The Korean People’s Army Mission at Panmunjom issued a statement on August 1 in regards of the US forces decision to set up a laboratory of biochemical weapons in south Korea under the so-called “Jupiter plan”, in order to research on toxic bacteria such as anthrax and botulinus which have very high lethality. According to the United States plan to set up the laboratory, necessary personnel and equipment will be shipped to south Korea until November and the construction will start next year.
The fact that the US have signed UN’s Chemical Weapons Convention doesn’t make a difference in their ambitions to develop and use chemical weapons. During the Fatherland Liberation War, the US perpetrators used germ warfare by dropping bombs full of insects that were infected with pest and cholera among other deadly deceases. Napalm is probably the most well-known chemical weapon, though not banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention (as it is an important “trademark” of the United States), due to its extensive use by the US in Korea and Vietnam. In 1980, the UN declared the use of napalm on areas of civilian population a war crime, but that’s exactly what the US military did in World War II by dropping enough napalm in one bombing raid on Tokyo to burn 100,000 people to death, injure a million more, and leave millions without homes in the single deadliest air raid of World War II. That is of course without mentioning the approximately 250,000 civilians killed by US nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The warmongering criminals of the US have always denied the use of germ warfare in Korea, similar to how leading Nazis denied the holocaust for obvious reasons. Worth mentioning is the cooperation between the US and war criminals from Germany and Japan. The US populace did not learn of its government’s post-war deal with Nazis, or its amnesty of the Japanese Imperial Army’s Unit 731, until nearly 40 years later.
The United States have a long history of using chemical weapons, not only against soldiers, but also against civilians. The US Army tested chemicals on black St. Louis Neighborhoods in the 1950s, and again a decade later. The Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to send a dangerous compound into the already-hazy air in predominantly black areas of St. Louis. The official version given by the authorities at the time was that the government was testing a smoke screen that could shield St. Louis from aerial observation “in case the Russians attacked”. Since the tests, an alarming number of the area’s residents have developed cancer and many died within a few years.
The savage violence of the police against protesters of the Occupy movement in 2011 was well documented, and included the use of tear gas and other chemical irritants. Tear gas is prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but the US police force is not afraid to violate UN conventions. One of the greatest massacres in US history was carried out by the FBI in 1993. During a siege by the religious group Branch Davidians, the FBI attacked Branch Davidians compounds with tear gas that ignited, killing 76 people including 27 children, including babies and toddler. The massacre took place on April 19 – just over two months after the signing of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
There are of course all the proxy wars fought by the US where their client states have used chemical weapons provided by the US, against their enemies. One of the more well-known cases is when the CIA Helped Saddam Hussein massacre Iranians and Kurds with chemical weapons in 1988 or more recently, in August 2013 when US-backed terrorists in Syria killed approximately 1700 civilians using sarin and tried to blame it on the Syrian government in order to push for an imperialist invasion of Syria. The imperialists that wishes for Al-Assad to be “removed” were quick to join the bandwagon, even though there were no evidence of that the Syrian government attacked its own people. It is now confirmed though who carried out the attack.
In 2004, the US lied about their usage of white phosphorus against civilians in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. The list of atrocities carried out by the US in violation to UN conventions would be better content suited for a book due to the countless amount. The US have constantly been lying about their use of chemical weapons or justified them in a perverted way. To see how the US have became the home of the greatest war criminals ever, both American and others is probably as scary as it can get. To see how the US is now about to expand their arsenal of chemical weapons on the Korean peninsula must not be mistaken for anything but the war preparations against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea they have planned since they were forced out by the Korean People’s Army and other in 1953.