North Korea Has No Internet, Two Days After Obama Asks China To Block It

By : Sam Ridgway |



Look, I’m all for redemption, you know. In school when the fat kid got his just deserts for continuously bullying people it was always beautiful to see. But when there are some pretty big nuclear weapons in the possession of that bully, it’s time to back off.

Or am I just being a bit of a pussy here?

I say this because North Korea has just had its internet access cut off. Blocked. It basically doesn’t exist right now and it’s a bit of a coincidence that the United States asked China to do this two days ago to stop any other hacking incidents that may or may not occur.

North Korea has denied any wrongdoing for the recent attacks on the U.S. but this all seems a bit too fishy. And they’re already pissed off about being accused. So if this internet outage IS something to do with the proposed joint-venture to knock them offline by the U.S. and China then this is only going to get worse.


Basically, the Chinese government have already started an investigation into a possible North Korean role in the Sony hacking following a request from the U.S. government, and North Korea’s internet lines run right through China.

To top it off, today, North Korea has threatened the US with unspecified attacks:

“The army and people of the DPRK [North Korea] are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces including cyber warfare space.”

What we’re saying here is, this situation is currently plummeting into a steaming bowl of I-don’t-effing-like-it and I wouldn’t count on it ending anytime soon. Threatening a mad man is one thing, but taking his internet access is some serious shit.

Oh and while I’m here, why the absolute f*ck does he have binoculars in his hand on the photo at the top of this page? We are dealing with a lunatic here people.

Can’t we all just be friends?

Edit – You need your sarcasm hats for this one guys.