calendar>>November 27. 2011 Juch 100
Provokers Will Have to Pay Dearly: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- An extremely grave political and military tension has prevailed on the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. and the south Korean military warmongers kicked off large-scale anti-DPRK war rehearsal on the five islands and their surrounding waters in the West Sea of Korea on November 23.

Taking place again in the west sea is the same military action as was at the time of the provocation from Yonphyong Island shaking the world one year ago.

Shells are fired in direction to the DPRK's territorial waters and the West Sea area is clouded with smoke of cannons due to madcap military exercises for fratricidal war.

All Koreans are enraged at such extra-large political and military provocation by the group of traitors oblivious of lesson taught by the Yonphyong Island shelling.

The rehearsal is of bellicosity in term of its purpose.

The military warmongers asserted that the rehearsal was aimed to review their "perfect readiness for counteraction and to show their will to decisively punish "not only the base of provocation but also commanding posts of all echelons including supporters in the north" with the combined forces of three services in case the DPRK starts a military action.

It is the height of impudence for the provocateurs to talk about the base of provocation by somebody.

Last year's Yonphyong Island shelling was a legitimate self-defensive step against the provocateurs who dared to make a clumsy fire on the inviolable territorial waters of the DPRK despite its army's advance warning.

The south Korean warmongers' anti-DPRK war rehearsal, launched on the first anniversary of the shelling, is intended to escalate the confrontation with compatriots and ignite a war against the DPRK at any cost.

They have already turned the area of five islands in the West Sea into a stronghold for military showdown with the DPRK, a base for attack on it, and renewed the operation posture in this area.

Changed were the operational guidelines of the Command for Defense of Islands in Northwest Sea of the puppet army, stemmed from the Marine Corps Command after the Yonphyong Island incident, and its operation theatre was expanded. The Command for Defense of Islands in Northwest Sea was allowed to conduct any operation on its own initiative in case of "provocation" by someone in Paekryong and Yonphyong islands, etc.

The military warmongers concentrated their armed forces and various kinds of war equipment on the five islands in the west sea and reinforced marine corps and warships. In the meantime they frequently staged drill of dropping depth-bombs and let maritime patrol plane P-3C make close flights above the waters around the islands.

What can not be overlooked is the fact that involved in the rehearsal were the puppet Joint Chiefs of Staff, Command for Defense of Islands in Northwest Sea, Naval Force Operation Command, Air Force Operation Command and huge armed forces of the three services.

All the facts go to prove that the south Korean warmongers seek to commit a new military provocation in the west sea and then lead it to an all-out war against the DPRK.

They must be aware that a small military clash in the Korean Peninsula may lead to a total war all at once.

So, the above said rehearsal is very dangerous developments.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces, however, are sadly mistaken.

Things will turn out quite differently now that they, oblivious of the lesson from the Yonphyong Island shelling a year ago, have made a frontal challenge to the DPRK, daringly impairing its dignity.

The flames of the Yonphyong Island will turn into those of thousand-fold revenge to reduce the stronghold of the group of traitors into ashes.

Only miserable end awaits those getting hell-bent on reckless confrontation and war moves.

They will have to pay dearly for what they do.

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