North Korea is suspected to be building a nuclear bomb much larger and dangerous than anything it has ever tested.
Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site shows extensive tunneling for a test of a nuclear weapon with extremely high explosive yields, reports 38 North, a research site run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. While there is the possibility North Korea is simply taking extra safety precautions, the North could also be preparing to test a 282-kiloton nuclear bomb.
North Korea’s last nuclear test had an explosive yield of only 20-30 kilotons.
“The nuclear test which the North is trying to conduct at the Punggye-ri test site will break the country into two pieces,” Thae Yong-ho, a former North Korean diplomat who defected last year, explained to Voice of America.
I take no pleasure in reporting that North Korea overestimates the size of North Korea, or that it doesn’t know what a really big nuclear weapon can do.
That guy needs to be kicked out, the two Koreas unified*, and the free market to make food available to all.
*I have the same hope for the two Dakotas.