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Rattling Sabers and other Metaphors of Swords, Knives and Spears
A few weeks ago, North Korean president Kim Jong-un was described as rattling sabers as he was threatening to attack South Korea. More recently, the phrase has come up again as some conservatives in the U.S. Congress are calling for military action in Syria. Pundits are also talking about putting boots on the ground, a…