North Korea Blames U.S. for Internet Outages, Calls Obama Reckless ‘Monkey’

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North Korea is pointing the finger at the United States for its Internet shutdown and calling President Barack Obama “a monkey” in the aftermath of the Sony hacking scandal.

The country’s top military organization said in a statement on Saturday that the U.S. president was responsible for the release of “The Interview,” the Associated Press reports.

“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” said an unidentified spokesman from the National Defense Commission, North Korea’s top governing body led by Kim Jong-un.

Obama criticized Sony last week for its decision to cancel the film’s Christmas Day release. The studio has since indirectly heeded the president’s advice and launched the film, which opened in 331 U.S. locations and on VOD on Wednesday. The pic is available on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox and Sony’s own site.

The country released a similar statement on the same state-run Korean Central News Agency last Saturday when it denied responsibility for the cyberattack that has crippled Sony.

The spokesman also blamed the U.S. for intermittent outages of North Korean websites this week, after the U.S. promised to respond following an FBI report that the country was responsible for the Sony hack.

“The U.S., a big country, started disturbing the Internet operation of major media of the DPRK, not knowing shame like children playing a tag,” the spokesman said before threatening the U.S. with unspecified consequences.

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  1. kali says:

    All of this over a movie… everyone needs to grow the fuck up. Seriously. This entire thing is absolutely absurd.

  2. Joe Papa says:

    1) What the fuck are those North Korean puppy munchers saying?
    3) For the reals, what the hell kind of inherent syntax and reasoning do those official statements convey?!
    4) Man the fucking Snow Apes of all shades are a laugh riot! Prolonged cold weather freezes neuronal connections, huh?
    5) Never trust a dude named Kim.

  3. ted says:

    Koreans take crap from no one, during the Rodney King riots they were the people on the roof tops with shot guns when cops were afraid to make a move.

    • Arnie Tracey says:

      Koreans sure know how to Dispense crap, though . . . to the point of appearing positively debauched, I mean perversely reveling in the disbursement of crap. They seem to like being disliked—Perverse.

  4. Julienne says:

    Where’s… Al Sharpton…Jesse Jackson….screaming RACISM at the top of their lungs?

    They’re not going to make any money off of North Korea saying anything. That’s where.

    Their silence speaks volumes about their agenda.

  5. Korea's Mate says:

    Racism is not the way out at all. May God Bless Korea to unite as one. I have North Korean family there as well.

  6. TV101 says:

    Okay look I dont want to go to war with North Korea over some RIDICULOUSLY LAME motion picture. And, to be clear, I sometimes like ridiculously lame motion pictures, but not this one – it’s not funny. What’s more the randomness that has gone on around this unimportant film is a waste of or time. Cooler heads need to prevail both in Htown and DC. We do not need any more military action… and over this? Sorry this all goes back to Sony making a STUPID decision (many people out of Hollywood are saying this, yes educated people have weighed in on this) – all for free speech but given that right comes a responsbility. Sony SHOULD HAVE changed the names. Simple as that. They started this. But lets be clear: North Korea attacked an entertainment company to shut down a movie and basically tell us what we can can can’t do inside our own boarders. WRONG. Bigtime wrong. But the response has to be focused and I think we all can get back to work. Let’s not make a major example over this thats what they want.

    • How do you know North Korea hacked Sony? Because the federal government said so? And they’ve never lied? The NSA hacked Target, Home Depot, and Sony and they got what they wanted – new draconian cyber legislation and a much more goverment controlled U.S. internet. N. Korea had nothing to do with this and they are pissed we’re using them as a tool to manipulate our people.

  7. Kenneth Bowden says:

    Well, well again it is the black man that gets the blame for a lame movie made by white Hollywood!

  8. Giuanni says:

    I hope the activists and protesters/looters all go over there to straighten the matter out.

  9. Loo says:

    This is why no one likes you, North Korea.

    • Don’t you mean “This is why no one likes you, U.S.A.?” We have SO MANY MORE enemies worldwide than N Korea. Explain that. We blame our governments covert actions on foreign parties and our list of enemies grows. If Russia, China, and Middle East ever see to work together we could be done. It’s time to stop bullying the world and just MAYBE we’ll avoid WW3 – because I don’t see us winning that one.

  10. Cliff says:

    “I’m rubber, you’re glue. Whatever you say to me bounces back and sticks to you.” I feel a mature response is called for here. By the way, Kim. “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never harm me.”

    Your friend,

  11. Mike says:

    What does Al Sharpton have to do with this story?

    Sometimes I really wonder what’s wrong with people like you. Perhaps you’d like to go to North Korea. Apparently, their leaders dislike black people as much as you do.

    • Al Sharpton have nothing with the North Korea mess. It appear that he got loyal fan that wanted him in the middle of it. I will be glad that there will be another mess that people will be talking about next year.

      • We are back to the blame game. Give me a break. I wanted this whole mess go away. It is a fiction movie that the only loyal James Franco/Seth Rogen’s fan will remember and will buy the VOD/DVD when it become available.

    • Alex says:

      What does Al have to do with the Sony hacking? But some how he’s involved with that now, when something like this happens he’s on a plane the next day to stick his big nose into the action I bet he and Kimmy would get along great.

  12. Liam Scanlan says:

    I thought communists were AGAINST racism. North Korea’s a communist country, right?

  13. Alex says:

    Al Sharpton should now go to North Korea…and stay there.

  14. John Shea says:

    If North Korea’s internet comes through China they might want to look closer to home for someone to blame.

  15. Arnie Tracey says:

    Well . . . With that kind of “monkey” talk, I’m thinking that N.Korean idiot could either open a bodega in Compton or run Sony Pictures.

  16. Project_mayhem says:

    “Obama always goes reckless in words”

    “not knowing shame like children playing a tag”

    Oh, the irony

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