N. Korea Threatens Strikes On US Amid Hacking

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  1. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Here's Breaking News Off The AP
    Dec 21, 9:44 PM EST

    N. KOREA THREATENS STRIKES ON US AMID HACKING CLAIMS


    BY HYUNG-JIN KIM
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    by HYUNG-JIN KIM, hosted.ap.org

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."

    Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea's massive propaganda machine during times of high tension with Washington. But a long statement from the powerful National Defense Commission late Sunday also underscores Pyongyang's sensitivity at a movie whose plot focuses on the assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un, who is the beneficiary of a decades-long cult of personality built around his family dynasty.

    The U.S. blames North Korea for the cyberattack that escalated to threats of terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters and caused Sony to cancel "The Interview's" release.

    Obama, who promised to respond "proportionately" to the attack, told CNN's "State of the Union" in an interview broadcast Sunday that Washington is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism

    The National Defense Commission, led by Kim, warned that its 1.2 million-member army is ready to use all types of warfare against the U.S.

    "Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the `symmetric counteraction' declared by Obama," said the commission's Policy Department in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

    North Korea has said it knows how to prove it had nothing to do with the hacking and proposed a joint investigation with the U.S.

    North Korea and the U.S., which fought each other in the 1950-53 Korean War, remain technically in a state of war because the conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The U.S. stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea to deter aggression from North Korea.

    The rivals are locked in an international standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programs and its alleged human rights abuses. In the spring of last year, tension dramatically rose after North Korea issued a string of fiery threats to launch nuclear strikes against Washington and Seoul.

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  2. aaronvan Suspended

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    Busted.
     
  3. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    we need to bend Kim Jong Un over a knee and spank him till he promises to stop being a bully and kale him go without dinner several nights in a row.
     
  4. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    As we use to say back in Brooklyn:

    "Don't talk about it, be about it".

    Let me know and I'll get my calendar cleared.
     
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    Fuhgettaboutit! :D
     
  6. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Sure, it's all fun and games until their jumping, leaping, singing kazoo army band shows up...

     
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    Awww who's the cutest little dictator? You are! You are!
     

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  8. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone else feel that if the 1.2 million army did attack, we could just throw food at them as a diversion?


    Feed your people Kim.
     
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    North Korea attacks. Somewhere in Napa Valley, an old barn collapses. It has begun.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Opps, someone forgot to pay their internet bill.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/w...ected-as-north-korean-internet-collapses.html
     
  12. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    The U.S. should deny any involvement and then offer assistance in the investigation as to who shut down North Korea's internet.
     
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    Most likely they just got throttled by Comcast for watching to much Netflix. :p
     
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    I thought the US didn't respond to terrorist demands in the first place? Should've told Sony to keep the movie going. Is there insurance for this kind of thing?
     
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    Our government doesn't, but Sony is a private corporation. The government can't "tell" Sony what to do. If they don't want to release it, they don't have to. This isn't North Korea.
     
  16. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I'm literally at work laughing alone in my little control room because of your post. Is it ironic that I work for comcast?
     
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    Anonymous is threatening Iggy Azalea. Why don't they declare war on Kim Jong Un's porn collection?
     
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    The last thing north korea should want to do is attack our corporations. US holds them even more dearly than our notion of fair and free elections
     
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    I've lost all respect for Anonymous recently. They're just turning into cyber bullies now.
     
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  21. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    This is some nonsensical cyber bullying.

    Especially since she didn't do anything to anyone. Her crime is not apologizing to Jesse Jackson basically.
     
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    Iggy Pop should demand the return of his good name.
     
  23. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    well.......new developments;

    Sony's revenge? Or maybe just a new twist to viral marketing? :p
     

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