July 27th is the second day of liberation for the Korean people .As they say July follows June meaning that although the US imperialists started the war in June 1950 , they admitted their defeat in July 1950.It is an inspiration not only for the Korean people but for Juche idea followers, Songun idea followers and anti-imperialist fighters the world over so July 27th is celebrated across the globe from Bogotá to Belfast ! Dear respected Chairman Kim Jong Un said "Our July 27 is the second Day of Liberation when our people defended with honour their country's dignity and sovereignty from the brigandage aggression by the U.S. imperialists, and also the day of proud victors that put the U.S. imperialists, who were recklessly attempting to gain hegemony in the world and enslave it, on a downhill march towards ruin."
The heroic and glorious KPA commanded by the great leader Marshal Kim Il Sung tore the guts out of US imperialism. The US imperialists lost over : 1,567,128 men including 405,498 US soldiers, 1,130,965 south Korean puppet troops, and 30,665 soldiers of their satellite states were killed, wounded or captured; 12,224 air planes including "air fortress B-29" were downed, damaged or captured, 7,695 guns, 3,255 233 tanks and armoured cars were lost; and 564 warships and vessels including the heavy cruiser Baltimore and the flagship of the Seventh Fleet Missouri were sunk or damaged. The loss suffered by the US imperialists was nearly 2.3 times greater than what they had suffered in the four years of the Pacific War during World War II. Even official US statistics showed during each of the three years of the Korean war they lost double the troops for each year of the Vietnam war.
US general Mark Clark lamented mournfully that he was the first US commander to conclude an armistice without a victory .Even right wing conservative historian Max Hastings wrote
" Many American career officers were dismayed by the precedent Korea established: the United States had failed to fight a war to a victorious conclusion."
The Fatherland Liberation War of the Korean people was an unequal battle as the US imperialists threw in huge armed forces plus the troops of 15 of their satellite countries as well the Japanese militarists not too mention the south Korean puppets. Even the troops of Chiang Kai Sek reactionaries were brought into the Korean war . The US imperialists used barbaric methods of warfare exceeding those of the Hitlerlite nazis. They used germ and chemical warfare and carried out horrendous massacres. All these failed to subdue the Korean people who under the wise leadership of the great revolutionary leader Marshal Kim Il Sung achieved a great victory. The forces of the heroic KPA defeated the so called "Invincible US 24th Division", taking its commander General Dean prisoner. Dean was the first US general to be captured by an opposing side. The KPA turned Height 1211 into a hill of heartbreak for the US imperialist aggressors.
The KPA and Korean people fought in the revolutionary spirit of self- reliance based on the Juche Idea. The great revolutionary leader Marshal Kim IL Sung stated “ We must solve our problems no matter who is helping us and what help we get......Victory must be won by our strength”" It was the efforts of the Korean people that were primary in defeating the US imperialist aggressors. It should be added that this year in April our delegation visited the DPRK and saw the Pyongchon revolutionary site where the great leader President Kim Il Sung laid the foundations for the independent self-reliant Juche-based munitions industry of the DPRK . esident KIM IL SUNG also insisted that the DPRK should not simply assemble weapons made by another country but should produce its own weapons . This idea goes right back to the days of the anti-Japanese armed struggle when the Korean guerrillas made the Yongil bomb. It had been hoped that the USSR would supply a hand grenade factory but for whatever reason this did not materialise. President KIM IL SUNG himself worked on the design of the Yongil bomb. There are actual Yongil bombs in the Revolutionary Museum. Now the DPRK has its own nuclear 'Yongil bomb' . Looking around the Museum we could see the development of the DPRK arms industry, By the later 1940s the DPRK was not only producing rifles and sub-machine guns but also mortars. During the Fatherland Liberation War President KIM IL SUNG took the measure of moving the complex and its personnel to the safety of Kunja-ri so the daft Yankees ended up bombing an empty factory thinking they had scored a great victory ! It was the self-reliant munitions industry of the DPRK that contributed to the victory in the war .
In the Fatherland Liberation War commanded by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung ,the reactionary bourgeois military theory was smashed by the Juche- orientated revolutionary military strategy and theory. Generalissimo Kim Il Sung continually stressed that the outcome of war is not determined by weapons or technology but by those who wield the weapons. The Fatherland Liberation War was a burning crucible of Songun. The victory of the Korean people led by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung shattered revisionist and pacifist theories about peaceful co-existence and 'non-violence'
The Korean People's Army commanded by the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung was a true people's army, an army of justice and liberation. It assisted the people . A strong spirit of Army-People unity prevailed throughout society. Summing up the significance of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. The great revolutionary leader Marshal Kim Il Sung said
"In this great struggle our people fought determinedly as one in mind under the correct leadership of the party and government and thereby withstood the harsh trials of war honourably and won a historic victory inflicting an ignominious defeat on US imperialism and its running dogs"
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il said
"It was a great revolutionary war of worldwide significance, a war in which our people defended their motherland and inflicted the first-ever defeat on US imperialism, the ringleader of world imperialism, by waging a national, heroic struggle.
The Fatherland Liberation War ended in victory due to the Juche orientated military tactics, Juche-orientated military thought and Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader supreme commander generalissimo Kim Il Sung and the sublime heroism of the KPA. The myth of US invincibility was smashed to smithereens in the Fatherland Liberation War. The victory in the Fatherland Liberation War inspired national liberation and revolutionary movements all over the world to struggle against the colonial system of the US-led imperialists bringing about an era of decline for US imperialism an era of anti -imperialism . US imperialism's defeat in Korea preceded its defeat in Vietnam and elsewhere. The Korean people's victory in the Fatherland liberation war was a great contribution to the world revolutionary movement as it showed that US imperialism could be stopped in its tracks and beaten.
Glory to the Korean people and the KPA on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War against the US imperialists. We are convinced that led by dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, another brilliant commander of Mt Paektu, there will be a 2nd and a 3rd July27th and the Korean people will win final victory.