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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea test-fired seven ballistic missiles yesterday on the July 4th holiday. In a press response U.S. vice-president Joe Biden claims this is “no big deal” and that North Korea is just trying to “seek attention” and that he isn’t going to “give them the attention they seek.” We wonder how well Americans on the side of imperialism really think that this reasoning works, along the lines of “My house is burning down, but I am not going to let that ruin my day.”

As inevitable showdown approaches between the forces of the world’s masses and imperialism we would encourage American communists to get their heads out of the sand, step outside the confines of their colleges for once (and we don’t mean for one of the “revolutionary tourism” vacations that persons associated with the sectarian Monkey Smashes Heaven Journal like to take) and eschew the American non-logic (which doesn’t even work in America) of Biden and embrace practical action, elsewise you are all just “whistling dixie.”

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SEOUL, South Korea — Punching their fists into the air and shouting “Let’s crush them!” some 100,000 North Koreans packed Pyongyang’s main square Thursday for an anti-U.S. rally as the communist regime promised a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” for any American-led attack.

Several demonstrators held up a placard depicting a pair of hands smashing a missile with “U.S.” written on it, according to footage taken by APTN in Pyongyang on the anniversary of the day North Korean troops charged southward, sparking the three-year Korean War in 1950.

North Korean troops will respond to any sanctions or U.S. provocations with “an annihilating blow,” one senior official vowed — a pointed threat as an American destroyer shadowed a North Korean freighter sailing off China’s coast, possibly with banned goods on board.

A new U.N. Security Council resolution passed recently to punish North Korea for conducting an underground nuclear test in May requires U.N. member states to request inspections of ships suspected of carrying arms or nuclear weapons-related material.

In response to the sanctions, the North pulled out of nuclear talks and has ramped up already strident anti-American rhetoric. And the isolated regime may now be moving to openly flout the resolution by dispatching a ship suspected of carrying arms to Myanmar.

While it was not clear what was on board the North Korean-flagged Kang Nam 1, officials have mentioned artillery and other conventional weaponry. One intelligence expert suspected missiles.

The U.S. and its allies have made no decision on whether to request inspection of the ship, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said Wednesday in Washington, but North Korea has said it would consider any interception an act of war.

If permission for inspection is refused, the ship must dock at a port of its choosing so local authorities can check its cargo. Vessels suspected of carrying banned goods must not be offered bunkering services at port, such as fuel, the resolution says.

A senior U.S. defense official said the ship had cleared the Taiwan Strait. He said he didn’t know whether or when the Kang Nam may need to stop in some port to refuel, but that the Kang Nam has in the past stopped in Hong Kong’s port.

Another U.S. defense official said he tended to doubt reports that the Kang Nam was carrying nuclear-related equipment, saying information seems to indicate the cargo is banned conventional munitions. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to talk about intelligence.

North Korea is suspected to have transported banned goods to Myanmar before on the Kang Nam, said Bertil Lintner, a Bangkok-based North Korea expert who has written a book about leader Kim Jong Il.

Pyongyang also has been helping the junta in Yangon build up its weapons arsenal, a South Korean intelligence expert said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The two countries have not always been on good terms. Ties were severed in 1983 after a fatal bombing during the South Korean president’s visit to Myanmar blamed on North Korean commandoes.

They held secret talks in Bangkok in the 1990s to discuss the lone survivor among the three North Korean commandos involved in the bombing, and since have forged close relations.

The two regimes, among Asia’s most repressive, restored diplomatic ties in 2007. Not long after that, in April 2007, the Kang Nam docked at Thilawa port saying it needed shelter from bad weather.

But one expert said reports show the weather was clear then, and two local journalists working for a foreign news agency who went to write about the unusual docking were arrested.

“The Kang Nam unloaded a lot of heavy equipment in 2007,” Lintner said. “Obviously, the ship was carrying something very sensitive at that time as well.”

North Korea has also helped Myanmar dig tunnels in recent years, said Lintner, adding that the cash-strapped North may have received rice, rubber and minerals in return for its military and other assistance.

“North Korea appears to have exported conventional weapons to Myanmar in exchange for food,” another expert said.

Pyongyang is believed to have transported digging equipment to Myanmar, which is seeking to make its new capital a fortress with vast underground facilities, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence.

North Korea has been locked in a tense standoff with Washington and other regional powers over its nuclear program. In April, the regime launched a rocket widely seen as a cover for a test of long-range missile technology — a move that drew U.N. Security Council condemnation.

The North responded by abandoning six-nation disarmament talks and threatening to carry out nuclear tests and fire intercontinental ballistic missiles. The North is believed to be developing a long-range missile designed to strike the U.S. but experts say it has not figured out how to mount a bomb onto the missile.

On Thursday, Pyongyang vowed to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warned of a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” if provoked by the U.S.

North Korea’s “armed forces will deal an annihilating blow that is unpredictable and unavoidable, to any ‘sanctions’ or provocations by the US,” Pak Pyong Jong, first vice chairman of the Pyongyang City People’s Committee, told the crowd gathered for the Korean War anniversary rally.

In Seoul, some 5,000 people — mostly American and South Korean veterans and war widows — also commemorated the anniversary at a ceremony.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said the nation is prepared to counter any type of threat or provocation.

“The South Korean government is firmly determined to defend the lives and wealth of its people and will do its utmost to find the remains of troops killed in the Korean War,” he said at the ceremony.

The two Koreas technically remain in a state of war because the conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

Associated Press writers Hyung-jin Kim and Jae-soon Chang in Seoul, and Pauline Jelinek in Washington, contributed to this report.

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PYONGYANG, June 15 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned it would launch a pre-emptive attack against the United States.

Pak Jae Gyong, vice-minister of the DPRK People’s Armed Forces, made the remark at a mass rally that attracted some 10,000 people to denounce a newly endorsed U.N. Security Council Resolution, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.

“Under the present situation where the Korean People’s Army (KPA) is technically at war with the U.S. imperialists, and as the Armistice Agreement has lost its legal binding force, the KPA will promptly exercise the right to a pre-emptive strike to beat back the enemies’ slightest provocation,” Pak said.

He threatened to deliver blows to the “vital parts of the U.S.” and “wipe out all its imperialist aggressor troops no matter where they are in the world.”

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Meanwhile, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, told the rally that the U.N. resolution was “another grave provocation.”

“This is, in essence, a wicked pressure offensive launched by the U.S. imperialists to disarm the DPRK, strangle its economy and undermine its ideology and system,” Kim said.

The DPRK will respond to any attempt to blockade it with “resolute and deadly blows,” he said.

The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved wider sanctions against the DPRK over its May 25 nuclear test.

The resolution bans all weapons exports from the DPRK and most arms imports into the country. It authorizes U.N. member states to inspect the DPRK’s sea, air and land cargoes, requiring them to seize and destroy any goods transported in violation of the sanctions.

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“North Korea threatened a military response to South Korean participation in a U.S.-led program to seize weapons of mass destruction, and said it will no longer abide by the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War.

‘The Korean People’s Army will not be bound to the Armistice Agreement any longer,’ the official Korean Central News Agency said in a statement today. Any attempt to inspect North Korean vessels will be countered with ‘prompt and strong military strikes.’ South Korea’s military said it will ‘deal sternly with any provocation’ from the North.”

On follow-up after another successful underground nuclear test, this time with a 20 kiloton atomic bomb, multiple missiles have been tested and the armistice agreement of 1953 has been renounced from Pyongyang. The flame of Juche is burning brighter than ever, illuminating a path of untold resistance to U.S. Hegemonic Imperialism and it’s cronies. The photographs above should be quite elucidating for anyone to intimate just who holds the winning hand. All glories to the illustrious army-first militant Songun communist policy of Marshall Kim Jong Il! Onward to communism!

“DPRK declares to tear up truce agreement”

PYONGYANG, May 27 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Wednesday that it will no longer stand by the ceasefire agreement ending the 1950-53 Korean War, in response to South Korea’s participation to the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).

South Korea’s full participation to the U.S.-led program, aimed at stopping the trafficking of weapons of mass destruction “dragged the Korean peninsula into the state of war,” the DPRK said in a three-point statement.

The DPRK saw the participation as “declaration of war” and if DPRK’s ships were intercepted or checked by the PSI members, it would immediately strike back, the official KCNA news agency quoted the statement as saying.

The DPRK accused Washington of “indulging South Korea to participate the PSI,” and announced that the armistice was invalidated and Korean peninsula restored to state of war. The DPRK army would take “military actions,” said the statement.

The statement also said the DPRK would not guarantee the safety of warships of U.S. and South Korea and civil ships sailing in the region.

The retaliation from the DPRK would be “beyond-imagination” and “merciless,” the statement added.

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was designed to interdict the trade of weapons of mass destruction. South Korea became its 95th member one day after DPRK said it bombed its second nuclear explosive device Monday.

South Korea announced on Tuesday that it will fully participate in the U.S.-led nonproliferation campaign, one day after the DPRK conducted its second nuclear test.

The DPRK launched an additional short-range missile from its east coast Tuesday night, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.

Pyongyang had launched two short-range missiles from its east coast earlier Tuesday, following firing two missiles on Monday after its claimed nuclear test the same day.

While obviously not condoning Al-Jazeera as a non-partisan news agency in this matter and certainly not supporting nor endorsing the various imperialist apologists featured within this news report, we are providing this for the edification and information of the readership. It includes interesting news clips from KCNA state television in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as well as a brief translated transcript of the announcement broadcast in Songun Korea in commemoration of this event. Kim Jong Il, Mansei!

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On behalf of the Central Committee of the Rural People’s Party and echoing the sentiments of all party cadre, we would like to heartily congratulate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) which is sometimes referred to in the West as North Korea, on the successful underground nuclear test held on May 25th, 2009.

As reported by KCNA and published in excerpt format from Chinese news agency Xinhua (see below) the nuclear capability has been much increased from the last test.

From henceforth, the imperialist powers of the world, who exist by sapping the life from the internationalist proletariat and oppressing the world’s masses, cannot ignore that there is in fact an alternative to imperialism – there is in fact an advocate for those who desire independence instead of croneyism; freedom instead of slavery to capital built upon the blood of foreign wars and oppression of the developing world.

Now all shall know and see that communism is in fact as vibrant as ever and that the fall of the USSR was not the end of opposition to capitalism and imperialism. The beacon of a glorious Red Dawn for humankind still is seen upon the horizon. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea shines now, brighter than ever, as the motherland of socialism and communism and let all know that aggression against the DPRK will be perpetrated at the peril of those same aggressors.

We shall be maintaining this media outlet with frequent updates concerning this test and international reaction appropriately. Additionally, we would encourage all supporters of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to send congratulatory messages to the DPRK on the occasion of the test.

Send messages of congratulations to: korea@korea-dpr.com and tell them the party sent you! All glories to the razor-sharp bayonet of Songun Politics! DEATH to Imperialism! – Central Committee; Rural People’s Party

May 25th, 2009 (Xinhua) – DPRK said Monday it has successfully conducted “one more” underground nuclear test. ·DPRK: test was “part of the measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defence…” ·The statement did not give any details about the test, including its location.

PYONGYANG, May 25 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Monday it has successfully conducted “one more” underground nuclear test earlier in the day.

In a statement released by the official news agency KCNA, the DPRK government said the test was “part of the measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defence in every way as requested by its scientists and technicians.”

“The current nuclear test was safely conducted on a new higher level in terms of its explosive power and technology of its control and the results of the test helped satisfactorily settle the scientific and technological problems arising in further increasing the power of nuclear weapons and steadily developing nuclear technology,” the statement said.

But the brief statement did not give any details about the test, including its location.

The test came after the United Nations Security Council adopted a presidential statement in late April, condemning the April 5 rocket launch by the DPRK and demanding the country “not conduct any further launch.”

Pyongyang subsequently announced it was quitting the six-party talks on nuclear disarmament and would restart nuclear facilities in protest of the UN statement.

The DPRK conducted its first nuclear test in 2006.