Monday, July 29, 2013

Ceremony of Completion of War Martyrs Cemetery Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un

CEREMONY OF COMPLETION OF WAR MARTYRS CEMETERY HELD IN PRESENCE OF KIM JONG UN

    Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- The Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery was successfully built in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

There stands a monument bearing President Kim Il Sung's proposition at the cemetery. It reads: "Heroic feats and undying exploits performed by the service personnel of the People's Army in the Fatherland Liberation War will always remain in the revolutionary history of our people in golden letters and they will be conveyed down through generations. Kim Il Sung."

The cemetery consists of the gatepost built in a peculiar style on the basis of formative art around the Memorial Tower of the People's Army Martyrs, wreath-laying stand "Soul of Heroes", monument to a poem dedicated to hero soldiers and groups of sculptures. Remains of at least 500 martyrs are entombed in the cemetery. A solemn ceremony was held on Thursday in the presence of the dear respected Kim Jong Un.

Present there were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior officials of the party, state and army, delegates of war veterans, officials of the party, armed forces and power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, families of martyrs, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, merited persons, citizens, overseas Korean delegations and Koreans from abroad and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.

Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international bodies, foreign delegations, delegates and guests staying here to participate in the celebrations of the 60th war victory anniversary. Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, declared the ceremony of the completion opened. Kim Jong Un cut the tape to inaugurate the cemetery.  A wreath in the name of Kim Jong Un was laid on the wreath-laying stand.

Thereafter, the ceremony was followed by a wreath in the joint name of the C.C., WPK and the Central Military Commission of the WPK and the DPRK National Defence Commission, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and Cabinet of the DPRK. A wreath in the name of all the Koreans was also laid there.
Kim Jong Un paid silent tribute to fallen fighters of the People's Army.
All the participants paid high respects for the martyrs. Kim Jong Un went round the cemetery together with senior officials of the party, state and army, delegates of war veterans, diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international bodies, foreign delegations, delegates and guests and overseas Koreans.

KIM JONG UN MEETS SYRIAN DELEGATION

    Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, received the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Abdullah al-Ahmar, deputy general secretary of the Syria's Baath Arab Socialist Party, on Wednesday.

    The delegation is visiting the DPRK to participate in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.   Present there were the members of the delegation and Haissam Saad, charge d' affaires ad interim of the Syrian embassy here. Kim Ki Nam and Kim Yang Gon, secretaries of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, were present there. Kim Jong Un cordially met with the Syrian guests and had a talk with them. The deputy general secretary conveyed warm greetings of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Kim Jong Un.

He, on behalf of President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian people, offered warmest congratulations to Marshal Kim Jong Un and the friendly Korean people on the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and expressed best wishes for Kim Jong Un's good health and happiness and for the Korean people's success in the efforts to build a thriving nation. He also expressed belief that the relations of friendship and cooperation between the Syrian Arab Republic and the DPRK would continue growing in the interests of the two peoples.

Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed the delegation, which made a long trip to come to the DPRK for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war and extended warm greetings to President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian people.
Saying he was pleased to meet with the deputy general secretary, who was received by President Kim Il Sung several times, Kim Jong Un noted it is a great encouragement to the Korean people that the party and government of Syria dispatched the delegation to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war.

He exchanged with the guests views on the issue of boosting the bilateral relations and other issues of mutual concern including the regional situation.
The conversation proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere.
Kim Jong Un was presented with a gift by the deputy general secretary. He expressed deep thanks for the gift. -0-

KIM JONG UN MEETS DELEGATION OF PRC

    Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, received the delegation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) led by Li Yuanchao, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and vice-president of the PRC, on Thursday.

The delegation is visiting the DPRK to participate in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
Present there were Zhang Yesui, executive vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Jia Tingan, deputy director of the General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Chen Fengxiang, deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, Bing Zhigang, vice-governor of the Liaoning Provincial People's Government, Chen Weigen, vice-governor of the Jilin Provincial People's Government, and Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, who are members of the delegation.
    Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, was present there. Kim Jong Un received Li Yuanchao and members of the delegation and had a conversation with them.

    Li Yuanchao conveyed the warm greetings and a verbal message of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and president of the PRC, to Kim Jong Un. Expressing thanks to Kim Jong Un for receiving the delegation, though he is very busy leading the struggle for building a thriving nation, Li Yuanchao extended warmest congratulations to the Korean people who are greeting the significant July 27 on behalf of the Chinese party and government.
    He said that the delegation came to the DPRK with a mission to preserve and glorify down through generations the blood-sealed militant friendship between the armies and peoples of the two countries.

The Chinese party and government are rejoiced over the great achievements made by the Korean people in their efforts for building a thriving socialist nation under the leadership of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, true to the behests of leader Kim Jong Il, he said, adding: The two countries are the friendly neighbors. It is the consistent policy of the Chinese party and government to steadily consolidate the traditional Sino-DPRK friendly and cooperative relations.

    The Chinese party and government set great store by the Sino-DPRK friendly relations provided and cultivated by the elder generation of the two parties and countries and the new collective leadership of the CPC together with the party and government of the DPRK will respect and trust each other and put spurs to the development of the Sino-DPRK friendly relations through friendly exchange and cooperation.
    Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed the delegation's visit to the DPRK and extended warm greetings to the collective leadership of the CPC with Xi Jinping as its general secretary and the Chinese people. He expressed thanks to the Chinese party and government for dispatching the delegation of the People's Republic of China to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.

    The army and people of the DPRK will always remember the disinterested internationalist assistance rendered by the Chinese party, government and people to the Korean people during the past Fatherland Liberation War and the exploits the fighters of the Chinese People's Volunteers performed in the war, he noted.

It is the steadfast will of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people to consolidate the traditional DPRK-China friendship down through generations, he said, expressing belief that the invincible vitality of this friendship, the common treasure of the two peoples, would be more powerfully demonstrated in the future thanks to the joint efforts of both sides in the future.

He exchanged with the guests views on the issue of boosting the relations between the two countries and the matter of ensuring peace and security in Northeast Asia and the world and other issues of mutual concern. The conversation proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere. Kim Jong Un was presented with a gift of best wishes by Li Yuanchao. He expressed thanks for this and had a photo session with all members of the delegation and staff members of the Chinese embassy here.



Ceremony of Completion of War Martyrs Cemetery Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un

CEREMONY OF COMPLETION OF WAR MARTYRS CEMETERY HELD IN PRESENCE OF KIM JONG UN

    Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- The Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery was successfully built in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

There stands a monument bearing President Kim Il Sung's proposition at the cemetery. It reads: "Heroic feats and undying exploits performed by the service personnel of the People's Army in the Fatherland Liberation War will always remain in the revolutionary history of our people in golden letters and they will be conveyed down through generations. Kim Il Sung."

The cemetery consists of the gatepost built in a peculiar style on the basis of formative art around the Memorial Tower of the People's Army Martyrs, wreath-laying stand "Soul of Heroes", monument to a poem dedicated to hero soldiers and groups of sculptures. Remains of at least 500 martyrs are entombed in the cemetery. A solemn ceremony was held on Thursday in the presence of the dear respected Kim Jong Un.

Present there were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior officials of the party, state and army, delegates of war veterans, officials of the party, armed forces and power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, families of martyrs, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, merited persons, citizens, overseas Korean delegations and Koreans from abroad and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.

Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international bodies, foreign delegations, delegates and guests staying here to participate in the celebrations of the 60th war victory anniversary. Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, declared the ceremony of the completion opened. Kim Jong Un cut the tape to inaugurate the cemetery.  A wreath in the name of Kim Jong Un was laid on the wreath-laying stand.

Thereafter, the ceremony was followed by a wreath in the joint name of the C.C., WPK and the Central Military Commission of the WPK and the DPRK National Defence Commission, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and Cabinet of the DPRK. A wreath in the name of all the Koreans was also laid there.
Kim Jong Un paid silent tribute to fallen fighters of the People's Army.
All the participants paid high respects for the martyrs. Kim Jong Un went round the cemetery together with senior officials of the party, state and army, delegates of war veterans, diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international bodies, foreign delegations, delegates and guests and overseas Koreans.

KIM JONG UN MEETS SYRIAN DELEGATION

    Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, received the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Abdullah al-Ahmar, deputy general secretary of the Syria's Baath Arab Socialist Party, on Wednesday.

    The delegation is visiting the DPRK to participate in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.   Present there were the members of the delegation and Haissam Saad, charge d' affaires ad interim of the Syrian embassy here. Kim Ki Nam and Kim Yang Gon, secretaries of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, were present there. Kim Jong Un cordially met with the Syrian guests and had a talk with them. The deputy general secretary conveyed warm greetings of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Kim Jong Un.

He, on behalf of President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian people, offered warmest congratulations to Marshal Kim Jong Un and the friendly Korean people on the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and expressed best wishes for Kim Jong Un's good health and happiness and for the Korean people's success in the efforts to build a thriving nation. He also expressed belief that the relations of friendship and cooperation between the Syrian Arab Republic and the DPRK would continue growing in the interests of the two peoples.

Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed the delegation, which made a long trip to come to the DPRK for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war and extended warm greetings to President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian people.
Saying he was pleased to meet with the deputy general secretary, who was received by President Kim Il Sung several times, Kim Jong Un noted it is a great encouragement to the Korean people that the party and government of Syria dispatched the delegation to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war.

He exchanged with the guests views on the issue of boosting the bilateral relations and other issues of mutual concern including the regional situation.
The conversation proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere.
Kim Jong Un was presented with a gift by the deputy general secretary. He expressed deep thanks for the gift. -0-

KIM JONG UN MEETS DELEGATION OF PRC

    Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, received the delegation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) led by Li Yuanchao, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and vice-president of the PRC, on Thursday.

The delegation is visiting the DPRK to participate in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
Present there were Zhang Yesui, executive vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Jia Tingan, deputy director of the General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Chen Fengxiang, deputy head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, Bing Zhigang, vice-governor of the Liaoning Provincial People's Government, Chen Weigen, vice-governor of the Jilin Provincial People's Government, and Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, who are members of the delegation.
    Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, was present there. Kim Jong Un received Li Yuanchao and members of the delegation and had a conversation with them.

    Li Yuanchao conveyed the warm greetings and a verbal message of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and president of the PRC, to Kim Jong Un. Expressing thanks to Kim Jong Un for receiving the delegation, though he is very busy leading the struggle for building a thriving nation, Li Yuanchao extended warmest congratulations to the Korean people who are greeting the significant July 27 on behalf of the Chinese party and government.
    He said that the delegation came to the DPRK with a mission to preserve and glorify down through generations the blood-sealed militant friendship between the armies and peoples of the two countries.

The Chinese party and government are rejoiced over the great achievements made by the Korean people in their efforts for building a thriving socialist nation under the leadership of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, true to the behests of leader Kim Jong Il, he said, adding: The two countries are the friendly neighbors. It is the consistent policy of the Chinese party and government to steadily consolidate the traditional Sino-DPRK friendly and cooperative relations.

    The Chinese party and government set great store by the Sino-DPRK friendly relations provided and cultivated by the elder generation of the two parties and countries and the new collective leadership of the CPC together with the party and government of the DPRK will respect and trust each other and put spurs to the development of the Sino-DPRK friendly relations through friendly exchange and cooperation.
    Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed the delegation's visit to the DPRK and extended warm greetings to the collective leadership of the CPC with Xi Jinping as its general secretary and the Chinese people. He expressed thanks to the Chinese party and government for dispatching the delegation of the People's Republic of China to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.

    The army and people of the DPRK will always remember the disinterested internationalist assistance rendered by the Chinese party, government and people to the Korean people during the past Fatherland Liberation War and the exploits the fighters of the Chinese People's Volunteers performed in the war, he noted.

It is the steadfast will of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people to consolidate the traditional DPRK-China friendship down through generations, he said, expressing belief that the invincible vitality of this friendship, the common treasure of the two peoples, would be more powerfully demonstrated in the future thanks to the joint efforts of both sides in the future.

He exchanged with the guests views on the issue of boosting the relations between the two countries and the matter of ensuring peace and security in Northeast Asia and the world and other issues of mutual concern. The conversation proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere. Kim Jong Un was presented with a gift of best wishes by Li Yuanchao. He expressed thanks for this and had a photo session with all members of the delegation and staff members of the Chinese embassy here.



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DPR OF KOREA POST NEW AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA

The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) posted a new ambassador designate to Nigeria. The new ambassador is His Excellency Jong Yong Chol. He succeeds Ambassador Jon Hak Se who concluded his tenure.Ambassador Jong Yong Chol is the fourth Ambassador of the DPR of Korea to have served in Nigeria. Others who earlier served. as ambassadors include: Kim Pyong Gi, Chol Ho and Jon Hak Se.
 H.E. Ambassador Jong Yong Chol is yet to present his letters of credence to H.E President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
On behalf of all adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria, I wish the new Ambassador a fruitful and successful diplomatic tenure in Nigeria.

KIM IL SUNG HONORED WITH ORDER COMMEMORATING 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY IN FLW




    Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- A decree was promulgated by the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on July 10 on awarding Order Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (FLW) to the great Generalissimo Kim Il Sung.
    The decree said:
    Kim Il Sung was an invincible iron-willed commander and a legendary hero for all ages as he led the FLW to victory to defend the freedom and independence of the country.
    He aroused all the service personnel and people to the do-or-die decisive battle against U.S. imperialism through his historic radio speech during the war and put forth original strategies, tactics and war methods in every period and at every stage of the war to overpower the enemies' numerical and technical superiority by political and ideological, strategic and tactical superiority.
    He won victory after victory in the acute showdown with imperialism and the U.S. and turned the DPRK into an invincible socialist power independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in defence, holding aloft the banner of Juche and Songun for decades since the end of the war.
    The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK confers Order Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the FLW upon Kim Il Sung, in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of all the service personnel and people, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war. -0-

Kim Jong Il Awarded Order Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Victory in FLW
    Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on awarding the great Generalissimo Kim Jong Il Order Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (FLW) was promulgated on July 10.
    The decree said:
    Kim Jong Il was the Songun commander of Mt. Paektu and peerless patriot who smashed the imperialist reactionaries' moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK with the might of Songun for more than half a century and made the history and tradition of winning a victory in the war shine century after century.
    He grasped the Juche-based military idea and war methods of President Kim Il Sung at the operational table of the Supreme Command in his teens. Accompanying the President during journeys for Songun leadership, he remarkably developed the Korean People's Army into the army of the leader and the Workers' Party of Korea and wisely led the struggle to implement the party's military line.
    He formulated the Songun politics as the main political mode under socialism, thus providing a powerful treasured sword for defending the country and waging the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle. He wrought astonishing miracles by bringing a lot of events to be specially recorded in the history of the Korean nation spanning 5 000 years.
    The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK confers Order Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in FLW upon Kim Jong Il, reflecting the unanimous will and desire of all service personnel and people of the country on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war. -0-

DPRK Jurists Society Disclose U.S. Wartime Crimes
    Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- The Jurists Society of the DPRK issued a memorandum disclosing crimes committed by the U.S. imperialists during the Korean war.
    The memorandum released Friday cited facts to prove that the U.S., chief culprit of aggression and war, moved to cover up its nature as the provoker of the war and draw its aggression troops and armies of its satellite countries into the war.
    The UN Security Council's "resolution" on the Korean war was illegal as it was not based on investigation into truth about the disputes, the memorandum said, and went on:
    The "resolution" was adopted in contravention of article 32 of the UN Charter which calls for having parties to the disputes present in discussing problems and paragraph 3 of article 27 of UN Charter which provides that a UNSC resolution shall be valid by approval votes of members of the council (there were seven at that time) including approval by all permanent members.
    The U.S. committed atrocities in breach of war legislation and custom.
    During the war the U.S. dropped 428 000 plus bombs over Pyongyang on 1 400 occasions, destroying industrial establishments, education, health and public service facilities and dwelling houses and killing peaceable citizens.
    100 bombers of the U.S. army that flew into the sky above Sinuiju on November 8, 1950 dropped bombs, leveling 8 900 houses, killing over 9 000 and wounding 3 155.
    On September 16, 1950 when the U.S. forces landed on Inchon, they killed more than 1 300 civilians and arrested or killed over 75 000 patriots in Seoul alone.
    Little over one year into the war, the U.S. massacred one million civilians in south Korea.
    In areas in the northern half of Korea which were put under its temporary control the U.S. buried alive, burned to death or buried at rivers and seas a broad segment of innocent people including officials of party and power organs and working people's organizations, workers, farmers, office workers, youth and students and even religionists regardless of their sex and age. The U.S. troops even used wood-cuter as a killing tool and skinned or dismembered them to death.
    The U.S. raised A-bomb scare to carry people to south Korea but on the way killed over 4 000 in the makeshift bridge over ther River Taedong and on the frozen River Taedong and more than 30 000 in Sariwon-Haeju road.
    When retreating from the northern areas which were under their temporary control from the end of 1950, the U.S. imperialist aggressors spread all kinds of infectious viruses including smallpox, making the areas plagued with infectious diseases. The number of cases who contracted infectious diseases rapidly increased to reach 3 500 in April 1951 10 percent out of whom ended up in death.
    From early January to March 1952, the U.S. dropped all kinds of germ bombs on 169 areas in the northern half of Korea including highlands, coastal areas and mountainous areas a total of 804 times.
    In May 1952, the U.S. flew hundreds of planes to sky over the DPRK every day and a quarter of them dropped germ bombs. The highest number of flights reached over 480 a day.
    The use of poisonous gas by the U.S. began with its indiscriminate bombing on Nampho on May 6, 1951.
    1 379 people died due to the poisonous gas in Nampho.
    There are other examples proving the atrocities committed by the U.S. imperialists in wanton violation of war legislation and custom during the Korean war. They were not accidental ones by individual American soldiers but hideous and huge crimes committed in an organized and planned way under the U.S. government policy. -0-


The Ends of the “Ever-Victorious” Generals of the US

In the Korean war (June 1950-July 1953) the US, which had been boasting of being the “strongest” in the world, suffered a defeat, the first of its kind in its history. During the war the “ever-victorious” generals of the US met ignominious ends.

General Dean Becomes a POW
During the Second World War General Dean, commanding a division, killed and captured 30 000 German troops in Germany and Austria. In the Philippines he repulsed Japanese forces and entered Manila.
Leading the US 24th Division, famous as an “ever-victorious” division, he went to the Korean front ahead of others. To check the southward advance of the Korean People’s Army (armed forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and ensure the deployment of the main force of his division, he dispatched Smith-led task force to the Osan line as an advance party. When the task force was annihilated at the first encounter with the KPA forces, he lamented that it was a “shame for the United States of America,” and said that he would “earn confidence in Taejon by fighting a model battle.” However, the division was encircled and wiped out in Taejon by the adroit combat tactics of the KPA combined units. Without caring about the dignity of a general, Dean fled in the uniform of a private soldier before being captured by a rank-and-file soldier of the KPA.
During the Second World War he used to say that to become a POW was the most ignominious thing for a soldier, and in the Korean war, he found himself becoming a POW.

“Grave General” Smith
Smith entered the Korean war, leading the 1st Marine Division, which had been called the “flower of the Marine Corps.” During the strategic and temporary retreat by the KPA, he advanced as far as Lake Jangjin in the northern part of the DPRK. The KPA forces encircled and attacked the division, killing its troops en masse. Smith had frozen earth dug by explosion and the corpses as well as his seriously injured soldiers buried there.
His division lost 12 000 troops in the area of the lake. On a vessel carrying the remaining soldiers, the division commander lamented that it had been unprecedented in the 175-year history of the US marines that a commander went his way, leaving so many corpses of his men behind.
It earned him the disgraceful title of “Grave General.”

General Walker Dies While Fleeing
Walker had earned fame during the Second World War while advancing to Austria after landing at Normandy.
In the early days of the Korean war he commanded the ground operations of the “UN forces” as the commander of the US 8th Army. He ordered his men: UN soldiers, your hands must not shake even though those who are in front of you are children or the elderly; kill them; by doing so, you will save yourselves from catastrophe and perform your duty as UN soldiers.
On his order, the US soldiers massacred innocent Korean civilians in the areas they occupied temporarily.
Though he clamoured that he would push the frontline to the northern border area of the Korean peninsula before Christmas, the 190 000-strong main force of the 8th Army crumbled. While fleeing with a heavy tank in front, he encountered the KPA’s Second Front units, which had buried land mines and encircled the US forces before attacking them. Eighty US officers, including Walker himself, were killed in the battle.

General MacArthur Is Ousted
Allied Commander in the Far East, Douglas MacArthur commarded the UN forces from the first day of the Korean war. He enlisted in the Korean front vast amounts of materiel of the US, including the latest weaponry, and elite US forces. Organizing the General Christmas Offensive and other operations and drawing on the experience he had gained during the decades of previous wars, he made desperate efforts to conclude the Korean war in a short period. However, he found himself helpless in front of the counteroffensives offered by the KPA.
Judging that if they continued the war by placing confidence in him, they could be defeated, the US authorities fired him from his post in April 1951, less than one year after they ignited the war. Thus General MacArthur, who had been called a hero of the war in the Pacific, was ousted.

General Ridgway Is Recalled
After MacArthur was ousted, Matthew Ridgway was appointed to the MacArthur’s post. In the US military circles he had been known as an officer possessed of a strong will and high commanding ability and as an ambitious man who would face death if it was for his career and fame.
He flew to the Korean front in field uniform with two grenades around his neck. He resorted to every means and method to change the tide of the war; he proposed truce negotiations to the DPRK, and at the back organized various military operations, including the summer and autumn offensives. Each time he had to drink a bitter cup: during the period of the Autumn Offensive, the US lost 147 000 troops, 279 tanks and armoured vehicles, 961 planes and other combat equipment. He even had bio-chemical weapons used despite being called “General Pest” and “General Cholera,” but the result was the same.
He was recalled to his country one year after his appointment.

General Clark Sheds Tears
The US expected a great deal from Mark Clark, who succeeded to Ridgway, because he had received the surrender of the stubborn German forces in Italy and the Italian forces during the Second World War.
Soon after his appointment as commander of the UN forces, he declared that he would “wipe out” the 78 cities in north Korea from the map of the world, and unfolded the Operation Strangulation, aimed at destroying all, burning down all and killing all through carpet bombing. He organized the New Offensive as the last resort, but his dream of demonstrating the strength of the UN forces and win an “honourable truce” was shattered to smithereens. He could not but sign the Korean Armistice Agreement, a document which was as good as an instrument of surrender.
His mother, who received him at an airport, recalled as follows: The dignified mettle and pride were nowhere to be seen, and two streams of tears were trickling down his face.



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Generalissimo Kim Il Sung

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Generalissimo Kim Il Sung

July 27 this year marks the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War or the Korean war (1950-1953). Greeting the day the world people remember with emotion the achievements Generalissimo Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) made in defeating two imperialisms in one generation.
Kim Il Sung defeated Japanese imperialism which militarily occupied Korea (1905-1945) and liberated his country.
In 1925 when he was in his teens he went to an alien land, firmly determined not to return before Korea became independent. On April 25, 1932 he founded the Anti-Japanese People’s Guerrilla Army, the predecessor of the present Korean People’s Army, in Antu County,. Northeast China, thus declaring the anti-Japanese war.
A showdown between the elite troops of Japan, which posed as “the leader” of Asia and one of the five military powers in the world, and the Korean guerrilla army which had neither the state rear nor the support from a regular army and was actually “a drop in the ocean” as was called by the Japanese, surpassed all established ideas.
Kim Il Sung, however, frustrated the enemy’s numerical and technical superiority by means of the political and ideological, strategic and tactical superiority. He put the one-million-strong Japanese Kwantung Army on the defensive by creating and applying skilfully his unique tactics, including rear-harassing operations, active operations of combination of large-unit activities with small-unit ones, attacking the west while sounding in the east, allurement, ambush and circular tactics.
Under his adroit command, the AJPGA dealt a heavy blow to the enemy in every battle. The Japanese army and police screamed that General Kim Il Sung employed the art of compressing space and Korea’s guerrilla army fought a war with tactics which could not be found in any books on military science.
At last the Japanese imperialists were defeated and the historical cause of Korea’s liberation was achieved on August 15, 1945.
Kim Il Sung displayed the national sovereignty and dignity to the world by defeating in the Korean war (1950-1953) the US imperialists who boasted of being “the strongest” in the world.
On June 25, 1950 the US provoked a war against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which was less than two years since its founding. It hurled into it a huge armed force over two million strong, including its ground, naval and air forces, troops of 15 vassal states, the south Korean puppet army and the remnants of the former Japanese army, and enormous amounts of war supplies worth over 73 million tons. In those days the US generals bragged that the war would be finished within a few days. The world people worried over Korea’s destiny.
However, the war ended against everybody’s expectation. The young DPRK defeated the US-led imperialist allied forces.
The miraculous victory of the Korean people was attributable to Kim Il Sung’s outstanding strategies and tactics, unique military art and adroit command.
In his radio address Go All Out for Victory in the War delivered on June 26, 1950, the next day of the start of the US armed invasion, President Kim Il Sung inspired the entire army and people of Korea to wipe out the enemy, and ordered the KPA units to switch over to an immediate and all-out counteroffensive. True to his order the KPA units checked the enemy’s advance and went over to the counteroffensive several hours after the start of the war and liberated Seoul, the capital of south Korea, after three days. They liberated over 90 per cent of the territory and 92 per cent of the population in the south in a little over a month.
During the war he put forth various tactics as required by the situation, such as the formation of the second front by a regular army, the strengthening of the action of striking the enemy behind, night warfare, mountain warfare, actions of surprise attacks, snipers’ and separate heavy-machine-gun teams, movements of aircraft- and tank-hunting teams, and tactics of applying direct-firing guns and attacking by torpedo boats, thus constantly annihilating and weakening the enemy. Military and technical superiority of the US was smashed to smithereens by Kim Il Sung who applied diversified and flexible strategies and tactics suited to the situation, always taking the initiative. At last the US knelt down before the Korean people.
Mark Clark, UN forces commander, who signed the Korean Armistice Agreement similar to the documents of surrender of the US, on July 27, 1953, confessed that the success of the Korean army was attributable to the talented command of General Kim Il Sung.
After the war Kim Il Sung developed the DPRK into an invincible socialist country by leading the fierce confrontation with the US imperialists to victory.
He put forward the line of simultaneously carrying on the building of the economy and defence in the early years of the 1960s when the situation on the Korean peninsula became aggravated by the moves of the US imperialists to provoke another war. He also advanced the self-defensive military line whose main contents are to train the whole army into a cadre army and modernize it, to arm all the people and fortify the whole country. Thanks to those lines, the KPA was developed into the armed force whose every member is an equal to a hundred foes, and the whole country turned into an impregnable fortress
He wisely led the service personnel and people of the DPRK to crush the constant military provocations by the US. A typical example was the Pueblo incident in January 1968.
When its armed spy ship Pueblo was captured by the KPA navy after having intruded into the territorial waters of the DPRK, the US deployed a huge armed force including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on the coastal waters of Korea and drove the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of war, talking boisterously about “a powerful military countermeasure” and “retaliation” just like a thief crying “Stop thief!”
At that time Kim Il Sung declared that the Korean people and army would retaliate for the “retaliation” of the enemy and return an all-out war for an all-out war and saw to it that the KPA was fully prepared for combat.
Suppressed by his matchless courage and grit, the US solemnly apologized to the DPRK for the espionage and hostile acts the Pueblo had committed and signed a document on assuring no more violation of the territorial waters of the DPRK by any warship in the future. As the then US President Johnson deplored, it was the first letter of apology in the history of the US.
The immortal military achievements of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung will shine for ever in the world history of the anti-imperialist struggle.

Kim Il Sung Unfolded Grand Blueprint for Postwar Rehabilitation and Construction during War
Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung looked far into the future of the country which will win a victory in the grim Fatherland Liberation War, firmly believing in the strength of the army and people, and unfolded a bright blueprint for the postwar rehabilitation and construction.
    At the Third Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in December, Juche 39 (1950), the President set forth the task for making preparations for the postwar rehabilitation and construction while pushing forward the wartime production.
    In January, 1951 he taught officials in the field of city design to work out a general blueprint for rehabilitation and construction of Pyongyang after the war and build it to be modern and cultural, not just restoring it to its original state.
    At a Congress of Scientists in April, 1952 he made speech "For the Development of Sciences in Our Country" and at a Meeting of the Political Committee of the WPK Central Committee in June, 1953 a concluding speech "On the Orientation for Postwar Economic Reconstruction", indicating the basic orientation of rehabilitation and construction of the national economy.
    He also made speech "The Prospects of the Fatherland Liberation War and the Tasks of the University" before the faculty and students of Kim Il Sung University in April, 1952 in which he indicated the tasks for surveying and bringing under control the natural resources of the country and carrying out the researches into their rational use for the postwar rehabilitation and construction.
    In speech made at a conference of the DPRK Cabinet in September the same year "On Carrying Out the Reclamation of Northern Plateaus" he reviewed the achievements made by members of a survey group and indicated the orientation and ways for building an agro-stock farm in the northern plateaus.
    He made sure that a revolutionary measure was taken to summon many combatants on the front to universities and colleges for the training of national cadres essential for the postwar rehabilitation and construction and socialist construction.
    He saw to it that big machine production bases were built in Huichon and different other parts of the country and sent technicians as well as equipment, materials and funds needed for the construction and operation. He also instructed officials to create forest resources and conduct the work of seeding-selection well.
    He also taught to send survey groups made up of university teachers, students and technicians to different parts of the country so that they can make researches for the effective use of natural resources of the country. He, at the same time, pushed forward the preparations for the socialist transformation of production relations after the war.
    Under his wise guidance the preparations for the postwar rehabilitation and construction made rapid progress. -0-

Kim Jong Un Visits Children's Hospital, Dental Hospital under Construction
    Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Tuesday provided field guidance to the children's hospital and dental hospital now under construction.
    The first leg of his guidance was the children's hospital.
    Commanding a bird's eye view of the construction site, he heard a report on the progress made in the construction from commanding officers of the unit.
    Going round various places of the site, he learned in detail whether the construction was going on qualitatively as required by the design.
    He was satisfied to learn that the soldier-builders have pushed forward the project after winding up the frame work in the main in a brief span of time since they broke the ground for it.
    The second leg of his visit was the dental hospital.
    He asked about the progress made in the project and issues arising in pressing ahead with it.
    He set forth the tasks to be fulfilled for the construction of the hospitals after looking round the construction sites.
    He said that what is important in building the hospitals is to carry out the projects qualitatively, equip the hospitals with modern medical appliances and make good preparations for successfully operating them.
    In order to build the children's hospital and dental hospital in a modern way as required by the new century, it is necessary to fully equip the hospitals with ultra-modern medical appliances including multi-purpose roentgen, CT and comprehensive dental treatment apparatuses, he noted.
    He underscored the need to provide the hospitals not only with the equipment to be used for preventing diseases, conducting diagnosis and treatment and promoting health according to the nature and services of the hospitals but with articles necessary for patients' living in a far-sighted manner.
    Noting that there is nothing to spare for the good of the people and children, he said that the WPK would provide medical equipment, TV sets, refrigerators, etc. for the wards.
    He expressed expectation and belief that the builders and officials concerned would successfully complete the projects by the anniversary of the WPK.
    He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju, Ri Jae Il, Ma Won Chun and Ho Hwan Chol.

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Kim Jong Un Visits Children's Hospital, Dental Hospital under Construction
    Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Tuesday provided field guidance to the children's hospital and dental hospital now under construction.
    The first leg of his guidance was the children's hospital.
    Commanding a bird's eye view of the construction site, he heard a report on the progress made in the construction from commanding officers of the unit.
    Going round various places of the site, he learned in detail whether the construction was going on qualitatively as required by the design.
    He was satisfied to learn that the soldier-builders have pushed forward the project after winding up the frame work in the main in a brief span of time since they broke the ground for it.
    The second leg of his visit was the dental hospital.
    He asked about the progress made in the project and issues arising in pressing ahead with it.
    He set forth the tasks to be fulfilled for the construction of the hospitals after looking round the construction sites.
    He said that what is important in building the hospitals is to carry out the projects qualitatively, equip the hospitals with modern medical appliances and make good preparations for successfully operating them.
    In order to build the children's hospital and dental hospital in a modern way as required by the new century, it is necessary to fully equip the hospitals with ultra-modern medical appliances including multi-purpose roentgen, CT and comprehensive dental treatment apparatuses, he noted.
    He underscored the need to provide the hospitals not only with the equipment to be used for preventing diseases, conducting diagnosis and treatment and promoting health according to the nature and services of the hospitals but with articles necessary for patients' living in a far-sighted manner.
    Noting that there is nothing to spare for the good of the people and children, he said that the WPK would provide medical equipment, TV sets, refrigerators, etc. for the wards.
    He expressed expectation and belief that the builders and officials concerned would successfully complete the projects by the anniversary of the WPK.
    He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju, Ri Jae Il, Ma Won Chun and Ho Hwan Chol. -0-