Sunday, June 27, 2010

information on the provocation of the Korean War

information on the provocation of the Korean War

Dear friends,

We send our warm greetings of Korean Committee for Solidarity with the World People.

As you know well, six decades have passed since the fiercest war after World War II was fought in Korea from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.

Then, how did the Korean War break out?

The American statesmen attached great importance to the Far East and especially to Korea.

The report No. 4849, a highly classified document issued by Information and Investigation Bureau of the US State Department on January 28, 1949, said in the following vein: In view of the strategic position held by Korea in Northeast Asia, establishment of control over Korea and her people is of great value in any other country interested in the Far East. And it is quite beyond any doubt that Korea has a great weight with the US from the political viewpoint.

The Korean peninsula was a strategic point of military importance for the US from which it could deal blows to any part of the Far East, a “bridge leading to the continent” for attaining its world supremacy and a “dagger” for cutting off a “chunk of meat” of Asia. In other words, the US considered the establishment of control over the whole Korea to be the key to realizing its domination over the whole world.

For this reason, the US bent all its efforts to provoking a war in a bid to put the whole of Korea under its control.

MacArthur, the then Commander of Far East Forces, said:

“By occupying all of Korea we could… control the whole area between Vladivostok and Singapore … Nothing would then be beyond the reach of ur power.”

The US revealed its ulterior intention from the outset of its occupation of south Korea.

It was hell-bent on military buildup, stepping up the construction of military roads, airfields and naval ports in many different places of south Korea.

A Japanese publication in those days said that the US arranged 400,000-strong armed forces, including the ground force and the police 150,000 strong, reserve troops 200,000 strong, air and naval forces 3000 and over 10,000 strong each in south Korea. It also disclosed that in 1949 alone the US handed over to south Korea the military equipment worth US$ 190 million to leave nothing desired in the preparations for the Korean war.

The operations plan for carrying out an all-out offensive against the DPRK was perfected and, in accordance with it, a great number of attack positions were build and all forces deployed in attacking formations in the areas along the 38th parallel which divided Korea into the north and the south. The director of the Information Department at the MacArthur’s Headquarters wrote in his book that when the war was impending most of the Syngman Rhee’s troops had already virtually been deployed along the 38th parallel. MacArthur in his statement after his release from office confessed that the US had concentrated all its war supplies and weaponry in the areas along the 38th parallel on the eve of the war to attack the DPRK.

At that time the south Koran side committed armed provocations as a preliminary and trial war almost everyday. Entering the year 1950, the armed intrusion reached to an extreme and its number totaled 1147 between January 1 and June 24.

Meanwhile, US aircraft carrier and large bombers made full preparations to be readily committed to the Korean peninsula. And the American civilians in south Korea were evacuated to Japan on the sly.

With scrupulous arrangements made, Dulles, special envoy of the US president, looked round the areas along the 38th parallel to make a final inspection of the situation. After that an order was issued to start the war and the Korean war broke out at 4 o’clock in the morning on June 25, 1950.

The United States was prudent in its calculation to fix the date of war on June 25.

It was a hackneyed trick preferred by aggressors to adopt a tactic of “surprise attack on Sunday morning.” The Russo-Japanese war, the Sino-Japanese war and the Pacific war had all broken out on Sunday mornings through blitzkriegs.

The US added a new meaning to this stereotyped method.

Roberts, the then chief of the American Military Advisory Group in Korea, had explained why June 25 had been chosen as the date of war as follows: “We have chosen the 25th and this explains our prudence. It is the Sabbath for both the United States and south Korea, Christian states. No one will believe we have started a war on Sunday. In short, it is to make people believe that we are not the first to open a war.”

The above-said facts offer no room for argument that the US unleashed the war against the DPRK 60 years ago. The US can by no means throw off its responsibility as the provoker of the Korean war.

Recently the U.S. and the South Korean authorities cooked up the “Choenan” incident and trying to break out another aggressive war in Korean Peninsula, shifting the responsibility to DPRK.

The second war in Korean Peninsula means an all-out nuclear war which would be a great threat to the world peace and stability.

On the occasion of “June 25th-July 27th, the month of struggle against the U.S. imperialists”, we firmly believe that you and your organizations will strongly denounce the reckless new war maneuvers of the U.S. and the South Korean authorities and will fully support the just cause of the Korean peoples for independent and peaceful reunification of the country.

With best regards,

Korean Committee for Solidarity with the World People