Skip to comments.A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying
Posted on 09/22/2017 7:23:39 AM PDT by mandaladon
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho suggested leader Kim Jong Un was considering testing an unprecedented scale hydrogen bomb over the Pacific in response to U.S. President Donald Trumps threat at the United Nations to totally destroy the country.
It may mean North Korea will fire a warhead-tipped (intermediate range) Hwasong-12 or Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile and blow it up a few hundred kilometers above the Pacific Ocean, said Yang Uk, a senior researcher at the Korea Defence and Security Forum in Seoul.
They may be bluffing, but there is a need for them to test their combined missile-bomb capability. They could have already prepared the plan and are now trying to use Trumps remarks as an excuse to make it happen, said Yang.
Such an atmospheric test would be the first globally since China detonated a device in 1980, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Tests of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles are rarer still. The United States only test of an operational ballistic missile with a live warhead was fired from submarine far out in the Pacific Ocean in 1962.
China was widely condemned for a similar test with a missile that exploded over its Lop Nur test site in the countrys west in 1966.
North Koreas six nuclear tests to date have all been underground, the most recent earlier this month by far its largest.
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This simply means that it is time to knock down EVERY NORK launch on ascent.
Do you prefer an unexploded nuke at the bottom of the ocean or a blowed up one above?
You got to get up priiiiiiiiity early in the morning to get something by arms control experts.
I figure the leftist freaks are going to support NK by telling us he has the right because we blew up nukes in the Pacific, too.
An unexploded nuke at the bottom of the ocean can be recovered for examination.
Odumass started all this crap by paying the Iatollas $700 million to be “good boys”. Now the norks are looking for the same kind of payday.
But, think of the whales that will be killed!
Notice the mandatory it’s-Trump’s-fault statement:
They could have already prepared the plan and are now trying to use Trumps remarks as an excuse to make it happen, said Yang.
The Young Un still thinks the World will cave and give him everything he wants
Blame it on Trump. The NKs have been working on a deliverable atomic bomb for decades. They are now at the stage of testing the weapon on a missile. They don't need an excuse or pretext. It has always been part of the plan.
So he’s thinking that altitude will make it OK?
Turnabout is fair play.
Just pop one of ours off one foot over his ass.
He can take out a tape measure and check.
Knock it down and recovery the warhead and find out who designed. North Korea did not. If all hell breaks loose the nation that designed the warhead gets smoked also. That warhead is probably Chinese design via Pakistan
Time for a pulse-bomb over Nork’s territory?
bottom line, we can thank Bill Clinton for this NK nuke mess. And yes, the little fat NK rocket man is nuts and will very likely not survive much longer
Funny how Al Reuters managed to forget Soviet test 219 in ‘62
25MT warhead on top of an ICBM
Time to Nuke North Korea. Settle this now.
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