South Korean People Oppose the Continued “US Nuclear War Games”: Demonstrators Arrested by SK Police
By Kiyul Chung / Yang Jiwoong,
The 4th Media, May 12, 2013
To our global readers,
The following photos are obtained from the Voice of People (www.vop.co.kr), a prominent South Korean progressive media, called “Minjung-yi-Sori.”
The photos were taken on May 11th in the afternoon.
The demonstration took place in Busan, the most southeastern port city where a nuclear-propelled USS aircraft carrier, called the “Nimitz Striker Group” arrived yesterday May 11.
The demonstration is part of the organized activities from all ends throughout the country, led by one of the largest-ever nation-wide anti-war coalitions, called, “Anti-War, Peace and People’s Action Solidarity” (AWPPAS).
Since March 1 of this year when the notorious US-South Korean Annual Joint Military Drills have begun, the AWPPAS has been steadfastly opposed to the ongoing US-led military aggressions both in the peninsula and the region.
As well documented, the US-led “annual” (in fact, it’s “all year round,” so it’s almost “every month” throughout the year), so-called “military drills” neither have denied nor hidden their publicly-declared “nuclear preemptive strike policy” which indeed makes most of the US foreign military polices “IMPERIAL.”
However, the US, Japan and South Korea, the US-led “tripartite” (in reality, it’s the “vertical” relationship, i.e., “top to bottom from US to SK”) military alliance, always blame and accuse DPRK the “provocateur”, not themselves.
Of course it’s been done in that way throughout the history of Korea’s Division for a single purpose.
By doing so last 60 some years, the US, and the viciously cunning junior partner behind their boss the US, Korea’s former colonial occupier, Japan, too, have been able to justify or disguise their continued colonial aggressions.
With their successful “demonization campaign” as their “war propaganda” or “psychological warfare” since the start of the Korean War in 1950, they’ve been able to DECEIVE the vast number of (largely) “brainwahsed, indoctrinated or Americanized” populations not only in South Korea, Japan and even US but also many ordinary peoples around the world including the two DPRK’s “closest neighbors,” i.e., China and Russia.
However, since the introduction of the never-respected Armistice Agreement (AA) by the US, as the division history clearly witnesses, the US-led so-called “military drills for the defensive purporses and to protect their ally, South Korea, from the north’s aggressions” have never ceased to attempt to overthrowing a sovereign, independent, self-determined and the most anti-imperialist nation, DPRK, by forcibly imposing their so-called the “regime change” medicine to the north.
Of course, it’s been intended to further extend the Pentagon’s “Full Spectrum Dominance” strategy to the northern part of the Korean peninsula.
As well-noted, -documented and -witnessed last 60 years, the US has NOT been fully SATISFIED by occupying the South ONLY.
Therefore, peoples and groups like the AWPAS all together strongly oppose the continued US “nuclear war games” and their aggressive “military drills” which clearly aim to further provoke DPRK (aka, North Korea) and thereby have been pushing both Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia region into the brink of a nuclear war.
This is the very reason why the AWPPAS and tens of millions of Koreans in north, south and overseas are launching their determined “Million-Petition Drive to Call for a Permanent Peace Treaty” in Korean peninsula.
China, another signatory to the AA in 1953, and South Korea, even if they denied to sign the AA then, however, are also invited to the Peace Treaty when DPRK and US are finally agreed to the signing.
As the photos below show, South Korean police forces arrested every men and women, mostly university students, who took part in the May 11th’s Sit-in Demonstration which stopped the two sightseeing buses which carried the Nimitz Striker Group US navy sailers who went out to the shopping spree.
The US military troops in foreign lands wherever they are stationed are well known for that sort of “shopping spree” all the time.
Of course, they are also infamously well-known for their notorious “sex spree” or “sex crimes” in their “occupied lands around the globe” such as South Korea and Japan, while they are there as the provocateurs who mostly raise or highten military tensions, wage wars, or even aggravate the already far more worsened military confrontational situations which might or could be easily led to even a nuclear war.
For the sole benefit of our global readers, The 4th Media decided to borrow the entire photos taken by the VoP reporters who’d been also, as shown, blocked by the notrious South Korean “plain cloth police officers.”
As already announced a week ago, The 4th Media, in support of and solidarity with the AWPPAS and the tens of millions of Koreans, is going to also launch, with supports from several independent media partners from around the world, a Global Campaign to Call for Peace Not War on Korean peninsula and the Northeast Asia region in the day of May 18th, the 33rd Anniversary of Kwangju Peoples’ Uprising in May, 1980.
Prof. Kiyul Chung, Editor in Chief, The 4th Media
A related article re The 4th Media’s Global Campaign (the first appeal letter with the first draft) to call for Peace not War in Korea and Northeast Asia region:
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