It is ridiculous for a country that has more nuclear weapons than any other on Earth to tell a small country they can’t develop any nuclear arms for their own protection. That is what Yahoo News reported as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Democratic People’s Republic of (North) Korea on Friday the United States would never accept that country as a nuclear power.
"We are all united in the fact that North Korea will not be accepted as a nuclear power," he said.
So who is he or anyone else to say? The US has been threatening the DPRK since the first George Bush Administration, calling them part of an “axis of evil.” One of those countries, Iraq, was invaded. The US doesn’t uphold international law, why does it expect others to live by such a separate set of rules.
It is the folly of an over-confident empire and bully to believe one has the moral high ground. In this situation, the US Empire has strangled the DPRK’s economy and then tried to blame those people for their suffering—a suffering that is caused by the US.
Supporters of the US ruling class and members of the press have all joined in to pour on the propaganda machine, to convince people living here that the DPRK is run by mad people who are dangerously unpredictable and causing the starving and impoverishment of their own people. Typical of that is By Rick Newman US News;
In general, however, North Korea is one of the most miserable places on earth. "The standard of living has deteriorated to extreme levels of deprivation in which the right to food security, health and other minimum needs for human survival are denied," according to a recent report by the Korea Institute for National Unification, a research group based in Seoul.
The reality is that the DPRK has a higher standard of living than many countries under control of the US Empire and European allies. Nicaragua (where I have been and seen the poverty first hand), Honduras and Bangladesh all have a much lower standard of living and many of those people never have electricity, much less have to ration it.
The DPRK has universal housing, employment and education. Some of these things our own country won’t provide for its own citizens. It is true the DPRK doesn’t provide much democracy or free speech, but the US only provides a façade of such freedoms to its people, so it has no moral high ground over the DPRK.
The US has no right to order the DPRK around and this country needs to make some effort to negotiate with the DPRK so war might actually not break out.
- សតិវ អតុ
Here is an article today from
US Ambition for Stifling DPRK by Force of Arms Blasted
Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The U.S. introduced B-52, B-2A and Cheyenne into south Korea under the pretext of taking part in the joint military exercises and then deployed F-22s in the air force base in Osan. It also decided to deploy Stennis operating in the Indian Ocean and two Nimitz which were anchored at the naval base in its mainland in the operational theatre on the Korean Peninsula before sending them to the Pacific.
It also deployed two Aegis destroyers in the West Pacific assigned with duty of operation.
Minju Joson Thursday says in a bylined commentary in this regard:
The Korean Peninsula has been reduced to the biggest nuclear hotspot in the world in which all kinds of the U.S. nuclear strike means are amassed, making the outbreak of a nuclear war on this land unavoidable.
The U.S. is scheming to test the will of the DPRK's counteractions by counting on its numerical and technological advantages. It is also seeking to seduce the DPRK into changing its stand through the demonstration of massive nuclear force.
The DPRK won a victory in the battles against the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces in the Korean War in the 1950s. It was not ascribable to the DPRK's numerical and technological advantages.
Under the outstanding leadership of President Kim Il Sung, invincible and iron-willed commander, the DPRK employed the Juche-based war methods and won the great victory, humbling the U.S. which boasted of being "the strongest" in the world.
The DPRK now out in the final do-or-die battle with the U.S. is reliably defending the sovereignty and dignity of the country with its own strike mode and means. It has the weapon of single-minded unity which no one else has.
No force on earth can block the just cause of the army and people of the DPRK.