Marines prepare for joint mountain training with South Korean forces
as part of the annual Key Resolve/Foal Eagle military exercises.
Korea Central News Agency, North
Imperialist 'War Maniacs'
Will Meet 'Miserable End'
annual U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises well underway, North Korea has
reacted in its usual Stalinist form. Straight out of the Cold War, this public
statement issued by the Korean People's Army Supreme Command warns the "south
Korean puppet forces and U.S. imperialists" to halt their war games or
meet a "miserable end."
Pyongyang: The Korean
People's Army Supreme Command has issued a report in regard to the launch of Key
Resolve and Foal Eagle, the aggressive joint military exercises by the south
Korean puppet forces and the U.S. imperialists.
[Editor's Note: The North
Koreans insist on spelling South Korea with a lower case "s" to diminish
the nation's separation and belittle the South].
In a statement issued on
Monday, a spokesman for the Korean People's Army General Staff strongly insisted
beforehand that the south Korean puppet warmongers and U.S. imperialists stop their
criminal and reckless Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises, branding them war games
and nuclear war maneuvers aimed at mounting a preemptive surprise attack on the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But they defied the DPRK's just
demand and launched their exercises for aggression on March 8.
Pursuant to an emergency
order issued that same day, huge contingents of U.S. imperialist aggressor
troops stationed in south Korea and elsewhere began to move. Forces from the
three puppet services: the Homeland Defense Reserve Forces; the Civilian
Defense Corps.; and all police, military and civilian enterprises are ready to simultaneously
spring into action.
Prior to the start of these
war maneuvers in the east, west and south seas, many types of warships were deployed
by the imperialists, including guided-missile destroyers, nuclear-powered
submarines and dock landing craft. Combined naval maneuvers are now ready, including
landing exercises and maneuvers for countering intrusion by sea. These will be
conducted along with the south Korean puppet navy's first, second and third
From their bases in Japan, fighter-bombers
and pursuit-assault jets are arriving in the south one after another, and the
U.S. Seventh Air Force stationed in south Korea are staging madcap exercises
for launching intensive strikes at targets deep in the DPRK, which include close
air support, air combat and naval support jointly with the puppet air force.
This increasingly undisguised
saber-rattling is creating a situation so tense that a war on the Korean
Peninsula could break out.
To cope with the grave
situation now prevailing in the country, the Korean People's Army Supreme
Command have issued the following order:
1. All men and officers of
the Korean People's Army standing on the frontline, the coastlines and those in
on air defense are called on to defend the outposts of the country and reliably
repel at a single stroke, any attempt by the aggressors to launch a preemptive
2. Once the order is issued, units
of the three services of the Korean People's Army should remain in fully readiness
to destroy the citadel of aggressors.
A North Korea propaganda poster: missiles destroy the Statue of Liberty and U.S. flags are shredded.
3. In the spirit of Mt.
Paektu [Kim Jong-il's propaganda birthplace], all men and officers of the Korean
People's Army; members of the Korean People's Security Forces; Worker-Peasant
Red Guards and Young Red Guards must undergo intensive training. In every drill
they must demonstrate the will to wipe out the enemy. They must remain on highly
alert so as to crush the aggressors mercilessly should they intrude into the
inviolable sky, land and sea of the DPRK - even 0.001 millimeter of it.
4. Every citizen must
take a great leap forward and help build a thriving socialist state, each
heart burning with hatred for the enemy, each holding a rifle in one
hand and a hammer or sickle in the other.
This instruction by the Supreme
Command is the most appropriate self-defense measure for protecting the headquarters
of the revolution, the prosperity of the country and the eternal happiness of
the people from the reckless moves of aggression by war maniacs.
armed forces of the DPRK regard the dignity and
sovereignty of the nation as dearer than their own lives, and will show what kind of miserable end the U.S.
imperialists and south Korean puppet warmongers meet if they dare ignite a
war of aggression.