|Two Stories deserve|
|As a "gesture" of defiance , President Obama|
takes a whiff of a Cuban Cigar .
NORTH KOREA STRIKES BACK! ?
|This Movie should have been|
a HBO special . ( Poster for film
The Interview )
1 reported this evening that North Korea is “centrally involved” in the hack, citing unnamed U.S. intelligence officials. It’s unclear from the report what “centrally involved” means and whether the intelligence officials are saying the hackers were state-sponsored or actually agents of the state. The also notes that “It is not clear how the United States came to its determination that the North Korean regime played a central role in the Sony attacks.” The public evidence pointing at the Hermit Kingdom is flimsy.Despite all of this, media outlets won’t let the North Korea narrative go and don’t seem to want to consider other options. If there’s anything years of reruns should tell us, it’s that focusing on a single suspect can lead to exclusionary bias where clues that contradict the favored theory get ignored. North Korea has repeatedly denied any connection to it (after all, it's a country that's fond of threatening to turn enemy nations into a "sea of flames")."There's no evidence pointing to North Korea, not even the barest of hints," Robert Graham, CEO of Errata Security, told Tom's Guide. "Some bit of code was compiled in Korea — but that's South Korean (which is banned in North Korea). Sure, they used threats to cancel The Interview — but after the FBI said they might."
***Definitely the Cubans will have new found economic wealth because there will be Americans coming in, the Americans will bring in US dollars and so forth. I think the Cuban government has shown throughout 54 years to be very shrewd, and they will take advantage of this. America's embargo policy is an abject failure. The original purpose of the embargo was to keep the economic status quo, and keep the expropriated properties safe until regime change. Regime change never came. People began to care less about their old home and businesses. Decades of watching their former neighbors suffer in Cuba as they prospered in Miami has softened their hatred and anger. Study Eastern Europe, communism collapsed through direct economic engagement. Communism will also collapse in Cuba. <> Clooney said this in a Deadline interview : " The guys did it. They blew up his father’s head. The truth of the matter is, of course you should be able to make any movie you want. And, you should take the ramifications for it. Meaning, people can boycott the movie and not go see your film. They can say they’ll never see a Sony movie again. That’s all fine. That’s the risk you take for the decision you make. But to say we’re going to make you pull it. We’re going to censor you. That’s a whole other game. That is playing in some serious waters and it’s a very dangerous pool ". (1)> This is why theaters pulled back after receiving terrorists threats. If a theater runs the movie – and something does happen – they will likely face a class action suit on behalf of any victims.