Monday, July 12, 2010



Speech made by A.A. Mayevsky at a meeting with a delegation of the Korean Association of Social Sciences (KASS) Abridged

June 13, 2010, Kiev

Dear Comrades!

We, Ukrainian Bolsheviks, members of the CC Ukraine Buro of the AUCPB, have been closely following the events surrounding the Korean Peninsula, and the escalating of tensions by the South Korean authorities, headed by the traitorous puppet regime of Lee Myung-bak and the standing behind him U.S. in connection with the sinking of the corvette Cheonan of the puppet Navy in South Korea on March 26, 2010 which for some unknown reason, broke in two and sank in the coastal waters between the islands and Peknendo and Techondo on the Korean west sea.

The so-called International Investigation established by the authorities of South Korea on May 20 issued a "report on the results of the joint investigation”, which announced to the world the “version of the torpedo attack by North Korea" that the corvette Cheonan sank as a result of a torpedo attack by the DPRK.

In the Commentary of the military observer newspaper “Rodong Sinmun" dated May 27, the true picture of this "torpedo attack by the DPRK” was revealed and shown that this version is an absurd fabrication by the south Korean traitorous clique and is aimed at worsening relations between the DPRK and South Korea that plays into the hands of aggressive imperialist USA.

The area where the Cheonan went down is a disputed area between the North and the South, the south Korean authorities themselves bragging that double-and triple-detection systems and controls have established here. And, despite this, they invented the version of events that a small North Korean submarine rounded the peninsula, went undetected by the Cheonan which was then struck by a torpedo weighing 1.7 tons, whereas such a submarine can only carry a torpedo weighing no more then 300 kg. It should be noted that during this period this area of the sea was crowded with a variety of corvettes, submarines and air reconnaissance means participating in the joint US-South Korean military exercise "Foal Eagle" which had reached its peak by that time. Evidence suggests that the wreck of the Cheonan had deviated from its regular route, and despite the risk of collision with underwater rocks, it had entered into an area only 25 meters deep, and that after the incident, all the survivors of the Cheonan were ordered to stay quiet. They were also forbidden to use mobile phones and meet with other people, not to publish the logbook, or records of communication and photographic materials. As a result of the sinking of the “Cheonan" 46 young sailors were killed who had drowned in their underwear, and yet, all the officers on the corvette managed to monopolise the lifeboats and jackets and jumped into the sea, as if they knew in advance of an impending sinking of the ship.

The version sucked from a finger about a torpedo attack by a North Korean submarine has been thrown into doubt, even by the South Korean media, which say that not only the corvette “Cheonan” went down, but also the “Lee Myung-bak government."

With its provocation by the sinking of the corvette Cheonan and blaming the North Korean side, the regime of Lee Myung-bak almost brought the North and South of Korea to the brink of war.

"Such actions by the clique of traitors - as noted in the announcement by the General Staff of the Korean People's Army on May 29, 2010 - are an act of total denunciation of the historic Joint Declaration of the North and South of 15 June 2000, which is a common achievement of the entire Korean nation, and the implementation of its program - the Declaration of the North and South from October 4, 2007. These actions are also very serious crimes, pushing inter-Korean relations to a state of war ".

The South Korean rulers refused to accept the inspection group of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK to determine the true cause of the sinking of the corvette Cheonan, fearing exposure of their filthy-gutter slander.

All this has been done with one aim in mind - to prevent the reunification of the Korean people, divided by the 38 th parallel as a result of the occupation of south Korea by U.S. forces after the Second World War. The U.S. and their puppets suffered a severe defeat in the war against the DPRK of 1950-1953, which was the Fatherland Liberation War of the Korean people, but they managed to keep the artificial division of Korea on the 38 th parallel, and to continue the occupation of the South, turning the Korean Peninsula into the largest nuclear arsenal in the Far East.

The U.S. are also displeased with the independent policy pursued by the people of the DPRK under the leadership of the WPK headed by outstanding leader of our time, Comrade Kim Jong Il, a policy aimed both at building a prosperous socialist society in the DPRK and the reunification of the Korean nation into one state.

O June 15, 2000 between North and South Korea the historic Joint Declaration was signed and on October 4, 2007 - Declaration of the North and South as a program for implementing the Joint Declaration. A merging between North and South had begun, along with the resumption of dialogue between citizens and separated families, etc.

To stop the process of closer ties, Lee Myung-bak, the president of South Korea a few years ago, with the full complicity and support of the United States was "elected" (in fact, placed into the presidential chair by his U.S. masters). He is a puppet ruler of South Korea, conducting pro-American policies, policies against the fundamental interests of the Korean people for their unification.

It is the DPRK and Cuba, despite the temporary defeat of socialism in the USSR and Eastern Europe that have remained loyal to their socialist choice and pursue an independent foreign and internal policy, without submitting to the dictates of the United States.

This example of two freedom-loving peoples really annoys the U.S. imperialists who are committing all types of provocations, in order bring the Korean and Cuban people to their knees.
The provocation over the sinking of the Cheonan serves this purpose.

The U.S. seeks to completely control the situation in this region of the world and to “turn Japan and South Korea into more obedient servants," says the press statement by the representative of the DPRK Foreign Ministry on May 29.

"If the south Korean puppets commit the slightest provocation against the DPRK, - notes the commentary of the military observer newspaper Rodong Sinmun on 27 May - the DPRK will immediately respond with devastating retaliation, and thereby build a unified Korea, which will eliminate any kind of dregs of humanity and where a united prosperous powerful nation will live."

We wish the people of the DPRK under the leadership of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il with honour to face this challenge and achieve their cherished dream - the reunification of the Korean nation into a powerful and prosperous state.

Workers are looking for a way out of the crisis in the rise of the strike struggle for their rights. And the imperialists - in starting another war and conflict, are creating all sorts of provocations. Anger and indignation throughout the world by military action of Israel's attack on the “freedom flotilla", which sought to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Palestinian people of Gaza, for a few years already under the Israeli blockade. 9 people, as a result of this barbaric action by the armed to the teeth aggressive militarism of Israel (which has nuclear weapons), were killed and dozens injured.

The artificial crisis and tension in connection with the sinking of the South Korean puppet corvette "Cheonan, the belligerent rhetoric of U.S. President Barack Obama, contributed to, including and the fall of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers led by Yukio Hatoyama, who said that he was resigning, as he unable to fulfil his election promise of moving U.S. military base from Okinawa. The U.S. are here too trying to impose on their Japanese and South Korean allies governments that are more flexible and convenient for U.S. imperialism.

Concluding my brief remarks, once again I want to note that the strong position of the leadership the DPRK headed by the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, the mighty forces of the DPRK, equipped with nuclear weapons of defence as a result of the Songun policy (the policy of priority in military affairs, the policies formulated by the Great Leader Kim Il Sung, and developed further in the writings and practices of the Great Leader Kim Jong Il, which corresponds to Lenin's conclusion that every revolution is only worth anything if it can defend itself), is certainly cooling the belligerence of the South Korean and U.S. military.

Today the people of the DPRK, as well the people of Cuba are at the forefront of the struggle of workers throughout the world for their liberation from imperialist bondage.

We wish the Korean people, the Workers' Party of Korea led by the Great Kim Jong Il, further success in this struggle.

We are with you, dear comrades!

A. Mayevsky, secretary of the CC AUCPB,
editor of “Raboche-Krestyanska ya Pravda"