On 25th March, 2013, the U.S. military flew B-52 strategic bombers over the skies of the Korean peninsula and engaged in simulated nuclear missile attacks against North Korea.
On 28th March, two B-2A Stealth strategic bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base in the US flew sorties in the skies above the Korean peninsula, conducting bombing raids on ground targets. The B-2A bombers are capable of dropping nuclear bombs. These war exercises are part of war preparations being jointly carried out by the US and South Korea, called the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle.
While preparing for and threatening aggression, the US imperialists are using their control over the global media to turn truth on its head and portray the victim as the aggressor. The lie is being spread that the Government of North Korea wants to plunge the Korean peninsula into war and is also threatening nuclear attacks on the United States!
This is a typical Hitlerite fascist method of repeating a lie thousand times every day in order to make people start believing it as the undeniable truth.
When the government of North Korea declares that it will not capitulate to the US war threats and stands ready to defend its sovereignty, it is interpreted as being evidence that North Korea is threatening war!
The government of North Korea has announced its decision to “build the nuclear deterrent power of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a permanent feature of the state so that it would be able to safeguard and defend the Korean nation against all outside threats”. It has reiterated that the building of such a nuclear deterrent force is a necessity so long as nuclear weapons accumulation and the use of nuclear blackmail by the US and its allies exists. At the same time, as a responsible nuclear weapons state, North Korea has committed to play its role to realise a nuclear free world.
This stand of the government of North Korea is entirely justified.
The Korean people fought heroically against the Japanese imperialist colonisers before and during the Second World War. With the defeat of Japanese imperialism, the Korean people hoped to achieve national independence. However, the US imperialists sent their armed forces into Korea, occupied the South and partitioned the nation into two parts. Since then, they have repeatedly carried out one provocation after another against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), including economic sanctions and perpetual threat of armed aggression. They have used their enormous influence over the international media to create the impression that North Korea is the source of tension and danger of war in the Korean peninsula, while the US armed presence is allegedly for maintaining peace.
In spite of the constant lying propaganda of US imperialism, the peoples of both North and South Korea have not given up their aspiration for reunification and ending the US imperialist domination. The presence of US nuclear submarines on the Korean peninsula has seen widespread opposition within South Korea. On 21st March, local residents and political activists held an emergency demonstration at the South Korean Naval Operations Command headquarters in Busan. They denounced the presence of the nuclear-powered US submarine Cheyenne. “U.S. Nuclear Attack Submarine – Get out of Korea!” and “U.S. Navy – Get out of Korea!” were among the main slogans they raised.
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar severely condemns the US imperialist armed presence in the Korean peninsula and its warmongering and lying propaganda against North Korea!