U.S. Official's Arrogant Act Flayed
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- The special envoy for north Korean human rights issue of the U.S. State Department in an article contributed to the Wall Street Journal shortly ago accused south Korean businesses that have advanced to the Kaesong Industrial Zone of helping the north Korean regime, spinning out a string of trash about human rights performance in the north. Ridiculing his arrogance in throwing together balderdash slandering the DPRK and interfering in the internal affairs of south Korea, a Minju Joson analyst Wednesday says south Korea is not what it was in the past.
Since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration at the historic inter-Korean summit meeting, the south Koreans' awareness of national independence and their desire for reunification have rapidly surged to a high pitch and the whole of south Korea has been swept by a hot wind of independence and reunification and this has driven the pro-U.S. conservative forces to a tight corner, the commentary notes, and goes on:
Loud cries that "We will reunify the country by ourselves and lead a happy life. Yankees go home!" are ringing out from all parts of south Korea and mass protests demanding the punishment of U.S. criminals, withdrawal of the U.S. military bases and pullback of the U.S. forces are going on everyday in south Korea, which is now an area of stormy anti-U.S. struggle, not a tranquil zone for the United States.
A man passing himself off as the special envoy for the north Korean human rights issue should have known this much before wagging his tongue. However, he pointed his accusing finger at south Korea, behaving like the governor-general in a colony. It is only too natural that he was put to shame by a strong protest of the south Koreans.
The shame he suffered was not a mere shame. It meant the bankruptcy of the U.S. Korea policy. The harder the Bush bellicose group tries to bar the improvement of the inter-Korean relations, while keeping south Korea under its military occupation, openly poking its nose into the internal affairs of south Korea, and antagonizing the DPRK, the greater will be the disgrace brought to it.
The Bush administration should make a fundamental switchover in its anachronistic Korea policy, withdraw the U.S. forces from south Korea and refrain from interfering in the affairs between the north and the south, if it does not want to face such shame again.
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