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North Korea:

A lesson for the world to go nuclear?

By Aleem Faizee



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The 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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