N. Korea denounces my report on its sponsorship of terrorism: a “sinister,” “plot-breeding,” “unpardonable … provocation.”

For days, since the launch of the report I wrote for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, laying out the case for re-listing North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, I’d been watching KCNA, hoping I wouldn’t be snubbed. That’s why this 884-word May Day denunciation is a very special, emotional moment for me — the pinnacle of years of sinister plot-breeding, of careful research and delicately crafted Madonna analogies. I will go so far as to say that the prospect of this denunciation inspired me and drove me onward to complete the report.

Since its appearance, [HNRK] has insisted on linking the food shortage in the DPRK with “lack of elementary human rights” and compiled all nonsensical talks about its social system to meet the political interests of the U.S. conservative forces before floating wild rumors.

Such a plot-breeding body produced a conspiratorial document as part of its desperate campaign to label the DPRK a “sponsor of terrorism.” This is no more than the last-ditch effort of those hell-bent on the smear campaign against the DPRK.

Explicitly speaking, the above-said story about “the DPRK’s sponsoring of terrorism” is another unpardonable politically-motivated provocation against the DPRK. [KCNA]

Offhand, I can’t recall another case in which a report so likely caused an equal degree of upset within the North Korean government and the U.S. State Department, whose annual Country Reports on Terrorism is now overdue. You can read the full denunciation below the fold. Somewhere in there is the perfect quotation for my masthead.

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Update: Not surprisingly, the North Koreans didn’t read the report very carefully. I concluded that the Sony cyberattack was not a “violent” act, and therefore did not meet the legal definition of sponsoring international terrorism, but that the “Guardians of Peace” threat against theaters and moviegoers did.

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calendar>>May 1. 2015 Juche 104
KCNA Commentary Accuses U.S. of Working Hard to Re-list DPRK as “Sponsor of Terrorism”
Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) — The “Commission for Human Rights in North Korea”, a non-governmental human rights body of the U.S., released a report on April 27.
The report claimed that the DPRK is backing and dealing with the terrorist organizations and “states sponsoring terrorism” in Mideast and is involved in direct terrorism such as cyber attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment of the U.S. It urged the U.S. administration and Congress to re-list the DPRK as a “sponsor of terrorism.”
The report is no more than a conspiratorial document that does not deserve even a passing note as it was cooked up by a U.S. individual organization which is unknown to the international community in a bid to gain its political clout. But the DPRK cannot but take a serious note of the U.S. moves in the light of the fact that the commission echoed the assertion of the U.S. hard-line conservative forces calling for ratcheting up pressure upon the DPRK now that the relations between it and the U.S. are at rock bottom.
Lurking behind the moves of the “Commission for Human Rights in North Korea” to make public the report and build up public opinion on it is its sinister purpose to tarnish the image of the DPRK by branding it as a “sponsor of terrorism” now that the U.S. has failed to “demonize” it over the “nuclear and human rights issue”.
Whenever the DPRK-U.S. relations and the situation got strained, the Republican Party and other conservative forces in the U.S. desperately called for re-listing the DPRK as a “sponsor of terrorism” since its removal from the list of “sponsors of terrorism” in 2008.
Notably, the present chief executive of the U.S. issued a “presidential executive order” to slap “additional sanctions” against the DPRK in the wake of the case of cyber attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment. Pursuant to the order, heavyweights of the political camp and the military of the U.S. vied with each other to cry out for re-listing the DPRK as a “sponsor of terrorism” and imposing “toughest additional sanctions” upon it, revealing the sinister design to isolate and stifle it.
It should not be overlooked that against this backdrop, the “Commission for Human Rights in North Korea” opened to public a document peppered with lies and deception.
The “Commission” made up of scholars, former officials of the U.S. government and others who claim to be “experts on Korean affairs” has been keen on smear campaign against the DPRK. By doing so, it seeks to please the U.S. ruling forces and gain its political clout in a bid to prolong its remaining days.
Since its appearance, it has insisted on linking the food shortage in the DPRK with “lack of elementary human rights” and compiled all nonsensical talks about its social system to meet the political interests of the U.S. conservative forces before floating wild rumors.
Such a plot-breeding body produced a conspiratorial document as part of its desperate campaign to label the DPRK a “sponsor of terrorism.” This is no more than the last-ditch effort of those hell-bent on the smear campaign against the DPRK.
Explicitly speaking, the above-said story about “the DPRK’s sponsoring of terrorism” is another unpardonable politically-motivated provocation against the DPRK.
The DPRK government has made clear its principled stand to oppose all forms of terrorism and any support to it before the international community and consistently maintained it.
It held negotiations with the U.S. over the issue of terrorism several times in the past and released a joint statement clarifying its stand toward terrorism.
This being a hard reality, the dishonest forces of the U.S. let a plot-breeding body noisily trumpet about someone’s “sponsoring of terrorism,” which can never work on anyone as it is totally baseless.
The U.S. is the kingpin of international terrorism and a typical “sponsor of terrorism.”
The U.S. history is just the history of hideous terrorism.
When looking back upon the history of the founding of the U.S. and its history of bloody “independence war” and its course of battles fought to expand colonies overseas, the U.S. is precisely a terrorism sponsor regarding massacre, destruction and plunder as its only mode of existence.
It is none other than the U.S. which is now fanning up the whirlwind of terrorism in various parts of the world.
It has openly perpetrated terrorism to bring down the governments of the countries incurring its displeasure by force of arms and politically-motivated state-sponsored terrorism against them by employing conspiratorial methods.
It has pursued undisguised terrorism aimed at murder, aggression, war and horror in the international arena. It is also a “sponsor of terrorism” that has wantonly violated the UNSC resolution No. 137 that was adopted on Sept. 28, 2001.
It has provided terrorists with shelter after painting them as “political exiles” and “dissidents” in return for serving its purpose of “spreading U.S.-style freedom and democracy”.
The U.S. is kicking up such smear campaign by setting in motion the plot-breeding body made up of servants of the U.S. dishonest forces. This will only touch off criticism and derision of the international community.
It is, indeed, absurd and ridiculous for those forces to label the DPRK a “sponsor of terrorism.”

21 Comments

  1. What on earth are they referring to here?

    [North Korea] held negotiations with the U.S. over the issue of terrorism several times in the past and released a joint statement clarifying its stand toward terrorism.

    A joint US-DPRK statement against terrorism? When did that happen?




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  2. As for a masthead quote, I suggest:

    “Servant of the U.S. dishonest forces, Plot-Breeding Body, Conspiratorial Document division.”




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  3. I’m not quite sure what they mean. In pages 35-36 of my report, I refer to the State Department’s citation of a 2001 North Korean statement condemning terrorism, but the North Korean statement wasn’t made jointly with the U.S., as far as I can tell. There’s no reference to terrorism in the 2005 Joint Statement. The only reference to it in the 2007 Agreed Framework was a U.S. agreement to begin the process of removing North Korea from the LSSOT. As part of that process, under Section 6(j)(4)(A) of the Export Administration Act, the President certified that North Korea had “provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” The North Korean commitment was never published, so that wasn’t exactly a joint statement, either, although one could reasonably infer the existence of both halves of it.




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  4. Congrats Joshua, though I suppose you’d have to cross off North Korea as a potential vacation destination after this LOL!




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  5. LOL, you really got under their skin. Congratulations, Joshua! 😀

    P.S. I’m liking the new website design. 🙂




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  6. Pardon the “P.S.” statement of my last comment, for some reason it didn’t show the normal design of OFK that I’m used to.




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  7. There are some lists you don’t want to be on. When it comes to the North Korean regime, I believe you’ve got yourself struck from every list that matters.

    Some say you can judge a man by his friends.

    Equally, in my opinion, you can judge a man by his enemies.




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  8. Hacked by the owner, sadly. Google just announced that its SEO will bury sites not optimized for mobile devices. My site was using an old template, which I liked very much, but which hadn’t been supported for 2 years, and wasn’t mobile friendly. That forced me to move to a new template, one that hopefully bears some resemblance to the old one. Sorry for the inconvenience. It has been a real pain for me.




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  9. Thanks for putting up with the pain, to keep this site up C:

    Congrats, this is their “really angry” letter to you 😉




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  10. Too bad you didn’t get the coveted “brigandish” or “human scum” achievements. Oh well, I guess you have something left to work for!




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  11. The North, by protecting it’s sovereignty from the United war machine, has had to deal with an ever increasing amount of hardship and terrorism. The U.N./U.S. have “spread democracy” with their bombs, bullets, and propaganda than the world needed. Terrorism was conceived, initiated, and carried out by the West, as can be observed by looking into Western involvement anywhere on Earth.

    It is truly amazing that North Korea has been strong enough to survive with limited assistance from anyone, while still being considered a serious ‘threat to democracy.”

    You write on your board in full blind support of whatever sensationalist’s story you happen across, and try to get people hyped on violence and oppression. You are a ‘would-be’ provocateur trying to rally people to a one-sided cause.

    North Korea’s problems are a direct reflection of the United States wars, embargoes, and promises of oppression.




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  12. It is truly amazing that North Korea has been strong enough to survive with limited assistance from anyone, while still being considered a serious ‘threat to democracy.”

    Except for the fact that they’ve taken billions of dollars in foreign aid, and the fact that some survived better than others, that’s a completely true statement.




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  13. @It is truly amazing that North Korea has been strong enough to survive

    Tell that to the countless masses either starving or not getting enough to eat or feed their families.




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  14. “Mr. Right” seems to be somewhat of a let-down. I really expected a better quality of troll here. “Half Right” is the same as “All Wrong”.




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