North Korea Denies Hwang Jang Yop Assassination Attempt

North Korea denies trying to assassinate Hwang Jang Yop (also, the Korean War and the existence of concentration camps). The North Korean web site Uriminzokkiri, the very same one that just two weeks before had said, in reference to Hwang, and I quote, “Traitors have always been slaughtered with knives,” now calls the reports of the assassination plot “a ridiculous fabrication.”

I look forward to John Feffer’s explanation for why North Korea’s involvement is improbable.

President Bush removed North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism on October 11, 2008, to reward it for its progress toward nuclear disarmament. Sixteen months and one nuke test later, and after two shipments of arms were seized en route to Iranian-backed terrorists, President Obama decided not to restore North Korea to the list. Discuss among yourselves.