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Austin has a lot of international cache. It’s seen as a center of music, as a center of exciting technology, and they want to show they can threaten that. They want to show that they can do something to get attention.
Jeremi Suri, Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas • Offering up one explanation as to why, on a map apparently displaying North Korean military targets photographed and released by their government, the city of Austin, Texas, most recently home of SXSW, appears marked for rocket attack. Suri also cited the location of South Korean company Samsung in the Texas city as a possible factor. Austin resident Jeff Miller had a simpler, tongue-in-cheek explanation: “He’s going to wreck a couple of musical festivals, I guess.” source
March 30, 2013 // 19:08 // 1 year ago
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