Defender of Peace and Justice
The Korean War in the early 1950s has not come to an end;
hostilities alone have been temporarily suspended between the Democratic
People¡¯s Republic of Korea and the United States according to the
Armistice Agreement. That is why the Korean
Peninsula has remained
one of the hottest spots in the world for over a half a century. In recent
years alone, the situation in the region was driven to the verge of
hair-trigger crisis many times.
However, another Korean war has not broken out. This is
attributable to Kim Jong Il, supreme
leader of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic
of Korea and chairman of
the DPRK National Defense Commission.
He was acclaimed as the chairman of the National Defense
Commission of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic
of Korea on April 9, 1993 during the
¡°first nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula¡±, that is, not long after the end of a
worldwide political earthquake like the collapse of socialism in the then
Soviet Union and other countries in the East Europe.
On July 8, 1994, the Korean people suffered the greatest loss-the unexpected
demise of President Kim Il Sung, the
founder of the DPRK. Worse still, unprecedentedly severe natural calamities
swept the country. Yelling for delight that it was the golden opportunity to
suffocate the DPRK, the US
launched extreme offensives against it in every sector of politics, the
military and the economy and culture. On January 1, 1995, Kim Jong Il inspected a unit of the Korean People¡¯s Army, which was
his first official movement as the supreme leader of the DPRK in the first year
after the President passed away. It was also an official movement done amid
various conjectures on the future of the DPRK and his political direction. Many
people of the world could realize through his inspection of the army unit as
his first official movement in 1995 his will to defend the peace on the Korean
Peninsula and Northeast Asia and maintain for ever the socialist society-chosen
by the Korean people themselves-by further strengthening the KPA so as to cope
squarely with the aggressive attempt of the US.
By strengthening the military power
Posing as the ¡°only superpower¡± in the world after the
end of the cold war, the United
States did it could to suffocate the DPRK.
This can be proved by the fact that America made public ¡°OPLAN 5027¡±
for a second Korean war in the latter half of the 1990s. Particularly, with the
advent of the new century, the Bush administration threatened to make a
preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, labeling the country as a ¡°rogue state¡±
and part of the ¡°axis of evil¡±. Over the last 10-odd years, the US
ceaselessly watched for a chance to start a war while frequently waging
large-scale military exercises with huge forces. If the DPRK showed even a
trace of weakness, the Northeast Asian region including the Korean Peninsula
would have turned into a war theater in a moment.
However, things did not go as the US had expected because Chairman Kim Jong Il, the defender of peace of Korea
and justice, strengthened the combat power of the KPA in every way through his
inspection of many army units from the front line to solitary islands. From
1995 to 2001, for example, he inspected as army as 814 units of the KPA. Nearly
half of his official movements in 2007 were geared to his inspection of army
units and military-related establishments. Consequently, the Korean People¡¯s
Army was further strengthened into a force invincible politico-ideologically, militarily
and technically. And the Korean people came to have a reliable war deterrent
for frustrating any invasion from abroad.
By strengthening overall national power
Kim Jong Il administered Songun politics in an all-round way so as
to meet the US
hard line with a harder line, and finally in the latter of the 1990s, he
defined the politics as the main political mode of socialism.
Songun politics not only wards off the war threats on the
Korean Peninsula and guarantees its lasting
peace by strengthening the DPRK¡¯s military power in every way but also makes it
possible to remarkably build up its overall national power by putting forward
the army as the driving force of the socialist cause. In the latter half of the
1990s when the country was suffering the worst ever ordeals the KPS soldiers carried
out the most difficult and important tasks such as the large-scale construction
of the Anbyon Youth Power Station, thus making breakthrough in the economic
construction. The ¡°revolutionary soldier spirit¡± demonstrated by the soldiers
rapidly spread throughout the country followed by wonderful progresses in the
overall socialist construction this can be seen through the fact that over 60
000 main construction projects were completed and the strong foundation for the
building of an economic power has been laid over the last 10-odd years.
Now it is in the run-up to the building of a great,
prosperous and powerful nation, and who will dare to attack the country which
survived the lethal oppression in its worst ever condition?
Respects to Chairman Kim
Jong Il of the National Defense Commission who is defending peace and
justice by dint of Songun politics.