The US imperialist armed spy ship “Pueblo” captured by the Navy of the heroic Korean People´s Army is displayed in the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum of Korea.
And there is a photograph of servile and miserable Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd Mark Bucher, the captain of the “Pueblo”, writing a confession admitting their crimes and begging for leniency. At that time Lloyd Mark Bucher said:
“I frankly say that our act was a sure act of aggression. For disguising espionage activities my ship used cunning methods. It sailed without US flag and, after the espionage activities in the territorial waters of the DPRK, fled quickly to the territorial waters of high sea. I admit that my ship intruded deep into the territorial waters of the DPRK and was captured by the naval patrol guards of the KPA.”
But this confession was not made smoothly from the start.
When the US imperialist armed spy ship “Pueblo” was captured by the navy of the KPA on January 23, Juche 57 or 1968, while spying in the territorial waters of the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea, the US imperialists made a fuss, talking black into white as if the ship had been unreasonably caught in the international waters as they used to do in the past. Talking about so-called “strong measures”, they said, they would “retaliate” if the “Pueblo” and its crewmen were not sent back and amassed largest-ever-scale armed forces around the East Sea of Korea. The military and political situation of Korea was on the verge of war. The world watched Korea with uneasiness and some countries suggested that it would be beneficial for Korea to accept the demand of the United States.
At that time the great Kim Jong Il drew up brave operations and plan, claiming that “retaliatory” measures of the enemy must be foiled actively. The army and people of the DPRK confronted with a resolute stand under his wise leadership, and the blustering US imperialist aggressors were embarrassed. The enemy made a miscalculation that they could get back the “Pueblo” and its crewmen without difficulty as they wished, if they threaten with huge armed forces. But the US imperialists who were loudly crying about so-called “retaliation” had no choice but to admit their crimes. The US imperialist armed spy ship “Pueblo” incident that focused the eyes of the world, eloquently shows what an end of the encroachers on the dignity of an independent people would be like and that the invaders who violate even a little the sovereignty of the DPRK single-heartedly united around the leader, will face only an ignominious and miserable end.