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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Why arent all the people who have been so ardent that Obamas foreign policy is good, on here commenting on this?
Where are his supporters to defend these actions?
Honestly how can anyone look at this president and say he has their interests in mind.......
This guy is a zealot of the highest order.......
originally posted by: Psynic
originally posted by: Asynchrony
Shouldn't there be some sort of "counter-hack" to shut them down?
a reply to: jude11
The NK internet went down the day after Barry promised 'sanctions'.
U.S. takes aim at North Korea's remaining financial links
(Reuters) - The United States aims to use new sanctions imposed on North Korea over the cyber attack on Sony Pictures to cut off the country's remaining links to the international financial system, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
Daniel Glaser, assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the U.S. Treasury Department, said past sanctions had already discouraged "hundreds" of overseas banks, including China's major commercial banks, from doing business with North Korea.
New sanctions announced by President Barack Obama on Jan 2. provided "a tremendous amount of flexibility" and the goal was to identity remaining financial institutions that allowed North Korea access to the global system, which could face sanction themselves, Glaser told a House of Representatives briefing.
"We could target any North Korean government agency; we could target any North Korean government official ... we could apply sanctions with respect to any individual or entity who is providing them, in turn, material support," he said.
Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called for use of the full scope of the new sanctions announced after U.S. authorities said North Korea was behind the Sony attack. North Korea has denied involvement.