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KCNA Commentary Brands U.S. as Provoker of Korean War
|Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) -- How did the Korean War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953) break out?
MacArthur, the then commander of the U.S. forces in the Far East and commander of the UN forces, sent a message to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshida on June 26, 1950, asking him to order Akahata, the organ of the Communist Party of Japan, to suspend its operation for 30 days from June 27.
The newspaper reported at that time that MacArthur made such request because it reported that the puppet army of Syngman Rhee illegally intruded into the northern half of Korea across the 38th Parallel.
This was just a very tiny example of the U.S. imperialists' moves to cover up the true colors as provoker of the Korean War.
The international political situation and the balance of forces in the international relations at the time when the Korean War broke out were very unfavorable for the U.S. strategy for world domination.
After the end of the Second World War, the People's Republic of China was proclaimed and the friendly alliance between the Soviet Union and China was formed. The national liberation struggle and democratic forces grew stronger in all regions of Asia including Korea and Vietnam. The U.S. ruling quarters were busy shifting the responsibility for the failure of their Far East strategy onto each other.
The influence of the socialist camp steadily grew in the international arena and the anti-imperialist struggle for national liberation mounted in many countries which had been under the domination and yoke of imperialists.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military industrial complexes and the financial situation of Wall Street badly needed a war of aggression.
The U.S. economy greeted a heyday after raking up huge profits through massive production and sale of weapons during World War II. But, it began gradually sinking into depression in 1946.
It was against the backdrop of a start of arms race and extreme horror of economic depression, the worst in the U.S. history that the U.S. political and military authorities decided to launch the Korean War as a way out of this.
The British magazine Economist said that the U.S. needed an opportunity of weathering the crisis and had no option but to invent a war.
The U.S. option for the Korean War to tide over the economic crisis spurred the revival of Japan.
The article "U.S. policy for colonizing Japan" written by Prof. Konstantin Popov carried in Izbestiya of the then Soviet Union said:
"From a military viewpoint, the U.S. is encouraging the development of Japanese industry to be effectively used for arming the Japanese forces now being revived by the MacArthur command.
"This policy of the U.S. occupation authorities stemmed from the policy of the U.S. ruling quarters keen to turn Japan into their military bridgehead in the Far East.
"As of early 1950, the total amount of the U.S. investment in Japan reached 2.5 billion U.S. dollars.
"The U.S. war provokers plan to use Japan as a springboard for carrying out their Far Eastern military strategy while the Japanese ruling quarters hope to use the Korean War for implementing their scenarios for revenge."
The U.S. ignited the Korean War as it was much upset by the daily growing political, economic and military potentials of the DPRK.
Five days before the outbreak of the Korean War, a correspondent of the Swiss paper Neue Zurcher Zeitung said in his Far East report as follows:
"From an economic point of view, south Korea is in a difficult situation. Most of the profit-making industrial establishments and major power stations are located in the northern half of Korea. The Syngman Rhee clique sought a way out of the catastrophic situation in invading north Korea.
"There are many people in south Korea who seek a way for settling the difficult economic problem in the military invasion of north Korea. 100 000 troops well trained by Americans plus 50 000-strong police of south Korea can surely outrival the army of north Korea."
Yukorolkov, TASS correspondent in Berlin at that time, wrote as follows, saying he had photos taken by AP correspondent in south Korea:
The American correspondent left a photo showing the first phase of invasion of north Korea from the 38th Parallel.
Prominent in the photo is John Foster Dulles, one of the war merchants and adviser to the U.S. secretary of State.
Dulles is closely examining the preparations for the imminent combat actions, standing in the trench. He was inspecting fully battle ready troops of south Korea, surrounded by American officers and soldiers of the mercenary army of Syngman Rhee.
Zhou Enlai, the then premier and foreign minister of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, on June 28, 1950 issued the following statement as regards Truman's June 27 statement on intervention in Korea:
Truman's statement openly disclosed his military plan and, at the same time, was aimed at putting it into practice.
In fact, the Syngman Rhee puppet regime's attack on the DPRK through the agitation of the U.S. government was kicked off by the U.S. for the purpose of securing a pretext for invading Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, etc.
This is the U.S. imperialists' renewed interference in Asian affairs.
According to a TASS report dated June 29, 1950 from New York, a member of the House of Representatives from the Workers' Party of the U.S. said that the U.S. was unnecessarily fighting a war against the north Korean government.
He predicted that Truman's actions would bring miserable consequences to the American people.
All these facts provide historical evidence proving that the U.S. is the provoker of the Korean War and the U.S. can never evade the responsibility for it.
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