Socialist Workers Party front group “The Stop the War Coalition” have proven there are no limits to their hatred of the west. That includes backing North Korea. Here is what purports to be a serious press release from the group:
Stop the War Coalition – press release
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Stop the War Coalition statement on the Korea crisis
The escalating tension over North Korea, which has led to nuclear tests by the regime, is a product of a long term increase in sanctions and other measures against the North Korea, and a recent surge of US and South Korean military activity in the area. Under Operation Foal Eagle, 40,000 US and South Korean troops have been deployed in the region in the last few weeks, backed up by US submarines, battleships and bombers.
On 20 March, the Pentagon announced highly unusual flights by nuclear-capable B52 bombers over South Korea.
Recent North Korean complaints and counter-measures have been met not with attempts at dialogue or discussion but with further escalation. A second missile-carrying destroyer has been sent to join the USS John McCain, already positioned off the Korean Coast.
Rather than calling for restraint, US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened that the US would not allow North Korea to develop nuclear capacity and that it would ‘defend and protect itself and our treaty ally the Republic of Korea’.
The level of tension is extremely dangerous. We call on the US to stop stoking the tension, end its provocative military exercises, drop the sanctions and seek dialogue rather than confrontation in the region.
Hours after this was circulated, North Korea declared:
“We formally inform the White House and Pentagon that the ever-escalating US hostile policy toward the DPRK and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel and people. And cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means of the DPRK and that the merciless operation of its revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been examined and ratified.”
Funnily enough no one is answering the Stop the War press hotline…