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Jong-eun leads reunification
drive By Kim Myong Chol
"Comrade Kim Jong-eun is a multi-gifted
general of the Mt Paekdu type. He is second to
none in upholding the leadership of the Party and
the Leader, has a strong faith and will,
intestinal fortitude and fire in his belly. He
feels deep moral obligations to revolutionary
comrades in arms, is wily and resourceful,
displays superb leadership qualities. He is
outstanding in arts and martial arts as well as
versed in military affairs." Late North
Korea leader Kim Jong-il, Rodong Sinmun, January
"Self-evidently, given the
presence of foreign troops in Korean soil, neither
the freedom and independence of our people as a
nation nor the free expression of their will can
be taken for granted any longer." North
Korean founding father Kim Il-sung , January 4, 1967.
"The American military
presence in South Korea is a primary factor in
making the Korean revolution complicated,
difficult and long-protracted in nature." Kim
il-sung, October 5, 1966
Central News Agency reported on February 20 that
the Political Bureau of the ruling Workers' Party
of Korea Central Committee (WKPCC) will call a
Party conference in mid-April to complete the
installation of supreme commander Kim Jong-eun as
new supreme leader of the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea (DPRK), ideological, political
With precedents as a guide,
it is most likely that the party conference will
name Kim Jong-eun to the twin posts of general
secretary of the WPKCC and chairman of its
military committee. A parallel session of the
legislative Supreme People's Assembly is expected
to appoint him as chairman of the National Defense
Kim Jong-eun is currently a
member of the presidium of the WPKCC's Political
Bureau and vice-chairman of the WPKCC's Military
Kim Jong-eun is likely aiming
to complete three priority strategic policy
objectives left unfinished by the late Kim
Neutralization and termination of American
Peaceful bi-system reunification of
Upgrading DPRK to most advanced country
The successful completion of these
goals will vindicate him as a legitimate successor
to the Paekdu cause, referring to the Mount
Paektu, revered by Koreans as holy. This Paekdu
tradition was established by the founding father
Kim Il-sung, renowned woman general Kim Jong-suk
and Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-eun will certainly be
counted among the very few greatest national
heroes and patriots in Korea's 5,000-year history.
He will emerge one of the world's most brilliant
statesmen and military leaders.
Contemporary Kwanggaeto the
Great Kim Jong-eun may well be called a
contemporary Kwanggaeto, a leader in the
37BC-668AD Koguryo era, as the men share four key
Firstly, the two leaders started
young. Kwanggaeto, the 19th king of Koguryo, rose
to the throne at the age of 17. Kim Jong-eun is
Similarly, Kim Il-sung founded
the Anti-Japanese Guerrilla Army at the age of 20.
At the age of 31 he arrived at the Far Eastern
Military Command, accompanied by a much older
guerrilla at the invitation of Russia. His
cherubic face prompted a Russian officer to
mistake the two for each other. When Kim Il-sung
was 37, he led North Korea to fight the Korean War
(1950-1953) against the US-spearheaded
international invasion force.
Kwanggaeto was also a brilliant military leader
admired by their much-elder military and
government leaders and benevolent statesmen who
consider their population as their children.
Thirdly, the two share a fiery pride in
the independence of their countries as a land for
heaven-sent people and readiness to show no mercy
in punishing foreign invaders.
and most importantly, Kim Jong-eun's ascension is
certain to herald a golden age for North Korea, in
the way Kwanggaeto the Great led Koguryo to expand
into a huge empire comprising most of Manchuria,
parts of Inner Mongolia and Siberia.
is every likelihood that Kim Jong-eun will
accomplish the long-elusive widely shared ardent
desire of the Korean people to have their
ancestral Land of Morning Calm reunified and steer
a reunified Korea into millennium of prosperity.
Neutralization and phase-out American
military presence An eventual
neutralization of the American military presence
in South Korea and its quiet phase-out will top
Kim Jong-eun's long list of shining achievements.
The most compelling case for the US
military disengagement from South Korea rests on
the following reasons:
military presence in South Korea is the foremost
cause of the division of the Land of Morning into
North and South Korea, an irrelevant remnant of
the Cold War.
The first requirement of any
peaceful reintegration of Korea is terminating the
US military presence in South Korea.
US military presence has no justification in light
of international law. The only ground cited to
justify it is the October 1, 1953 South Korea-US
Mutual Defense Treaty, under which Seoul grants
the US "the right to dispose" its troops in and
about South Korea. The wording is not "station"
nor "keep" but ambiguous "dispose."
treaty in itself is in material breach of the July
27, 1953 Korean armistice agreement which provides
for the withdrawal of all foreign troops.
The presence of American troops carries
the permanent threat of igniting a volatile
flashpoint into a full-scale shooting war in a
teeming Asian city, a nuclear war between two
nuclear powers, the DPRK and the US. Unlike the
first Korean War localized within Korean borders,
resumed hostilities will automatically expand into
a thermonuclear war to be fought over the US
Fourthly, the presence of
American troops means that despite its economic
success story South Korea is nothing but a client
state far removed from sovereign status with one%
allied with the US accumulating wealth at the
expense of 99% and more than 40 South Koreans
killing themselves each day, as the BBC reported
on September 5, 2011.
Founding father Kim
Il-sung is credited with becoming the first leader
in the world to militarily defeat the US that
vanquished Nazi Germany and militarist Japan. The
Americans are left with a lasting traumatic
inferiority complex to the North Koreans.
However, Korea was left in ruins with
millions killed and wounded. The US troops stayed
in South Korea.
Kim Jong-il shrewdly
exploited US fears, outfoxing the trigger-happy
Americans in the six rounds of nuclear showdown
without an actual fight, keeping Korea and
Northeast Asia out of a nuclear conflagration.
The beefed up frontline artillery units of
the Korean People's Army and its acquisition of
nuclear weapons forced the US troops to retreat
from the Demilitarized Zone into Pyongtaek south
of Seoul. The KPA frontline artillery units are
still able of inflicting mighty precision-strikes
on the new American base.
Commander Kim Jong-eun will go farther as he is an
adroit manipulator of carrots and sticks, throwing
sprat to catch a whale. He is now clearly within
striking distance of outmaneuvering the Americans
into ending their military presence on their own
accord and asking to negotiate a peace treaty and
normalized relations between the two enemies.
Jong-eun will uphold the military-first policy and
relentlessly continue to supply the armed forces
with newer missiles capable of delivering
precision-strike on any strategic targets on the
southernmost tip of South Korea. The global strike
force of the KPA will soon complete its shift to
road-mobile ICBMs which put the whole of the
Metropolitan USA within effective range.