Korea and the United States: Negotiating a Peace Treaty



I lengthen my greetings to the Korea Global Peace Discussion board (KIPF)

My thoughts are with the men and women of Korea in their quest for peace, unification and national sovereignty.

The pathbreaking April 27 Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula signed by Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in constitutes an expression of solidarity and dedication. It reaffirms that there is only a person Korean Nation. It lays the groundwork for cooperation, reunification and demilitarization of the Korean peninsula.

Even though the inter-Korean dialogue initiated prior to the wintertime Olympic video games has established the stage for an era of cooperation and reconciliation among North and South, it does in in alone ensure the U.S. demilitarization of the Korean peninsula.

 


U.S. Overseas Policy is based on the Artwork of Deception.

It would be a grave miscalculation for North Korea to unilaterally give up its powers of nuclear deterrence with no a corresponding motivation on the element of the United States.

The Kim-Pompeo mystery Easter March negotiations in Pyongyang involving intelligence and national safety officers from the US, ROK and DPRK have set the phase for the formulation of a US agenda, requiring unilateral concessions on the part of the DPRK.  And it is this agenda which will be upheld by Washington in the forthcoming Kim-Trump summit in Singapore on June 12.

In the words of Trump in relation to the Singapore Summit: “We will both of those try [Kim and myself] to make it a quite exclusive minute for World Peace!”

How?  Will the US abandon its armed service ambitions? Remarkably not likely. Barely a couple of months back Trump was threatening North Korea with a so-called “bloody nose” attack.

In the latest developments, the DPRK cancelled its Might 16 higher-amount inter-Korean talks with the ROK in reaction to the US-South Korea armed service exercise routines, which violate the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration. According to the North Korean KCNA media report:

This physical exercise focusing on us, which is currently being carried out across South Korea and concentrating on us, is a flagrant problem to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional armed forces provocation jogging counter to the constructive political improvement on the Korean Peninsula. … The United States will also have to undertake very careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit in mild of this provocative army ruckus jointly executed with the South Korean authorities.

These war games purchased by President Trump were being carried out below the JointROK-US Combined Forces Command (CFC) which places all ROK armed forces forces “in times of war” below the command of the Pentagon. As examined later on in this posting, the repeal of the Joint ROK-US CFC agreement is a prerequisite for the implementation of a meaningful Peace Treaty.

Repeal of the Iran Nuclear Arrangement. Is It Pertinent to Korea?

The modern repeal of the Iran nuclear agreement by Donald Trump coupled with the imposition on Tehran of extensive financial sanctions really should provide as an example to Korea. The US administration are not able to be trusted. Senior officials in Trump’s cabinet are intent upon destabilizing the inter-Korean dialogue.

The repeal of the Iran nuclear arrangement bears noticeable  similarities to the US’ contradictory stance with regard to North Korea.

In addition, war against both Iran and North Korea are element of the same international armed forces agenda. Confirmed by a 2007 (leaked) classified Pentagon document which envisaged a simulated circumstance of worldwide warfare, the US is intent upon waging war towards four non-compliant international locations: Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

In 2007, beneath what was identified as the Vigilant Shield war games, they ended up simulating a war with four fictitious nations around the world, which have been termed Irmingham, Ruebek, Churia, and Nemazee

Now, Irmingham is Iran, Ruebek is Russia, Churia is China and Nemazee is North Korea.

And this is a pretty in-depth scenario which I analysed in my guide, and it begins with a road to conflict, it is a simulation of the entire sequence of gatherings which in the long run prospects to World War III. And to say that they are not into envisaging and examining Entire world War III… they are! (Job interview with Michel Chossudovsky, April 2018)

Furthermore, with regard to the nuclear issue, what the U.S. seeks is to establish a Around the world hegemony (monopoly) in the ownership and use of nuclear weapons, supported by a 1.3 trillion greenback nuclear weapons plan.

Under these instances, the unilateral denuclearization of the Korean peninsula does not make certain the stability of the Korean nation. Fairly the opposite. The ability of deterrence has been lost. The US can carry on to threaten Korea, it can start a pre-emptive nuclear attack directed from the Korean peninsula from naval and nicely as land-dependent military services amenities in distinct component of the World.

The “denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula idea is staying applied by Washington to enforce the unilateral abandonment of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program devoid of any meaningful counterpart obligations by the US which include the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Korea.

Will they be successful? The Koreans are skilful diplomats and tough negotiators when as opposed to their US counterparts.

The 1953 Armistice Arrangement

The US is still at war with North Korea as nicely as South Korea which remains occupied by US troops. The armistice agreement signed in July 1953 –which legally constitutes a “temporary ceasefire” amongst the warring parties (US, North Korea and China’s Volunteer Army)– ought to be rescinded.

In the wake of the April 27 Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification, the solution for North and South would be to negotiate as a 1st phase a workable bilateral peace agreement which primarily renders the Armistice arrangement of July 1953, null and void.

As far as course of action is involved, repeal of the 1953 armistice arrangement (and the signing of a peace treaty) involving the DPRK, the US and China ought to get place right after a bilateral ROK-DPRK arrangement has been arrived at (see underneath).

The tripartite negotiations between US-DPRK and China would then become a formality at the time the bilateral course of action has been accomplished. Also it is vital that the ROK and the DPRK ought to just take a common placement when negotiating with the US and China in relation to the 1953 armistice, i.e. the ROK ought to not be excluded from the peace treaty which repeals of the 1953 armistice process.

Towards a North-South Peace Settlement as a Preamble to the Annulment of the Armistice Agreement of 1953

The avenue to accomplishing a ROK-DPRK Peace Arrangement as formulated in the April 27 declaration demands the prior annulment of OPCON (Operational Control) and the Repeal of the ROK-US Put together Forces Command (CFC) which places all ROK military forces “in instances of war” less than the command of a U.S. Four Star Normal appointed by the Pentagon. This course of action is a preamble to the repeal of the 1953 armistice.

In 2014, the govt of  (impeached) President Park Geun-hye was pressured by Washington to lengthen the OPCON (Operational Command) agreement “until the mid-2020s”. As a end result of a conclusion by an impeached president who violated her oath of workplace, all ROK forces have been to stay under the command of a US Standard rather than under that of the command of the ROK President and Commander in Chief. At present the US has more than 600,000 active South Korean Forces under its command. (i.e. the Commander of United States Forces Korea, (USFK) is also Commander of the ROK-U.S. CFC).

Why is the repeal of the Combined Forces Command (CFC) a prerequisite to creating peace on the Korean peninsula?

A Peace Treaty are not able to fairly be implemented if the armed forces of the ROK are beneath the command of a foreign government. The annulment of the OPCON settlement as perfectly as the repeal of the ROK – US Mixed Forces Command (CFC) composition is a sine qua non ailment to reaching a Peace Treaty.  

We are working with a diabolical military agenda formulated in Washington: The US seeks less than the Mixed Forces Command to mobilize the forces of South Korea in opposition to the Korean Country. If a war had been to be carried out by the US, all ROK forces less than US command would be utilized in opposition to the Korean men and women. The annulment of the CDC is consequently critical. A prerequisite to the implementation of the April 27 settlement is that the ROK federal government of president Moon Jae-in have whole jurisdiction over its armed forces.

The authorized formulation of this bilateral entente is very important. The bilateral arrangement would in outcome bypass Washington’s refusal. It would set up the basis of peace on the Korean peninsula, without the need of overseas intervention, particularly without Washington dictating its ailments. It would need as a 2nd phase (following the annulment of the Joint Forces command) the withdrawal of all US troops from the ROK.

Furthermore, it need to be pointed out that the militarization of  the ROK beneath the OPCOM agreement, which include the enhancement of new military bases, is also intent on making use of the Korean peninsula as a armed service launchpad threatening each China and Russia. Under OPCON, “in the circumstance of war”, the total forces of the ROK could be mobilized underneath US command in opposition to China or Russia.

There is only one particular Korean Nation. Washington opposes reunification since a united Korean Country would weaken US hegemony in East Asia.

Reunification would generate a competing  Korean country condition and regional energy (with advanced technological and scientific abilities) which would assert its sovereignty, establish trade relations with neighbouring nations (together with Russia and China) with no the interference of Washington.

It is value noting in this regard, that US foreign policy and navy planners have by now set up their very own circumstance of  “reunification” predicated on preserving US occupation troops in Korea. In the same way, what is envisaged by Washington is a framework which would enable “foreign investors” to penetrate and pillage the North Korean financial system.

Washington’s aim is to hinder the approach of reunification. Its Plan B would be for the US to impose the phrases of Korea’s reunification. The NeoCons “Project for a New American Century” (PNAC) printed in 2000 had intimated that in a “post unification scenario”, the selection of US troops (at this time at 28,500) would be amplified and that US navy presence would be extended to North Korea.

Washington’s intentions are crystal crystal clear. They consist in sabotaging the peace system.

What has to be emphasized is that the US and the ROK cannot be “Allies” inasmuch as the US threatens to wage war on the Korean Country.

The “real alliance” is that which unifies and reunites North and South Korea by dialogue and partnership from foreign intrusion and aggression.

The US is in a point out of war towards the overall Korean Nation. Under international  regulation (Nuremberg) it’s a war in opposition to peace.

Needless to say, the reunification of North and South Korea would weaken US hegemony in North East Asia.

It would also have substantial implications with regard to trade and growth in North East Asia. 

A united Korean Country of 80 million people, integrating the scientific and technological capabilities of North and South would inevitably direct to the development of a effective, self-reliant and sovereign regional economic electrical power and trading country. 

A divided Korea serves the geopolitical and economic passions of the US.  

The Trump administration integrated by Mike Pompeo and John Bolton will do its utmost to sabotage the North-South dialogue, when keeping the mixed forces command intact.



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