Urbin Report

Monday, August 04, 2003

From today's Commiewatch:

The first International Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in Korea was held in July, 2001 in New York City by the Korean Truth Commission, a sub-group of the International Action Center, a Workers World Party-controlled front. The second International Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in Korea was held just last week, in Pyongyang, North Korea, by Korean Committee in Solidarity with the World's People. I mentioned last week that representatives of the Workers World Party were in North Korea, but I didn't know exactly what took place there. The latest issue of the Workers World clues me in a bit more.

It doesn't necessarily imply cooperation with a foreign government when a communist group like the Workers World Party visits a place like North Korea. It's possible that they're just annoying groupies - the 'I love North Korea' fans that periodically show up, wave some flags, pay their regards to the body of Kim Il Sung, and be on their way, all while the North Korean government collectively rolls its eyes and mutters 'my God, just who are these people?' But when one event is organized in New York City by the Workers World Party, and then another, identical event is organized in the capital of North Korea by the North Korean government, while the representatives of the Workers World Party are present - correct me if my reasoning is false, but that, to me, implies some sort of mutual coordination and cooperation. Now, North Korea is a rogue state hostile to the United States; shouldn't we - or at least the American government - know just how closely the North Koreans and the Workers World Party are cooperating? You know, God forbid, but it's not inconceivable that North Korea and the United States will someday be at war. Should this occur, will the Workers World Party slip into full-blown treason? By staging propaganda events in cooperation with the North Koreans, are they committing treason already?