Sophism of War Criminal - KCNA News Analyst's Article -

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- U.S. President Bush, addressing presidential election campaign rallies, has tried to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq and even described it as an "exceptional success". He, in the hope of pulling up his popularity even a little, is portraying the internationally recognized crime of war as an "exceptional success".
    It is clearly proved by the horrible consequences caused by the war that the invasion was, in the long run, a war of aggression and plunder and an undisguised state terrorism.
    The main reason of the U.S. invasion of Iraq was to "eliminate weapons of mass destruction" which had been non-existent in the country.
    The U.S., which has stockpiled the largest arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in the world and is still developing and using such weapons, attacked Iraq, a sovereign state, allegedly to "eliminate WMD". This is a grave challenge to world peace. It is more serious that the U.S. attacked Iraq, ignoring the United Nations and the international community standing against the war.
    It is for Iraq's oil and the domination of the Middle East that the U.S. killed tens of thousands of civilians and destroyed peaceful towns and villages in Iraq with an intensive missile strike and indiscriminate bombing. The U.S. forces even used some 1,700 tons of depleted uranium bullets during the war, causing radioactive pollution in the whole of the country and incurable diseases among people.
    The U.S. abuses of Iraqi detainees astonished the international community as they are the worst violation of human rights.
    When Bush was busy with the election campaign, the U.S. occupation troops bombed towns of Iraq and killed a large number of civilians under the pretext of quelling "riot forces".
    The invaders have deserved punishment.
    More than 1,000 U.S. troops have been killed and some 5,000 wounded by attacks of Iraqi resistance forces. The number of suicides, mattoids and deserters has steadily increased among the U.S. troops mobilized in the unethical war of aggression.
    Foreign media say that the U.S. has sunk into the abyss of the "second Vietnamese War" where the "door of the hell is always open".
    Murder, arson, destruction, plunder and ceaseless bloodshed -- that is just the "exceptional success" brought by Bush from the Iraqi war.
    The world public brands the Bush administration wrecking world peace with the homicidal policy of aggression and hegemony as a group of war criminals.

S. Korean Defense Ministry Manifests Intention to Dispatch More Troops to Iraq

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Defense of south Korea on Sept. 16 expressed its intention to dispatch troops to Iraq again, according to south Korean MBC. In a report of the Defense Committee of the National Assembly on the same day it announced the schedule to send a "Jaitun" airlifting group to Iraq in mid-October, saying that it had recently formed the group, which was now in training, the radio reported.
    A series of schemes of the south Korean authorities to dispatch troops at a time when the voices opposing it are rising to a new crescendo are a head-on challenge to the whole Korean nation and the world people who love justice and peace.

Joint Seminar Held in Russia

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- A joint seminar was held at Moscow State University of Russia on September 15 on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK. Alexandr Kovalyov, chairman of the Association of Scientists for the Study of Human Affairs in the Present World, in a speech at the seminar said that the holiday of the Korean people who are maintaining their faith, system and idea is a common holiday of the world progressive people and all the Russian figures aspiring after socialism.
    The Korean people have dynamically advanced along the road of victory since the foundation of the DPRK, he said, adding that the United States dares not provoke the Korean people, and Japan and south Korea feel overawed by them as leader Kim Jong Il, the successor to President Kim Il Sung, is pursuing the Songun policy.
    Alexandr Vorontsov, vice-chairman of the Association for the Study of the Juche Idea and DPRK's Policy, Economy and Culture, in a speech said that no moves of the U.S. and its followers to isolate and stifle the DPRK, pursuant to the hostile policy toward it, can ever dampen the ardent desire of the Korean people for the reunification of the country. He extended sincerest salute to all the Korean people who are triumphantly advancing under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il.

Talks between DPRK and Chinese Delegations

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- Talks were held between the delegation of the Hydro-Meteorological Service of the DPRK and the delegation of the Ministry of Water Resources of China at the People's Palace of Culture on Tuesday. At the talks the two sides exchanged views on further developing cooperation in the hydrological field between the two countries and a series of matters of common concern.
    Attending the talks were the members of the delegation of the Hydro-Meteorological Service of the DPRK led by its Director Ko Il Hun and the members of the delegation of the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources led by Vice-Minister E Jingping.

S. Korean Buddhists Call for Repeal of SL

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- Members of Buddhist organizations including co-representatives of the south Korean Buddhist Human Rights Committee Jin Kwan, Ji Won and Han Sang Bom on September 16 made public an appeal titled "Let's all Buddhists come out to get the Security Law abolished". Social democracy cannot be achieved nor can the peace and stability of the nation be attained unless the SL is scrapped, the appeal said, stressing:
    The repeal of the SL is the only way of setting right the spirit of the nation.
    It is high time that all the Buddhists rallied closely in the fight for the repeal of the SL, the appeal said, calling upon them to turn out and get the evil law torn up with their practical struggle.

U.S. "War against Terrorism" Assailed

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- The "war against terrorism" launched by the United States after the Sept. 11 incident is a horrible criminal act of sparking a vicious cycle of terrorism and retaliation and driving the world into war, disorder and disaster. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says this in a signed article . It goes on: The Afghan war launched by the U.S. under the pretext of "retaliation" against the Sept. 11 incident was a war to conquer the world in the 21st century and a prelude to the contemporary form of "crusade." The Bush forces' much publicized "war against terrorism" is not aimed at U.S. security and world peace as claimed by them but a war of aggression to seize areas of strategic importance in the world and establish military domination over them. The Iraq war ignited by the U.S. in the wake of the start of the Afghan war was a war that crudely violated the independence of a sovereign state and a war to plunder strategic resources as it laid bare the aggressive, bestial and predatory nature of U.S. imperialism.
    A vicious cycle of terrorism and retaliation is going on in Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of the world as a consequence of the U.S. "war against terrorism." This is causing bloodshed and leaving the world uneasy.
    The Bush group is working hard to round off its brigandish "strategy of preemptive attack" for escalating this war and speeding up the reorganization and redeployment of its armed forces according to the strategy, far from owning great responsibility for the above-mentioned consequences. It was so arrogant as to divide the world into a group standing on the side of the U.S. and the other group siding with "terrorism" as they pleased. It threatens that it does not rule out even the use of nuclear weapons against the anti-U.S. independent countries. The Bush warlike forces had already revealed their sinister intention to escalate their "anti-terrorist war" worldwide by listing the DPRK, Iran and Iraq as an "axis of evil." They are stepping up the preparations for the second Korean war at the last phase after singling out the DPRK as the next target of their attack after the Iraqi war.
    Increasing the national defence capability provides the best way of frustrating the U.S. moves for aggression and war and defending the sovereignty and security of the country.

Ending U.S. Imperialists' Occupation of S. Korea Urged

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- The Korean nation should put an end to the U.S. imperialists' occupation of south Korea and it is the only way to get rid of the misfortunes and disgrace of the nation, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article. The U.S. forces crawled into south Korea with the defeat of Japanese imperialism in 1945. It sought to rule the whole of Korea. But, failing in this attempt, they placed south Korea under its military occupation in a brigandish way. This was an illegal act of aggression which can never be justified with any subterfuge.
    The article continues:
    The U.S. imperialists' occupation of south Korea is the root cause of all the misfortunes and sufferings of the Korean people. It led to a war of aggression that brought mass killings and indiscriminate destruction in Korea.
    During the occupation, the U.S. imperialists committed murder, looting and anti-human crimes previously unknown against the south Korean people. With south Korea left under the U.S. imperialists' occupation, the people there can never be freed from the misfortunes, sufferings and death.
    The U.S. forces present in south Korea are the main obstacle to the Korean nation's cause of independent reunification. It is because of the obstructions of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces that the turning phase of reunification opened by the publication of the historic July 4 joint declaration was reversed and the inter-Korean agreement and joint declaration of denuclearization adopted with so much efforts became dead letters as soon as they came into effect. It is nobody's secrecy that the desire of the participants in the April 19 popular uprising was dashed and the popular uprising in Kwangju was brutally suppressed by the U.S. imperialist aggressors. It was again those aggression forces that put a block on the way of reunification by staging such massive joint military exercises as "Team Spirit", "Foal Eagle", "RUSOI" and "Ulji Focus Lens" whenever the spirit of Koreans for reunification rose to a new tide.
    Now the Korean people's advance toward independent reunification to implement the June 15 joint declaration under the banner of the Korean nation-first spirit has stumbled upon trials and difficulties. And this is also attributable to the U.S. imperialists' occupation of south Korea and their anti-reunification acts of interference.

Pyongyang Chamber of Commerce

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- The Pyongyang Chamber of Commerce of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is conducting brisk activities of service and cooperation with local and foreign trade and investment organizations. In close contact with the national committees under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), commercial chambers and trade centers of other countries and international economic and trade organizations, it is engaged in trade, investment, transport, arbitration and service.
    The chamber, which was formed in March Juche 89 (2000) with the backing or joining of 12 local and foreign banking and trade organs, has more than 20 fellow companies now.
    It has the Trade Information Service Committee, the Trade Exhibition Committee, the International Transportation Committee, the Financial Committee and the Arbitration Committee.
    The ICC admitted the Pyongyang Chamber of Commerce to it at the 33rd World Congress held in May 2000.
    General secretary of the chamber Ri Song Un told KCNA that the chamber's efforts for establishing fresh and fair international trade relations will draw great interest of commercial chambers, trade and banking organs of countries and promote close contact and cooperation among them.

Wreaths Laid before Statues of Kim Jong Suk

    Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- Wreaths were laid before the bust of anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk at the Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery on Mt. Taesong Wednesday on the occasion of her 55th death anniversary. Standing before the bust was a wreath from Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.
    Participating in the wreath-laying ceremony were senior officials of the Party, the state and the army, chairpersons of the friendly parties, members of the Cabinet, senior officials of party and military organs, power bodies, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, servicepersons, working people and youth and students in Pyongyang.
    Overseas Koreans staying in the socialist homeland were also present there.
    Amidst the playing of the wreath-laying music, wreaths were placed before her bust in the name of the WPK Central Committee, the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet.
    Also laid there were bouquets and wreaths in the name of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, working people's organizations, ministries, national institutions, KPA units, scientific, educational, public health and media institutions, the National Joint Organization of the Korean Children's Union, the Party and power bodies, factories and farms in the city, delegations and homeland-visiting groups of overseas Koreans.
    Written on the ribbons of the wreaths were words "The revolutionary exploits of the anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk will be immortal!".
    The participants observed a moment's silence in memory of her noble revolutionary life.
    Meanwhile, the military attaches' corps here laid a wreath before her bust.
    Floral baskets in the name of ministries and national institutions, the Party and power bodies, working people's organizations, KPA units, factories, enterprises, farms and schools in Pyongyang and local areas and bouquets were placed before her statues in Kim Jong Suk County, Ryanggang Province, and Hoeryong City, North Hamgyong Province, and at Kim Jong Suk University of Navy and Kim Jong Suk General Military Academy on the same day.

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Ofrendas florales ante estatuas de bronce de Kim Jong Suk

    Pyongyang, 22 de septiembre (ATCC) -- Con motivo del 55 aniversario del fallecimiento de la heroina de lucha antijaponesa Kim Jong Suk fueron depositadas el dia 22 ofrendas florales ante su busto en el Cementerio de Martires Revolucionarios en el monte Taesong. Alli estaba colocada una ofrenda floral enviada por el Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y Comandante Supremo del Ejercito Popular de Corea.
    En la ocasion participaron los cuadros del partido, el Estado y el ejercito, presidentes de los partidos amigos, miembros del Consejo de Ministros, funcionarios directivos de los organos del partido, las fuerzas armadas y el poder, entidades de masas, ministerios y organismos centrales, ex combatientes revolucionarios antijaponeses, oficiales y soldados del EPC, trabajadores, jovenes y ninos escolares de esta capital, asi como coreanos en ultramar quienes permanecen en la patria socialista.
    Mientras se interpretaba la musica de la ocasion fueron puestas las ofrendas florales en nombre del CC del PTC, el Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema y el Consejo de Ministros, de la RPDC.
    Tambien fueron depositados ofrendas y ramos de flores a nombre del Ministerio de las Fuerzas Armadas Populares, entidades de masas, ministerios, organismos centrales, unidades del EPC, organos de ciencia, ensenanza, salud publica, prensa e informacion, el conjunto nacional de organizaciones de Union de Ninos de Corea, instituciones del partido y el poder, fabricas, granjas de esta capital, delegaciones y grupos de visita de coreanos en ultramar.
    En cintas de ofrendas florales se leen las inscripciones: "!Seran inmortales las proezas revolucionarias de la heroina de lucha antijaponesa Kim Jong Suk!"
    Los participantes guardaron un momento de silencio recordando la preciosa vida revolucionaria de ella.
    El mismo dia, lo hizo el Cuerpo de Agregados Militares en Corea.
    Ese dia, ante las estatuas de bronce de Kim Jong Suk en el distrito del mismo nombre de la provincia de Ryanggang, la ciudad de Hoeryong de la provincia de Hamgyong del Norte, La Academia Naval y la Escuela Combinada de Oficiales que llevan el mismo nombre, fueron colocados los cestos y ramos de flores en nombre de los ministerios, organos centrales, organismos del partido y el poder, entidades de masas, fabricas, empresas, granjas y escuelas de la capital y localidades, unidades del EPC, etc.

Sur de Corea vuelve a expresar voluntad de envio de efectivos

    Pyongyang, 22 de septiembre (ATCC) -- El dia 16, la radio surcoreana "MBC" transmitio que el "Ministerio de Defensa Nacional" expreso otra vez la voluntad de enviar a los uniformados a Irak. La radio cito el informe de una sesion de la "comision de defensa de la asamblea nacional" efectuada el mismo dia, segun el cual en estos dias, el "MDN" formo a un contingente de transporte aereo "Jaitun" y lo entrena y planea despachar esta unidad a Iraq a mediados de octubre que viene.
    En momentos en que el interior y el exterior del pais se oponen energicamente al envio de tropas, tal proceder de las autoridades surcoreanas es un desafio frontal a toda la nacion y los pueblos del mundo amantes de la justicia y la paz.

Sofisteria de criminal de guerra -Comentario de ATCC-

    Pyongyang, 22 de septiembre (ATCC) -- En estos tiempos, Bush, en sus discursos pronunciados en el marco de la campana reeleccionista, no se limito a justificar la invasion armada a Iraq sino hasta la elogio calificandola de un "exito excepcional", lo cual produce un escandalo mundial. Es muy absurdo que Bush pintara de "exito excepcional" el crimen de guerra reconocido internacionalmente a fin de ganar su popularidad.
    Las macabras secuelas de la guerra iraqui ya comprobaron a las claras que esta invasion en contra del pais persico fue una contienda belica absolutamente agresiva y saqueadora y un abierto acto terrorista del Estado perpetrado. El unico pretexto con que la superpotencia agredio a Irak fue la "eliminacion" de supuestas armas de destruccion masiva (ADM).
    EE.UU. tiene acumulado mayor cantidad de estos armamentos en este mundo y hasta ahora los desarrolla y emplea incesantemente. Sin embargo, esgrimio descaradamente el alegato de "eliminacion de las ADM" para lanzar el ataque contra el pais arabe, lo cual deviene un reto frontal a la paz mundial.
    Lo que no podemos pasar a la ligera es que esta embestida fue un crimen de guerra perpetrado unilateralmente pese a la oposicion unanime de la ONU y la sociedad internacional.
    El lanzamiento de cohetes de gran envergadura y el bombardeo indiscriminado por parte de EE.UU. contra la nacion del Golfo Persico perseguian el unico objetivo de monopolizar las concesiones petroliferas y dominar el Medio Oriente. Estas barbaries dejaron como saldo decenas de miles de civiles muertos y las antes pacificas ciudades y poblados devastados. Durante la guerra iraqui las tropas norteamericanas arrojaron sobre Irak cerca de mil 700 toneladas de proyectiles de uranio empobrecido -cuyo uso es prohibido internacionalmente por considerarse "otro tipo de arma nuclear- contaminando asi el suelo de este con radiactividad, que sigue causando hasta en estos momentos enfermedades incurables entre los habitantes locales.
    En la carcel Abu Ghraib y otros reclusorios bajo el custodio de tropas yanquis se reportaron actos de violacion de derechos humanos de pesima calana por estas contra reos iraquies, lo cual dejo consternada a la sociedad internacional.
    Hasta en estos tiempos en que Bush anda atareado en su gira de campana reelectoral, los uniformados gringos ocupantes de Iraq bajo el pretexto de "aplastamiento de fuerzas insurgentes" realizaron bombardeos salvajes contra Najaf y otras ciudades iraquies privando de vida a un sinnumero de civiles.
    Pero, los invasores tambien son sometidos al castigo merecido.
    Debido a la ofensiva de la insurgencia iraqui, hasta la fecha mas de un millar de uniformados yanquis resultaron muertos y mas de 5 mil lesionados, aparte de suicidios, psicopatas y desertores que se reportan incesantemente entre las filas invasoras.
    Segun fuentes extranjeras disponibles, el imperio se halla empantanado en la "segunda guerra vietnamita" donde siempre esta abierta la "puerta del infierno".
    Asesinatos, incendios, destruccion, saqueo y constante derrame de sangre son los componentes del "exito excepcional" de la guerra iraqui logrado por el actual inquilino de la Oficina Oval.
    Constituyen una irrisoria ilusion las pretensiones de Bush de encubrir sus crimenes de guerra con sofisterias como "exito excepcional".
    Con respecto al elogio a si mismo de Bush, el 8 de septiembre, el aspirante democrata a la Casa Blanca Kerry le critico fuertemente revelando que la "erronea opcion de Bush conduce a EE.UU. en rumbo equivocado".
    La opinion publica internacional tilda de "banda de criminales de guerra" a la administracion Bush que viola flagrantemente la paz mundial con su asesina y hegemonica politica de agresion.