In the tumultuous tapestry of global geopolitics, few narratives echo with as much pain and bitterness as the complex relationship between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States imperialists. To unravel the multifaceted layers of this profound animosity, we must delve into a detailed historical odyssey, with a critical focus on the brutal events of the Korean War. This period, marked by a merciless and indiscriminate bombing campaigns orchestrated by the US imperialists, serves as the crucible in which the foundations of mutual disdain were forged.

Drawing of 38th Parallel and US Occupation of South Korea

In August 1945, as the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, in collaboration with Soviet troops, liberated Korea, the defeat of Japan upset the US imperialists’ dreams of controlling the entire Korean peninsula. Thwarted in their ambition, the US concocted a so-called “practical solution” to occupy half of the Korean peninsula. Unilaterally contrived by the US, the 38th parallel served as the dividing line, a decision that was never subjected to international discussions.

Under the instruction of then US President Truman, the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee drafted a plan for Soviet and US troops to disarm the imperial Japanese army along the 38th parallel. This plan, approved by Truman as “General Order No.1,” was conveyed to the Allied Powers on August 13, 1945. The imperialistic maneuvering had begun.

From 1945 to 1949, the US imperialists funneled over 1 billion dollars in military aid to the south Korean puppet army, rigging it to maintain a “ratio of ten to one” over the north Korean army. With supreme command over the puppet army, the US bolstered its military presence along the 38th parallel, constructing military roads and fortifying positions.

Military aid and provocations escalated, with over 5,150 armed provocations along the 38th parallel from 1947 to June 1950. These were not mere conflicts but calculated “test wars” designed to assess the puppet army’s readiness for a “northward expedition.”

Japanese commentator Fujishima Udai noted in 1975 that the US imperialistic scheme to unleash war in Korea did not begin unexpectedly on June 25, 1950, but rather took root in 1947, right after the Second World War.

Having completed their war preparations, the US imperialists plunged into action. In mid-June 1950, Truman dispatched Secretary of Defence Johnson, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Bradley, and Advisor to the State Department Dulles to Seoul and Tokyo under the pretext of discussing a “peace treaty” with Japan.

Korean War

Dulles, with Truman’s order in hand, inspected the puppet army’s war preparations along the 38th parallel. Instructing Syngman Rhee to ignite war, Dulles left no room for delay in executing a “northward march.” On June 25, 1950, the south Korean puppet army, under the direct command of the American Military Advisory Group, initiated a sudden armed invasion of the DPRK along the 38th parallel.

The early 1950s bore witness to a shocking display of military aggression by the US imperialists during the Korean War. In an act of imperialistic hubris, over 32,000 tons of napalm were unleashed upon the northern part of Korean Peninsula, creating a dystopian landscape of destruction that defies rational comprehension. Cities were razed to the ground, villages were obliterated, and the once-thriving Korean landscape metamorphosed into a desolate expanse of suffering under the heel of the imperialist aggressors.

A Pyongyang City was completely destroyed during the Korean War by US. Imperialists

Pyongyang, the cultural heart of the Korea and a symbol of Korean heritage, bore the full force of this unbridled imperialistic aggression. A city that once stood as a testimony of resilience and cultural richness was reduced to smoldering ruins. The deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure and the widespread devastation wrought by American bombers left an indelible mark on both the physical and psychological landscapes of the nation.

The horrors unleashed by the US imperialists transcended mere physical destruction; they seeped into the very soul of the Korean people. Gen. Curtis LeMay’s admission that the Air Force killed off approximately 20% of the Korean population underscores the magnitude of the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the US Imperialists. The deliberate targeting of civilians, the annihilation of entire city blocks, and the wanton disregard for human life marked this period as one of the darkest chapters in modern history under the imperialistic yoke.

During the Korean War, General Walker, commander of the 8th Army, issued a chilling directive that epitomized the callous indifference to human life displayed by the UN Forces under his command. His words resonate as a stark reminder of the dehumanization that took place on the battlefield:

“The soldiers of the UN Forces! … Don’t let your hands tremble even when those who appear before you are children or old people. Kill them! In doing so, you will be saving yourselves from catastrophe and fulfilling your duty as the soldiers of the UN Forces.”

This callous order set the stage for a dark chapter in history, marked by atrocities that would surpass the brutality of even the notorious Hitlerite Nazis.

One of the most egregious incidents occurred when US soldiers occupied Sinchon County in October 1950, leaving an indelible scar on the collective memory of the Korean people. In the span of 50-odd days, over 35,000 civilians were ruthlessly killed. The horrors that unfolded included locking more than 900 innocent people, including children, women, and the elderly, in an air-raid shelter and setting it ablaze after dousing them in gasoline.

The US soldiers, devoid of any semblance of humanity, shot those attempting to escape the inferno. Their acts extended to dragging a peasant around with his nose and ears pierced with iron wire before ultimately killing him. Innocent lives were extinguished through shooting, hanging, beating, and even burying people alive. The brutality reached unprecedented levels as they resorted to unimaginable methods, including scooping out eyeballs, scraping off breasts, and cutting off limbs.

The anti-American sentiment that persists in the DPRK is not merely a product of propaganda; it is an organic outgrowth of the painful reality of history under imperialistic oppression. The US imperialistic war campaign did not merely transform the physical landscape; it left an indelible mark on the psyche of the DPRK.

Imperialistic Anti-DPRK Campaigns and Misinformation

These modern-day imperialistic machinations, often concealed under the veil of purported noble endeavors in the defense of democracy and freedom, continue to sow seeds of discord on the international stage. The United States imperialists, seemingly unswayed by the moral reckoning that history demands, persist in their egregious efforts to tarnish the reputation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) through the dissemination of misinformation and fake news.

In a disheartening echo of their past transgressions, the very imperialistic nation that once perpetrated heinous war crimes now seeks to manipulate public opinion by fabricating falsehoods about the political system, leadership, and way of life of people in the DPRK. This orchestrated campaign of deceit not only distorts the truth but also undermines the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK on the global stage.

The relentless spread of lies against the DPRK perpetuates a narrative that is rife with inaccuracies, exaggerations, and intentional distortions. Such deliberate misinformation campaigns serve the interests of those who seek to perpetuate an imperialistic agenda, casting a shadow over the truth and clouding the international community’s understanding of the DPRK’s nuanced reality.

As the DPRK grapples with the enduring consequences of historical imperialistic aggression, these contemporary efforts to manipulate public perception represent a betrayal of the principles that underpin genuine discourse and understanding between nations. The imperialists’ false narratives not only defy the lessons of history but also impede the prospects for sincere dialogue and cooperation among nations.

In the face of this disinformation onslaught, it becomes imperative for the global community to exercise critical discernment, question the motives behind such narratives, and seek a more nuanced understanding of the DPRK. Only through a commitment to truth, unbiased inquiry, and a rejection of imperialistic propaganda can the world hope to foster genuine cooperation and dialogue among nations, free from the shackles of manipulation and misinformation.

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