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National Democratic Front of South Korea sends Solidarity with Anti-Bush Protests

3. Massacre by Yankees
Since their occupation of south Korea in September 1945, the US troops have inflicted unbearable pains and sufferings on the south Korean people, incessantly committing various crimes like massacre, plunder, violation, destruction, etc.
In the five-year-period after the occupation alone the US imperialists killed in a brutal way over 1 million south Korean people who had turned out in the anti-US, anti-fascist resistance. After the outbreak of the Korean War they massacred another 1 million guiltless south Korean civilians in a little more than one year.
They still continue to kill, rape and violate the south Korean people after the War.
They slaughtered more than 5,700 people and seriously wounded over 14,000 civilians in the Gwangju Popular Uprising in May 1980.
On June 13 last year the GIs brutally ran over two south Korean passersby: teenaged schoolgirls to death with an armored car in the daytime.
Anti-imperialist Solidarity Committee USA

August 19, 2003
Japan

We highly appreciate and support your suggestion to read out our written statement when Bush is on the west coast between August 20 and 22.
Here follows our written demand to the US Bush administration.

We demand that the US Bush administration should:
1) keep the peace and safety on the Korean peninsula, give up its hostile policy towards north Korea and accede to the DPRK-US nonaggression treaty without delay;
2) stop all its war drills including the "Ulji Focus Lens" held now in south Korea for stifling our nation under the pretext of the alleged "nuclear issue of the north", abolish the "OPLAN (Operation Plan) 5030"-- a second Korean war plan -- as well as its plot for military buildup in south Korea and pull out at once its aggression troops and lethal weapons from the territory;
3) stop its mean acts of disturbing the inter-Korean reconciliation, cooperation and reunification process and abetting the south Korean splittist forces including the "Grand National Party" in national showdown and division.
Availing ourselves of this opportunity, we wish you greater success in the just struggle for the world peace and safety against the war moves of the Bush administration that invades other sovereign states by force and continues murder, plunder and destruction, hell-bent on arbitrariness and tyranny.
With comradely respect and regards,


NDFSK Mission in Japan


P.S. Enclosed please find our attached data.

1. Anti-US struggle of south Koreans
The anti-US struggle has entered the era of popularization now in south Korea.
- Last year the anti-US struggle in south Korea reached over 5,880 cases and was attended by more than 6,700,000 people. It took 70% of the entire mass movement.
According to an opinion survey, over 90% of the population is averse to the Yankees and the absolute majority of the population is angry at the US troops' stationing in south Korea.
- On June 13 and August 15, this year, tens of thousands of people of various walks of life waged an anti-US, anti-war, peace struggle in all parts of south Korea.
They waged fierce anti-US struggles, denouncing the anti-north Korea policy and north-targeted war drills of the US and demanding the punishment of Yankee murderers, the revision of the unequal SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) and the withdrawal of the USFK.

2. North-targeted war moves
- Arms buildup
Pentagon has decided to build up the USFK by investing 11 billion USD in the three-year-period to come. As a result, the 2nd Division of the USFK is to be replaced by a rapid mobile brigade armed with up-to-date weapons like highly efficient light armored vehicles, electronic command system, etc. (Part of the brigade has already arrived at south Korea for an adaptation training.)
The US military augmentation plan consists of more than a hundred items of military supplies including the deployment of unmanned reconnaissance planes, up-to-date "Patriot" missiles, smart bombs, the newest "Apache" helicopters, etc.
- North-targeted war exercises
The "OPLAN 5030" newly plotted by the US is a more detailed scenario for a 2nd Korean War, which is an integration of all war plans up to now and combination with the "experiences" and operation methods accumulated in the recent Iraqi War.
For the materialization of the war plan the USFK is now carrying out the large-scaled "Ulji Focus Lens" war exercise with the ROK Army from Aug.19 to Aug.29.

3. Massacre by Yankees
Since their occupation of south Korea in September 1945, the US troops have inflicted unbearable pains and sufferings on the south Korean people, incessantly committing various crimes like massacre, plunder, violation, destruction, etc.
In the five-year-period after the occupation alone the US imperialists killed in a brutal way over 1 million south Korean people who had turned out in the anti-US, anti-fascist resistance. After the outbreak of the Korean War they massacred another 1 million guiltless south Korean civilians in a little more than one year.
They still continue to kill, rape and violate the south Korean people after the War.
They slaughtered more than 5,700 people and seriously wounded over 14,000 civilians in the Gwangju Popular Uprising in May 1980.
On June 13 last year the GIs brutally ran over two south Korean passersby: teenaged schoolgirls to death with an armored car in the daytime.