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If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack
If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent. For decades, North Korea's propaganda machine (dubbed by a colleague of mine, Aidan Foster-Carter, the Great Vituperator) has churned out warnings of impending catastrophe and obliteration. Its propagandists regularly threaten to turn Seoul into a “sea of fire” and to engulf the region in “thermonuclear war.” In July, Hwang Pyong-so, director of the military's general political bureau, warned that North Korea would fire “our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House and Pentagon.” The threats are issued with...

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