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November 5, 2010 - No. 187

Canada-DPRK Relations

Resolutely Oppose Canada's
Provocations Against the DPRK!
Withdraw All Sanctions and Threats!

Resolutely Oppose Canada's Provocations Against the DPRK! Withdraw All Sanctions and Threats! - CPC(M-L) 
The CBC Has a Responsibility to Provide Truthful Information About the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Philip Fernandez
Truth behind Cheonan Incident: U.S. and Lee Myung Bak Group Fabricate Ugliest Conspiratorial Farce in DPRK's History - Inspection Group, DPRK National Defence Commission

Canada-DPRK Relations

Resolutely Oppose Canada's
Provocations Against the DPRK!
Withdraw All Sanctions and Threats!

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) resolutely condemns the provocative statements of Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon on October 28 imposing further economic and political sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). This means repeating the outright lie that the DPRK is responsible for the sinking of the south Korean frigate Cheonan on March 26 this year during the annual U.S.-south Korean naval war exercises in Korean waters.

All the facts surrounding the sinking of the Cheonan strongly suggest that it was an "incident" fabricated by the U.S. with the assistance of the south Korean government, to justify aggression and war against the DPRK. Even the report of the hastily convened "investigative team" which looked into the sinking, and in which three Canadian naval personnel took part, has been viewed with suspicion and condemned as bogus by experts and all peace- and justice-loving people in Korea and around the world. The UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on July 9 this year condemning the sinking but not attributing blame to any party and calling for the de-escalation of the situation, thereby vindicating the DPRK.

Thus for Foreign Minister Cannon to announce further Canadian sanctions against the DPRK on the fraud of the Cheonan "incident" and calling on the other G8 countries to do so is an abhorrent act tantamount to aggression against the people and government of the DPRK, which only brings dishonour to Canada and Canadians. The Minister's statements add to the list of activities carried out by the Canadian government to sabotage normal diplomatic relations with the DPRK which were established in February 2001.

The working class and people must denounce this latest provocation against the DPRK, demand that sanctions imposed by Canada against the DPRK be scrapped and that the Canadian government move to normalize diplomatic, trade and other relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

No to the Harper Government's Provocations Against the DPRK!
Withdraw All Sanctions Against the DPRK!
Normalize Diplomatic Relations with the DPRK Immediately!

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The CBC Has a Responsibility to Provide
Truthful Information about the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

On October 30, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that 430 south Koreans went to the Mt. Kumgang resort in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "to reunite with relatives separated by the Korean War, after troops exchanged gunfire in the De-Militarized Zone dividing the countries."

The report goes on to say among other things that "the reunions, the first in more than a year, came after North Korea threatened to retaliate for South Korea's refusal last week to hold military talks." In this way, the DPRK is presented to the Canadian people as simply a belligerent force attempting to sabotage these family reunions. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the provisions made as a result of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, which was initiated by the DPRK under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, was to begin family reunions for those forced apart as a result of the U.S.-led Korean War, as a means of normalizing relations between north and south. To date 17 such family reunion meetings have taken place at the Mt. Kumgang resort in the DPRK, reuniting some 18,500 people from 3,500 families.

Nor does the CBC present an historical context as to why the exchange of gunfire took place. A little investigation reveals that for months now the DPRK has been demanding that the U.S.-supported south Korean Lee Myung Bak regime stop transmitting radio messages and dropping leaflets hostile to the DPRK along and across the DMZ by balloon. This is clearly a provocation against the DPRK and a violation of the agreements of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration. In the face of these provocations the DPRK had proposed to the south side on October 22 that north-south military talks be convened to sort out this matter and along with the problem of south Korean naval vessels entering the territorial waters of the DPRK. This proposal was rejected outright by the south. Thus, despite all the efforts of the DPRK to calm the situation, a highly tense atmosphere has been created by the Lee regime's provocations, as well as the threatening naval war games in the region conducted jointly with the U.S. imperialists. It is under these circumstances that matters can escalate to a point where shots are fired.

The CBC also repeats the disinformation about the sinking of the south Korean naval frigate Cheonan during U.S.-south Korean naval exercises in the West Sea of the Korean peninsula in March this year, "which an international panel blamed on a North Korean torpedo. Pyongyang, however, denies involvement." Why not inform Canadians of the simple fact that the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on July 9 which condemned the sinking but did not attribute blame to any party, while calling for the de-escalation of the situation?

The CBC also makes the assertion that the DPRK "has a track record of provocation against South Korea at times of internal change, external pressure or when world attention is focused on the Koreas." It cites as an example that in 1987 "a year before Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics, North Korean agents planted a bomb on a South Korean plane killing all 115 people on board." Again a little investigation would show that even families of the victims of the bombing have rejected the conclusion of the south Korean Security Planning Agency (KSPA) that the bombing of the Korean Air Flight 858 over the waters near Myanmar was the work of "North Korean agents." One of the on-line statements of the Families of KAL858 Victims states: "The cause of the incident as insisted by KSPA was not convincing at all. They had not a single piece of material evidence whatsoever (aircraft wreckage, victims' bodies or their personal belongings, etc.) gathered as the result of official investigations that would support their conclusion about the cause of the incident. Notably, KSPA had the investigation crew terminate their search activity and withdraw from the site after only 10 days of operation, even abandoning their duty to find the black-box."

A 2007 article in the south Korea journal JoongAng Ilbo looking into this case, noted that the Korean National Intelligence Service that investigated the bombing of the airline in 2005 concluded in 2006 that the bombing was the work of the ultra-conservative, pro-U.S. government of Chun Doo Hwan that organized the bombing to get Roh Tae Woo elected as his successor by creating fear about the DPRK -- a much more likely explanation.

The CBC as a publicly funded news outlet that has a mandate to inform the Canadian public about issues on the Korean peninsula and other matters based on facts and investigation, not repeating the lies and slanders against the DPRK based on concoctions and disinformation, which is extremely dangerous. It was lies and disinformation by U.S. imperialism that justified the aggression against the Korean people from the Korean War to the present to prevent the reunification and independence of Korea as one, united independent state.

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Truth behind Cheonan Incident:
U.S. and Lee Myung Bak Group Fabricate Ugliest Conspiratorial Farce in DPRK's History

Seven months have passed since the Cheonan of the south Korean Navy sank in the West Sea of Korea.

No sooner had the incident occurred than the U.S. imperialists with the Lee Myung Bak group linked the sinking to the DPRK as if they had been waiting for it to happen and causing unprecedented anti-DPRK sentiment.

From the outset, the DPRK dismissed the story of its involvement in the Cheonan incident as a fabrication and conspiratorial farce, and declared at home and abroad that it would probe for the truth behind this case.

This prompted the proposal for a field investigation by the DPRK's National Defence Commission.

Afraid the real story might be disclosed, the U.S. imperialists and the Lee Myung Bak group hastily announced the "results of the investigation" conducted by a "civilian-army joint investigation team."

The "results of the investigation" were criticized as suspect, they recently released a "final report," another fabrication, which has been censured and ridiculed by all people.

They have gone so far as to stage a "demonstration of armed forces," with joint naval exercises following one after the other in the waters close to the DPRK, while imposing sanctions against it in the international arena.

It was the DPRK's original plan to make public in the most scientific and legitimate manner, the truth about the incident after the National Defence Commission's inspection group completed its field survey.

The U.S. imperialists and the group of traitors, however, not only objected to the field survey, but went so far as to turn down the DPRK's proposal to examine all of the material evidence jointly that these parties claimed they had lifted from the waters where the ship sank and then brought to Panmunjom.

Given these circumstances, the DPRK decided to disclose to the world, on the basis of the information they had so far gathered, what a sheer fabrication and conspiratorial farce the U.S. imperialists and Lee Myung Bak Group Traitors orchestrated. The following is the first installment of the statement:

1. Aluminum Alloy Fragments Prove the Torpedo Was Not from DPRK

The U.S. imperialists and the "investigation team" of the Lee Group of Traitors claimed that the torpedo fragments allegedly lifted from the waters off Paengnyong Islet where the Cheonan sank were aluminum alloy.

They announced that the aluminum alloy was material evidence that the "torpedo was from the north" and that the "north attacked the ship."

The army and people of the DPRK have watched silently wondering how the U.S. imperialists and the group of traitors would explain the issue of these torpedo fragments, as they pretend to be well informed on the DPRK. They now disclose the truth about the incident.

The Navy of the Korean People's Army has torpedoes, as do the naval forces of other countries; we do not hide the fact that it possesses torpedoes with tremendous striking power. They are Juche-based torpedoes made of steel alloy, material manufactured by the workers of the DPRK, not aluminum alloy like those made in other countries.

Our original intention was to hand a steel alloy sample of a KPA Navy torpedo to the U.S. imperialists and the group of traitors so that they could compare it with the aluminum alloy. The aim was to induce them to admit that the "attack on the Cheonan by the north's torpedo" was a sheer fabrication and conspiratorial farce. The DPRK is still willing to provide a steel alloy sample of a Juche-based torpedo to the U.S. imperialists and the group of traitors.

The U.S. imperialists and the group of traitors continue to claim that the aluminum alloy fragments are "those of the north's torpedo."

We would like to expose the hypocrisy and the real story of the anti-DPRK scenarios, including several "investigation reports," which the U.S. and the south Korean puppets have announced regarding the Cheonan incident.

2. Propelling Body Is a Sheer Fabrication

The propelling body is part of the decisive evidence produced by the U.S. and the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors to prove that the "north was involved."

The origin of this propelling body is suspicious. It is far-fetched for them to claim that a civilian fishing boat appeared and all of a sudden netted the propelling body that dozens of naval vessels equipped with sophisticated detection devices failed to find in more than 50 days. The propelling body shown on TV was different than that the "investigation team" later produced for the public.

The propelling body, which was lifted by the fishing boat at that time, was reported to have been covered with metal foil, but there was no such thing on the 1.5 metre-long propelling body presented by the puppet group's "investigation team" on May 20.

This is not the only thing that aroused suspicion.

At the outset the "investigation team" said that HMX, RDX and TNT explosives were detected on the hull of the Cheonan.

But there rose an opinion that not even a minute amount of explosive was detected on the propelling body which they claimed had been used for sinking the vessel. It does not stand to reason that no explosive was detected on the torpedo which they claimed had been used for breaking the 1,400-ton-class Cheonan into two.

Driven into a tight corner, the U.S. and the south Korean puppets excused themselves, saying that they could not detect the explosive as it was dissolved in seawater because the propelling body remained in the salty seawater for so long. But this excuse did not pass muster as they had already made public that explosive was detected on the vessel's hull which remained at the bottom of the same waters for the same length of time.

3. Torpedo Design, Mockery of the World

A greater irony is the disclosure that the torpedo design shown by the group of traitors in a bid to convince the public that the torpedo propelling body was "from the north," was very suspect.

When making public the "joint investigation results," the puppet group shamelessly displayed at the venue of the news conference a CHT-02D torpedo design it claimed had been drawn by the north, so as to make plausible its assertion that the propelling body of the torpedo which had attacked the vessel was "made by the north." It insisted it was certain that the propelling body was made by the north as "Guaranteed by the DPRK" was written on the literature of the torpedo design.

However, the words written on the design were confirmed to be Japanese in fact, and it was brought to light that the torpedo motor on the design was a rectangular one, and the motor of the propelling body produced at the venue of the news conference was of a streamlined shape.

Photo of spurious evidence presented by the south Korean Joint Investigation Group annotated to show
discrepancies between a schematic and the actual alleged torpedo. (Willy Loman)

When their clumsy plot proved to be false, they could not but admit that they had given the explanation based on a different torpedo design so as to confirm the story of the "propelling body from the north."

The falsity of their use of an alternate torpedo design is proven by the following facts. The puppet group claimed in its "report on the results of the joint investigation" that it was a "design contained in north Korea's torpedo literature distributed for export," and it was "provided with the image of the CHT-02D torpedo by the information analysis section." The part just under it referred to the "process of printing the north's words by computer," hinting that it was a computer file. This fact alone shows the uncertainty of whether the design presented is based on printed matter or an image or a computer file.

It had already been disclosed that the puppet group replaced the torpedo design by a new one in secrecy several times in a bid to convince the public at any cost that the propelling body was "from the north."

This goes to prove that the propelling body produced by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group as strong evidence of a "torpedo attack by the north" was nothing but a sheer fabrication making a mockery of the world.

4. Writing Style of "No. 1," Vivid Manifestation of Ignorance

The spurious nature of the writing "No. 1" on the torpedo produced by the south Korean investigation is pointed out at a public forum in Toronto, July 25, 2010.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppets cited the writing style of "No. 1" written on the propelling body as decisive evidence.

The munitions industry of the DPRK does not use pen when writing any necessary figures on any parts or equipment but engraves them, and in this case they use the Korean word Ho, not Pon (number). In a word, "No. 1" is not a conventional writing style used in the DPRK.

Moreover, had the vessel been sunk by a torpedo attack, not only the head of the torpedo, which caused the explosion, but its propelling body would have been seriously damaged due to the high temperature and pressure which occurred during the explosion. Therefore, it is nonsensical that "No. 1" remains vivid as if it had just been written on the propelling body.

When one has a look at the back part of the propelling body and the rudder of the torpedo presented by the puppet "investigation team," one can judge that their surfaces are heavily corroded.

A torpedo is painted to prevent it from being corroded before its use. The paint is burnt up due to high heat during its explosion and its remains are corroded in the seawater.

Then there arises a question as to at what temperature the paint on the torpedo is burnt.

It is the view of the relevant scientists that generally the boiling point of paints of the silicon and ceramic varieties that can stand the highest temperature is 760C and the boiling point of ordinary oil paint is 350-500C.

Supposing that 250 kg of explosives were used to attack the vessel as claimed by the puppet "investigation team," the temperature of the back part of the propelling body of the torpedo should be at least 325C and at most over 1,000C right after its explosion in view of the amount of energy to be generated at that moment.

When taking into consideration the fact that the outer rudder at the edge of the back part of the torpedo remained corroded, its inside might have been heated above the said temperature, and the temperature inside the back part of the propelling body on which "No. 1" was written might have been as high as 325- 1,000C.

But "No. 1" was written by something like a felt-tip pen, not by paint.

The ink usually used for felt-tip pens worldwide is made up of xylene, toluene and alcohol. The boiling points are known to be 138.5C for xylene, 110.6C for toluene and 78.4C for alcohol. So, the ink used on the back part of the propelling body might have been burnt up at the temperature of 300C.

If the outer paint is burnt up, the characters "No. 1" written with felt-tip pen should also be burnt up, and if the characters are left, the outer paint should also remain. This is science.

However, the outer paint that withstands high temperature was burnt up, but the inner ink that burns up even in low temperature remains intact. With no rhetoric can the puppet group justify this inconsistency.

It is quite natural that many people said it was hardly understandable in the light of common sense why there were no similar characters on the other parts of the propelling body of the torpedo if this was written by the north on it for the purpose of assembling the torpedo.

The characters "No. 1" only betrayed the lack of scientific knowledge and ignorance of the schemers, far from proving that the torpedo was made by the north.

A maritime expert conducted a personal experiment on the spot and scientifically proved the fact that the surface of the part on which the characters were written was clearer than other parts as it was ground by abrasive paper and the propelling body was never in the seawater after "No. 1" was written on it.

University professors of the U.S. and Canada made a precision analysis of the ink used for writing characters "No. 1" and officially confirmed that it is identical with what is used in south Korea, driving the tricksters into an inescapable tight corner.

Everywhere in south Korea one can still hear derisive remarks that "buses with a blue 'No. 1' are ones from the north intruding into the south"; "players in uniform with blue 'No. 1' on the playgrounds are players from the north"; and "my nephew has the same writing style as that used for writing characters 'No. 1' and is also a spy from the north." This clearly proves how ridiculous the evidence is regarding the blue writing of "No. 1."

5. "Water Column Story," a False Statement Made under Coercion

Right after the occurrence of the vessel incident, experts expressed their respective assertions and views on the cause of the incident, saying that "it had run aground," "it was destroyed by a natural process of aging," "it was sunk by a mine explosion," "it was sunk by the explosion of its ammunition chamber," etc.

But the U.S. and the south Korean puppets floated the "water column story" in a bid to brush aside the above-said assertions and convince the public at any cost that the "vessel was sunk by the north's torpedo attack."

If the vessel was sunk by a torpedo attack, there would naturally be a rising column of water. Therefore, the "water column story" drew the attention of the public keen to clarify the cause of the incident.

But the results of analysis of the testimonies made by the crew of the vessel and the soldiers who were on duty in the waters near the vessel right after the incident proved that there was no one who witnessed a column of water. Then, all of a sudden, it was reported that a watchman on Paengnyong Islet said he had witnessed a column of water. He was reported to have said that at the sound of a bang he had looked at the waters at 270 degrees of declination and about 4 km away from his position and saw a white flash of light.

But when the location where he claimed he had seen the column of water was compared with the position he was standing on duty, it is evident that it was a place quite different from the scene of the incident. Worse still, what he had witnessed was nothing but a "white flash of light."

No one out of the 58 survivors of the incident said he had witnessed a column of water, a flash or flames that would happen when a vessel is struck by a torpedo. The results of the examination of the dead by X-ray and other means showed that there was no trace of wounds caused by splinters or burns, except bone fractures, lacerations, etc.

This fact generally suggested that there was only a small possibility that they died due to external injury and suffocation but instead drowned.

To support the "water column story," the puppet "investigation team" emphasized that there were drops of water on the face of a port watchman and there was much seawater on the vessel, but this only has become a target of ridicule.

A soldier who survived the incident has this to say: "At that time I was on duty watching the starboard side of the vessel. I did not notice anything particular like a column of water when I looked around." This statement flatly refuted the "water column story" spread by the puppet group.

This fact proves that the above-said "water column story" was deliberately fabricated by the upper echelon of the puppet military to convince the public that the vessel was sunk by the "north's torpedo attack."

6. "Channel-Style Infiltration," Assertion of the Blind

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet group invented the story about "channel style infiltration" by a submarine of the north into the said waters in a bid to prove that the Cheonan was sunk by a torpedo attack of the DPRK.

Right after the occurrence of the incident the U.S. and the south Korean puppet military authorities asserted that there was no mysterious movement of the Korean People's Army before and after the incident.

Later they published what they called "investigation results," in which they claimed some mini-submarines and a certain supporting vessel of the KPA Navy were confirmed to have left a certain base in the West Sea of Korea 2-3 days before the incident and returned 2-3 days later.

What matters is that there is neither a single mini-sub in that base touted by the puppet group nor any shadow of something similar to it.

The puppet group insisted that a submarine sailed towards the international waters in the west after loading the torpedo at the said base and veered to the south before sailing to the east to carry out a channel style infiltration close to the waters off Paengnyong Islet.

There should be a limit to cooking up a lie.

When the public demanded evidence proving the story, the puppet group categorically objected to it at the outset, claiming that it could not confirm it for fear of the exposure of the level of army intelligence gathering regarding the information on the movement of the DPRK's submarine. But unable to turn down the public demand any longer, it uttered it could not show the image as its quality was poor because of bad weather.

In other words, the puppet group itself admitted that it failed to monitor any movement due to poor quality of image.

The puppet group had boasted that it discerns submarines on the basis of the observation data obtained by the south Korea-U.S. joint intelligence gathering machinery and the credibility of the round-the-clock observation of the related area by the U.S. cutting-edge intelligence satellite is very high as it is based on the precision image data with a resolution of less than one metre. It is sheer abstraction for the puppet group to talk about "channel style infiltration," while asserting that it could not produce correct observation results because of "poor image quality" 1 or 2 days before and after the outbreak of the incident.

The observation was not affected by weather for some days before and after the occurrence of the incident. Its assertion about impossible observation only goes to prove that its story about the infiltration of the DPRK submarine was no more than a farce of its own making to bury it in a "black box."

7. Aluminum Adsorbent Scientifically Rejected

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet group presented even the analysis of the adsorbent [a film of particles adhering to the surface of the metal -- TML Ed. Note] which they said was found on the hull and torpedo parts as scientific evidence proving the vessel's sinking by torpedo explosion. They asserted that as the large quantity of white powder found on the torpedo propelling body was the same compound that was found in several places on the hull, it could be concluded that the vessel was sunk by a torpedo attack.

A precision analysis conducted by prestigious physicists of several countries, including the DPRK, categorically dismissed this assertion.

The puppet "investigation team" claimed that aluminum used for making a torpedo turns into non-crystalline aluminum oxide when it explodes and cools and that the non-crystalline aluminum oxide is detected as aluminum in energy spectroscopy but not in X-ray diffraction analysis.

Physicists of several countries including the U.S. and Canada refuted the above-said claim, saying it is impossible for aluminum to completely turn into non-crystalline aluminum oxide after undergoing an explosion and cooling, and explained that the probability of all the aluminum turning into oxide is close to 0 per cent and the probability that all oxidized aluminum would be of the non-crystalline type is also close to 0 percent. They gave a particular explanation proving that the adsorbent found on the hull and torpedo propelling body as asserted by the puppet "investigation team" is hardly produced under high temperatures such as at the time of an explosion, as it is are formed at low/normal temperatures, unlike non-crystalline aluminum oxide, a product of explosion. To scientifically prove this, those physicists analyzed and verified the adsorbent by various means such as X-ray diffraction, energy spectroscopy, infrared ray spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy and even with the help of an electronic microscope. They even conducted a direct experiment on it and proposed an open experiment to the puppet "investigation team."

Physicists of the DPRK shared the view of those physicists.

The puppet group, which could not respond to the proposal, let loose such poor excuses that only oxidized, non-crystalline aluminum, not oxidized crystalline aluminum, was detected in the initial examination because it was present in a minimum amount, only to deny their own data and assertions.

The mock explosion of the hull and torpedo and the analysis of resultant adsorbent, which the puppet group had so far claimed as the most scientific of the investigation's results, only proved that they tried to justify the investigation results in a far-fetched manner, unaware of even the scientific truth that the aluminum oxide produced in an explosion will be less than 100 per cent of the non-crystalline oxide.

8. Port Screw and Fluorescent Lamps in Good Shape


The puppet group staged such a farce as inviting people from all walks of life to look round the vessel in the puppet Navy's 2nd Fleet base in a bid to link the incident with the DPRK. But this added to its worry.

Those who looked around the raised vessel had more doubts about the case than understanding of the explanation given by the puppet group. This is because according to this explanation, a non-contact underwater explosion took place in the port of the vessel but the port screw remained in good shape while the starboard screw was seriously deformed and fluorescent lamps in the part of the hull broken into two pieces were intact.

The witnesses ridiculed that they have never seen a torpedo with such super-precision and striking power capable of breaking a vessel into two pieces while leaving intact fluorescent lamps very close to where the explosion took place, asserting that these fluorescent lamps should be licensed as "magic fluorescent lamps" and "bullet-proof fluorescent lamps" which withstood a torpedo explosion.

As a matter of fact, the deformation of the screw provides core testimony to the fact that the Cheonan was sunk without external factors. What is most important is to clear basic doubts but the puppet group gave no explanation to this matter.

When these counter arguments gained in scope and strength, the puppet Ministry of Defence ambiguously spoke about the results of the analysis of the screw deformation and let loose a spate of sophism that there is no reason to assert that glass fluorescent lamps should be broken when the hull was broken into two, claiming that fluorescent lamps of the naval vessels were made to withstand any shock.

The above-said port screw and fluorescent lamps provided decisive evidence refuting the U.S. and the puppet group's assertion that the vessel was sunken by a "torpedo attack of the north."

9. Evidence Proving the Vessel's Grounding

The biggest controversy this time was whether the warship was sunk by a torpedo attack or due to running aground.

The puppet group opened to the media the bow and stern of the vessel to which they had been barred to convince them that the vessel was sunk by a torpedo attack.

As regards this issue, experts asserted that all the information about the Cheonan incident clearly proved that it had been grounded, adding that the "joint investigation team" committed a serious mistake when analyzing the cause of the incident.

First of all, the waters where the bow of the warship was found are between Paengnyong Islet and Taechong Islet which abound in rocks.

The torn part outside the port security guard on the stern, the bending of the left side of the security guard and the serious scratching on the framework of the hull and the security guard can usually be found when the hull strikes a rock or sandbar.

If they were damage done by a torpedo attack, the hull would have neither been partly torn open nor gotten rusty.

The experts who asserted that the vessel had been grounded contend that if the vessel had been sunken by the pressure from a non-contact underwater explosion, which would cause contraction and swelling, the security guard would have been broken or blown up. They termed this reasonable suspicion as regards the fact that the security guard was in perfect shape although the right propeller of the stern became bent.

The puppet group labelled such reasonable suspicion as a "strange story" and "an act benefitting the enemy" to cope with the reasonable assertion through a poor colour theory. However, it could not hide the truth.

Had the torpedo exploded near the Cheonan as claimed by the "investigation team," a lot of fragments must have been embedded in the vessel body. But there was no fragment on the vessel, there was no one among the vessel's crew who got his eardrum ruptured and joints hurt, and no dead fish could be seen on the surface of water. The results of the analysis of the thermal observation device (TOD) image made public by the puppet Ministry of Defence and the coordinates presented by the "investigation team," and the coordinates of the automated tactical command system of the puppet navy, showed that the Cheonan continued to sail northwest even after the time it had sunk, time confirmed by the "investigation team." That the vessel continued to sail against the current even after it had been broken into two by a torpedo attack denies the story that the vessel was sunk by a torpedo attack. Survivors testified to the fact that they had felt the vessel hit something with the sounds of "bang" and "boom" before rising and they smelt burning oil. This fact went to prove the vessel's grounding.

It is by no means accidental that experts at home and abroad assert that a comprehensive analysis of the propelling power unit of the torpedo which was claimed to have been lifted from the waters where the vessel sank, the deformation of the hull, the content of the testimonies made by those related to the case, the conditions of the wounded and the autopsy of the dead, an analysis of seismic and sound waves, the simulated underwater explosion, analysis of the tide near Paengnyong Islet, analysis of explosive ingredients, retrieved parts of torpedo, etc. can prove that there was no short-distance non-contact underwater explosion, that the propelling body had nothing to do with the destruction of the Cheonan, and that there is no evidence proving that the torpedo was from "the north."

10. Video File Disappeared before Being Made Public

The "investigation results" announced by the puppet group said that torpedo CHT-02D with the explosive power of 250 kg of TNT went off three metres portside from the gas turbine room of the vessel and in waters 6-9 metres deep, giving off "shock waves and non-contact underwater explosion effect" which resulted finally in breaking the vessel into two.

The "shock waves" which caused the most serious direct damage to the vessel gave shock to the hull with the speed of 8,000 metres per second.

Had the torpedo produced such powerful shock waves approximately three metres off the hull as announced by the puppet group, 1.1 second would have been enough to completely cut the vessel in two.

An animation file showing a mock "non-contact underwater explosion" of a heavy torpedo conducted by the puppet Institute for Defence Studies in 2004 proved that Paeksango torpedo with an explosive power equivalent to that of 185 kg of TNT completely split the hull into two pieces in less than one second after its explosion. In more than 10 seconds after the explosion a water column scores of metres high disappeared and the bow was observed scores of metres away from the stern. Thirty seconds after the explosion it was hardly possible to find any trace of the hull on the water surface.

This suffices to prove that the Cheonan would have completely sunk or its bow separated from its stern after about 30 seconds if it had been hit by CHT-02D torpedo with an explosive power of 250kg of TNT, much stronger than that of Paeksango torpedo.

The puppet Ministry of Defence which had refused to disclose the navigation log and sonar details was compelled to make public a TOD video file showing the waters where the vessel had sunk. However, the scenes showing the explosion of the vessel and the split of the hull were missing.

Where has the video file gone which shows the hull at the moment of the split which could serve as decisive evidence proving the cause of the vessel's sinking?

Right after the incident the puppet Ministry of Defence presented to the public the scenes showing the Cheonan in normal operation before the explosion, its bow and stern that were split after explosion and the sinking of the bow. It insisted that the TOD record of the most crucial moment showing the split of the bow and stern was not available. However, it was forced to disclose two additional video files in face of the public criticism. This only aroused greater suspicion.

This TOD video file dealt with what happened between 32 seconds and 40 seconds after the alleged explosion of the vessel.

This 8-second video file showed the funnel of the vessel as a black spot and its starboard side tilted toward Paengnyong Islet with the bow and stern not completely split.

The scientific experiment made by the puppet group and common sense suggest that had the vessel been sunk by a torpedo, nothing should have been shown above the surface of the water 32 seconds after the explosion.

Much upset by this, the puppet Ministry of Defence made poor excuses, saying that "scenes are blurred as the TOD focus was set at the low triple magnification" and that "it is hard to discern the split vessel's hull though it was broken into two pieces because resolution was low."

At the very outset it concealed this file, talking about military secrets, and corrected its assertions three times. But the results proved that the vessel was not sunk by a torpedo attack. It is clearly why this video file had been missing.

11. Unreasonable Measurement of Corrosion Period

The falsity of the "investigation results" presented by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group can be seen through their measurement of the period of corrosion of the propelling body of the torpedo.

At the time when the puppet group announced the "mid-term investigation results," they said that they could not measure the correct corrosion period as great discrepancy between the quality and corrosion layer of the metal of the propelling body was observed in the course of taking measurements, adding that members of the "investigation team" estimated by naked eye that it was similar to 1-2 months' corrosion.

What matters is why the corrosion period of metal could only be estimated with the naked eye.

There is a need to investigate the experiment results announced by a marine expert of south Korea.

He put heated aluminum, stainless steel and iron pieces in the waters with salinity and tides similar to those in the waters where the vessel was sunk, before taking them out in order to scientifically clarify the state of corrosion of the vessel.

The results showed that they were not as heavily rusted as the propelling body and, particularly, white adsorbent was found in some parts of the aluminum piece but some heated parts appeared to be dark. This stood in sharp contrast to the adsorbent found on the propeller of the propelling body which had been made public by the puppet "investigation team."

The same can be said of the iron piece. It was rusted dark but when it was placed in the air after the dark rust was rubbed off, it turned yellow. This can be compared to the shaft of the propelling body which was rusted red; in other words, the propelling body was rusted more heavily.

Some parts of the stainless steel piece were observed to be dark, but no corrosion was found.

The expert noted that the propelling body presented by the "joint investigation team" to prove a torpedo attack by the north gathered a preposterously great amount of rust, adding that it must have been under water for at least 4-5 years and then put in the air for a considerably long time.

The results of investigation made by a Russian team said that one could judge from the scientific analysis and comparison between the rust formed on the vessel's hull and the rust formed on the propelling body marked "No. l" that the propelling body was under seawater for more than six months, adding that one can draw the conclusion that they have nothing in common.

Contained in the appendix to the "final report" made public by the puppet "investigation team" were data [...] proving that the adsorbent collected from the torpedo was not aluminum oxide caused by explosion but aluminum hydroxide, rust caused by corrosion.

Foreign experts said that the data of energy dust ores, which was formed when adsorbent was treated in the heat of 200°C, was contained in the "final report" even though they were not presented at the time of publication of the mid-term investigation, noting in unison that as the results of the experiments on the adsorbent are identical with those of treatment of aluminum hydroxide with heat, it is contrary to the conclusion of the "final report" that adsorbent was produced by explosion.

They even expressed their understanding that it can be interpreted that some scholars of conscience left such data in the "final report" otherwise full of deception and falsity.

In the final analysis, the puppet group revealed by themselves the unscientific and slack way the investigation was made through such simple estimation as "examination with naked eyes," not scientific and technological examination, and fully show that the "story of the north's involvement" in the Cheonan incident is a sheer fabrication.

12. Simulated Warship Sinking Invites Derision

The puppet group reportedly staged a simulated warship sinking allegedly to prove the warship sinking by torpedo explosion with an aim to link the Cheonan incident with the DPRK.

The simulation overturned the investigation results the puppet group has so far announced.

From the outset it declared that the explosive power of the torpedo was equivalent to that of 250kg of TNT of the DPRK's heavy torpedo CHT-02D and, on this basis, presented investigation results.

The specification of the "No. 1 torpedo" made public by it defined the amount of explosive as 250kg. What matters is that explosive power of such amount of explosive is not enough to sink the Cheonan.

In general, high-efficiency explosive stronger than TNT is used in torpedoes.

Torpedo experts consider that the torpedo explosive is 1.4-2 times stronger than ordinary TNT. This indicates that the explosive power of the "No. 1 torpedo" is as much as that of 350-500kg of TNT.

The puppet group belatedly admitted the fact that the torpedo's explosive was simply not made of TNT. And in order to correct its mistake it increased the explosive power of the torpedo to that of 360kg of TNT and staged another simulated underwater explosion. That was necessary to represent a likeliness of real damage caused by explosion to the engine room and hull floor of the vessel.

The results of the simulation negated what happened at the time of the sinking of the vessel.

It negates the possibility of an explosion as powerful as that of 140-260kg and that the generation of seismic and sound waves, of shock and heat, the height of water column, the wounds suffered by the crew, the possibility of the existence of the writing "No. l," the undamaged hull and inner explosive chamber and all other places of the sunken vessel that remained undamaged by explosion-generated shock waves as well as all other points of contention based on explosive power produced by the puppets.

As regards the simulation, a member of the "investigation team" confessed that "they could not but work hard for about two months to modify and rectify a model." This indicates that the simulation was carried out for the purpose of frame-up.

In the end, the puppets' desperate efforts to fabricate the story about the Cheonan sinking by the DPRK's torpedo attack backfired on it.

13. "Final Report" Reduced to False Indictment

When the "interim report" published by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group on May 20 was snubbed and rebuffed by the public inside and outside Korea, they presented the "final report" on September 13 after the lapse of more than one hundred days, talking about the removal of all suspicions which have been raised so far.

The "final report," however, touched off stronger suspicion, only proving that the group of traitors made empty talk when they promised to clear away suspicion.

The puppet group just confined itself to such work as recording the course and contents of the investigation and the data analysis, including the investigative activities carried out according to schedule, unlike at the time of issuing the primary presentation, which preponderantly analyzed the cause of the sinking of the Cheonan, and even deleted the parts that they could not explain.

The puppet group again presented the torpedo propelling body, which it claimed had been lifted from the waters where the Cheonan sank, as material evidence proving the "story about the attack on the Cheonan by the north's torpedo," a story that sparked off the strongest suspicion. But it failed to present the direct evidence proving that the propelling body is "from the north" and, as for characters "No. l," "design of torpedo," etc. it only repeated previous assertions.

The south Korean media, deploring those who would believe the unsubstantial "final report" full of "indirect evidence," said that it is quite natural that more than 70 per cent of the south Korean people "suspect that the authorities have deliberately distorted the truth for political purposes or to evade responsibility" and the remaining people disbelieve or are doubtful about it as the investigation conducted for many days after inviting so many experts, far from presenting perfect evidence, only increased and reproduced the doubts as to the cause of the sinking of the vessel.

In fact, people from south Korean political, public, scientific and other circles are holding emergency seminars, expressing their will to probe the truth about the incident to the last.

It is by no means fortuitous that the Russian investigation group, the only group which investigated the case on the spot, said as regards the sinking of the vessel that "it could find no ground to judge that it was caused by the torpedo attack by the north," the Swedish investigation group which participated in the joint investigation officially held back its opinion that "it was the deed of the mini-submarine of the north" and different countries of the world are demanding the reinvestigation of the incident, expressing doubts at the "investigation results."

The media of Russia, Germany, China, the U.S. and other countries dismissed the "final report on the Cheonan" announced by the south Korean authorities as the worst sort of false document.

Comic produced the by Lee Myung Bak regime to counter public mistrust in the government and promote the disinformation and false conclusions of its Joint Investigation Group.

Much upset by the shower of criticism and denunciation, the tricksters let loose a spate of groundless outbursts, advising those who were strongly suspicious of the case to "look at a comic recording the points of suspicion and contention to as to acquire understanding."

Talking about the "limitation of detectability" in the present times in which detection is made down to the level of nanogram is little short of self-admission that falsity can never prevail over truth. And the substitution of a scientific and technological solution with a comic only proves the base artifice employed by the tricksters.

The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors fabricated the Cheonan incident while sacrificing a great many soldiers to escalate the confrontation. However, it only glaringly disclosed its heinous nature as a group of traitors unprecedented in the nation's history and as vicious confrontation-minded elements and despicable sycophantic traitors serving the U.S.

The U.S. egged its stooges on to fabricate the conspiratorial case against the DPRK, proving itself before the world as a matchless "producer" in this field and has committed another fraud to serve its strategic interests in the Far Eastern region, the Northeast Asian region.

There is a lot of information proving the falsity of the investigation results about the Cheonan incident announced by the U.S. and the group of traitors.

We will issue the second and third installments of the statement to prove the truth behind the conspiratorial farce and charade in the face of the frantic racket kicked up by the U.S. and the group of traitors to escalate confrontation with the DPRK while making a fuss about the Cheonan incident.

The U.S. and the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors will never be able to escape the sledge-hammer blow of the times and history for their hideous frame-up unprecedented in the history of the Korean nation.

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