What the south Korean regime would gain
through anti-north confrontation is only its destruction
Sinmun carried on April 1 its commentator's article exposing and
denouncing the Lee Myung Bak regime's sycophancy towards the
The Lee Myung Bak regime of the Grand National Party that emerged in south Korea recently is becoming undisguised in its sycophancy towards the US and confrontation with the DPRK, blatantly swimming against the trend of the era of independent reunification.
Lee and his gentries are letting loose such spate of sophism as "priority to the south Korea-US relations", "complete settlement of the north's nuclear issue" and "pragmatism," crying out for making up for "the lost decade" in a bid to overturn all what has been achieved between the north and the south of Korea since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.
Lee Myung Bak, in particular, is getting vocal in the nuclear racket, making no scruple of talking such nonsense as "it is impossible to head for reunification and hard to improve the south-north relations unless nukes are dismantled." This reminds one of traitor Kim Young Sam's utterances that he "would not shake his hand with the one who has access to nukes."
The minister of Unification is also behaving disgustingly, asserting that he would adjust the speed, scope and ways for the development of the inter-Korean relations depending on the progress made in the efforts to settle the "north's nuclear issue".
Meanwhile, the conservative ruling forces of south Korea are kicking up a wholesale campaign of purge against the progressive pro-reunification forces in a bid to quell people's desire for achieving reunification through an alliance with the north and stoke confrontation with it among them. They are, at the same time, getting frantic with war exercises for invading the north and "human rights racket" in collusion with outside forces.
This indicates what extent the anti-north confrontation hysteria of the Lee Myung Bak regime has reached.
Now the grave situation created in south Korea arises great worry at home and abroad and the denunciation of the different social strata in south Korea against the incumbent regime is getting fiercer as days go by.
As far as Lee Myung Bak is concerned, he is a conservative political charlatan who took the office of the mayor of Seoul from the ticket of the GNP after doing business since the period of the "Yusin" fascist dictatorial regime. No wonder, he revealed his true colors as a sycophant towards the US and anti-north confrontation advocator as soon as he came to power.
The anti-north confrontational nature of Lee and the ruling conservative forces was brought to light when they advocated the so-called "no-nukes, opening and bringing the per capita income to 3000 dollars" as their "policy towards the north."
The above-said piffle is nothing but a very absurd and ridiculous jargon as they cried out for the north's "complete abandonment of nukes í░and "opening" as preconditions for the improvement of the north-south relations. This is little short of an anti-reunification declaration as it is aimed at sacrificing the interests of the Korean nation to serve outside forces, pursuing confrontation and war and driving the north-south relations to a collapse.
Above all, Lee Myung Bak acts as a lackey of the US nuclear war and a shock brigade of anti-north Korean confrontation by crying for í░northí»s complete abandonment of nukesí▒.
Lee and his gentries are raising a hue and cry over what they called "nuclear threat from the north", vociferating that "the north's access to nukes is impermissible" and the "priority should be given to the complete nuclear abandonment".
These are reckless remarks made by those who know nothing about the background against which the nuclear issue surfaced on the Korean Peninsula and its essence, the root cause of the nuclear threat and the agreements adopted at the six-party talks.
As is well-known, the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula originated from the fact that the US introduced the nuclear weapons to south Korea and has threatened the DPRK with them.
The US turned south Korea into the largest nuclear advanced base in the world, gravely threatened the DPRK by intensifying nuclear war exercises against the DPRK including the í░Team Spirití▒ joint military exercise step by step. And the Bush administration went to the lengths of designating the north as an í░axis of evilí▒ and declaring a í░preemptive nuclear strikeí▒ against it.
In such circumstances, the DPRK could not but possess nuclear deterrent in order to defend its supreme dignity and national security.
The current situation eloquently proves how just and correct were the choice that the DPRK possessed powerful nuclear deterrent under the banner of Songun.
The south Korean authorities are also accountable for the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula for they have connived at and sheltered the introduction of the US nuclear weapons and danced to the nuclear war moves of the US.
The successive "governments" of south Korea have not shown any worry about the fact that the US openly deployed in south Korea nuclear weapons enough to kill the Koreans hundreds of times but supported it and zealously joined in the US nuclear war maneuvers against the DPRK.
The first thing done by Lee after becoming the "president" is that he let the US bring its super-large nuclear-powered carrier and nuclear submarines and other ultra modern nuclear hardware to south Korea and staged nuclear war exercises for invading the DPRK with outside forces. He is also contemplating participating in the dangerous "PSI" and "MD" which even his predecessors hesitated to do so.
Such being a hard fact, Lee Myong Bak and his gentries are absurdly finding fault with northí»s self-defensive nuclear deterrent and negating the national reunification and the inter-Korean relations. This shows how frenzied they are in pro-US sycophancy and anti-north Korean confrontation.
He seems not to know properly about the contents of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is not a denuclearization of any half of the peninsula but a denuclearization of the whole peninsular.
It is not an issue between the north and the south but an issue between the DPRK and the US and an international issue involving south Korea. That was why the six-party talks were arranged.
The September 19 joint statement clearly stipulated the duty of south Korea along with the duty of the US, the main party to the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula.
Does Lee Myong Bak know that the US guaranteed that it would neither introduce nukes in south Korea nor impose a nuclear threat upon the DPRK, and the principle of simultaneous action in the September 19 joint statement?
It would be necessary for him to properly study the September 19 joint statement that stipulated what the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is, before clamoring about the DPRKí»s abandonment of nukes.
That Lee Myong Bak disregards the duty of the US and south Korea for denuclearization while raising a hue and cry over the DPRKí»s í░denuclearizationí▒ reveals only his true colors as an accomplice to the US nuclear war moves.
He is making a mess of the process to denuclearize the peninsula by echoing what others utter like parrot as he knows nothing about why the nuclear issue was spawned in the peninsula, what compelled the DPRK to have access to nuclear deterrent and why the DPRK calls for the denuclearization of the peninsula.
The Lee Myong Bak regime should not forget the lessons drawn by his American master and the preceding regimes that met shameful setbacks after pressurizing the DPRK to "dismantle nukes first."
The DPRK is not such a state which will meekly yield to the pressure of someone to unilaterally dismantle its nuclear deterrent, a product of great Songun and a shield for justice and peace. It is quite self-evident that what Lee, a pro-US stooge, uttered cannot have any impact on making the above-mentioned nuclear deterrent an object of bargaining.
His call on "the north to dismantle its nukes first" is nothing but a declaration of confrontation and a war declaration as it throws a hurdle in the way of the settlement of the nuclear issue, far from helping solve it, and does harm to the north-south relations and disturbs peace.
And by calling for í░openingí▒ of someone Lee Myong Bak is driving the inter-Korean relations to a cliff of distrust and confrontation.
Now Lee Myong Bak and his group are making absurd remarks such as í░opening of the northí▒, í░real changeí▒ and í░cooperation with the international communityí▒, and frantic with despicable anti-DPRK í░human rightsí▒ racket mobilizing all sorts of the riffraff.
The word of "opening" uttered by Lee is an intolerable provocation to the dignity and system of the DPRK.
As far as "opening" is concerned, the DPRK has never closed its door but keeps its door opened to the US, a hostile country, to improve its relations with it. The recent performance of the New York Philharmonic in Pyongyang is one of example.
The DPRK has already proposed to destroy the division wall and carry out multisided exchange and cooperation between the north and the south since early days. And after the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, in particular, the inter-Korean dialogue, contacts and visits get brisk thanks to the northí»s initiative and positive efforts.
It is none other than the US and the present ruling forces of south Korea who are clinging to the moves to blockade against and isolate the DPRK.
The US has enforced the unprecedented policy for isolating and stifling the DPRK on the strength of such evil laws as the "Trading with the Enemy Act" and "Law on Terrorism" and south Korea has zealously joined it in executing them.
The Lee Myung Bak regime, in particular, is opting to shut the door of the inter-Korean relations, which have favorably developed since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, after laying down what it called "four principles for pushing forward the policy towards the north".
Has such a man as Lee Myong Bak got a face to say about someoneí»s í░openingí▒?
Leeí»s accusations against the DPRK over its í░human rights situationí▒ is a revelation of his ignorance of the DPRK and, at the same time, a deliberate political provocation to incite hostility and mistrust between fellow countrymen and push the north-south relations to those of confrontation.
The í░human rights situationí▒ is out of the question in the socialist system of the DPRK centered on the popular masses where the Juche idea is fully embodied.
Human rights are just national sovereignty.
In fact, "human rights abuses" are rampant in south Korea under the military occupation of the U.S.
It is very south Korea where there is no place to complain of for the fact that the life and prosperity of the people are ruthlessly trampled down by the US troops and the independent dignity of the nation is seriously violated due to the US domination.
The National Security Law, a fascist evil law, still remains intact in south Korea and binds the people.
A particular mention should be made of the fact that no sooner had the Lee Myung Bak regime emerged than it kicked up a campaign of cracking down upon progressive pro-reunification forces under the pretext of "pro-north," asserting this is aimed at purging remnants of the preceding "leftist government." People thus term it a "neo-fascist regime", "government seeking only public peace" and a "reactionary regime."
It is highly ridiculous that Lee and his gentries talk about í░human rightsí▒ of someone.
It finds fault with the system in the DPRK, talking about the "opening" and "human rights." This is an impertinent act that can be perpetrated only by those who are ignorant of the basic principle of the inter-Korean relations on which both sides agreed to stop slandering each other and interfering in each other's internal affairs.
Even though he is a political outsider Lee should have known the July 4 Joint Statement adopted in 1972, the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration which clarified the fundamental principles of inter-Korean relations.
The present south Korean authorities have gone so far as to implore their U.S. master to help lead the DPRK to "opening" and raise a hue and cry over its "human rights situation" even on the international arena, hell-bent on crying out for "opening" and "improved human rights record".
"Opening" much publicized by the Lee regime indicates that it seeks to tarnish the dignified system in the DPRK, push the north-south relations to those of confrontation and, furthermore, sell off the whole of the Korean Peninsula to the outsiders lock, stock and barrel.
His advertisement on í░openingí▒ is the anti-national sophistry to foment the anti-DPRK confrontation and an anti-reunification act to totally deny inter-Korean relations.
Lee also floated the story about bringing someone's "per capita income to 3,000 dollars", making a mockery of the DPRK. This has brought to light his true colors as a vicious political charlatan and imposter.
Lee and his gentries are letting loose a spate of honey-coated words that they will help the DPRK raise per capita income to 3,000 dollars within 10 years if it scraps nukes and opens itself to the world.
He does not have the slightest idea of the DPRK and it is an expression of his ignorance of political sensitivity. That was why he made such absurd remarks.
It is ridiculous for them to pretend to show "generosity," finding fault with the self-supporting national economy in the DPRK and the living conditions of its people despite the fact that south Korea has colonial economy dependent on the U.S. This is a sort of political caricature.
They are so foolish as to talk about "national income" of someone though they are in such bad shape as to be busy begging for foreign capital due to the bankruptcy of economy and the livelihood of the people in south Korea as soon as they took office. This is enough to make even a cat laugh.
What merits attention is that the Lee Myung Bak group said it would borrow money from the Western countries and add even the money to be paid by Japan to the DPRK as reparation for its past crimes to the funds to be used for "aiding the north."
If he has an iota of the sense to discern things, he should know who helps whom and who is obliged to whom.
It is entirely thanks to the June 15 era that south Korea could survive from the state insolvency caused by the financial crisis that swept throughout Asia a decade ago.
Moreover, but for the Songun politics of the DPRK, a nuclear war would break out on the Korean Peninsula and the south Korean economy would be reduced to ashes.
Lee has no ability to understand the acute political reality on the Korean Peninsula. Therefore, he does not know from whom the south Korean economy receives benefits.
Lee had better mind his own business before "worrying" about someone else.
The DPRK will be able to live as well as it wishes without any help from the south as it did in the past. But it will follow how the south side will live, turning its back on the north side and standing in confrontation with it.
Lee is exploiting the noble north-south cooperation projects for co-prosperity of the nation in a bid to meet his sinister political purpose, thus bringing into bolder relief his true colors as a disturber of reconciliation and cooperation and an enemy standing in the way of reunification and prosperity.
Such sophism about "no nukes, opening and 3,000 dollars," a provocation to the DPRK, is nothing but the most despicable jargon and a daydream as it saliently reveals the anti-reunification and treacherous nature of the Lee's regime.
Lurking behind those remarks is reactionary "pragmatism."
By putting up í░pragmatismí▒ he completely denies the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration which are hailed from the entire Korean nation and the world and hampers their implementation.
Lee is going to turn the national problem to subordination to the south Korea-US relations and prey to his pragmatic diplomacy, saying he would deal inter-Korean relations within the framework of the diplomatic relations.
There have been a series of regime changes in south Korea but it was only traitor Lee Myung Bak who openly declared at home and abroad that he would put the inter-Korean relationship within the framework of the diplomatic relations and subordinate it to them in handling the issues related to it.
The south Korean people are criticizing in astonishment that Lee tries to handle domestic issue and inter-Korean relations like the way he ran business in the past. With the Leeí»s amateur regime, south Korea will be backward in stead of development, they noted.
Lee's seizure of power created a thorn bush in the way of the inter-Korean relations and this cannot but have an adverse impact on the situation in and around the Korean Peninsula.
Lee's regime has become frantic in establishing triangular relations of military alliance with the U.S. and Japan while tightening the nexus with them. This has escalated the tension in and around the peninsula, increasing the danger of a nuclear war.
Should traitor Lee Myung Bak opt for confrontation, subservient to the outsiders after scrapping the inter-Korean declarations and agreements, the DPRK will have no option but to change its approach toward the south.
Moreover, the DPRK will never allow anyone to make a preemptive attack on it in a bid to destroy its dignified system, its lifeline.
Now the army and people of the DPRK have consolidated the invincible power of the single-minded unity in every way under the banner of Songun and push ahead the building of a socialist thriving nation.
Any attempt to deface the cause and dignity of the DPRK will meet dishonorable defeat.
It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to develop the north-south relations and achieve independent reunification, peace and prosperity in line with the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.
The DPRK will as ever make every possible effort to keep the June 15 era of reunification going but mercilessly meet the challenges of a handful of absent-minded traitors swimming against the trend of the times and sternly punish them in the name of the nation.
Lee Myung Bak should not misjudge the patience and silence so far kept by the DPRK.
The Lee regime will be held fully accountable for the irrevocable catastrophic consequences to be entailed by the freezing of the inter-Korean relations and the disturbance of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula due to its sycophancy towards the U.S. and its moves for confrontation with the north.
There is no future for those who turn their back on the nation.
Lee Myung Bak should behave prudently, seeing straightly the trend of the times.