It has been 70 years since GIs set foot in south Korea.
The United States regarded the Korean Peninsula as a strategic base for securing hegemony in Northeast Asia, its tentacles reaching it as early as the mid-19th century.
In the aftermath of Japan’s defeat in World War Ⅱ GIs landed in south Korea on September 8, 1945 on the plea of disarming the Japanese soldiers.
This marked the beginning of Korea’s territorial bisection and national division.
The United States forcibly dissolved people’s committees formed by the south Korean people and cracked down on political parties, organizations and people demanding democracy and independence.
On the other hand, it instigated its old vassal to forge a puppet regime and established a colonial domination system in all fieldsㅡpolitical, military, economic and cultural.
Worse still, it ceaselessly provoked the DPRK militarily with an ambition to dominate the whole of Korea; as a consequence, unrest and tension persisted in the Korean Peninsula.
The Korean people fell victim to the war unleashed by the United States in the 1950s and, after the war, they have been exposed to its constant nuclear threat.
At major turning points the United States threw a wet blanket upon the Korean people’s struggle for national reconciliation and reunification.
Early in the 1960s, when the reunification fever was running high, it masterminded the May 16 military coup; in the 1970s when the July 4 North-South Joint Statement was published with the three principles of national reunification as its core, it responded by declaring a separatists' policy and exercising the “Yushin” dictatorship.
In the 1980s and 1990s, when the Korean people’s reunification movement was gaining momentum in the north, south and abroad, it resumed the Team Spirit joint military exercise and raised anti-DPRK nuclear racket.
In the new century, when the Korean nation’s desire and demand for reunification are mounting with the publication of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, it is resorting to hostile plots.
Over the past seven decades, GIs have committed heinous crimes against the Korean people.
They massacred more than million people in five years after their occupation of south Korea and millions of innocent civilians in the Korean war. They slaughtered the people in south Koreaㅡthe 1980 Gwangju bloodbath and the 2002 rolling over of schoolgirls by a US armored vehicle.
Besides, they spread drug, AIDS and the corrupt Yankee culture all over south Korea, and polluted its natural environment. It has recently been published that they brought the bacteria of anthrax for germ warfare experiment in south Korea, inflicting indescribable misfortune and pain on the local residents.
Human history records many in humane criminals, but not such as the GIs present in south Korea.
The reality clearly shows that as long as there exists the United States that is seeking to suppress and dominate other nations by means of aggression and war and its troops stay in south Korea, there can be neither a bright future for the Korean nation nor peace on the Korean Peninsula.The Korean people will never accept the status quo