Pyongyang is accused of being behind a growing effort to print and move rafts of U.S. $100 bills.
U.S. authorities have unsealed hundreds of pages of documents in support of the cases in recent months, including an indictment that directly accuses North Korea of making the counterfeit bills, the first time the U.S. has made such an allegation in a criminal case.
The accusation of course contains the requisite extra flourish, making a gratuituous connection to the Nazis.
"This is state-sponsored counterfeiting. I don’t know of any other case like this except the Nazis, and they were doing it in a state of war," said Asher, who headed the administration’s North Korea Working Group
And the evidence is?
Using equipment from Japan, paper from Hong Kong and ink from France, a team of experts was ordered to make fake U.S. $100 bills, said a former North Korean chemist who said his job was to draw the design.
Sound familiar? Much bellicose justification for vengeance based on the testimony of one anonymous person. Because, after three readings of the article, that’s the only actual evidence I can find. Sounds like makin’ shit up again, just like the ‘reasons’ for the Iraq invasion.
Because they are talking war.
But North Korea’s is the only government believed to do so, despite international pressure and laws that characterize such activity as an economic casus belli, or act of war, they say.
The neocons and Bush have lied so many lies and so continually that anything they say, especially when it relates to countries they loathe and want to attack, should be immediately suspect. Especially when the evidence appears flimsy at best.