SEOUL, South Korea-
Thursday, June 26
North Korea has warned the U.S. government that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an “act of war that we will never tolerate”. An unidentified spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry averred in state media Wednesday that if the U.S. government doesn’t block the movie’s release, it will face “stern” and (my favorite) “merciless” retaliation.
The movie ‘triggering’ these threats was thought to be “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as a producer and a talk -show host who land an exclusive interview with the North Korean dictator and are then asked by the CIA to assassinate him.
The spokesman went on to say that the “reckless U.S. provocative insanity” of utilizing a “gangster filmmaker” to challenge the North’s leadership is responsible for “a gust of hatred and rage” among the North’s people and army.
SEOUL, South Korea-
Friday, June 27
North Korea fired three short-range ‘projectiles’ off its east coast Thursday, just one day after it warned of retaliation against an American comedy film (involving a plot to kill North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un). These ‘projectiles’ flew approximately 120 miles before landing in the ocean between North Korea and Japan.
I hope an Obama administration ‘spokesman’ or ‘spokeswoman’ doesn’t claim that “this was an obvious and understandable reaction to this insensitive, rogue film”. (Since this was a Hollywood film I think we’re safe in that regard).
It has become commonplace now for terrorists to threaten to kill people and blow things up every time an American-made film comes out that doesn’t portray them in a positive, flattering manner.
Leave it to Kim Jong Un to call a film-release an “act of war”! Someone’s not getting enough attention!
Men, corporate types, rich people, and Christians -among others- routinely get mocked in movies, television shows and the ‘culture’ in general. In some cases they are even portrayed as evil. Or intolerant! Yet they rarely even defend themselves.
Even our liberal friends-to my knowledge- haven’t threatened to blow anything up or harm anyone with the pending release of ‘Atlas Shrugged 3’.
In fact, sometimes old white guys make fun of themselves. How many times have you seen one wearing an “Old Fart” cap?
I’m guessing Kim Jong Un doesn’t own one.