Who Owes Who Damages? US Hypocrisy on Economic Harm

DPRK Flag Sony Computer

Sometimes the audacity of the US government can be absolutely mind blowing. A spokesman for the White House National Security Council, Mark Stroh, said Saturday that “If the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused.” This statement of course flies in the face of all the overwhelming evidence that the DPRK has done no such thing. The hacking was done by employees and former employees at Sony itself. But this fact is ignored for the purposes of justifying imperialist aggression.

This demand is nothing short of the most despicable of hypocrisies. The US and other Western powers have placed the most inhumane sanctions and blockades against the country for decades causing immense human suffering. Who are they to make such a demand? If anything the US should pay massive reparations to the DPRK for the damage they have done, including the destruction brought on by their murderous Korean War bombings.

Imperialist interests have continued to insist that the sanctions placed against the country are for its nuclear program, when in fact the sanctions existed long before there was a nuclear program. The real purpose of these sanctions is to try and force the country into serving the interest of American capitalism. The audacity of the US to make such a demand is nothing short of an insult to decency and humanity. It spits in the face of reality and history displaying the tremendous hypocrisy of capitalism:

It is no crime in their eyes to prevent people from being able to economically develop, purchase food and medical supplies. However it is an offense to cost a movie studio losses. Even when the accusation is false.

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Citizen Kim: Washington suggests Pyongyang pays damages to Sony for unreleased film, Russia Today