U.S. Plans Pre-Emptive Nuclear Attack on North Korea
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Pyongyang says that a new document released by the Pentagon
called, 'the Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations' changes the circumstances
under which U.S. commanders would be permitted to use nuclear weapons, which,
according to North Korea's State news agency, fits into Washington's plans
to disarm North Korea at six-party talks and then attack it with nuclear weapons.
September 21, 2005
Pyongyang: A draft of the Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations
was made public by the U.S. Department of Defense on Sept. 10. According
to the document, Army field commanders may request that the U.S. president allow the use of nuclear weapons in "emergency
situations" to mount a preemptive attack on "an enemy's" weapons
of mass destruction, to counter dangerous conventional weapons, to put
an early end to a war, and so on. The Rodong Sinmun [the Communist Party
mouthpiece] said this on Wednesday in a signed commentary.
—READ: 'Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations,' September,
2005, Describes How and When Nuclear Weapons Can Be Used
Washington's intention to amend its nuclear
operations doctrine for situations it calls "emergency" is a
dangerous attempt to dramatically loosen the constraints limiting the potential
use of nuclear weapons, and to justify its preemptive use of nuclear weapons
anyplace it considers necessary, the commentary goes on:
This is intended to allow Washington to use nuclear weapons to trample
on independent, anti-U.S. countries, which stand firmly against
its pressure and threats. It is a stereotypical U.S. trick to accuse these countries of “maintaining weapons of mass destruction
and "developing biological and chemical weapons" to allow it to
mount military attacks at random. What is all the more serious is that the
first target of this doctrine is none other than the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The U.S. clearly has an ulterior motive for holding a dialogue
on the nuclear issue at the six-party talks. Put simply, it is to disarm North
Korea and stifle
it with a nuclear weapon. The U.S. attempt to amend the doctrine is the climax of its
unashamed nuclear threat and attempt to stifle North Korea.
But North Korea stands squarely against any U.S. nuclear threat. It is fully prepared to decisively
respond to any preemptive nuclear attack with a strong retaliatory blow,
even if the attack comes with a moment's notice. North Korea is proud to see how wise it has been to have strengthened
its deterrent force. This was done in line with the Songun policy of coping
with U.S. moves for a nuclear preemptive attack.
North Korea cannot
remain indifferent toward U.S. attempts at preemptive nuclear attack and will steadily
strengthen its military deterrent to defend the nation's sovereignty and
security with supreme vigilance.
[Editor's Note: The "Songon Line" or
the Songun Ideal are said to have been introduced by Kim Jong-il in 1995
as an offshoot of the "Juche" Ideal, which means, essentially, "Self
Reliance." The Songun Line is like Stalinist Communism on steroids.
Like the former Soviets, it emphasizes the military over the quality of
life of its people as a necessary stage in the nation's development. This
is how the regime explains why the "Worker's Paradise" is more like a living hell. Here is an excerpt from a Korean
News article that seeks to explain the Songun Ideal:
Songun means regarding military affairs
as the greatest of State affairs ... Some people ask: "Why do north
Koreans pay priority to military affairs while going hungry?" and "Can
the gun feed people?" As they say, the gun cannot give people food.
But the essence of the Songun idea is that Even though the gun of the revolutionary
army cannot make a meal, it can create something even more valuable. Those
with the guns of revolution have it within their power to create ideological
and political life].
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