Monday, 26 October 2015

October 10th Military Parade of the DPRK shows invincible power of Songun-special article by Dermot Hudson


On the 10th of October together with other foreign delegates I attended the massive military parade and civilian mass demonstration held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG 
                                       The single heart-ed unity of the DPRK was demonstrated  by   the military parade and civilian  demonstration s . The military parade was   was a superb pageant .  It showed the true precison , effieciency and disclipine of the Korean Peoples Army under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and the Workers Party of Korea . Such disclipine and efficiency would be impossible in an imperialist or revisionist country !
Before the parade started the  DPRK National Flag and the flag of the Workers' Party of Korea were hoisted onto the flagpole by the reviewing . Chief of general staff of the Korean People's Army general Ri Yong Il reviewed and greeted the troops . Dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN took the reviewing stand  to stormy applause.
 The parade was led  by a column representing the anti-Japanese guerrillas which was symbolic of the continuity of the revolution down the generations. There  were the original tanks from the Fatherland Liberation War including tank no 312 which was the first tank into Seoul on the 28th of July  1950 , a subtle reminder to the south Korean puppets of the fate that awaits them should they provoke a war . There was an impressive display of tanks and missiles including long range missiles as well as a nuclear suicide unit which shows that if necessary  the KPA under the command of supreme leader Marshal   KIM JONG UN can strike back at the US imperialists in any part of the world . The US imperialists may be able to run but they cannot hide from the merciless strike of the KPA !  
There was an ingenious display by planes that flew in the formation of the  WPK symbol and in the formation of a number 70 , such creativity  and skill !
The military parade was followed by a civilian demonstration which demonstrated the army people unity which is quite impossible in capitalist society where there is conflict between the people and the armed forces. Later I explained to my guide  that in my country there is conflict between the army and the people  giving the example of the town where I grew up  : there was  an army barracks in the centre of town but it had to be moved into the countryside far outside town because each night the soldiers would go out and get drunk in pubs and beat up the civilians . This illustrated the deep conflict between the people and armed forces in imperialist society.
Dear respected Marshal KIM JONG  UN addressed the parade , his voice was clear and strong full of conviction. He said
"   For our country and people, October 10 is a meaningful revolutionary holiday when they celebrate the birth anniversary of the genuine vanguard of the revolution, its militant General Staff, which has taken responsibility for their destiny and leads them"

Moreover he pointed out that " Today our Party can proudly state that our revolutionary armed forces are capable of fighting any type of war the U.S. imperialists opt for, and have made full preparations for firmly defending the blue sky over the country and the security of the people"
This served as a stern warning to the foolhardy and aggressive US imperialists who dream of starting a second Korean war and invading the DPRK.

Military parades in the DPRK are different from those in former socialist countries as in the DPRK the paraders march with vigour and enthusiasm and with colourful displays. In the former socialist countries the military parades looked gloomy. I can remember watching a video of a parade staged by the East German revisionists in 1989 shortly before the collapse of the GDR , it looked grey and formalistic without colour and spirit but the KPA military parade was full of vigour and colour. Of course some big powers may put on big military parades but these are just for show with no real content , the troops of these countries lack militant anti-imperialist spirit whereas the KPA has emblazoned on its tanks and armour the slogan "Let Us Wipe Out the US imperialist aggressors , the sworn enemy of the Korean people ! "
The grand military parade of the Korean People's Army on October 10th fully demonstrated the invincible power of Songun !

Dermot Hudson

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