18  Jul
Pheasant massacre

This is messed up.

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This is the reason why Gerry’s educational efforts on the Takeshima/Dokdo issue is so important. The Dokdo issue is warping Korean minds and contributing to the bizarre protests that happen frequently in Korea.

By the way, I have made another study of the Takeshima/Dokdo issue. I did so a couple of years ago, but had not really updated my knowledge or heard the new arguments since then (except for what Gerry posted on Occidentalism). More so than before the proof on the Japanese side is overwhelming, and Korean arguments on the issue have been consistently debunked. Really, what Gerry and the Japanese posters that met on Occidentalism (kaneganese and pacifist) are doing is amazing. There is probably no better place on the web to learn about the Takeshima/Dokdo issue in any language.

Posted by Matt, filed under finger chopping wacky. Date: July 18, 2008, 6:44 pm | 36 Comments »

According to this post on marmot, some US university students have been telling Korean kids in Korean schools that Dokdo is Korean territory, as “third party observers”. The way they are quoted seems so stereotypical I wonder if they are actually US students with a Korean background. It just seems very hard for me to see American students making the kind of strident statements they make here.

Anyway, I am over there myth busting in the comments section. There is a guy over there posting all the Dokdo myths.

UPDATE: It didn’t take very long for this hwabyung myth master to start a racist rant against Japanese people after being schooled on Takeshima a few times. Check it out!

Posted by Matt, filed under Verus Historia. Date: July 17, 2008, 1:42 am | 10 Comments »

In an unsigned editorial in the Korea Times called “Absurd Claims”, Japan’s claim on Takeshima/Dokdo is most absurdly criticized.

It is regrettable that Japan has continued to lay claim to South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo. The volcanic outcroppings in the East Sea between the two neighbors are unequivocally part of Korean territory. All historic documents show that the islets have belonged to Korea since ancient times. A detachment of the Korean Coast Guard is currently stationed on Dokdo to defend it.

Japan’s sovereignty claim over the islets is none other than an attempt to revive its past militarism and imperialism. The Japanese navy defeated Russian forces off Dokdo in 1904, setting the stage for colonizing the Korean Peninsula for 35 years until the end of World War II. We have no choice but to express our deep concern about the Japanese move that runs counter to the universal values of peace, reconciliation and co-prosperity.

“All historic documents show that the islets have belonged to Korea since ancient times”? The anonymous writer from the Korea Times editorial staff needs to get an education on Takeshima/Dokdo. There are no Korean documents detailing Korean historical affinity with the islets, not any map or reference that even suggests that Koreans even knew Takeshima/Dokdo even existed. Absurd claims indeed.

If the editors at the Korea Times want to know about Dokdo/Takeshima, they should check out Gerry Bevers’ informational site, Dokdo-or-Takeshima, or check out the extensive Takeshima/Dokdo writings that he was written here, linked below.

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 2

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 3

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 4

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 4 Supplement

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 5

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 6

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 7

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 8

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 9

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 10

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 11

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 12

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 1

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 2

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 2 Supplement

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 3

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 4

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 5

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 6

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 7

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 8

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 9

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 10

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 11

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 12

Thanks to IP for letting me know about the editorial.

Posted by Matt, filed under diplomacy, Racist Industrial Complex. Date: July 10, 2008, 11:54 pm | 8 Comments »

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