Pyongyang, November 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the command of the southwestern front of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued the following statement on Sunday in connection with the fact that the south Korean military warmongers are running high fever in their sinister military provocation, oblivious of a lesson drawn from Yonphyong Island shelling incident five years ago.
As well known, Yonphyong Island shelling incident that happened on
Nov. 23, 2010 was recorded as an event to be specially recorded in
history of the north-south relations as it clearly proved once again how
miserable the doom of those hell-bent on the confrontation with the
fellow countrymen is.
However, the south Korean military is still resorting to the
childish farce to mislead the public opinion and make a mockery of the
They are planning to conduct a provocative firing at the waters of
the DPRK with the military hardware such as K-9, 155 mm self-propelled
howitzer, 130 mm multiple launch rocket system, ground-to-ground guided
missile "Spike", helicopter gunship AH-1S and other lethal weapons
involved in the area around Paekryong Island and Yonpyong Island on Nov.
23, far from drawing a lesson from their bitter defeat on Yonphyong
Island five years ago.
Prior to this, they opened to public on Nov. 15 the news that the
marine corps command is pushing ahead with a proposal for changing the
official name of "Yonphyong Island shelling provocation" into "Yonphyong
Island Shelling Battle".
The reason they said is that if they call it the "north's shelling
provocation on Yonpyong Island", they can mislead the public opinion to
give impression that the KPA is the "real provocateur" but it would be
hard for them to evade the world criticism that they sustained
unilateral heavy blows and thus unable to erase their disgraceful record
of defeat. So, they are planning to rename it the "shelling battle" and
give impression that there was a close battle between the KPA and them
in a bid to paint their defeat as a "victory".
The south Korean war-like military forces' act of renaming Yonphyong
Island shelling incident is bringing another more serious misfortune to
What should not be overlooked is their remark that they would "raise
the level of the honorable treatment" to the dead and the wounded of
Yonphyong Island shelling.
Lurking behind this is a sinister intention.
Their deplorable plight still suffering from persecution mania they
caught in the face of strong firepower strike by the KPA is spreading
war-weariness and evasion of military service among young and
middle-aged south Koreans.
The south Korean military, being panic-stricken, is finding a way of
putting the situation under control, and it seeks to tempt the soldiers
to military service and encourage them to stand in the van of the
confrontation with the compatriots in the north by "leveling up
honorable treatment" to this end.
Herein lies the real purpose of the authorities' renaming.
The servicepersons of the Southwestern Front of the KPA take peace dearer than any others.
Therefore, they don't and will not have mercy on those who disturb peace even a little as they didn't in the past.
If the south Korean military fires at the waters of the DPRK in the
hotspot area of the West Sea of Korea on Monday, they will experience
merciless retaliation of the Southwestern Front units of the DPRK on the
The bellicose forces of the south Korean military should come to their senses.
They should go by the August agreement if it is truly dear to them.
They should not dig their own graves with war drumbeats for the
preemptive strike against the DPRK but draw a lesson from the bitter
defeat they suffered 5 years ago.
They would be well advised to remember that the provokers are always doomed. -0-