Did the Korean War End This Week?

James Corbett, September 22 2018

A real, workable, viable peace treaty isn’t even on the table. And, sadly, given the repeated signs that the US is not negotiating in good faith, it seems exceedingly unlikely that we’ll see such a deal any time soon.

So the Korean war ended this week. Or so you would believe if you scanned the headlines of the British tabloids. “North and South Korea have finally ended the Korean War after 65 years!” blares The Mirror. And reading from the article: North Korea’s willingness to abolish its missile facilities and close its main nuclear complex has been hailed as the end of the Korean War.

Speaking at their summit talks in Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said they agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.”  […]

A spokesperson said: “Leaders of the South and the North have in fact announced the end of the war on the Korean Peninsula by their agreements.” Well, will you look at that! Who woulda thunk it?

As everyone knows, the Korean War didn’t really end in 1953. Instead, that’s when the US (representing United Nations Command) co-signed an armistice with North Korea and China to bring about the formal ceasefire that has held ever since. So it’s pretty amazing that the war officially ended this week, isn’t it?

Well it would be, if it were true. Which of course it isn’t. And we don’t even have to go very far to figure that out. Let’s just turn to the “paper of record,” the Old Grey Presstitute herself, the good old New York Times:

Declare End to Korean War, South’s Leader Urges U.S.

And reading from the article: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea urged the United States on Thursday to declare an end to the Korean War as an incentive for North Korea to denuclearize, a call that could put the Trump administration in a bind as it tries to revive stalled talks with Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader. […]

One of the first steps Mr. Kim wants to take before moving toward denuclearization, Mr. Moon said, is to secure a joint statement declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War, which was halted only with an armistice.

Oh, I see. So The Mirror headline and report is purposefully muddying the waters with blatant misinformation. This is the dinosaur fake news mainstream establishment lapdog clickbait media in a ...

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