Consider DPRK’s warning carefully

Date: 12/10/2017 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The Japanese defence minister reportedly visited a DPRK-targeted ground-based interceptor missile unit and urged it to maintain a full combat posture.
And Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force staged a joint drill with a US carrier.
What are these Japan’s military moves, which grow along with the worsening Korean peninsula situation, aimed at?
In short, it tries to pave the way for realizing the wild ambition of overseas expansion by dispatching SDF troops to the peninsula on the pretext of the DPRK’s “missile threat”.
Japan remains unchanged in its ambition to realize the old dream of the “Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere” by justifying its reinvasion of the Asia-Pacific region.
It expanded the scope of the SDF’s overseas activities worldwide by revising the “Japan-US defence cooperation guidelines” and amended the “security law” as well.
On the other hand, it has enforced other evil legislation on special secret protection and punishment of organized crimes to step up militarization.
In particular, it is pushing the revision of the “pacifist constitution” in a bid to realize the wild dream of overseas aggression.
It was not long ago when prime minister Abe, in an event related to the 70th anniversary of the enforcement of the constitution, argued that “the current constitution should be revised as the security environment has changed due to north Korea’s nuclear and missile programme” and the authorities clamoured for the “preparation for an alternative plan to counter north Korea’s threat” and “preparation for war”.
It is no accident that foreign media described their arguments as a “sophistry to find excuses for the revision of the constitution” and “remarks aimed at justifying the SDF’s overseas operation”, commenting that “they arouse vigilance as they reveal a hidden agenda to become a normal state with the right of belligerency and expand the scope of the SDF’s activities to the Korean peninsula”.
The real intention of Japan, which plays up the DPRK’s “threat” and clamours for a “preemptive strike” against the latter, has fully been revealed already.
Such reckless acts will put Japan in jeopardy.
The DPRK’s toughest counteractions include a warning not only to the US, which gravely threatens the former’s rights to sovereignty and existence, but also to Japan which acts rashly, toeing the US line, without knowing what would happen to itself.
Japan had better consider the DPRK’s warning carefully.
 
By Han Jong Chol PT

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