On the other hand...
Posted: 2002/12/11 By: Terry (Views:1783)
Yes, there is anger at the US for the deaths of these girls, however I think the majority of
the Korean people are much more angry at the SOFA agreement. They believe that this agreement
has put them in a disadvantage.
You have to admit that if the hearings were held in a Korean court, the crown (prosecutors)
would have charged them with manslaughter or neglegence causing bodily harm or etc. A lesser
punishment so that they (the US soldiers) would not have gotten off w/o any punishment. Thus,
most Koreans are wanting to control events that occur within their own borders.
I think the example you used is a bad example because the crime occured in Korea. Many
foreigners are killed in other countries all over the world, but there is a thing called
jurisdiction. The Korean government has control over crimes occuring in Korea except for cases
that fall under the jurisdiction of SOFA, which the Korean people disagree with.
Having said this, I am also upset at the people who are using this incident to make a profit,
however this kind of action (driven by money) is definately not exclusive to Korea.
|Horrible day at the office (Eng/Kor)||jade||6832|
|Well put.||Captain America||1333|
|Here's an idea...||james||1416|
|On the other hand...||Terry||1783|
|Good things to think about! Thanks!||Jaderedux||1321|
|You're calling it a crime.||Crixus||1408|