Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) — Now the U.S.-led joint military exercises RIMPAC-2006 in the Pacific waters have reached the highest pitch.
Rodong Sinmun in a commentary Monday brands the large-scale exercises staged by the U.S. imperialists after the Cold War as an extremely provocative and dangerous gamble aimed at the second Korean war.
Noting that the Bush team leaves no stone unturned in its attempts to ignite a new war on the Korean Peninsula, regarding the peninsula as the key link in implementing its Asia strategy of aggression, the analyst goes on:
The U.S. has realigned and redeployed its armed forces as a whole in south Korea and around the peninsula involving Japan in preparation for a new Korean war. On the other hand, it put the plan for a war of aggression on Korea in a concrete form and is frantically staging a test and preliminary war under the plan.
The U.S. imperialists claim that the RIMPAC-2006 war game is for “the security of sea routes” and “an action against terrorism.” This, however, is a cunning ruse to cover up its aggressive and dangerous nature.
Through the RIMPAC, the U.S. has refined in the past the mode of combat action of multi-national forces according to the aggressive military strategy toward Korea. This is evidenced by the fact that south Korea, Japan and other participants in the war gamble look forward to their involvement in NATO’s “world partnership program.”
This move of the U.S. imperialists did not proceed merely from a scheme to expand NATO. Underlying it is their dangerous intention to drag the NATO forces into a Korean war of aggression.
As the world is worried, a new war on the Korean Peninsula may entail catastrophic consequences.
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