Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Daejeon Massacre - Truth and Reconciliation

Today's La Repubblica reports that the United States National Archives has published photos from the Korean War showing South Korean police engaged in a Babi Yar type atrocity...however, they are exterminating suspected South Korean commies, who probably fought the Japanese occupation heroically. A truth and reconciliation commission is digging up the site. More than 7,000 people were massacred in Daejeon, and thousands more elsewhere in a cleansing operation between 1950 and 1951.

These pictures were kept under wraps for 57 years.


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