An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post.
Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing "something terrible" and "evil" to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes.
"The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and while that act does not explain, much less forgive, North Korea's many abuses since, it is not totally irrelevant either," Fisher wrote.
"The US dropped more bombs on North Korea than it had dropped in the entire Pacific theater during World War II," Fisher goes on to explain." This carpet bombing, which included 32,000 tons of napalm, often deliberately targeted civilian as well as military targets, devastating the country far beyond what was necessary to fight the war. Whole cities were destroyed, with many thousands of innocent civilians killed and many more left homeless and hungry."
While Fisher acknowledges that many historians view North Korea as already having been on the path to hating America, despite the bombings, he still maintains that they were problematic.
"Yet even if the bombing did not cause North Korea's obsessive hatred of America and Americans, it did help to focus it," Fisher writes.
"Here was a real American crime that everyone could see for themselves, and indeed had likely affected them personally," he adds. "How could it not be formative?"
Fisher concludes that "the United States once lent those [North Korean] leaders a helping hand in converting their nation into a fascist holdover."
Walmart did not respond to a request seeking comment about whether it supports Vox’s viewpoints and also believes that the United States perpetrated war crimes against North Korea.