Saturday, April 16, 2011

ON THE OCCASION OF 79th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY(25th April 2011)

INVINCIBLE KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY

The KPA(Korean People’s Army) is known across the world as invincible armed forces. For decades it has won one victory after another in its acute confrontation with the United States and its satellite forces and firmly guaranteed the defending of socialism and the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Then what is the source of its invincibility?

First, the KPA is guided by outstanding ideas and equipped with original methods of warfare. Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), founder of the KPA and a legendary commander, advanced Juche-oriented military ideas, ideas quite different from the conventional theories centred on weaponry.

His ideas are centred on man, on soldiers, in other words, they put forward the masses of soldiers as the mot powerful beings, as the decisive factor for victory in war, and assert that they can emerge victors in the fight against any formidable enemy if they fight with confidence in their strength.

By drawing on these ideas, he defeated the one-million-strong Japanese army through a 15-years-long armed struggle and achieved the historic cause of national liberation (August 15, 1945), in the 1950s he inflicted and ignominious defeat on the “strongest” US imperialists, the first of its kind in their history, and defended with honour the dignity and sovereignty of his country.

Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il of the KPA, who is carrying forward President Kim Il Sung’s cause, has imbued the entire army with the Juche-oriented military ideas, and directed great efforts to the ideological work in the army, thus training all the soldiers to be strong in ideas and faith.

In the end of the last century the Soviet Union and other socialist countries in East Europe collapsed one after another, and in the present century several countries have been trampled down by US-led imperialist allied forces. However, socialist Korea is firm as ever, because it is supported by the KPA strong in the faith in socialism.

For the past several decades before and after the Korean war of the 1950s unleashed by the US, the KPA has won victory after victory in its confrontation with the US because it is equipped with the Juche-irented methods of warfare.

These methods created by Kim Il Sung and developed by Kim Jong Il fully conform to the concrete topographical features of Korea and the requirements of the modern warfare. The brass hats of the Pentagon are nervous of finding measures with which to cope with these methods.

Second, the source of the KPA’s invincibility is in its unparalleled political and ideological might.

The entire army is brimming over with the revolutionary soldier spirit, the core of which is the soldiers’ absolute trust in and loyalty to their supreme commander.

All the soldiers trust their supreme commander and follow him, regarding him as their father, as the support of their destiny, and are firmly rallied behind him. A well-regulated system whereby the entire army moves as one under the supreme commander’s order has been established, and all the officers and men are prepared to dedicate even their lives if it is for their supreme commander.

The soldiers, who had been drifted to south Korea by shipwreck, said in front of their enemy that they would return to General Kim Jong Il’s embrace without fail, and that if they fail to do so in their lifetime, they would return even after death, making the enemy tremble with fear. This single episode will be sufficient to show the whole world the mental strength overflowing in the KPA.

Third, the source is in the unity between the army and the people.

Unity between the army and the people is a long-standing historical tradition and a fine trait in socialist Korea. True to its name, the KPA regards it as its mission to serve the people. The people regard the soldiers as their kith and kin and support them, the soldiers in turn regard the people not only as their parents and siblings but as their comrades-in-arms, as revolutionary comrades, who would share life and death with them in the same trench, and unhesitatingly sacrifice their lives to defend the latter’s lives and property.

Unity of all the people soldiers based on one mind and will on the road of following Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il’s Sungun-based leadership—this is a feature of society of the DPRK. The facts that all the people rushed into a state of combat readiness during the days of recent nuclear confrontation between the DPRK and the US, and that the soldiers have now taken charge of the major fronts in the building of a thriving country, like the building of the Huichon Power Station, under the slogan “Let us take charge of both national defence and construction!” provide a glimpse of the unity between the army and the people in the country.

Fourth, the source of the KPA’s invincibility is in its inexhaustible military and technological might.

The military might of the DPRK is based on its powerful defence industry. Even in the worst circumstances of the closing years of the last century, when the allied imperialist forces were directing the spearhead of their attack at the country, the ruling party and the government of the DPRK continued to channel a great effort to the development of the defence industry as a top priority.

We can live without candy, but not without munitions-this was the will of the Korean people in those days, an atmosphere of attaching importance to military affairs prevailed across society, and nationwide efforts were directed to the strengthening of the combat efficiency of the KPA.

The KPA is now fully ready for both attack and defence and possessed of powerful military and technological means with which it can positively cope with the modern warfare of the IT era.

It is even possessed of a reliable nuclear deterrent against the reckless threat of nuclear preemptive strike of the US.

The KPA commanded by Kim Jong Il will continue to demonstrate its dignity as invincible armed forces.

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