calendar>>March 10. 2009 Juche 98
KCNA Slams Japanese Militarists' Agitation of War
Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) -- Tamogami, former chief of staff of the Air "Self-Defense Force", in a recent lecture given on the subject of "the abduction issue", let loose a spate of reckless remarks calling on Japan to "take the posture of attacking north Korea by mobilizing the SDF."

These are unpardonable outbursts which can be heard only from a man who is hell-bent on the moves to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK and start a war against it.

As well known to the world, Tamogami is a wicked Right-wing reactionary cursed and censured at home and abroad for having spoken for the Japanese militarist forces of late.

What he uttered is peppered with a spate of sophism intended to turn Japan into a military power and realize overseas expansion let loose by the successive Japanese reactionaries ranging from reckless remarks shamelessly whitewashing their past war of aggression to outbursts claiming access to nuclear weapons and the exercise of the "right to collective self-defense."

Tomogami's utterances indicate that the Japanese reactionaries' wild ambition to conquer the Korean Peninsula and other countries in Asia and the rest of the world has reached an extreme phase. This is not only a blatant challenge to the DPRK's sovereignty but a serious threat to the peace and security of Asia.

In the last century the Japanese militarists invaded Korea under the pretext that "Japan should lead and protect a nation incapable of standing on its own feet." But at present they are working hard to realize their wild ambition for staging a comeback to Korea under the absurd pretext of "the abduction issue."

This is the very reason why the international community should be vigilant and cautious about the "abduction issue" oft-repeated by such unstable state as Japan.

Japan's noisy and disturbing trumpeting about "the abduction issue" is nothing but a prelude to its operation to stage a comeback to Korea.

The provocative jargon let loose by Tamogami suffices to prove that he is an offspring of those who advocated the militarization of the Japanese society and the process to turn it reactionary and an icon of militarist Japan bereft of the normal way of thinking and off the track of normal development.

No statute of limitations is applicable to the crimes committed against humanity. Protracted is humankind's just struggle to punish the perpetrators of those crimes.

Those who preach invasion and war, refusing to make an honest apology and repentance for the blood-stained history of aggression and crying out for "doing away with guilty conscience" should be treated as war criminals and brought to an international court to face a stern judgment of history.

The army and people of the DPRK are closely following the moves of the Japanese reactionaries for reinvasion which are getting evermore undisguised at a time when the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains so tense that physical clashes may break out any time. They are hardening their will to settle accounts with Japan, their sworn enemy, to the last.

Should the Japanese militarists dare preempt an attack on the DPRK, persisting in their rash actions defying its warnings, they will perish in face of the merciless retaliatory strikes of its revolutionary armed forces.

Their reckless war hysteria is bound to lead them to inescapable destruction.

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