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C. Flower
21-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Today with Obama making a statement on the alleged North Korean hacking of Sony and subsequent pulling of its "assassinate Kim" fun film, a silly season story has become serious. Obama has blamed the North Korean government on the basis of the usual non-evidence, and North Korea has called on the US to take part in a joint investigation. I seriously predict this will not happen.

Loxely Pacific, a Thai company who apparently have a role in this ?

http://jeffreycarr.blogspot.ie/2014/12/sony-dprk-and-thailand-pyongyang.html

"Wired" is sceptical of North Korean government involvement.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/evidence-of-north-korea-hack-is-thin/

The US is actively engaged in a number of "culture wars" using gender issues and issues of press and artistic freedom to whip up hostility towards its strategic enemies. There is extreme hypocrisy in this, as the US regularly allies itself to brutal and oppressive military regimes where civil rights have been crushed.

No matter who did the hacking, the US will use it to paint North Korea as a rogue state.

C. Flower
01-01-2015, 12:51 PM
Apparently, nothing whatsover to do with the North Korean government. But that hasn't stopped Obama from issuing threats against North Korea and taking down the internet there a few days back.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/experts-believe-former-sony-employees-were-behind-hacking-1.2051530

Is this in part a distraction from the political upheavals going on in South Korea, where a major political party has been banned and where there is opposition to land being seized for use for new US bases ?

C. Flower
01-01-2015, 01:00 PM
Whilst flooding South Korea and the region with military bases and a "nuclear umbrella" to enable first strike capability, the US paints North Korea as a war mongering state.

Since 2007 there have been battles by villagers in the southern tip of South Korea against robbery of their lands and destruction of coral reefs for construction of a massive US naval base.

This has intensified now with Obama's "pivot east"

https://www.tumblr.com/search/pacific+pivot

fluffybiscuits
03-01-2015, 01:17 AM
Today with Obama making a statement on the alleged North Korean hacking of Sony and subsequent pulling of its "assassinate Kim" fun film, a silly season story has become serious. Obama has blamed the North Korean government on the basis of the usual non-evidence, and North Korea has called on the US to take part in a joint investigation. I seriously predict this will not happen.

Loxely Pacific, a Thai company who apparently have a role in this ?

http://jeffreycarr.blogspot.ie/2014/12/sony-dprk-and-thailand-pyongyang.html

"Wired" is sceptical of North Korean government involvement.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/evidence-of-north-korea-hack-is-thin/

The US is actively engaged in a number of "culture wars" using gender issues and issues of press and artistic freedom to whip up hostility towards its strategic enemies. There is extreme hypocrisy in this, as the US regularly allies itself to brutal and oppressive military regimes where civil rights have been crushed.

No matter who did the hacking, the US will use it to paint North Korea as a rogue state.

Had the pleasure of watching the film Xmas Day.

Marketing in Sony are extremely clever in my book.

Get people going with a bit of hysteria over a film that whilst funny is just cheap gags...