Re: Li'nh DDa.i Ha`n
- From: hochimanh@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 14:25:51 -0700 (PDT)
On May 19, 3:32 pm, Ben5511 <pb5...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Nga`y xu*a khi mo^.t so^' si~ quan VNCH co' di.p giao hu*~u vo*'i
lu*.c luo*ng ba.n, ho. ho?i ca'c si~ quan Nam Ha`n ta.i sao qua^n
DDa.i Ha`n qua' na(.ng tay vo*'i da^n trong la`ng thi` ddu*o*.c tra?
lo*`i la` trong chie^'n tranh Trie^`u Tie^n ho^`i 1949, chie^'n
thua^.t na`y ddu*o*.c qua^n ddo^.i Nam Ha`n da.y va` li'nh Nam Ha`n
cu~ng ta`n sa't da^n Nam Ha`n thie^n CS chu*' kho^ng rie^ng gi` da^n
VN. Ca'i ba`i na`y dda~ dda(ng tre^n ba'o ho^m nay.
Fear, secrecy kept 1950 Korea mass killings hidden
By CHARLES J. HANLEY – 1 day ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One journalist's bid to report mass murder
in South Korea in 1950 was blocked by his British publisher. Another
correspondent was denounced as a possibly treasonous fabricator when
he did report it. In South Korea, down the generations, fear silenced
those who knew.
Fifty-eight years ago, at the outbreak of the Korean War, South Korean
authorities secretively executed, usually without legal process, tens
of thousands of southern leftists and others rightly or wrongly
identified as sympathizers. Today a government Truth and
Reconciliation Commission is working to dig up the facts, and the
remains of victims.
How could such a bloodbath have been hidden from history?
Among the Koreans who witnessed, took part in or lost family members
to the mass killings, the events were hardly hidden, but they became a
"public secret," barely whispered about through four decades of right-
wing dictatorship here.
"The family couldn't talk about it, or we'd be stigmatized as
leftists," said Kim Chong-hyun, 70, leader of an organization of
families seeking redress for their loved ones' deaths in 1950.
Kim, whose father was shot and buried in a mass grave outside the
central city of Daejeon, noted that in 1960-61, a one-year democratic
interlude in South Korea, family groups began investigating wartime
atrocities. But a military coup closed that window, and "the leaders
of those organizations were arrested and punished."
Then, "from 1961 to 1988, nobody could challenge the regime, to try
again to reveal these hidden truths," said Park Myung-lim of Seoul's
Yonsei University, a leading Korean War historian. As a doctoral
student in the late 1980s, when South Korea was moving toward
democracy, Park was among the few scholars to begin researching the
mass killings. He was regularly harassed by the police.
Scattered reports of the killings did emerge in 1950 — and some did
British journalist James Cameron wrote about mass prisoner shootings
in the South Korean port city of Busan — then spelled Pusan — for
London's Picture Post magazine in the fall of 1950, but publisher
Edward Hulton ordered the story removed at the last minute.
Earlier, correspondent Alan Winnington reported on the shooting of
thousands of prisoners at Daejeon in the British communist newspaper
The Daily Worker, only to have his reporting denounced by the U.S.
Embassy in London as an "atrocity fabrication." The British Cabinet
then briefly considered laying treason charges against Winnington,
historian Jon Halliday has written.
Associated Press correspondent O.H.P. King reported on the shooting of
60 political prisoners in Suwon, south of Seoul, and wrote in a later
memoir he was "shocked that American officers were unconcerned" by
questions he raised about due process for the detainees.
Some U.S. officers — and U.S. diplomats — were among others who
reported on the killings. But their classified reports were kept
secret for decades.
Nam Ha`n co' Pha't Chi'nh Hy, DDa`i loan co' Tu+o+?ng gio+'i Tha.ch,
Ta^n gia ba co' Ly' Quang Die^.u. DDa^'t nu+o+'c ho. co' to^`n ta.i
cho dde^'n nga`y nay cu~ng nho+` su+. tha(?ng tay, cu+'ng ra('n ma` ngu
+o+`i ta go.i la` "ddo^.c ta`i" dde^? ba?o ve^. la~nh tho^? kho?i su+.
"ung tho^'i" ga^y ra bo+?i CS. Extreme nhu+ LQD dda(.t ma'y che'm o+?
nga~ tu+ dde^? be^u dda^`u nhu+~ng te^n na`o bi. ba('t la` CS. Ho.
dda~ hie^?u CS va` bie^'t ca'ch tri. CS.
Co' nhie^`u ke? to mo^`m, lo+'n lo^'i cho o^ng Die^.m la` ddo^.c
ta`i. To^i cho o^ng Die^.m la` qua' nha^n dda.o, nhu+ng nha^n dda.o
kho^ng ddu'ng cho^~.
Ca'i nha^n dda.o cu?a o^ng dda~ nuo^i ong trong tay a'o, tu+` Du+o+ng
Va(n Minh, TTQuang, you name it, dde^? ho. kho^ng nhu+~ng ta`n sa't
gia ddi`nh o^ng ma` ta`n sa't nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i dda~ he^'t lo`ng phu.c
vu. dda^'t nu+o+'c trong ne^`n DDe^. I CH.
Su+. su.p ddo^? cu?a ne^`n I VNCH kho^ng nhu+~ng la`m cho mie^`n Nam
ye^'u ha(?n, ma` ta.o ne^n su+. phu.c ho^`i ma.nh me~, the^m tinh vi
dde^? ddi dde^'n chie^'n tha('ng sau na`y.
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