Crimes of U.S. Imperialism

July 6, 2004

The following article is excerpted from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), June 30.

The U.S. imperialists are a wicked enemy to humankind. The United States is neither an apostle of peace nor a guardian of democracy nor a protector of human rights. . . . [Rather, U.S. imperialism has] infringed upon independence and sovereignty and blocked social progress, [is] a chieftain of aggression and a kingpin of state-sponsored terrorism and a harasser of peace.

The U.S. has engineered at least 100 military coups worldwide to wipe out the movement for national liberation and stifle those countries aspiring after independence against imperialism for over 40 years since the end of the Second World War....

The U.S. criminal true nature finds its vivid expression in its frantic moves to destroy socialism, a progressive society and hope and ideal of humankind in which man's independence is fully realized. The U.S. imperialists' offensive to isolate and stifle the DPRK proves that their moves have reached their height.

The U.S. true colors as a harasser of peace finds its vivid manifestation in the fact that it committed 114 wars and at least 8,900 cases of military intervention since early in the 20th century .... And perpetrated 185 military invasions against developing countries from the end of WW II until 1991.

The U.S. imperialists' brigandish and bellicose nature has become all the more undisguised in the new century. Their Iraqi war was hideous state-sponsored terrorism, a typical act of aggression and a crude violation of sovereignty and peace in the 21st century.

The U.S. is the only nuclear war criminal in the world as it developed and used nuclear weapons for the first time in human history and it poses constant nuclear threat and the danger of a nuclear war to the world.

The U.S. is the world's worst exploiter, plunderer and human rights abuser.

Multi-national companies were a main form of international monopoly that appeared after the end of the Second World War and they served the U.S. as a major means for exploitation and plunder. The multi-national companies belonging to the U.S. made their way to developing countries facing economic difficulties under the pretext of "aid" to rake up profits per dollar 4-5 times or even 10 times what it had invested....

In another development, the U.S. is dumping its surplus commodities into the developing countries while putting pressure upon them to open markets.

"Aid" and "loan" on the lips of the U.S. are a leverage for international exploitation and plunder and lead to economic and political subjugation because it takes away a hundred things after giving one.

The criminal human rights abuses committed by the U.S. imperialists are clearly proved by their acts of killing or wounding civilians in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the 1999 Balkan War and the recent disclosure of the U.S. occupation forces' inhuman torture and maltreatment of Iraqi prisoners.

The U.S. is now employing all sorts of fig-leaves to cover up its crimes committed in the past and its criminal nature. But the U.S. imperialists' aggressive and brigandish nature can never change.... [no one should] pin any hope on the U.S. imperialists.

What is most important in the anti-U.S. struggle is that one must build up one's own military force and if all those countries aspiring after independence increase their own military force they can certainly stop the U.S. from running wild.