calendar>>September 24. 2013 Juche 102
Theory of "Missile Threat from N. Korea" Is Product of New Cold War Strategy: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is putting spurs to the establishment of missile defense system in the Asia-Pacific.

As part of this move it recently staged again interceptor missile tests on an island of Marshallese and the area near it.

The U.S. is claiming that the tests were to cope with "missile threat from north Korea" but no one will believe it.

This was apparently prompted by its design to contain China and Russia, nuclear powers in the Asia-Pacific, and maintain and strengthen its military supremacy.

The tests arouse greater concern of Asian countries as they were conducted after the deployment of a new missile shield on Guam.

The U.S. escalated moves for missile shield provoke serious backlash and prompt vigilance against the outbreak of the new Cold War in the region.

This is a dangerous move that may spark off new stand-off and arms race not only in the region but the rest of the world in the future.

Historically, theories of "threats" raised by the U.S. were no more than excuses to justify its aggression and interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

After the Second World War the U.S. persistently pursued the Cold War strategy relying on anti-Soviet Union and anti-communist forces under the pretext of holding back the "threat of spread of communism."

After the Cold War the U.S. cried out for a uni-polar world, boasting of being the world's only superpower. Later, it launched the "war on terrorism" while resorting to highhanded and arbitrary practices under the signboard of "threat of terrorism."

The arrogant U.S. got increasingly crippled, being saddled with enormous state debt, troubled with economic decline and mired in "anti-terrorism war" while the Asia-Pacific rapidly rose as a center of world development in the 21st century.

Upset by the rise of the region, home to a half of the world population and nuclear and economic powers and newly-emerging economies with rich natural resources and markets, the U.S. raised the pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.

To carry out its strategy for world supremacy the U.S. again designated its rivals and "states posing threat to it" as in the period of Cold War and grappled with forming an encirclement ring.

It mounted pressure offensive while covertly using the phrase of "potential rival" by taking into consideration the failed uni-polar world strategy, changed structure of forces caused by the world trend of multipolarization and international rebuff.

The "potential rival" designated by the U.S. meant China rapidly emerging as an economic power in Asia and Russia which retook its position as power.

In order to establish the U.S.-led domination order in the Asia-Pacific and take control of the world by containing the two big powers the U.S. is pushing ahead with the formation of big missile shield covering vast areas from Alaska to Australia through south Korea, Japan and the Philippines.

The U.S. insists that the tests were to "provide against the missile development of north Korea", not meant to target the powers in surrounding areas. But this is a base deception of the international community.

The Washington Post disclosed the fact that the CIA defined already in the 1990s China and Russia as "potential rivals" that can challenge the U.S. interests and put the DPRK and Iran on the list of "states posing threat to the U.S." in a bid to secure the pretext for establishing the missile shield in Asia.

Victor Yesin, former chief of the General Staff of the Strategic Rocket Forces of Russia, said that U.S. response to the DPRK is asymmetric, adding the former is establishing the theatre missile defense system to deter nuclear potentials of China and Russia.

The U.S. schemes to put military pressure on those countries through new missile shield and inveigle them into new arms race so that they may use up their national capabilities and plunge into an economic turmoil.

As seen above, the U.S. theory of "missile threat from north Korea" is no more than sophism to cover up its criminal nature as it is a product of its new strategy for world supremacy, Cold War strategy of the Asian version.

The U.S. should never be allowed to turn the Asia-Pacific into a springboard for world domination and theater of new Cold War as the countries in the region aspire after peace and development.

The anachronistic attempt of the U.S. is bound to fail.

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