Monstrous crimes and hideous human rights abuses

MEMORANDUM
By DFRK CC and Nationwide Special Committee North Hq

The Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea and the North Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind GIs' Massacres on Monday released a memorandum disclosing the monstrous crimes and hideous human rights abuses perpetrated by the U.S. against the Korean nation for a long period.

According to it, the U.S. launched its aggression against Korea by infiltrating its aggressor ship General Sherman in 1866. This was followed by its ceaseless plunder and invasion by its Shenandoah and other warships in 1867, 1868 and 1871.

Finding it hard to attain its aggressive purpose due to resistance of the Korean people, the U.S. sided with Japan during the 1894-1895 Sino-Japanese War and 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War, openly supporting Japan's aggression of Korea. In 1905 the U.S. concluded the "Katsura-Taft Treaty" which recognized Japan's occupation of Korea, using it as a shock brigade for invading Korea.

After occupying south Korea under the mask of "liberator" in September of 1945, the U.S. started its bestial atrocities against the Korean nation.

It openly revealed its ambition for aggression of the DPRK and finally launched invasion of the DPRK on June 25, 1950.

The U.S. suffered a disgraceful defeat in the Korean war but has fully turned south Korea into its colony and a tundra of human rights, keeping it under its occupation since the post-war period.

It massively introduced all types of WMDs including nukes, turning south Korea into the world's biggest nuclear arsenal.

It has staged ceaseless dangerous nuclear war drills for decades, posing constant danger of nuclear disaster to the Korean nation.

The U.S. imperialists have committed unheard-of monstrous massacres of Koreans since they launched aggression against Korea.

The U.S. imperialist aggressors killed Koreans by the cruelest and most brutal methods baffling human imagination during the Korean war.

During the Korean war, they killed at least 1.23 million people in the northern half of Korea and more than 1.24 million in south Korea.

They committed sexual abuses against Korean women to satisfy their carnal desire and mercilessly killed them even in the vortex of the war.

They committed hair-raising atrocities against many innocent people, lording it over south Korea after the war.

There occurred ceaseless GI crimes last year alone. To cite just a few examples, GIs gang-raped a woman in her twenties on a subway electric car, GIs made shooting spree against passers-by in the center of Seoul, driving their car over a local policeman before taking to flight and a drunken GI drove his car at breakneck speed, causing a traffic accident, and beat the victim who chased him.

The U.S. imperialists perpetrated barbarous air raids during the Korean war, massacring Koreans and reducing the country to ashes.

The flying corps of their air force made 800 000 sorties and those of their marines and navy over 250 000 sorties against the northern half of Korea in the entire period of the war. They dropped bombs and napalm bombs totaling almost 600 000 tons or 3.7 times those dropped over the Japan proper during the Pacific war.

Due to the U.S. barbarous air raids perpetrated during the Korean war 50 941 industrial establishments, 28 632 buildings of schools at all levels, 4 534 buildings of healthcare facilities including hospitals and clinics, 579 buildings of scientific research institutes, 8 163 buildings of media and cultural institutions and 2 077 226 dwelling houses were severely destroyed, 563 755 hectares of farmland devastated and 155 500 hectares of paddy and non-paddy fields decreased.

Environment was also seriously polluted due to the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces' several decades-long presence in south Korea.

The U.S. has desperately obstructed the reunification of Korea, blocked the independent development of the Korean nation and stood in the way of achieving its peace and prosperity.

The human and material damage done to the Korean nation by the U.S. aggression and crimes against humanity amounts to at least 114 trillion U.S. dollars.

The U.S. has committed too many crimes against the Korean nation to count for more than a hundred years, the memorandum said, adding there is no such country of barbarians in the world as the U.S.

The Korean nation will certainly settle accounts with the U.S., the sworn enemy, it warned.

(KCNA - May 5, 2014)