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Nuke and Peace (1)

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

Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun carried a political essay titled 'Nuke and Peace' on Thursday.

Explaining why the DPRK had to access nuclear weapons by making painstaking efforts and tightening its belt several times and even risking war and death, the political essay said:

One has to understand the world if one wants to understand the reason of unavoidability and inevitable consequences. One also needs to see through the nature of U.S. imperialism which nibbles at earth under the spurious show of human civilization.

Despite all kinds of splendid sermons and advertisements about freedom, equality, growth and civilization and despite 19-chapter and 111-article UN Charter and slews of treaties, a whole gamut of doctrines and speeches and heated debates that are made in the world on a daily basis, there is one thing which has grown all the more ferocious and undisguised.

That is the logic of strength, order of strength and rule of strength by the U.S. imperialists. It is the U.S. which lords it over the world and behind its avarice and huge might lie such monopoly tycoons like Rockfeller.

The U.S. did not hesitate to start wars and manipulate upheavals in Iraq, Afghanistan and later in Libya and Middle East to seize more natural resources and maintain its rule. It even made no scruple of committing assassination and terrorism to this end.

Peace is the false face of imperialism and equal dealings with imperialism will lead it to a ruin. War and plunder are like air and food that keep imperialist monster survive and go on.

Justice without strength entails tears. Peace advocated by the weak amounts to begging. One should not talk about love for peace without building strength.

The nuclear thunder made by the DPRK in spring in 2013 was its answer to this and a landmark event that was like a wake-up call for humankind.

During the last Korean war the U.S. announced that it would use A-bomb in Korea. MacArthur blustered that it would form a radioactive corridor running from the east sea to the west sea in the northern part of Korea, adding that no living things will be able to come to life in the zone for 60 to 120 years.

This produced the long procession of 'A-bomb evacuees' from the north headed to the south. Some families sent only men to the south out of desire to keep their family line. This is the reason that millions of families now live separated in the north and the south of Korea and abroad.

The Korean people have never led a peaceful life amid the vortex of endless threats of war. With the 1969 Focus Retina operation as the starting one, the U.S. imperialists constantly staged war exercises under various codenames for over 40 years. In the new century the U.S. designated the DPRK as part of an 'axis of evil', put it in the list of preemptive nuclear attack and has resorted to the whole gamut of threats and blackmail against it.

Its nuclear racket was followed by 'human rights' issue that was also followed by the call for 'change in social system'. By raising issues endlessly, it designs to keep Northeast Asia under its domination.

Bottom-line is whether the nation keeps its dignity or submits to others and whether it survives or ruins.

The world conscience, please answer.

Have you ever thought of the pain suffered by a nation falling to victim of ferocious high-handed practices and domination strategy for the mere reason that it has differing ideology and social system and it is not an ally following the U.S.

Such hard-working and resourceful, highly civilized nation in the land of golden tapestry has had its opportunities for progress and prosperity deprived for nearly seven decades, being subject to hardships generation after generation. Its grudge is now running sky-high.

So the Koreans accessed nukes for punishment and retaliation, a weapon enough to smash the oppression and replace the imperialists' order by one of independent people.

Nuclear tests were conducted on October 9, 2006, May 25, 2009 and February 12, 2013. Just as satellite enters into its orbit through three-stage surges, the DPRK leaped into a nuclear weapons state by crossing three big mountains and making three big leaps in seven years of hardships.

It was human tragedy that A-bomb was first possessed by the imperialists and the U.S. emerged as a nuclear empire. As the U.S. imperialists became the first owner of nuclear weapons and big powers have had monopoly of them for years, nuke has become the pronoun of war and horror.

In protest against this unjust and crime-woven history, the DPRK at last had access to nuke. (to continue)

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