Just in time for Christmas, the DPRK claims to have a hydrogen bomb.
Supposedly at a recent visit to the Phyongchon Revolutionary Site, Chunklies Un (or as he is called by his feared subjects Kim Jong-Un) claimed that his family had turned the DPRK into, “A powerful nuclear weapons State ready to detonate a self-reliant A-bomb and H-bomb to reliably defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation.”
Dignity? Really? Okay.
Which leads us to last year’s Hack of the Century, when US Intelligence swore up and down that North Korea had hacked Sony over their Seth Rogan comedy, The Interview.
Side note: Calling The Interview a comedy feels a little bit charitable, doesn’t it?
The hack and subsequent threats by the supposed North Korean hack group the Guardians of Peace, led to Sony releasing the film online last Christmas Eve instead of in theaters and the Obama Administration adding more economic sanctions onto the DPRK.
DHS Head Jeh Johnson even rolled out the line that, “The cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment was not just an attack against a company and its employees. It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.”
Many in the media claimed the evidence against the DPRK was circumstantial at best, and the North Korean Defense Commission blamed President Obama for the whole ordeal, saying he, “Always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”
Even now, the world isn’t clear on what happened, and the truth depends on who you ask.