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Unformatted text preview: port of North Korea even as this situation is exactly what they don’t want for both diplomatic and economic reasons. There is no upside for the Chinese to get dragged into a war on the Korean Peninsula. They want to keep North Korea, which is basically their violent stepchild, in a controlled box. Unfortunately, North Korea is making it clear that they want more. They want to flex their muscles. That’s what this attack was really trying to demonstrate. North Korea wanted to show that they could blatantly attack the South at will, kill civilians,and get away with it because both the South Koreans and the Americans don’t have the guts to do anything about it. North Korea further has threatened to use nuclear weapons both on South Korea and even on the United States, Japan or any country supporting South Korea if war does occur. They have moved surface to surface missiles into position. This provocation cannot be taken lightly. We know that North Korea has nuclear warheads as well as the...
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