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    Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Here’s the White House Press Secretary statement:

    Today, the President issued an Executive Order (E.O.) authorizing additional sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This E.O. is a response to the Government of North Korea’s ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
    The E.O. authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to impose sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the Government of North Korea. We take seriously North Korea’s attack that aimed to create destructive financial effects on a U.S. company and to threaten artists and other individuals with the goal of restricting their right to free expression.

    As the President has said, our response to North Korea’s attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment will be proportional, and will take place at a time and in a manner of our choosing. Today’s actions are the first aspect of our response.


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    The thing that interests me the most here, is the last sentence in the White Houses press release. The "first aspect". Is that denying that the US government was behind the attack that lead to the DPRK's whole internet going completely dark? But always, more sanctions on the DPRK, expect the DPRK to try to make some noise with their petty rhetoric and actions.


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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Great, we are pressing forward with sanctions that will do little against a nation that may not have been directly involved in the Sony attack in the first place.
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Great, we are pressing forward with sanctions that will do little against a nation that may not have been directly involved in the Sony attack in the first place.
    You really have to have unreasonable hatred for the administration to make North Korea the victim in this.
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You really have to have unreasonable hatred for the administration to make North Korea the victim in this.
    No, I just question why the Sony hack is the excuse used for sanctions. There seems to be question on their involvement in this.
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    No, I just question why the Sony hack is the excuse used for sanctions. There seems to be question on their involvement in this.
    I haven't seen any debunking. I've only read skepticism.
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    I'm surprised there were sanctions we hadn't already unleashed on that totalitarian hellhole.
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    No, I just question why the Sony hack is the excuse used for sanctions. There seems to be question on their involvement in this.
    There were also several other reasons given for the sanctions as well other than just the Sony Hack.


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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I'm surprised there were sanctions we hadn't already unleashed on that totalitarian hellhole.
    This is my concern, why all of a sudden now given North Korea's actions over the past several years?
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    And if Obama had not imposed these sanctions, GOP Senators like Rubio would be complaining.
    As Rubio gets set to try to impose new sanctions on Iran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There were also several other reasons given for the sanctions as well other than just the Sony Hack.
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    Re: Obama Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There were also several other reasons given for the sanctions as well other than just the Sony Hack.
    Same question from post #8, why now?
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