Ban Ki-moon Opposes Japan’s WWII Parade Appearance Objection

Ban Ki-moon Opposes Japan’s WWII Parade Appearance Objection
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has opposed Japan’s objection to him attending China’s WWII military parade. In an interview with China Central Television on September 4, the South Korean statesman and politician said that the main purpose of his attendance was to “face history for a better future”, and added that he wasn’t neutral like some said he should be, but rather “fair and just”. Japan had previously expressed that Ban’s decision to attend was “careless”, and that he should adopt a neutral stance. Netizens strongly endorsed Ban’s words.

Source: Netease

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  • Amused

    Ban Ki-moon needs to get himself a rap career. …..Wait, hear me out.
    I’d love, for just once, if his hype man would yell out “Banky Moon up in this muthafucka!” and the UN’s Korean conscience could just pop out of the floor and scream “Hell Yeah!”. Possibly at the next big convention on some bullshit UN weirdos care bout.
    “And now to speak on the plight of the economic refugee….. BAM! Banky Moon up in this muthafucka!”
    ……of course I could just be strange….

  • Jahar

    Of course netizens agreed with him. But not because of his reasons, but because the country was Japan. If the US had a “Victory over North Korea and China” parade, and the top person from the UN attended, suddenly they would disagree.

    • Alex Dương

      I dunno how it’s taught in China, but IMO it’s pretty well accepted in the U.S. that the Korean War was a draw.

      • Jahar

        China and NK failed to conquer the south. That goal started the war and it makes it close enough for me. But again, that isn’t my point, and you know that.

        • Alex Dương

          I assume you’re also aware that before China entered, the U.N. forces were close to conquering the North. Given the unfortunate reality of two Koreas since 1953, that hardly seems like a victory to me.

          Your point is that the netizens are just biased against Japan. OK. Is that it, or do you have an opinion on whether Moon should’ve attended?

          • Jahar

            I think it was a blatantly anti-japanese, anti-american display of jingoism, and as the secretary general of the UN, and as a Korean, he showed himself to be biased and racist. I think he should be removed from his position.

          • Alex Dương

            Fair enough.

      • Vance

        I was taught that the Korean War was sorta won, in that, no, the UN forces did not push the Communists off the Korean Peninsula, but the spread of Communism was checked for a time. Contrast that to Vietnam, considered a loss where Communism spread to the southern half of Vietnam as well.

        • Alex Dương

          I’d say sorta won is a slightly positive spin on draw. Either way, the fact is unchanged: as you said, “the UN forces did not push the Communists off the Korean Peninsula, but the spread of Communism was checked for a time.”

  • Andy Mc Crab

    The parade should of been held in Taiwan. Those where the real heros of the Sino-jap war. Not the puppet commie terrorists who took charge of the mainland after the war.

  • Andy Mc Crab

    No your analysis is incorrect. The Kuomintang defeated the Japanese and where later driven out by the idiots in red who now claim the victory with silly parades and half assed tv dramas with flying Chinese soldiers cutting Japanese in half with their chopsticks. Oh i forgot the Bomb from our Yanky cousins pretty much put a lid on the whole fiasco.

  • Jahar

    There are no situations that the US has been in that can be used as an accurate comparison, so I chose a situation that I know they would disagree with.

  • Karze

    Of course Banki Moon will only rap Japanese war crimes. He will never condemn Hiroshima and Nagasanki Nuking or crimes of Mao and Stalin.

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