The sinister neocon plot to destroy the will of the Korean people to achieve a peaceful and independent unification is rolling along. The linchpin of the master plan is the plan to control the minds of Korea's future leaders. So far, the plot is working perfectly.
Behold! The numbers speak for themselves (Chosun):
The number of Korean students carrying F1 visas in the U.S. stood at 86,600 as of the end of September 2005, placing them in the no. 1 spot among overseas students there. According to statistics by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the number of Korean students increased to 86,626 from the 73,272 in December -- an increase of 13,354 students in just nine months. Korean students accounted for 13.5 percent of all foreign students in the U.S., up from 12.5 at the end of 2004.
Based on statistics from the end of September, India was in second place with 77,220 students or 12.1 percent, followed by China with 59,343 or 9.3 percent, Japan with 54,816 or 8.6 percent, and Taiwan with 36,091 or 5.6 percent. The department said the leading five Asian nations account for 50 percent of all the international students in the U.S.
We are even taking a few North Korean brains:
North Korea, by contrast, sent a mere 199 students to the U.S. for study, putting it in 146th place.
Seriously though, perhaps the could folks at LiNK could try to hook-up with some of those 199 students (although I expect that they would have to be members of the ultra-loyal elite to be allowed to study in the USA).
I like to have blogs with different perspectives on my blog roll so I can see what different folks are thinking. On my click-a-round today, I came across something that was completely different at Kotaji:
Today’s anti-war, anti-occupation demo in Seoul, one of hundreds that were held around the world this weekend, in the biggest show of force from the world’s second superpower(tm) in a long time. The march in Seoul was similar to those around all over the world in calling for an end to occupation and calling for no attack on Iran. More specifically it called for the withdrawal of the so-called Zaytun Division of Korean soldiers stationed near Irbil in northern Iraq. In true Orwellian style the troop division is named with the Arabic word meaning olive - a reference to the olive branch of peace. Surely the Arabic word for imperialism would be more appropriate.
Kotaji is exactly right, the neofascist Korean warmongers have conquered northern Iraq for their own insidious imperialistic purposes. I have the proof in pictures:
Why is "PreSSident" Roh giving such a maniacal laugh? Because the first stage of his secret plan for world domination is almost complete. If you need any more proof, just look closely at the picture. Only an imperialist would hug a baby-stomping member of the military clique.
Cultural imperialism alert! The Korean imperialists have forced local Iraqis to become Buddhist.
Look closely and you might detect the subtle mark of Korea's insidious imperialism. This poor girl has become a cog in the Korean war machine.
But it is not enough to just corrupt the minds of indigenes. Proper imperialism requires ethnic displacement. So the imperialist warmonger Roh has created a secret breeding program for the military clique. Every soldier going to Iraq is given two young women to breed the next generation of warriors. Within a few generations, all of Iraq will be ethic Korean.
You scored as Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica). You are leery of your surroundings, and with good reason. Anyone could be a cylon. But you have close friends and you know they would never hurt you. Now if only the damn XO would stop drinking.
In the course of a very serious post on the latest round of the six-party talks, Josh at One Free Korea gave his 'MIG's-eye view of Baekryong-do'. That gave me an idea; what if several IKK bloggers gave their favorite MIG-eye views of various locations in the Republic of Korea? I think that such an activity might be fun and enlightening.
First, you should adopt a MIG from the list at GlobalSecurity.org.
Second, you need to have a Google Earth (and if you don't have it already, what's wrong with you?). Just play around with it until you have a nice MIG's-eye (from the north) view of a target in the ROK.
My MIG's-eye view
My pet 'MIG' is a SU-25 Frogfoot. Its mission is to strike USFK and ROK armored forces around Dongducheon to help clear a path to Uijeongbu and Seoul. As you can see, Dongducheon is in a valley with low mountains on two sides. That valley runs in an almost strait line to Uijeongbu (the red dot in the center background), which makes it one of the most likely routes for any North Korean attack. My little Frogfoot is coming in at 4500 feet (about 1,400 meters, which I suspect is the absolute worst altitude to be at) from north by northeast.
If any other IKK bloggers have a MIG's-eye view of their favorite ROK target, let me know and I will link to your post.
You're as American as red meat and shooting ranges.
Tough and independent, you think big.
You love everything about the US, wrong or right.
And anyone who criticizes your home better not do it in front of you!