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US Criminal Propensity Justifies North Korea's Nukes
| Pyongyang, March 12 (KCNA) -- The M 4, a website of China, on March 10 carried an article titled "U.S. criminal propensity justifies north Korea's nukes".
The article said:
No other state on earth has endured a trade embargo or a gamut of diplomatic, financial and economic sanctions more than north Korea. For more than 63 years since the beginning of the Korean War (1950-1953), the DPRK has been frozen out of normal relations with other international states because of a trade embargo imposed by Washington.
This illegal straightjacket has been tightened several times down through the decades with resolutions and sanctions implemented by the UN Security Council-the latest being instigated last Friday.
The latest round of sanctions at the U.N., initiated once again by the U.S., aims to make all remaining international conduct by north Korea next to impossible. As well as complete blackout of financial transactions, north Korea's shipping and air transport are to be impounded if they do not comply with unilateral inspections at any point.
All threats of nuclear extinction made against north Korea have come from one source-the United States of America.
Yet in the Orwellian world of Western governments and their dutiful news media, reality is turned upside down. Selective amnesia and selective reporting convey the public image that it is north Korea who is the aggressor and insane nuclear threat while the U.S. is the voice of reason, peace and legality.
One would never guess the true nature of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula and its very real threat to global security from a reading of the Western mainstream media. All history of the Korean conflict has been whitewashed of salient facts.
Take just the recent history over the last months. The latest sanctions imposed on north Korea are said to be in response to the DPRK's underground nuclear bomb test on Feb. 12. But that test was carried out after the country was threatened with sanctions in January following its successful launch of a satellite into outer space in December.
What we have here is a long cycle of U.S.-led provocation and north Korean counter-provocation. But the dynamic is only ever presented as an irrational series of provocations by Pyongyang.
And let's remember that north Korea only embarked on its nuclear program following earlier threats of nuclear devastation by the U.S. in 1993, after which the DPRK gave notice that it was quitting the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Nuclear weapons were first introduced into the Peninsula by the Americans in 1950s.
The Peninsula was partitioned at the behest of the U.S. In the newly created south Korea, the U.S. went about installing remnants of the pro-Japanese puppets and quislings.
When the war broke out between north and south, the U.S. mobilized its military including nuclear weapons in support of the south.
It is estimated that many innocent people were killed by U.S. air force bombers. Every city and major town in the north was completely destroyed.
Since then, the Korean War has never ended technically. The people of north Korea have lived under the shadow of destruction from American nuclear bombs.
Given the economic, political and military stranglehold that Washington maintains on north Korea it is hardly surprising that the latter has remained fiery in its Songun politics.
North Korea's insistence on having nuclear weapons and the right to use them is based on rational and even sound moral judgment.
With an objective understanding of history, it is the United States which is seen to be rogue state that is a threat to global security.
North Korea's nuclear weapons are probably the only thing restraining Washington in its criminal propensity to gratuitously attack other nations.
In that way, ironically, north Korea and its nuclear defenses have managed to sustain peace in East Asia in the face of relentless U.S. aggression.
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