Man, I had NO idea that we were such mean, nasty, horribly imperialistic people. Speaking on behalf of all Americans, let me be the first to say...WTF?? Surely these North Korean propaganda monkeys realize the absurdity of their claims? Or do they??
Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland and the National Reunification Institute made public a memorandum on November 28 after making a joint comprehensive survey of the human and material damage caused by the U.S. imperialists to the south Korean people since it occupied south Korea on September 8, 1945 and estimating its total amount....
The above-said estimates are based on a scientific review of various data quoted by statistical yearbooks officially released by the south Korean authorities, publications printed in south Korea and abroad, testimonies of individuals, information available from political, financial, academic, press and various other circles of south Korea and reports of the U.S., Japanese and other foreign media.
The damage was surveyed according to the international usage and in conformity with the specific conditions of south Korea.
The amount of damage was estimated according to the formula commonly used worldwide.
The total amount of human and material damage the U.S. imperialists have inflicted upon the south Korean people for nearly 60 years since their occupation of south Korea runs into 43,139,020,630,000 U.S. dollars.
I don't suppose any of y'all have receipts for any of that? No? I didn't think so....
If you need a good laugh, you can find the entire sordid accounting of our imperialist warmongering here. Bring a calculator.
Of course, we could come up with an accounting of what it has cost American taxpayers to maintain an army on the Korean peninsula in an effort to check North Korean aggression for the past 50 years. I think the North Koreans would find that they would owe money if that's the game they want to play.