Does anyone actually think North Korea has nuclear weapons as they have recently claimed, and that North Korea can mount these weapons on missiles to potentially pelt Japan with? I don’t. Not even the slightest. The more Japan slips out of the influence of the Anglo-American sphere, the more North Korea is used to intimidate Japan. News in Japan presents to the Japanese people that “evil nasty North Korea” and the Japanese dutifully fall in line. It’s almost comical. Read the headlines where South Korea calls North Korea testing a nuclear warhead as “maniacal recklessness” after the alleged nuclear test which was claimed caused a 5.3 magnitude as an “artificial earthquake.”
My bet is North Korea detonated 5,000 pounds of TNT or the equivalent of high explosives. How are we to know otherwise? Check all the top of Google’s searches for this news and you find the usual culprits: American and British sources for this news that North Korea “tested a nuclear weapon”; and then make sure there is ample media coverage to allow the reality of North Korea testing a nuclear weapon to sink deeply enough into the Japanese public consciousness. And that at any moment Japan could be pelted with one fixed to a missile North Korea has also also been test firing out into the Sea of Japan. I will call this story’s bluff: It is utter bullshit. Do people know just how complex it is to detonate a nuclear device?
North Korea accused of ‘maniacal recklessness’ after most powerful nuclear test yet
by Chris Graham Julian Ryall, Tokyo Emma Gatten
September 9, 2016
• A 5.3-magnitude “artificial earthquake” was detected near North Korea’s main nuclear site
• Nuclear test was country’s fifth and “most powerful” to date
• North Korea says it conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead test explosion
• Explosion was at least twice as powerful as January test, almost as large as Hiroshima blast
• South Korea condemns Kim Jong-un for “maniacal recklessness”
• China to lodge diplomatic protest
North Korea says it now has the power to mount a nuclear warhead on ballistic missiles that could be aimed at its enemies after conducting its biggest nuclear test yet, an explosion compared to the Hiroshima blast.
The test, the country’s fifth, was condemned by South Korea as “maniacal recklessness” and prompted the US to warn of “serious consequences.”
The test took place at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, in the north-east of the country, at around 9:30am as North Korea marked the 68th anniversary of the founding of the regime. Seismic monitors detected the blast immediately, recording it as a magnitude-five earthquake.
“The blast is believed to have been about 10 kilotons, the most powerful by the North so far”, officials of the Defence Ministry in South Korea told Yonhap News. The previous test had a yield of between 6 and 9 kilotons.