division of the Korean peninsula, again demonstrated the fact, how
U.S. divides a nation to safeguards it’s own interests. The decision
was a measure to prevent the Soviet forces from occupying the whole
of Korea. Since U.S. policy toward Korea during World War II had
aimed to prevent any single power's domination of Korea, it may be
reasonably concluded that the principal reason for the division was
to stop the Soviet advance south of the 38th parallel. Since the
division of the peninsula into north and south, United States is
involved in dirty politics of divide and rule. While the South Korea
is with US, the North Korea lobbied with Soviet.
When U.S. is there somewhere, then people just could not expect to
live in peace there. The governments not functioning according to
U.S. would not be able to run smoothly. Law and order problem would
be their headache. Murders and bloodshed would be their daily
routine. This is what the world witnessed since the decades and this
U.S. sponsored blackmailing and terrorizing is on its peak today. As
usual, all these tactics are implemented from the UN platform in the
name of peace.
Fed up by the U.S. dirty game and its continuous assistance to South
Korea, North decided to make it well equipped and trained to resist any foreign invasion. In Early 1946 the Soviet authorities had
organized a 20,000-man constabulary and army units, and in August
the North Korean army was established (its title changing to the
Korean People's Army in February 1948). The Soviet occupation forces
left North Korea in December 1948, leaving behind 150 advisers for
each army division for training purposes. In March 1949 the USSR
concluded a reciprocal-aid agreement with North Korea, in which it
agreed to furnish heavy military equipment, and by June 1950 North
Korean forces numbered 135,000, including a tank brigade. As early
as 1946 the Soviets were sending thousands of Koreans to the USSR
for specialized training, and during 1949–50 China transferred about
12,000 Korean troops from its army to the North Korean forces.
North Korea in the late 1960s implemented a program for
strengthening the armed forces. As part of this program to fortify
the entire country, more military airfields were constructed and
large underground aircraft hangars were built. In addition, a large
standing army and a strong militia were maintained.
In 1966, Kim, the Premier, announced what became known as the
independent party line in North Korea, which stressed the principles
of “complete equality, sovereignty, mutual respect, and
noninterference among the communist and workers' parties.” From this
party line, KWP theoreticians evolved four self-reliance principles:
“autonomy in ideology, independence in politics, self-sufficiency in
economy, and self-reliance in defense.”
In the meantime after the disintegration of USSR and collapse of
the Communism in Europe, in December 1991 North joined South in a
pledge to make the Korean peninsula NUCLEAR-free but simultaneously
demanded that US should withdraw its own NUCLEAR warheads from the South.
This ignited and provoked the US administration.
Thousands of North Koreans marched on the roads in support of its
NUCLEAR program and carried the placard saying, “ We ask for NUCLEAR
bomb, not food”. North Korea ultimately became NUCLEAR, although its
already fragile economy deteriorated further.
But, it is this NUCLEAR capability that is helping North Korea to
induce U.S. administration to come to terms.
The same U.S. administration that growls over the militarily weaker
countries of the world from the White House and fabricate lies on
them for invading and attacking them, sends the high level
emissaries to North Korea for begging to a “DICTATOR”.
Therefore, the question for the world now is that, are the programs like “NUCLEAR Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)” and
slogans like “fight against terrorism” and “destruction of weapons
of mass destruction (WMD)” really for the world peace? Are the US
policies that exist today really helping in restoring the peace and
justice in the world?
Also, can we dream a better and
peaceful world till the countries like US, keeping all sorts of
weapons with them, continue to pressurize the weaker countries for
their own advantages? Or, is the time for the countries like India,
Pakistan and North Korea to spread the nuclear armaments to other
countries and form a strong lobby?
And the answer to all these questions
surely lies in between the lines.
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