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New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Tuesday, June 22, 2004


Terrorists Kill Again

Terrorists have killed yet another hostage in Iraq. This time the hostage was a South Korean by the name of Kim Sun-Il. Here's some of the story (hat tip The Command Post):

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Iraqi insurgents have killed the South Korean civilian they were holding hostage, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry officials.

A spokesman said the U.S. military informed the South Korean Embassy in Iraq that they had found a body that appeared to be that of an Asian male, the officials said.

They sent a photograph of the body, and the embassy identified Kim Sun-Il, who was kidnapped on June 17 in Fallujah, west of Baghdad.


Overnight, hundreds of South Koreans gathered in central Seoul on to condemn the dispatch of South Korean troops to Iraq, but the government is so far not backing away from its decision.

Police said protesters holding candles and placards that read "I don't want to die. South Korean troops must get out" gathered in a downtown street, chanting "We are against the dispatch of troops!"
So, a bunch of South Korean protesters want their troops out of Iraq, huh? You know, we all sit around lambasting France for being a bunch of spineless you-know-whats (or at least I do...and, by the way, they are) even after we bailed them out in WWI, WWII and during the cold war (remember that whole Nuclear Umbrella thing?).

Now it seems that at least some South Koreans want to forget what the US did, and continues to do, for their country. Do any of these feeble-minded protesters think, for even a single second, that they would have the right to protest anything if it had not been for the US sacrificing thousands of our young men a few decades ago? And for that matter, how about all the expense we have accrued since then keeping troops stationed there to ensure that the South Korean people live free (and even have the right to be stupid and selfish).

I'm sorry, but this sort of thing is really starting to piss me off. I've had just about enough of these protests. Does anyone really think Iraq was better off with Saddam? How about the rest of the world? How about even just a small sign of gratitude from countries that our young men have died to keep free? Jeeze.


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