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KCNA Memorandum Discloses US True Nature as Provocateur of Korean War

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released a memorandum Thursday laying bare the truth about how the U.S. imperialists launched the Korean War of aggression, 60 years since they provoked the war to achieve their ambition to dominate the world.

The memorandum disclosed the fact that the U.S. imperialists have worked hard to cover up their true colors as war provocateurs and aggressors and shift the blame onto the DPRK while falsifying the truth of history.

Laying bare the truth about how they started the war, the memorandum said: The U.S. imperialists crafted a plan to use the 38th parallel for dividing Korea and put south Korea under their occupation.

In August 1945 the U.S. was informed by Japan of its decision to accept the Potsdam Declaration and surrender to the allied forces side. Then it hatched a plot to find a "substantial solution" aimed at realizing its wild ambition to put even half of Korea under their control.

A draft document on sharing the areas formerly occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army between the USSR and the U.S. with the 38th parallel as a demarcation line was worked out according to a scenario proposed by the then U.S. President Truman. The U.S. imperialists then went into action to occupy south Korea.

At a meeting of the chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on August 13, 1945 the U.S. imperialists ordered its Far East Forces Commander MacArthur to wrest surrender from the Imperial Japanese Army in the areas under the U.S. charge including south Korea. MacArthur instructed Commander of the 24th army corps Hodge to wrest a surrender document from the Japanese army and occupy and control south Korea on behalf of the U.S.

An advance party of the 24th army corps of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces arrived at Kimpho Airport on Sept. 4, 1945 and the army corps landed in Inchon, Pusan and Mokpho from Sept. 8 to mid-October, unhindered.

The memorandum cited facts to prove that the U.S. imperialists made thorough military preparations for the Korean War.

After openly pursuing the strategy to dominate the world since the end of World War II the U.S. imperialists studied and rounded off a new world war scenario including the Korean War in real earnest to put it into practice.

The U.S. imperialists organized G-2 and G-3 at the MacArthur Command which worked out and completed "Plan A, B and C" envisaging the occupation of Korea, Manchuria and Siberia for years.

The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces drafted a military action program for "northward expedition" as part of "Plan A."

By about July 1949 the south Korean "government" rounded off the preparations to invade the DPRK at the instruction of MacArthur.

The Syngman Rhee puppet clique completely rounded off the preparations for attack by May 1950 and military operational plans were also completed by that time.

The U.S. imperialists also worked out top secret document "NSC-68" reflecting their strategy for world domination.

This was agreed upon at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in January 1950 at the instruction of Truman and ratified at the U.S. National Security Council on April 2 to provoke the Korean War.

The U.S. imperialists started organizing the south Korean puppet army as part of the preparations for the war of aggression.

To this end, the U.S. imperialists increased the strength of the south Korean puppet army in a phased way to make it ten times as much as that of troops in the north. The puppet army was educated and trained the American way and in this course the U.S. established its prerogative of the supreme command over it.

According to the "war theory at the second phase" the U.S. imperialists ordered the south Korean puppet army to start a war, and organized the aggression troops in the offensive formation in order to allow the future involvement of the U.S. forces.

The U.S. forces in the Far East had three services just before the start of the Korean War. The Far East Forces commander took command of them.

The memorandum also recalled that the U.S. imperialists carried out unheard-of deception and camouflage offensives to commit ceaseless armed provocations against the northern half of Korea, ensure surprise attacks in the Korean War and shift the responsibility for the provocation of the war on to the DPRK.

The number of armed provocations perpetuated by the south Korean puppet army totaled more than 5 150 in three and half years from 1947 to right before the outbreak of the war.

The U.S. directly organized and commanded armed provocations in areas along the 38th parallel.

The Korean War was by no means the result of a sudden conflict at dawn on June 25, 1950. For several years before the outbreak of the war, conflicts persisted between the two sides on the peninsula and they grew fiercer under the pressure of Seoul in 1949. It was the view of some experts on the Korean issue that the Korean War actually started that year.

The U.S. imperialists created impression that all officers and men left their posts on "weekend" or did something completely irrelevant to combat power at that time.

According to the scenario of the U.S. imperialists, Syngman Rhee lifted an emergency martial law, allowed outing and outdoor lodging of the puppet troops and organized dinner parties as part of deception and camouflage offensives in a bid to cover up the true colors as provocateurs of a war just before the outbreak of the war.

On the basis of these final preparations for the Korean war the U.S. imperialists started to put their war scenario into practice.

In order to inspect and confirm on the spot the preparations for the war and issue a Zero hour, Truman dispatched the then U.S. Secretary of Defense Johnson and the then Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Bradley to the MacArthur Command in Tokyo and Adviser to the U.S. Department of State Dulles to south Korea as his special envoy. Dulles's visit to Seoul was to give the green light to the attack and assure Syngman Rhee at the highest level of the U.S. navy and air force support.

The secret war order confirmed by Dulles on the spot and finally approved by Truman was given to the Syngman Rhee puppet army.

Chae Pyong Dok, chief of the General Staff of the south Korean puppet army, issued on June 21, 1950 an order to the 1st and 2nd combat commands to commence attack on the northern half of Korea at dawn on June 25.

According to this operational plan, the south Korean puppet army launched a surprise armed invasion against the northern half of Korea in all areas along the 38th parallel at 4 a.m. on June 25 under the command of the U.S. military advisers.

The U.S. imperialists abused UN in order to cover up their true colors as war provocateurs and aggressors and shift the responsibility for the outbreak of the war on to the DPRK and launch all-out armed invasion against the DPRK.

A meeting of the UNSC was held on June 25, 1950 due to the gimmick of the U.S. imperialists and their brigandish demand and it adopted a "resolution" terming the invasion against the north "the invasion against the south."

The U.S. imperialists tried to "legalize" their aggression through UNSC "resolutions".

The UN, 2-3 hours after Truman declared that the U.S. forces are going into actions, adopted a "resolution" calling upon all the member states to give assistance to south Korea.

The history has already rightly proved the injustice of the UNSC "resolutions."

The memorandum clarified how the U.S. imperialists falsified the truth about the Korean War started by them and fabricated stories.

Whenever an opportunity presented itself they underscored the "necessity for the Syngman Rhee puppet clique to make the world recognize that south Korea was the first to be attacked," thus kicking off a false propaganda offensive about the "conquest of the south" and "southward expedition".

The U.S. imperialists craftily fabricated stories that the launch of the Korean War was "a surprise attack from the north" and an "entirely sudden event."

U.S. Ambassador in south Korea Muccio tried to realize this through his "first report" sent to the U.S. State Department on June 25, 1950.

The U.S. imperialists and their stooges, however, admitted that the Korean War broke out not because of "southward invasion" but because of northward invasion from A to Z.

The war was actually kicked off due to provocations from the south.

MacArthur who was the main player in starting the Korean War admitted that this war was his plan.

The U.S. imperialists could not utter even a single word for the time being when the truth behind the provocation of the Korean War was disclosed by the secret documents confiscated by the Korean People's Army when liberating Seoul during the war. But they came out with false documents in May 1951 to "prove" the "June 25 invasion of the south" and worked hard to falsify the truth behind the start of the war.

Even in the post-war period, too, they employed old methods to evade the responsibility for the provocation of the Korean War. In the meantime they came out with "the proposal for joint assessment between the belligerent parties" in which re-lighting through the declassification according to the "free information act" and the open-door policy of the Eastern Europe were craftily used in a bid to persistently distort the history of the provocation of the war. When the Cold War was over, they tried to play down and write off the truth behind the provocation of the war from the stand of strength guided by the American "philosophy".

The above-said moves of the U.S. imperialists and their stooges to falsify the truth about the provocation of the Korean War and fake up stories about it are aimed at perpetuating their presence in south Korea and starting another Korean war for world domination.

No matter what gimmick the U.S. imperialists may employ, they can never hide their true colors as provokers of the Korean War and aggressors, concluded the memorandum.

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