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North Korea Offers More Fuel for Satire

Kim Jong Un-satisfied. Artwork by  Surian Soosay
Kim Jong Un-satisfied. Artwork by Surian Soosay

In a display worthy of the most ridiculous movie parody, the North Korean government flung fantastical epithets towards the US, and especially it’s President Barack Obama.

The powerful but ill-informed Korean National Defense Commission blamed Obama for the release of “The Interview,” a Sony Pictures film, not really understanding that the US government and especially its President, do not control the release of silly comedies.

The Sony film has been the focal point of a controversial decision by Sony to limit distribution of the satire, which depicts the murder of the North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. Sony made the decision in the wake of a serious breach of their computer networks, which they believed was caused by North Korean government hackers. In fear Sony decided to limit distribution of “The Interview” to a small number of specialty theaters. When their decision was criticized by the President Sony relented and decided to widely release the film.

Last week North Korea lost its internet for several hours, and immediately blamed the US for the disruption. In anger over the cyberattack North Korea called Obama a “monkey inhabiting a tropical forest.”

Reuters reported that the defense commission also released a statement saying,

“The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the Internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic. Obama had better thrust himself to cleaning up all the evil doings that the U.S. has committed out of its hostile policy against [North Korea] if he seeks peace on U.S. soil. Then all will be well.”

By Janice Marks

Janice Marks – A retired nurse and home health care professional, Janice has written prolifically about the American health care system. As a writer for Left Justified focused on the current changes in the health care community, she weaves her professional background and expertise into her evaluation of the current health care issues facing the American government and people. Contact Janice at janicemarks(at)leftjustified.com.