UK KOREAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
London July 19th 2013
The UK Korean Friendship Association today issued the following statement on the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Korean people's great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War against the US imperialists.The Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War) was provoked by the US imperialist aggressors on the 25th of June 1950 but ended in a great victory for the Korean people led by the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung, the all triumphant and incomparable brilliant commander .
The US imperialists went to great lengths to crush a small nation in east Asia, to crush a successful people's revolution. They mobilised not only the miserable south Korean Syngham Rhee south Korean fascist puppets but also the troops of 15 satellite countries including the UK (to our shame and dishonour). The US imperialists used the most barbarous methods to try and beat the Korean people into submission so they could colonise all of Korea and turn into a strategic base against the USSR and People's China. They heavily bombed the DPRK , massacred civilians indiscriminately , and used germ and chemical weapons . However neither barbarity nor overwhelming military might nor superior technology could bring the heroic Korean people to their knees as they were led by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung and had the Juche idea as their guide.
The US imperialists were forced to conclude an armistice on the 27th of July 1953 without succeeding in their aim of destroying the DPRK . As the US general Clark who signed the armistice concluded it was an armistice without a victory. The US imperialists had over 400,000 troops killed , wounded or captured in the Fatherland Liberation. Even their own doctored casualty figures showed that the US imperialists lost 6 times as many troops in the 3 years of the Korean War then they did in the 12 years of the so-called "War of Terror". Thus it was a truly massive defeat for US imperialism , the ripple effect of which was to create a big upsurge in the anti-imperialist national liberation movement throughout the world.
The DPRK though much smaller in size than the US won a great victory due to the Juche-orientated military tactics of the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung. It was an example of a small country defeating a big power.
UK KFA congratulates the Korean people and their supreme leader Marshal Kim Jong Un on the 60th anniversary of their great victory , long may it shine.
Furthermore although it has been 60 years since the guns fell silent no permanent peace treaty has been concluded between the US and the DPRK and US troops still occupy south Korea. Moreover there are ill-intentioned attempts to revive the ghost UN Command in south Korea. We , UK KFA , calls for the withdrawal of US troops from south Korea, the dissolution of the UNC in south Korea and the conclusion of a peace treaty between the DPRK and US.