North Korea produces video on Edward Snowden case

Propaganda website uses Snowden case to highlight South Korean 'servile' relationship with U.S.
July 9th, 2013
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SEOUL – North Korean propagada outlet Uriminzokkiri has produced a video using U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden’s case to highlight what it sees as South Korea’s subservient relationship with America.

Uriminzokkiri is a China-based website, endorsed by North Korea, that almost exclusively produces propaganda designed for a left-wing South Korean or ethnic Korean audience.

“South Korea is taking sides with its master by rationalizing the idea that any country’s intelligence agencies can collect clandestine information for its own national security,” the 3-minute long video says.

The video shows stills from the Guardian website comments section, and file footage of Washington D.C. landmarks overlaid with Matrix-esque source code effects.

NK News has a full translation of the video below.

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Recent news on America’s illegal spying activity has angered countries around the world.

The United State’s NSA extended its spying activity to 38 embassies including its allies, Japan and South Korea, European offices in the UN, and EU offices in Brussels by collecting information through hacking into computers, the Guardian and Germany’s weekly newspaper Der Spiegel exposed.

Outrage grew across the European Union, and there has been a backlash from other countries against America. However, it is only the South Korean puppet government who has refused an explication, saying America’s illegal spying activity is just a ‘revealing article’ where the context itself is ambiguous.

The funny thing is that South Korea is taking sides with its master by rationalizing the idea that any country’s intelligence agencies can collect clandestine information for its own national security. Regardless of whether or not the story can be confirmed, South Korea has to consider the United State’s situation, they say.

How humiliating and servile!

Only a puppet government would welcome American activities with open arms and applaud, even when they commit murder, wage war, or plunder wiretap.

Last year, Wikileaks disclosed the fact that South Korea is swarming with pro-Americans, and providing information to the American government ranging from the National Assembly, government and military, to business sectors and the church.

The U.S. embassy [in Seoul], therefore is able to know what agenda or document sits on the desk of the [South Korean] presidential office by the very next day.

Whether South Korea is being spied on or not, there are no secrets for the puppet government. South Korea’s finds itself in the midst [of a scandal], disclosing [a former] president’s classified documents—an unparalleled event in diplomatic history—there are no secrets and no need to argue with the master.

However, South Koreans frequently rage over our ‘cutting edge security threat’ whenever it gets the chance. A country like this only exists in somewhere like South Korea, where the country doesn’t know how to be angry or lose its temper in front of its master, America.

It instead can only show its unmanly smile, while raging against the same people by foaming at the mouth; they are indeed evil forces.

A war[-waging] hypocrite with no military sovereignty! America’s fifty-first state that can’t move a step without the permission of America! A puppet government who is matchless under the sun!

A professor in South Korea said “living as a Korean in the world is both humiliating and pathetic.”

“I don’t know how this happened, we have been ruined in front of America so much that we look like a taxidermied animals. South Korea is a scarecrow with nothing but its skin left. When looking at South Korea, a country that clings to and lives off America but still makes noise about economic growth, it reminds me of a quote from a poem:

“It is better to die than live like a dog or a pig.”

[Note: The narrator uses the North Korean word for South Korea, 'Namchoson' (남조선) throughout, except when 'quoting' the 'South Korean professor'.]

Translation by Susan Ahn in Seoul.

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