On Wednesday, the US suspended its nine-year search for the remains of GIs missing in action in North Korea since the 1950s. On the same day, it announced that 15 Stealth fighter-bombers would be dispatched to South Korea for "exercises." Both measures were ordered by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld according to the Korean Yonhap News agency.
Meanwhile, the North Korean Communist Party organ, Rodong Sinmun, claimed that the US is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against North Korea. They issued the following statement:
Having worked out such operational plan, the bellicose U.S. forces have stepped up the tempo of their preparations. It is Washington’s unvarying intention to stifle North Korea by any means, including a preemptive attack on it.
The United States has already targeted North Korea for preemptive nuclear attack and developed an operational plan. This shows the patent absurdity and hypocrisy of their loudmouthed "diplomatic solution" to the nuclear issue.
Washington likes to talk of the resumption of the six-party talks and makes the oft-repeated assertion that it stands for - and puts stress on - a negotiated settlement of the nuclear issue. But from the outset, the United States has not stood for a diplomatic solution of the nuclear issue. The U.S.’ much publicized "diplomatic solution" is nothing but rhetoric intended to deceive the international community. And it is behind this rhetoric of a "diplomatic solution" that the U.S. is finishing off its preparations for a preemptive nuclear attack against North Korea.
The ambition of America’s bellicose forces to stifle North Korea with preemptive nuclear attacks is becoming more and more dangerous every day. Washington is sadly mistaken if it calculates that it can frighten the DPRK with its plan to achieve its aggressive aim, "OPLAN 8022-02."
Keep an eye on this one. This is rather frightening.