national assembly who served on the foreign affairs committee explained to me a regime change has been the ultimate goal of washington over the course of many administrations did the korean cia play any role in helping the united states achieve its goals. we are entering. into the realm of some covert and undercover developments and we do not know what it is.
if i'm in a developing in-depth darkness and i don't know if korean. cia which is a national security. i know intelligence agency has. said his feet in that water can you talk about the way american and south korean intelligence agencies cooperate to promote what is characterized as democracy promotion and human rights in the north i'm personally very much aware of what had transpired in poland during the reagan administration era and the reagan mobilized at a rate increase aid. in collaboration with the pope. and he he made
a lot of investments in bringing some freedom into poland which resulted in the overthrow of the communist regime which let loose. before of the dominus of communists communism in utero. and i think. in the case of north korea too we have a lot more to do so you'd like to see the united states usher in a sort of color revolution in the north sure show show it sounds like what you're describing is a situation in which the united states would encourage some sort of color revolution in order to reunify under the south under a more capitalist and pro western system. dad is still hoped for by by the bulk of the south korean population but you know we are now living against the backdrop of seven years history during which time we have never
seen that kind of in aggressiveness on the part of washington today will be met with fire fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never see before. present trump this is not backing out with a backing up that remark with actions is there a military option you know a military option cannot be ruled out. as an alternative under whatever circumstances but i don't think go washington is. committing sufficiently to this particular kind of options in any credible manner what would happen to seoul if this military option was carried out there are many possibilities. one possibility is that with the
alliance allied forces in korea combined forces. having. gained sufficient intelligence information about the north korea's. military you know. spots the us in convene a sion with south korean military can initiate a surgical. preventive or tech enough to remove all the nuclear related. installations in material that exists in north korea. in which case that may be accompanied by. a second set of attack against all the command and communication networks. so this film i saw that at the end of this initial round of.
military operations what north korea is left with will be. the did the poor capability of operating military operations only at the level or below the level of command i mean. but tell you it's. not enough to mount any meaningful military operation that is the most of the needs of the mystical way of the of the of c. in that picture some kind of go i got the impression that the us military was. making. calculations and. assessments and things along the line under bush under bush when our only under bush but even under obama it sounds like a lot of people would die under this option where. it does depend
it will depend i mean at least in the north from what you describe well the i'm a day should be some casualties yes but i doubt if the casualties are going to be that large but after battalion level the north is still maintains a very strong artillery capacity also of hilary's are going to be demolished. if not at the initial two hours but at least in a day or two where does china fit into the scenario i think it'll depend a lot on how washington you know acts if washington acts with. we with the kind of decisiveness then i don't think china can move in but indeed in such cases washington should have some political gimmicks to china. in terms of china's role in the aftermath of the extinction of north korea make
sure that kim jong un knows and if he acts in a aggressive fashion the price will be extinction as south korean officials speak openly to me about the prospects for the north extinction echoing call of washington's war hawks pyongyang's desires to nuclear deterrence seem less shocking north koreans would rather eat draft and give up on the nuclear program unless they feel safe. going to war the old the present the put uniformed russia or any other leaders of the country leaders of the international community quiver criticizing the press in those korea is no it's and right. right thing to do and they can say so but. south korea and the united states and japan and the other peace loving countries should get together to be quick to say and resist
strong belief that we can stop the north korean korea. automotive board should be clear if they don't. follow or they don't give up even though we had close centuries our every effort where there is always community then they can be coalesced the trump administration is currently reviewing options for deploying higher level weapons to south korea in fact while i was in seoul a delegation of opposition lawmakers from the liberty korea party visited washington to request the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons i don't agree with them going. to new coalition agreement we. just signed on or saying one hundred ninety one. violating internet greenman city and you can change. every month between north and south korea actually north korea many it violated and. i don't think it's always clear. as to.
you know it to a north korean. national assembly member lead told to lead that delegation to washington i spoke with a lawmaker yesterday in a center right party who says he disagrees with the request to bring nuclear weapons to the peninsula and that doing so would be a violation of the south north joint declaration on the denuclearization of the korean peninsula isnt it. north korea already promised denuclearization many times but they break the promise and their promise is just fake so we cannot believe north korea we cannot be treated anymore like this will him in their lives but how did the arms race in korea actually start shortly after taking office in one nine hundred fifty three president dwight d. eisenhower multiplan put forward by the joint chiefs of staff to end the stalemate
in korea by dropping an a bomb on north korea and china eisenhower rejected the blank along with the recommendation from secretary of state john foster dulles to use a limited nuclear attack on north korean troops that year north and south korea signed a formal end to the hostilities of the korean war which included a demand no new quality weapons be introduced in the peninsula but just five years later in one nine hundred fifty eight the u.s. deployed a nuclear weapons to the south at the behest of secretary of state dulles throughout the seventy's and eighty's hundreds of u.s. supplied nuclear weapons sat in the south and so the north developed its own nuclear program with the help of the soviet union as the north advanced glamours for the nuclearization of korea intensified in one nine hundred ninety one north and south korea signed the joint declaration on the denuclearization of korea and
the u.s. withdrew the last of its nuclear weapons from the south three years later north korea successfully negotiated an agreement with the clinton administration promising to disarm in exchange for two u.s. supplied light water reactors a republican controlled congress prevented the united states from carrying out its end of that agreement which included the lifting of sanctions and funding for those light water reactors north korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction. well. in two thousand and two the shadow of nine eleven president george w. bush listed north korea as a senior member of the axis of evil the state of the union address it was then that the nation withdrew from the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and started your program leading us to the tensions in korea today. you have
a better body to make peace but. the cost is so high. and there we don't know for i know it is. we know about the crisis over the world. many people. many many people. hope. to make a peace so obama's policy a regime change mail. is a policy of regime change make peace more difficult. they didn't change. belong to the secret but. not if the word.
but the united states does the opposite it sanctions mourner. decision is. not good the fine art of war. what. changed by the ability to. pass and the other one uses a good. he literal. i see trust. source in north korea and between the united states in those korea is supposed to be imported trust these very very important. how. do we make. trust.
i think. not good answer to a trust how can south korea be a truly independent country with the dynamic and presence of the u.s. military described i think it's not it's very hard to say that a country is truly independent in this globalized the society because every country is being influenced by each other but then when you see the heavy presence of u.s. government in this country i think it's quite hard to say that we are truly independent sometimes korean people joke a dad is actually fifty fifty first state of the united states it's a joke but i think this shows how korean people feel about u.s. presidents and dominance in this country and i want to also talk to u.s. media in the u.s. people as well as the u.s. government. even if tension arises in this
position lot more really breaks out it will be will be influenced by the policy you know maybe u.s. citizens or u.s. media what even u.s. government will face things on their own benefit or they don't actually forget there are actually people living in this country but if war breaks out with this heightened tensions and those like fissures wars between each other and then almost any shows and then all those kind of thing if war breaks out it's also going to be influenced by those kind of comments. so i hope that. we don't want war in this country anymore so that's really the hope that when they think about the foreign policies on north north korea and also in the korean peninsula i hope that they can remember there are people living in this country who is actually living under the threat of the war every day. credit for could not be more apparent back at him jingo near the border which is separated korea since the end of world war two for
a so-called de-militarized zone the presence of the military is palpable as the u.s. and south korea rehearse their war against the north just a few miles away still it's mostly civilians who visit here some bussed in on tourists from around the country a divided people gather at imaging goc to gaze across the sweeping hills at their distant neighbors once their fellow countrymen it's also here where one meets koreans like this man who know not just the threat of war but war as realities having battled with their brothers already once before he was eighteen years old when the war broke out and agreed to speak with me about his memories i asked him when he first heard the news of the war and how it made him feel just. to watch the silence too much to give up it's ok this is he looked at me with tears in his eyes in shock unable to respond his relatives would eventually explain to me he was the
only member of his family at the time south of the thirty eighth parallel whether or not his parents or siblings survived the fire and fury brought by the united states north of the border remains a mystery. this man's agony echoed in the tragic tune ringing constantly throughout the visitor's center in jingo a large memorial dedicated to this famous melody known as thirty years last stands out on the grounds explaining to passers by the tune histories it was a theme song for a day. produced by south korea's public broadcaster dedicated to the search for dispersed families according to the plaque the show was played for four hundred fifty three hours and forty five minutes over one hundred thirty eight days and contributed to the reunion of over ten thousand separated families it reads quote the song is also well known in north korea and this monument stands here waiting
for the reunification of north and south korea it's a constant reminder of the misery endured by all korean people brought about by war and an internationally imposed division. when this song was written it was nineteen eighty three only thirty years have been lost now it's twenty seventeen and reunification seems like a distant fantasy supporters of regime change i'm told and from washington to seoul and the north continues its weapons tests an act of defiance as the rhetoric ask
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fooled that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed fake news paid for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe their fairy tales well here's a story for you it's called big and it's full of bad fiction. your watching and our team got special report and. this. is why that's. basically everything that you think you know about civil society has broken down. there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not
be on the normalising. we don't need people that think like this on our planet. this is an incredibly tense situation. greetings and salutation. the end of the week is finally upon us hark watchers and as we begin our weekend let us take time to reflect back on some of the more fascinating stories that may or may not have crossed your lose speed starting with former president george w. bush is in direct direct criticism of current president donald trump steve bice of brand of presidential politics speaking at the bush institute spirit of liberty of the spirit of liberty. w. declare that bigotry seems him bold our politics seems more vulnerable to.