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Now that U.S. intelligence officials believe that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the discussion has finally moved away from emails about Angelina Jolie to the real story, which is far more troubling. One of the nastiest regimes in the world has effectively threatened to launch terror attacks in America if an artistic work were to be shown publicly. And, stunningly, almost everyone involved has caved.Imagine that the Iranian government had threatened a terror attack on U.S. soil if, say, a book were about to be released that parodied its supreme leader. It could be said that this movie is just a comedy.The United Nations appointed a panel to investigate the human rights situation in North Korea; its report, released in February, paints a picture of a regime that really has no parallel in the scale of its systematic cruelty and oppression.If not, North Korea will have gotten away with its worst cyberattack to date, as well as the most brazen threat of terrorism in recent times.
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