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LETTERS to the editor

Sept 19,2019
Michael Blais

Hello Mr. Kim Young-hie.

I read your article titled “Alliance in transition,” which ran on the Sept. 16 edition of the Korea JoongAng Daily.

You blame U.S. President Donald Trump for “neglecting the South Korea-Japan discord.” Frankly, it’s not the United States’ business.

You talk about missed opportunities on the part of the current U.S. administration. You also complain that “Trump and his aides most likely sided with Japan.” You are right when you say that Washington does not trust President Moon and the people around him. We know that they have an unspoken dislike for the United States, even if they send their children to university there.

You complain that “Japan’s accountability [was not mentioned] at all” by United States. You also suggest that the present U.S. administration under Donald Trump doesn’t treat Korea the way an ally should. You seem to fail to understand the changes that are underway in the United States and the depth of Americans’ mistrust of your current government.

You also seem to think that a liberal Democratic administration in Washington will improve relations with Seoul. Good luck with that: Most Korean liberals dislike the United States to one degree or another, and most American liberals aren’t greatly concerned about Korea nor will they let their sons and daughters die in large numbers for Korea.

If you want to improve relations with the United States, make changes in the Blue House; that’s where the real problem lies.


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