Friday, January 2, 2015

Breaking: Obama Orders Sanctions on North Korea... response to a hack attack on Sony, where it is not entirely clear NK was behind the attack.



In issuing the order, Obama accuses North Korea of “destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during November and December,” calling them a “continuing threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States.”

The order authorizes the Treasury Department to shutdown access to the U.S. financial system, prohibiting transactions and freezing assets, for specific officials and entities of the DPRK and anyone who supports them.

The Obama administration has identified more than a dozen targets of the sanctions – 3 North Korean agencies and 10 individuals – including the country’s primary intelligence agency that the administration believes runs their “major cyber operations.” Notably, several of the individuals are identified as working in Russia, China, Syria and Namibia, making them potentially difficult to hit.

"The order is not targeted at the people of North Korea, but rather is aimed at the Government of North Korea and its activities that threaten the United States and others,” Obama wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell notifying them of the action.


  1. Hey Russia, need another nuclear powered ally in your on going war against the west? Here, take the DPRK, please. It's simply amazing to watch this imperial president wage economic warfare all over the globe to the cheers of the majority of the American public. Timely movies such as "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Interview" I'm sure came about naturally and without CIA assistance.