After whipping themselves into a frenzy over The Interview, threatening to nuke the White House, and mocking the United States over Ferguson, it seems that North Korea is now taking aim at someone else: the United Kingdom.
At odds is the Channel 4 political thriller Opposite Number, a 10-part action series about a British nuclear scientist kidnapped and forced to work for the North Korean government. Perhaps the silliest part of this story is that North Korea doesn’t really object to the plot of the show; instead, they object to the notion that they would need a Westerner’s help in getting their nuclear technology up and running.
Their statement reads in part:
“The DPRK's nuclear treasured sword for self-defence is the proud fruition of the defense industry in the era of Songun based on its own efforts, technology and resources from A to Z.
The Juche-oriented nuclear power of the DPRK which is on the ultra-modern world level is so powerful and tremendous that no one can imagine.”
“Reckless anti-DPRK hysteria would only bring disgrace and self-destruction.
The British authorities should throw reactionary movies now being planned or in the process of production into a dumping ground without delay and punish the chief culprits.
This would help prevent any hurt to the image of the UK and preserve the hard-won diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Britain.
It would be well advised to judge itself what consequences would be entailed if it ignores the DPRK's warning.”
So there you have it. Watch your back, Queen Elizabeth. Kim Jong Un is mad.