Sinchon Massacre: Untold Massacre of the Korean War

“There was well-documented evidence of 2,000 people pushed off the Sokdang Bridge, 1,000 women thrown into the Sowon Reservoir, 600 others found in the Pogu Reservoir, 1,200 stuffed in an icehouse and then burned to death. Over 900 people perished in an air-raid shelter when U.S. soldiers poured gasoline into the ventilation hole and ignited it.”

The massacre occurred in the autumn of 1950 during the Korean War, the city of Sinchon, located in the province of South Hwanghwae, North Korea, where U.S. troops a course of 52 days killed about 35,000 people.

Ri Song Jin, a witness to the massacre, said the imperialist forces tortured many Korean patriots in the basement of Sinchon igrejade at the beginning of the occupation, then buried the bodies of the dead and almost dead in a mass grave.

In 1958 he opened the Museum of War Atrocities North America, where he shows some belongings of likely victims of atrocity committed by imperial troops.

During these 52 American imperialist occupation of 2,000 people were pushed off the bridge Sokdang, 1,000 women were thrown into the reservoir Sowon, 600 others found in the reservoir Pogues, 1200 people were placed in a refrigerator and then were burned to death. More 900 people died in a bomb shelter, where U.S. troops poured gas on the ventilation hole and burning them.

This is the famous “democracy and freedom” so often used as excuses for imperial troops could justify invasions and intimidation to other people. The biggest threat to the world was never Saddam Hussein, much less the great Comrade Stalin, nor Comrade Kim Jong Il, or Fidel Castro, the global threat, the executioner of the peoples of the world goes by the name: United States of America.

The great bourgeois media (CNN, BBC, Globo, Record, SBT, Rede TV, magazines Veja, Isto É, and other garbage), working in the service of capitalism, claiming they are exercising more “pure freedom” and an “impartial” which is as fake as a real note 3, the bourgeois media is a “factory of truth” to the service of imperialism, willing to close their eyes as the amount of money that the imperialists release.

The Sinchon Massacre was a mass murder of civilians, communist sympathizers and North Korean loyalists in the autumn of 1950, in or near the town of Sinchon, during the outbreak of the Korean War. Sinchon is currently located in South Hwanghae province, North Korea. North Korean sources claim that approximately 35,000 people were killed by American military forces and other supporters during the course of 52 days, which would have been about a quarter of the population of the county[1].

Jack Willey of The Militant claimed that “Ri Song Jin, a witness to the massacre, imperialist forces tortured many Korean patriots in the basement of the Sinchon church at the beginning of the occupation, then buried the dead and near-dead bodies in a trench[2].”

The Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities was established in 1958 and displays remains and belongings of those who are claimed to have been killed in the incident[3], and has been compared to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC[4]. Sharon Ayling of the Workers World newspaper writes that “There was well-documented evidence of 2,000 people pushed off the Sokdang Bridge, 1,000 women thrown into the Sowon Reservoir, 600 others found in the Pogu Reservoir, 1,200 stuffed in an icehouse and then burned to death. Over 900 people perished in an air-raid shelter when U.S. soldiers poured gasoline into the ventilation hole and ignited it.”[5]

Published by Victor Vaughn

Anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist, monarch of Latveria, owner, National Secretary of the American Party of Labor (APL) and operator of "The Espresso Stalinist" blog.

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