Wednesday, December 24, 2014
My opinion on the alleged North Korean hacking has morphed. Amy Goodman from "Democracy Now" (Link here or below.) interviewed two experts on North Korea. Both had entirely different analyses from the mainstream corporate media including the "liberal" MSNBC.
It is unlikely to me, now, that N. Korea hacked into Sony's computer system. While it is not impossible I am, however, inclined to believe North Korea was a convenient fall guy. There are larger intertwined economic and powerful nation state interests which may have had US/Asian balance of power issues and even the omnipresent US military industrial complex realities at its core.
The Sony hacking is, perhaps, either an inside job by a disgruntled employee(s) OR was perpetrated by a lone wolf or wolves for reasons not yet clearly known. Information on the relationship between Sony and the US government is more clearly illuminated in the "Democracy Now” segment.
I believe the US may be taking advantage of the Sony computer hack for political reasons. The Korean War (1950-1953) and US foreign policy and economic interests in that Asian neck of the woods cannot be ignored. Moreover, the mainstream media has vested interests in ratcheting up the alleged North Korean threat to thereby cement our large Asian footprint, the alleged humanitarian democratic value of which the American public is quick to swallow.
The difference between the MSNBC analysis of the alleged N. Korean hack and the analysis of "Democracy Now's" experts is wide. Which view is true? I cannot know but seems unlikely to me, now, that N. Korea – isolated nation that it is –would have had the technological capability and expertise nor the national self-interest to institute the hack despite what the FBI says. One must not forget our government lies and it does so all the time.
Where are the weapons of mass destruction used to justify the invasion of Iraq leading to the ultimate destabilization of the Middle East, the killing of hundreds of thousands and the exiling of millions?
My motto: Question everything. Howard Zinn’s motto for any foreign policy entanglement: Ask the question who profits and why? I ask and so should you.