Yesterday, the residential Ryomyong Street in Pyongyang, D.P.R. Korea was opened with a massive ceremony which was attended by thousands of people – students, residents, soldiers, politicians and others. Kim Jong-un arrived to cut the ribbon which officially opened the street to the public. The street includes many new high-rises and apartment buildings which had been under construction until now, which will not only house thousands of Koreans but stand as a symbol of a modern and formidable city.
The opening was made to coincide with the week of the Day of the Sun, the birthday of Kim Il-sung. It also comes at a time that U.S. intelligence believes the country may soon hold new nuclear tests, the U.S. military carries out exercises in Japan, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held discussions regarding Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stated that the D.P.R.K. could use missiles with nerve agents, and the missile capabilities of the D.P.R.K. continue to expand. While the D.P.R.K. currently has the means to strike U.S. forces in South Korea and in Japan with its nuclear arsenal, its missile capabilities, in terms of uranium enrichment, yield and range, are expanding so rapidly that it is expected for Korean missiles to soon be able to reach U.S. territory in Guam, Hawaii, Alaska, U.S. forces in the Philippines and eventually the west coast of the continental U.S. in the next few years. The prospect of the D.P.R.K. gaining the means to strike not only U.S. military presence in other countries but the U.S. itself is now a specter haunting the American people and government alike. This, combined with the fact that the D.P.R.K. is able to continue to develop as a country despite the most strangling sanctions against it by much of the world, as demonstrated by the unveiling of the new residential center in Pyongyang, shows that the U.S. will need to take more aggressive military and political actions against the country of 25 million in order to defeat and subjugate it.
This is in fact what the U.S. has now set out to do. Besides the $54 billion military spending increase proposed by Trump, the U.S. has attacked the Syrian government directly for the first time, killed thousands of civilians in Iraq and Syria with intense airstrikes, more than quadrupled the number of drone attacks in Yemen, and has just today dropped the 10-ton MOAB on Afghanistan. With this devastating rampage in the Middle East, one can anticipate that the Trump administration will also target the D.P.R.K. for such vicious attacks.
Although the Pyongyang government is doing everything within its means to discourage the United States from attacking it, by making a war incredibly costly and Pyrrhic for the U.S. and its allies, it is still possible for a war to break out despite this. If this does happen, progressive forces within the U.S. as with other countries would be obligated to side with the D.P.R.K. in its defensive war and debilitate the imperialist invasion.