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By Jeff J. Brown
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The Korean War (1950-1953) has been actively and purposely censored and suppressed in American textbooks, classrooms and the media, for three reasons. First, the United States got its butt convincingly whipped by the communists – Korean, Chinese and Russian all. Second, America committed genocide, by bombing North Korea with ten times the firepower of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, as well as 33,000 tons of napalm, for evil measure. There was literally not a building left standing north of the 38th parallel, while America exterminated 3,000,000 North Koreans, about 15% of the entire population. This war plan became the blueprint for continuing genocide in Vietnam, a decade later. Third, America committed the most heinous of crimes against humanity: the use of bioweapons against the North Koreans and Chinese.
Sylvia and John Powell were at the center of a legal and media firestorm, which lasted nearly a decade, 1953-1962, for reporting the horrific truth about America’s Korean War atrocities. The Eisenhower administration charged and tried them for sedition and with the Rosenbergs recently being executed in a frenzy of anti-communist hysteria, the Powell’s fate was no laughing matter. US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy finally called off the ideological dogs in 1962.
China Rising Radio Sinoland host Jeff J. Brown is honored and privileged to share the Powell’s saga, with their son, Thomas “Tom” Powell. He grew up with the US government’s witch hunt against his parents and as a result, has become very knowledgeable on the Korean War and America’s sordid use of bioweapons (BW) on the North Koreans and Chinese.
When not researching the Korean War, Tom is a sculptor, writer and art history lecturer. In a lengthy career, he has directed numerous art exhibitions, while his drawings, poetry and writings have appeared in the underground press. For many years he was lead artist for the annual effigy burning of El Kookooee. More recently, he has written articles about bioweapons and American gun violence in the journals Socialism and Democracy and International Critical Thought. He is also a regular contributor to Bad Subjects and coedited Issue #89, on the topic of Mass Extinction.
Jeff considers this interview with Tom to be one of the most significant and important in his career, as it shows to what lengths and coordination the West’s owners go to, to suppress and censor their criminal actions, which started with slavery and the genocide of the world’s native peoples 500 years ago, and continue today across the world, such as in Syria and Venezuela, to name just two of many victims of empire.
All the aforementioned official and pedagogical censorship in the US helps explain why Westerners totally under-appreciate these reasons that North Korea has been working on its nuclear weapon program since 1953 and will never stop. This threat is all they have to keep NATO from turning DPRK into another Libya or Iraq, which, a false flag or two later, the West would do in a heartbeat.
Thus, this is an hour of listening and learning that you will not soon forget and hopefully share widely.
This interview is based on Tom’s must-read article, Biological Warfare in the Korean War: Allegations and Cover-up, Socialism and Democracy Vol. 31, No1 March 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08854300.2016.1265859
Tom’s bibliography, at the end of his article, is a treasure trove of information on the subject.
Tom also recommends a recent article by Bruce Cummings, A Murderous History of Korea, which appeared in the London Review of Books and covers the carnage of the war but does not get into the bioweapons story, https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n10/bruce-cumings/a-murderous-history-of-korea.
The actual International Scientific Commission’s Report on Bacterial Warfare during the Korean War published in 1953, can be found here, http://cryptome.org/2015/01/isc-biowar-kr-cn.pdf, and explained in the following article, which Jeff dug up, while preparing this article.
Why and How China works: With a Mirror to Our Own History
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