North Korea has weighed in on the events in Ferguson, Missouri with a healthy dose of its usual ham fisted attempts at propaganda, saying that the U.S. “suffered disgrace and became a laughing stock of the world” by the way it handled events following the shooting of Michael Brown.
In a statement issued by the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic 0f Korea) Foreign Ministry, a spokesman suggested that the Federal government had been responsible for the overreaction of the Ferguson police department, saying that the “U.S. and police ruthlessly cracked down on protesters.” They also brought up the shooting of Ezell Ford in L.A. by police as if the two were related and condoned by the Federal government.
Insinuating that there is systemic governmental racism, the statement said:
“The U.S. is, indeed, a country wantonly violating the human rights where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death.”
The statement goes on to say the protests that followed Brown’s death were the result of a deep seated hatred for the U.S. government because of the way it oppresses and discriminates against blacks simply because of their race
“The recent cases brought to light the human rights performance in the U.S. and underscored the urgent need to force the U.S. to sit in the dock of a human rights court.”
The statement attacks the U.S. for issuing annual reports “taking issue with ‘human rights performances’ of other countries,” appointing itself an “international human rights judge,” omitting the fact that the U.S. is signatory to international agreements requiring it to compile and issue these reports. Of course as a pariah nation intentionally left out of nearly all international diplomatic activity due to their own abysmal human rights record, they can be forgiven for not knowing this.
In an attempt to make it sound as if the Ministry was speaking for the world at large, the statement went on to say that the U.S. should humble itself before the “unanimous accusations of the broad international community” and cease meddling in the affairs of other countries.
The U.S. needs to stand up and admit to the “real picture of the American society” and learn exactly what “genuine human rights are like and how they should be guaranteed,” the statement concluded.
h/t: Think Progress