With the two test-fires of the Hwasong 14 ICBM on the 4th of July and 28th of July People's Korea joined the ranks of ICBM launching and manufacturing nations . Only 6 countries in the world out of the 180 nations on the globe have ICBM's thus the DPRK has joined a small and elite club of nations. Although the US is an ICBM possessor nation other imperialist powers such as Britain , France , Japan and Germany do not posses ICBMs or make them . So People's Korea is ahead of these countries in that respect. Unlike the other countries that posses ICBM's the DPRK is not a very large country . It has developed its rocket technology using its own resources and labour . The DPRK has been under the sanctions and blockade of the US for many decades . The US the biggest ICBM possessor in the world had achieved prosperity and reached a very high level of technology by exploiting the rest of the world and plundering the third world which enabled it to accumulate fabulous wealth . Another ICBM possessor nation ,Russia , was once the USSR an enormous country which straddled several time zones and had massive resources . In contrast the DPRK is a small country . However DPRK's rocket programme is based on the principles of Juche , of self-reliance and self-development . Juche ,self-reliance and Songun(military first) the magic weapons of the DPRK propelling it forward ! ,forward to the final victory over US imperialism.
With the two ICBM tests the DPRK has acquired the power to strike the US imperialist mainland with nuclear tipped rockets , thus the DPRK is creating a level playing field with the US and will be able to mount a retaliatory strike against the US should they be foolish enough to attack the DPRK . As dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN pointed out "the Korean people who experienced disastrous disturbances of war on this land by the beast-like U.S. imperialists, the powerful war deterrence for defending the state is an inevitable strategic option and it is a precious strategic asset that can not be bartered for anything.
If the Yankees brandish the nuclear stick on this land again despite our repeated warnings, we will clearly teach them manners with the nuclear strategic force which we had shown them one by one,".
Now the arrogant Americans who used to laugh at the DPRK's military capabilities are now running out to buy nuclear shelters . US media and internet sites now saying that Los Angeles is preparing for a nuclear attack from the DPRK claiming that "In Los Angeles, there are huge fleets of trucks, aircraft, and boats in the harbour all with trained law enforcement teams at the ready to jump into action if a catastrophe that no-one even wants to think about should occur, a nuclear attack by North Korea". The Hwasong -14 ICBM has completely shattered the cosy post Cold War world of the US elite.
The DPRK is not the DPRK of the 1950s when the US imperialists launched a war against the DPRK , nor is the Korea of a hundreds ago which had lost its independence and become a colony of Japanese mainly because of the incompetence of its feudal rulers and because it did not have modern weapons. It is a truly remarkable phenomen that a country that once could only produce very basic rifles has become a ICBM power that the US fears. What is the secret of this stunning tranformation? The answer is due to the Songun idea and Songun revolutionary leadership as well as the Juche idea .
The Songun idea was pioneered by the great leader President KIM IL SUNG and splendidly put into practice by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL .Songun means in simple and basic terms that the revolution is advanced and defended by means of arms and that is an essential and fundamental question to give priority to the armed forces . As comrade KIM JONG IL explained "
"The struggle of the masses of the people for the cause of independence, the cause of socialism, is accompanied by confrontation of power with imperialism and all sorts of other counterrevolutionary forces. Therefore, military affairs emerge as a matter of key importance on which hangs victory or failure in the revolution and the rise or fall of a country or nation. A country or a nation can emerge victorious in the revolution and defend the revolution, and carve out its destiny independently only when it has its own powerful revolutionary armed forces." Thus the DPRK gave priority to building up its armed forces when others either melted down tanks and guns or even signed agreements with the imperialists to limit their weapons.
The DPRK's success in building ICBMs is also due to the Juche idea , first authored by the great leader President KIM IL SUNG and further developed by comrade KIM JONG IL . Juche is based on the concept that the people are the masters of the revolution and construction .In practical terms it makes independence in politics, self-sufficiency in the economy and self-defence. Independence and self-reliance are the fundamental principles of Juche is building a state. It is thanks to the independent spirit of Juche that the DPRK pushed ahead with the ICBM programme defying both the US imperialists and some big countries. Moreover the application of Juche led to the building of a powerful independent , self-reliant national economy which provided the basis for the independent defence industry of the DPRK which gave birth to the Hwasong -14.
Today in the world there are many Songun idea followers and Juche idea followers. Over a 1,000
Juche Idea Study Groups exist in the world. However some pseudo academic bourgeois elites in the imperialist countries and even some so-called Leftists (usually dogmatists , revisionists and Trotskyites) long dismissed the Juche idea and even dared to scoff and sneer at Juche . Now they are forced to eat their words after one Hwasong rocket after another roars off into the heavens ,its thundering roar heralding final doom for the US imperialists. The attaintment of ICBM capablity by the DPRK increases its national power beyond measure proving that Juche is the only way to building a powerful state that can confront imperialism and that Juche is absolutely valid and correct!
People's Korea led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and guided by Juche and Songun will march onto final victory over the US .The DPRK do what the former USSR and China failed to do: win victory over the US in the Cold War ! The DPRK will truimph in the great anti-US,anti-imperialist showdown!Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate UK Korean Friendship Association
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics