This past week North Korea’s internet went down more or less for a few days.
From what I read, this disruption wouldn’t have really affected the average North Korean but it would send a strong message to the elite and military.
So who is to blame for the outage?
The leading suspect would be the United States.
After Sony was hacked and the movie The Interview was pulled from theaters, President Obama said that “the United States would launch a “proportional response” to what he termed an act of “cybervandalism” against Sony Pictures” according to the NY Times.
After The Interview was pulled and Obama criticized Sony for doing so, the movie was released in a limited number of theaters and was also made available to download and watch online.
In the next round of this ridiculous battle over a silly movie, North Korea has now stepped up with some choice words.
According to Mashable, North Korea called President Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. for shutting down their internet.
The exact quote that I read on Mashable was:
“An unidentified spokesman at the commission’s Policy Department said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”He also accused Washington for intermittent outages of North Korea websites this week, after the U.S. had promised to respond to the Sony hack”.
The article also stated that the White House had no response to North Korea’s comments.
This U.S.- North Korea seems to be getting more ridiculous by the day.
My first guess as I’d assume everyone else’s would be that the U.S. is responsible for North Korea’s internet woes. But to compare Obama to a monkey? Come on. Talk about an extremely poor choice of words…
I’d guess that this isn’t the last we’ll hear about the U.S-North Korea-Sony-The Interview spat.
To be continued…
Find out more from Mashable here.
One last thing- Have any of you downloaded and watched The Interview? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie.