Sunday, 28 June 2015


The divulgence of the secret before the outbreak of the Korean War was also made public.
A Japanese book, The Korean War (by Hora Tomio, pp. 24-25), said, “Chinese capitalists in the United States in those days seem to have known the relatively correct time of the
outbreak of the Korean War” and pointed out two facts as proofs. One is that P. M. Sweezy, editor of Monthly Review
, which published The Hidden History of the Korean War
, said in the publisher’s foreword, “Immediately before the outbreak of the Korean War at least 51 Chinese who are associated with the Nationalist Party and living in the United States and other parts of the world bought up large amounts
of soya beans in the bean market of the United States and profited more than $30,000,000. This suggests that the Chinese in the United States were informed of Syngman Rhee’s plan beforehand and tried to profit from the information.” The other is that a special issue of
China Lobby carried an article which said, “Two to three w
eeks before the outbreak of the Korean War the Chinese bought $ 6,886,000 bushels of soya beans for $ 2.34 a
bushel. ... After the invasion of the ROK the price jumped up to $ 34.5.”
This book also quoted The Story of Korea, coauthored by Coldwell and Prost, staff members of the US embassy in Seoul, which said, “Britain knew late at night on the day when the war started that there had been a warning that English people should escape three weeks before as far as possible. There were only six persons in the British embassy and theysensed that a war might break out.”
This proves that the secret of the Korean War leaked out
US book, The Modern History of the United States , (Japanese ed., p. 153) pointed out that Dulles’s Interna tional Nickel, which occupied 85% of nickel production in the capitalist world in those days, had raised its nickel price by 25% two months before June 25, 1950, linked the fact that the rubber price in the United States jumped up 50% between March and May 1950 to reach the postwar record in
the United States’ rubber export during the second quarter of 1950, with the evident danger of rubber supply because of the war in the Far East, and exposed that “people other than
Dulles’s International Nickel and soya bean speculators knew of the war in advance.”
A Japanese book, The Korean War , Sinjimbutsu Shuraisha, 1973, pp. 22-23, commented that the full-scale landing exercise with landing ship tanks by the 16th Regiment of the US 24th Infantry Division in Japan from June 20, 1950, and the noisy purchase of the dictionaries of the Korean language by US occupation troops in Japanese showed unusual
movements, foreboding among the Japanese the approach of a war. The June 1966 issue of the Japanese journal,
Study of Korea , analyzed as a premonition of war the new painting of US army signs on the US jeeps in mid-June 1950 by mobilizing all the painters in Kogura city, Kyushu, Japan, where the 24th US Infantry Division was stationed

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