Fight Back News Service is circulating the following article from the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), a press outlet for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, on the March 26 sinking of south Korean navy vessel.
Military Commentator Denies Involvement in Ship Sinking
Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) — A military commentator Saturday issued an article disclosing the truth about the “story about linkage with the north” floated by the south Korean group of traitors.
There occurred an accident in which “Chonan”, 1 400 ton-warship of the south Korean puppet navy, sank all of a sudden in the waters between Paekryong Island and Taechong Island in the West Sea of Korea at night of March 26, the article said, and went on:
Though the sunken large ship belongs to the south side, we have so far regarded the accident as a regretful accident that should not happen in the light of the fact that many missing persons and most of rescued members of the crew are fellow countrymen forced to live a tiresome life in the puppet army.
Failing to probe the cause of the sinking of the ship, the puppet military warmongers, right-wing conservative politicians and the group of other traitors in south Korea are now foolishly seeking to link the accident with the north at any cost.
At the outset of the accident the group asserted that no sign of intrusion of the north’ submarine was spotted by their so-called “water-tight” maritime caution and round-the-clock radar monitoring and sound detection system.
But after making a U turn from their earlier stand that there should be no foregone conclusion as regards the accident, the group started floating the “story about the linkage with the north”.
Traitor Lee Myung Bak said that one should not carelessly utter that the north is linked with the accident at its beginning. But from some days ago he began making a spate of accusations against the north while blustering that it is necessary to “probe the accident without a shred of suspicion on the premise of the possible linkage with the north”, “thoroughly cope with the movement of the north” and “south Korea will resolutely counter” the north if the cause of the accident is finally confirmed.
The gentries of “Chongwadae”, though they asserted that “there was slim possibility of the north’s attack,” are now taking an attitude that they are not ruling out the “story about the linkage with the north,” jabbering that the testimonies of the survivors and the conditions of the sunken ship suggest a large possibility that the ship was hit hard from outside.
The military warmongers are getting more undisguised in their moves to link the accident with the north though it was caused by their fault.
Disclosing the aim sought by the group in the above-said behavior, the article continued:
It is prompted by its ulterior intention to get rid of the worst ruling crisis caused by the “state management failure”.
If public opinion is built to claim that the accident occurred due to “an internal factor” and its cause is not properly clarified, the group of traitors will be held directly responsible for it and, accordingly, will not be able to escape a heavy defeat in the forthcoming “June 2 local elections”. This will lead to the split of the conservative camp including the “Grand National Party” and the weakening of its ruling power, throwing the group into an inescapable predicament.
Another sinister aim sought by the puppet regime in floating the above-said story is to justify the persistent and anachronistic policy towards the DPRK and shirk the blame for having driven the inter-Korean relations to the worst crisis.
It is a well-known fact that from the outset of its office the group of traitors has persistently pursued the inter-Korean confrontation, insisting that “the north dismantle its nukes first.”
People from all walks of life in south Korea are now becoming evermore vocal critical of the wrong policy pursued by the group towards the north, blatantly challenging the demand of the times and the desire of the nation.
It is against this backdrop that the group is hyping the “story about linkage with the north” in a bid to flee from the responsibility for having deteriorated the north-south relations and justify their mean policy toward the north with the sinking of its warship as a momentum.
The ruckus kicked up by the puppet authorities while peddling the story is designed to stir up the atmosphere of international sanctions against the north and increase pressure upon it in various aspects.
The group of traitors is zealously supporting its American master in his moves to bring down the system in the DPRK, while trying to give impression that the U.S.-led sanctions are proving effective.
This group is making desperate efforts to block the general advance of the north toward the eminence of a great prosperous and powerful nation.
Herein lies another sinister aim sought by the group of traitors in floating the nonsensical “story about the linkage with the north.”
It is a trite trick of the stupid to hatch plots and stoop to any infamy under that pretext whenever they are driven into a tight corner.
The group of traitors would be well advised to face up to the trend of the times and refrain from uttering any word as it pleases.