Koreans Outraged as Obama Apologizes for Atomic Bomb, Ignored Korean Victims

While Americans remain outraged at Obama’s conciliatory remarks at the site of the Hiroshima bombings, none may be angrier than the Koreans.

“The world thinks Japan is the atomic bomb victim. That is wrong,” Shim Jin-Tae, a Korean national who survived the bombing of Hiroshima during World War II, told reporters at a protest outside the U.S. embassy in Seoul.
Korean and Chinese victims of Japanese aggression during the war are demanding their voices be heard after President Obama laid a wreath at a memorial in Hiroshima, Japan Friday.

Korean victims of the Japanese empire congregated in Seoul, noting that they and their ancestors, in the case of those protesting on behalf of their late parents and grandparents, were brought to Hiroshima as slaves of the Japanese empire, the victims of a bombing on their enemies. The protest was organized by the Association of Korean Atomic Bomb Victims and assembled on Thursday. They are demanding an apology from both President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“Japan is the country that began the war. Koreans are the victims of the atomic bomb,” Shim, 73 years old, told the Agence France-Presse.

Koreans were dragged into the war by the Japanese, and many met their fate at the hands of America’s actions to end the conflict. While many continue to mourn the Japanese, few seem willing to acknowledge those that died true victims on that day. Obama, of course, doesn’t seem to care. His legacy is contingent on being the president that  apologized for all of America’s history, not the one that acknowledged anything that is truly just.

Source: Breitbart




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