N. Korea slams Biden’s Bucha remarks as “imprudence of an old man in his senility”

Posted on : 2022-04-11 16:53 KST Modified on : 2022-04-11 17:05 KST
The strongly worded condemnation came in the form of a commentary attributed to Kim Myong-chol
US President Joe Biden speaks at the legislative conference of North America's Building Trades Unions on April 6. (Reuters/Yonhap News)
US President Joe Biden speaks at the legislative conference of North America's Building Trades Unions on April 6. (Reuters/Yonhap News)

North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) denounced the “US chief executive” in harsh language in relation to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Though the commentary containing the critique was made by an individual and thus not an official statement of the North Korean state, it’s still noteworthy that the state news agency of the country published such an attack filled with insults directed against US President Joe Biden.

North Korea’s KCNA published a commentary Saturday titled “The Final Loser Will Be US,” attributed to an individual named Kim Myong-chol, “a commentator of international studies.” The commentary read, “The latest story is the US chief executive who spoke ill of the Russian president with groundless data,” maintaining, “Calling the head of a sovereign state a ‘war criminal’ and a ‘murderous dictator’ for no justifiable and confirmed reason and to assert he must be ousted from power is an insult to the other nation and clear infringement of sovereignty.”

Biden previously called for a war crimes trial against Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 4 in relation to bodies of civilians discovered in the Bucha region of Ukraine who are presumed to have been executed by Russian forces.

The commentary further argued, “Such reckless remarks can be made only by the descendants of the Yankees, master hand at aggression and plot-breeding,” adding that “there is a problem in [Biden’s] intellectual faculty” and “[Biden’s] reckless remarks are just a show of imprudence of an old man in his senility.” It questioned whether the US president “could ever have done anything right with such IQ during his florid 50-year political career.”

The commentary slammed the US for comparing the mass killing of civilians in Ukraine with North Korea’s human rights issues. “The US and the West media are splashed with horrible headlines like ‘group slaughter’ and ‘massacres of civilians’ while their politicians tout ‘punishment of war criminal’ and call for ‘ratcheting up sanctions’ and ‘offering arms assistance,” it read, asserting that “This reminds one of ‘a guilty party filing the suit first.’”

It continued, “The US and the western countries are the mastermind of aggression who caused violence, war, humanitarian disaster and instability in different parts of the world including former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq and mercilessly murdered millions of innocent civilians,” stating that “It is, absolutely, illogical and an insult to human rights that such countries style themselves the ‘guardian of civilians.’”

By Kwon Hyuk-chul, staff reporter

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